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    • #10086
      Ben TrendleBen Trendle

      I was wondering if anyone that works in a Fire Prevention Office that is not a Deputy Chief or Fire Chief, has been appointed/designated as Chief Fire Official and if so, what responsibilities/ duties are detailed within that appointment.

      Additionally, how has the appointment occurred? Via by-law or merely a letter from the Chief?

    • #10089

      i have the designation for approving fire safety plans and fire investigation duties, and i am not a deputy or a chief. it was done via a letter. if you want i have some templates for the letters i can send you.

    • #10090
      Ben TrendleBen Trendle

      Thanks Nicholas! Please send to

    • #10093
      Denise RoseDenise Rose


      In Ottawa our FPOs are chief fire officials for approval of FSPs, our assistant division chiefs are CFOs – this is authority is all  done via a letter.


    • #10095
      Ben TrendleBen Trendle

      Thanks Gwen!

    • #10143
      Dave BakerDave Baker

      Ours is in an operating guideline…I will email you a copy.

    • #10160
      Vince TrippVince Tripp

      Ours is in an SOP, I will email you a copy Ben.

    • #11081
      Roel BusRoel Bus

      I realize this is an old thread, but we discussed CFO delegation in our divisional meeting this morning.
      Our Chief is wondering if the Prevention Division as a whole can be delegated, or if they have to be individual.


    • #11086
      Vince GiovanniniVince Giovannini

      I would recommend that you appoint one person per task, example; one for fire safety plans, one for alternative solutions, and so on.

      This will also allow for consistency with the approvals and eliminate any potential challenge of discrimination.

      Just my opinion.

    • #11425
      Len PappLen Papp


      Letter from Chief.

    • #11500
      John WilsonJohn Wilson


      How does that work in a department that is busy enough that needs more than one person for each task? Or when people go on holidays and work still needs to get done? At a day-to-day operations level, I get it for consistency but not the appointment level

    • #11503
      Roel BusRoel Bus

      Update from Sarnia:

      Our Chief has written three letters, designating “fire prevention officers” and “fire inspectors” for the following:
      – Article 14, 19 and 20 for the investigation of origin, cause and circumstances of fire, where the restriction is the requirement to be certified to NFPA 1033
      – Article 14, 19, and 20 to inspect land and premises, with the restriction being the requirement to be certified to NFPA 1031 (no level indicated)
      – CFO delegation, with restrictions of approval of Alternative Solutions, extensions of time or life safety studies.

      So no prevention officer is named, the delegation applies to any of the members of the division as long as they have the qualifications.

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