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OMFPOA created a template that was reviewed and commented on by the OFM. Currently requires some code updates. I will get it updated and put back on the site.
GwenMarch 27, 2020 at 8:50 am in reply to: Two unit residential converted back to a single family dwelling #12585
We would ask that the kitchen appliances be removed. Very hard to police.
Ottawa currently uses FDM – we have an older version of it so it is not mobile. We are able to use it to create Orders. – Thanks to our IT!
In Ottawa we continue with our Wake Up program – where suppression does door to door for 8 days in the Spring and 8 days in the fall. Asking residents to test their Smoke and CO alarms. If a location does not have a working smoke alarm we will supply one for free, and educate them on their requirements for both smoke and CO alarms. If during a call to a resident and crews happen to notice that the resident doesn’t have a working smoke alarm they will install one. We are always looking at ways to modify/update the program.
Ottawa provides fitted bunker gear for our investigators, and has for at least 15 years. –
because someone else asked – we use 3M APAR breathing masks.
Ottawa does offer live fire training with a Drager unit, but since our purchase of a Bullex unit most of our requests are for the Bullex unit. When we offer the propane unit we request that the organization supply the fire extinguishers, a place/parking lot large enough and an indoor location for the in-class session. the training is weather dependent and we only use the unit May 1 – Nov 1.
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.
In Ottawa we try and have 2, but on larger events like the home show (because in incurs overtime) we have overlapping shifts. 10-3 and 12- 7.
I Received an email.
In Ottawa once the owner gets a building permit those deficiencies are considered cleared off the fire order. Building code services follows up with the permit and completes the permit inspection.
1. Does the fire prevention staff rotate On Call – of our 30 FPOs we have 8 plus 2 spares that rotate on call
2. Call out criteria for the suppression staff – fires over 50K, or fires where the cause can’t be determined by the suppression captain
3.Time period that the fire prevention staff is On Call ( it is for 7 days 7 am Monday till 7 am Monday in PTBO) – 2 investigators on call from Tuesday 7:30 am for 7 days – alternate each call.
4. The compensation for the fire prevention staff for the On Call time. ( even if you are not called in ) – we get 12 hours straight time for carrying the pager.
5. Is there a min time for getting called on the phone for advice – 2 hours
6. From the time you receive a call for investigation, what is the expected time frame for you to arrive. – no expectations, but most investigators arrive within an hour.
Ottawa has an on call system where 2 investigators/ fpos are scheduled each week (from a pool of 8). Each investigator get 12 hours straight time for carrying the pager, plus time and a half once they are called. System has some kinks but seems to work… Some of our city employees get up to 20 hours a week for being on call/ carrying a pager… You may want to check to see if your city has electricians or other trades on call..