Hi Heather, trust all’s well! I know we did have some inquiry from one of your colleagues on this and I was asked to weigh in. I was previously with the City of Oshawa and I would suggest you engaging them. You could start with either Glenn Green in Fire or Jerry Conlin in By-law (both more or less the most senior officers). Oshawa had a ‘warrant team’ of sorts and had a Special Enforcement Unit with much of their responsibility in obtaining information – evidence to support the obtaining of entry warrants. I am available to discuss at any point as I was one of the leads on the team, but this was some time ago so things may have changed since then (2004-2008).
Mat Williamson, Fire Prevention Inspector – Burlington Fire Department