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    • #11246
      Joseph GardinerJoseph Gardiner
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      • City: North Bay
      • Department Name: North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

      The OMFPOA is working with ESA to streamline processes and educate our members. We would like to advise you that if you have noticed a trend where you have not received feedback from ESA after issuing an ESA Fire Marshal’s – Electrical Inspection Order, you can contact Said Ismail of the ESA Regulatory Department at [email protected] and provide a standard communication email or fax number for your department indicating where to send the response.

    • #11248
      John WilsonJohn Wilson
      Participant
      • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

      I’ve only had to deal with ESA 3 times so far, twice under my FPO hat where I issued a Fire Marshal Order and all was good.

      The other time was under my Building Inspector hat where an ESA permit existed but unauthorized persons had made alterations beyond the original electrician. That time, after talking to someone at the ESA 877 number, put in a ‘Hazard Investigation’ as the permit was still active. It took several weeks for the inspector to show up. They completely ignored the “call the Building Inspector to arrange access” in the special instructions part. Only by chance I saw the inspector in the yard as I was driving by and stopped. I found out that it was their second attempt – so twice they ignored the instructions.

      Emailed correspondence from ESA would be great in these occasions.

    • #11493
      Joseph GardinerJoseph Gardiner
      Participant
      • City: North Bay
      • Department Name: North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

      Good morning Jon

      Said Ismail from ESA wants more information.

      “Thanks for bringing this to my attention. To be able to better understand the circumstances, I would like to know more about this situation, then I may be better equipped with a more complete picture. Some basic questions I would have are as follows:

      –          How much info was given to the ESA inspector (e.g. was the name of said building inspector provided?)

      –          Who was the inspector?

      –          How long ago was this?

      –          What was the nature of the questionable wiring, was it serious (i.e. hazardous) or did it just appear non-compliant), or was it                only a qualification issue with the person who did the work?

      –          If they can provide address and any other pertinent info I can look into it and get a better understanding of what occurred”

    • #11499
      John WilsonJohn Wilson
      Participant
      • Department Name: Perth Fire Services

      Hi Joe,

      I’d be happy to give him what I can.  Have him email me directly at [email protected]

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