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Webinar: Operational Smoke Control Systems for High-Rise Buildings

The Institution of Fire Engineers is organizing a two-hour virtual event on Tuesday, May 28 on smoke control systems in high-rise buildings. They have graciously offered OMFPOA members a 25% discount to attend. The event runs from 1:30pm – 3:30pm EST Please follow this link to register: http://www.ife.ca/events.html and choose the OMFPOA 25% off option

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How To Find What You Need On NFPA’s Updated Website

Our workshop series in partnership with the OAFE and NFPA continues. This month join NFPA regional director Laura King to learn about new materials to help your department keep up with evolving technology, updated messaging, and how to find what you need on NFPA’s updated website (without losing your mind!). Tip sheets on lithium-ion batteries

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Fire Prevention Week – Canadian Style (video)

On July 19th, Laura King talked about the 2023 edition of ‘Fire Prevention Week’, with the theme: Cooking Safety Starts With You. Pay attention to Fire Prevention. This session focused specifically on Canadian content, and where you can find information in both English and French. Find the video here

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Fire Code Amendment O. Reg. 319/22

Sharing an update from last year that we have received a couple of questions about. The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 was repealed on April 11, 2022 which created an issue with the application of Clause 9.4.1.1.(1)(b). Fire Code amendment 319/22 was passed around the same time and replaced the repealed Act with the new

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Social Media Creators

On this day full of love, the OMFPOA would like to send some to our Social Media content creators. They will go above and beyond to ensure our safety messages are standing out. Watch out for social media posts, created by: Ali Wakefield – Cambridge Fire Department Alana Erwood – City of Kawartha Lakes Fire

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New training post added to members section.

Chapter 3 – York Region recently held a training session hosted by Seneca College Professor and OMFPOA Director Scott Pugsley on Dry Pipe Sprinkler systems. Dry Pipe Fire Sprinklers Systems remain one of the best methods to protect buildings and remote unheated areas within many different types of building and occupancies. Within this flex delivered

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With Great Power: Misuse of Electrical Equipment

Please see this great webinar from Origin and Cause on the misuse of appliances and improper use of electrical devices/Equipment. One of challenges surrounding misuse is correctly identifying it – disguising it from a product safety issue or manufacturer defect and determining if it was a case of negligence or if there was intent. In

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