April 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm #10086
I was wondering if anyone that works in a Fire Prevention Office that is not a Deputy Chief or Fire Chief, has been appointed/designated as Chief Fire Official and if so, what responsibilities/ duties are detailed within that appointment.
Additionally, how has the appointment occurred? Via by-law or merely a letter from the Chief?
April 3, 2019 at 8:33 am #10089Nicholas MacGillivrayParticipant
i have the designation for approving fire safety plans and fire investigation duties, and i am not a deputy or a chief. it was done via a letter. if you want i have some templates for the letters i can send you.
April 3, 2019 at 8:36 am #10090
April 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm #10093Denise RoseParticipant
- City: London
- Department Name: London Fire Department
In Ottawa our FPOs are chief fire officials for approval of FSPs, our assistant division chiefs are CFOs – this is authority is all done via a letter.
April 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm #10095
April 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm #10143Dave BakerParticipant
Ours is in an operating guideline…I will email you a copy.
May 2, 2019 at 4:26 pm #10160Vince TrippModerator
Ours is in an SOP, I will email you a copy Ben.
January 21, 2020 at 12:06 pm #11081Roel BusParticipant
I realize this is an old thread, but we discussed CFO delegation in our divisional meeting this morning.
Our Chief is wondering if the Prevention Division as a whole can be delegated, or if they have to be individual.
January 22, 2020 at 9:46 am #11086Vince GiovanniniParticipant
I would recommend that you appoint one person per task, example; one for fire safety plans, one for alternative solutions, and so on.
This will also allow for consistency with the approvals and eliminate any potential challenge of discrimination.
Just my opinion.
February 11, 2020 at 10:38 am #11425Len PappParticipant
Letter from Chief.
February 13, 2020 at 9:53 am #11500John WilsonParticipant
- Department Name: Perth Fire Services
How does that work in a department that is busy enough that needs more than one person for each task? Or when people go on holidays and work still needs to get done? At a day-to-day operations level, I get it for consistency but not the appointment level
February 13, 2020 at 11:01 am #11503Roel BusParticipant
Update from Sarnia:
Our Chief has written three letters, designating “fire prevention officers” and “fire inspectors” for the following:
– Article 14, 19 and 20 for the investigation of origin, cause and circumstances of fire, where the restriction is the requirement to be certified to NFPA 1033
– Article 14, 19, and 20 to inspect land and premises, with the restriction being the requirement to be certified to NFPA 1031 (no level indicated)
– CFO delegation, with restrictions of approval of Alternative Solutions, extensions of time or life safety studies.
So no prevention officer is named, the delegation applies to any of the members of the division as long as they have the qualifications.
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