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Postponed: Training Session: How to Use a Community Risk Assessment

 Public Education Matters  Enhancing Fire Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community                                       Issue 190, March 13, 2020 Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator, Fire Prevention Officer: POSTPONEMENT of APRIL 8 TRAINING SESSION In light of ongoing monitoring of the COVID-19 situation, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has…

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Important Notice – Symposium Magazine

Attention All OMFPOA Members, Each year for the Symposium a magazine gets published on behalf of the OMFPOA. The magazine publisher typically solicits all the advertising that goes into the magazine and the Symposium host prepares content. The advertising that goes into the magazine is pretty broad in terms of industries and locations contacted. Potential…

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It’s time to submit for our annual awards.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 awards listed below.  Deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2020. Jim Copeland Award Student Bursary Award Fire Prevention Employee of the Year Award Fire Chief of the Year Award Please visit our awards page https://omfpoa.com/awards/ to access the nomination forms and instructions.

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Health Canada – Combination Smoke/Co Alarm Recall

Please see the following recall from Health Canada. Special thanks to Robert Bolt from Collingwood Fire Department for bringing this concern to the OMFPOA Executive’s attention; to Gwen Lewis and Del Blakney for meeting with Health Canada in Ottawa and our member Brian McBain who assisted us with our efforts to have this product recalled.…

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UL is seeking Canadian Representation for the Canadian Standard ANSI/CAN/UL 973 Standard for Automatically Operated Roof Vents for Smoke and Heat.

 UL is looking for Canadian representation from the Fire discipline for this standards development committee.  Meetings are generally held by video conference.  UL is in the process of expanding the Standards Technical Panel (STP) for STP 793, Smoke and Heat Vents, and developing the new Canadian standard ANSI/CAN/UL 793, Standard for Automatically Operated Roof Vents…

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New forms for Orders issued under the FPPA

New forms for Orders issued under the FPPA have been added to our “members only” area under My Account/Inspection & Enforcement/OFMEM Enforcement Documents. There you will find English and French templates in Microsoft Word format:  Inspection Order;  Order to Close and Order to Pay Costs.  All templates are accessible and AODA compliant. The OFMEM will…

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ESA MEDIA RELEASE New TikTok Challenge Posing Serious Electrical Risks

New TikTok Challenge Posing Serious Electrical Risks Electrical Safety Authority reminds of the dangers of electricity MISSISSAUGA, ON (January 23, 2020) – The Electrical Safety Authority is issuing a warning to all Ontarians not to participate or share a “challenge” on the social media platform TikTok that could lead to electrical fires and pose a…

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