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NFPA warn of scam email regarding inspections.

Sharing on behalf of our friends at NFPA… NFPA has been made aware of a company sending what looks like formal correspondence using both an “nfpa.org” email address and an “nfpa.org” web reference in the body of the letter and indicating that a “fire inspection” is required or has been performed.  These messages threaten the…

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OFMEM eBulletin # 004/20 / Cyberbulletin du BCIGSU #004/20

Limitation Periods OMFEM Bulletin #004/20 September 11, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 emergency declared by the Government of Ontario, an emergency order (O. Reg. 73/20 – Limitation Periods) was made suspending limitation periods of legislation in Ontario, including limitation periods associated with the review and appeal processes established under Sections 25 and 26 of…

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Passing of Ottawa Fire Prevention Officer Arthur Herscovitch.

We are saddened to communicate Arthur’s sudden passing, on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the age of fifty-five. Aurthur was an active member of Ottawa’s Public Education team.  He started with Ottawa in Fire Communications and transferred to their Prevention Division as a Fire Prevention Officer in 2003.  The OMFPOA would like to extend our…

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Fire Marshal Directive 2020 – 001 (Fire Drills in Schools During COVID-19)

Please see the attached Fire Marshal Directive 2020-001 issued under the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act pertaining to Total Evacuation Fire Drills in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic.   In addition, the Fire Marshal’s Communiqué 2020-15 – Fire Drills and the Safe Re-Opening of Schools for additional information, including a Question and…

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OFM Staffing Announcement – Ryan Betts Retirement

Please see the following staffing announcement from John McBeth, Director (A), Training, Certification and Public Education, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. Ryan has been a tremendous member and supporter of the OMFPOA and has contributed to the development of many of our members.  The OMFPOA wishes Ryan a wonderful retirement and hope…

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OFMEM Fall Webinars 2020

The following message has been sent on behalf of Operations Manager, Tawnya Roberts: We are please to announce we have scheduled our full line-up of Webinars for the Fall of 2020. These include some favourite topics that we have run in the past as well as some exciting new topics. Participant capacity for these sessions…

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2021 Symposium Announcement

The OMFPOA Executive would like to thank Chapter 4 for hosting a successful 2019 Symposium. Due to Covid-19 the 2020 OMFPOA Symposium has been cancelled.  We would like to announce that the 2021-2022 Symposium will be hosted by London Fire Department. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in The Forest City! – London, Ontario.…

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