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The Ontario Fire College is revamping the NFPA 1031-I course into a blended version. As part of that process the team working on the course is developing several practical exercises. In the online portion of the course there will be at least two “simulated” inspection type case study assignments. To improve the student experience, they

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Passing of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine Crevier

We received the sad message below from Brampton Fire and Emergency Services. Condolences from the OMFPOA and our members to the family of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine Crevier, and Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.    It is with a heavy heart that I must convey the news of the passing of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine

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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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Burks Falls Fire Department was successful in provincial court this week with fines for first offences totalling $30,000 plus costs for charges against 2293398 Ontario Inc. and 2539943 Ontario Inc. related to failing to comply with inspection orders issued against a care and treatment facility operating in Armour Township.

Additionally the presiding Justice of the Peace placed a provincial probation order on both corporations with conditions that require the outstanding work in the inspection orders be completed within six months.

This is another example to remind us that in order to ensure that occupants and our responding fire fighters are protected from fire, consistent enforcement of regulatory requirements is necessary and in some cases requires the involvement of the courts to obtain the required compliance.

Submitted by:

Tawnya Roberts
Program Specialist
Inspection and Enforcement Unit
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Tel: 613-570-8296
Email: Tawnya.roberts@ontario.ca
Other: 1-800-565-1842
www.ofm.gov.on.ca; Fire Code Online; Building Code Online