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  • in reply to: Fire Safety Plan templates #12677
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Good Morning,

    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.

    Stay safe

    Gwen

    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Len,

    We would ask that the kitchen appliances be removed.  Very hard to police.

    Stay safe!

    Gwen

     

    in reply to: Fire Inspection/Prevention Software #11386
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    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 reply to: Smoke alarm replacement/installtion. #11235
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    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.

    in reply to: Bunker Gear #10257
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    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.

     

    in reply to: Fire Extinguisher Training #10227
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    John,

    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.

    Gwen

    in reply to: Chief Fire Official Appointments #10093
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Ben,

    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.

    Gwen

    in reply to: Manning Tables at Pub-Ed events #10082
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    John,

    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.

    Gwen

    in reply to: Running an additional test. #10075
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    I Received an email.

    Gwen Lewis

    in reply to: Inspection Orders with Building Permits #9799
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Hello Jon,

    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.

    Stay warm.

    Gwen

     

    in reply to: Fire Prevention On-Call information #9252
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Howie,

    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.

    in reply to: Fire Investigation on-call #2087
    Denise RoseDenise Rose
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    • City: London
    • Department Name: London Fire Department

    Andrew,

    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..

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