Duncan Rydall

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  • Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Suspected issues with most new builds are that the contractors are installing the devices ahead of the cleaners…BRK sent me a power point that I can send to OMFPOA admin to upload if they want it. The drywall and construction dust can take couple days to settle in a new build after clean up. Partnering with building officials to hold off on granting occupancy until the places are finished, cleaned and literally the dust settles before installing the life safety devices are worthy of preventing false alarms. The last big new subdivision in our municipality we were attending every few days until we had the onsite contractor go and clean the smokes throughout the subdivision. And no more false alarms in the last 6 weeks.

    If anyone whats the power point send me an email [email protected]

     

    in reply to: Replacement of fire alarm systems #2206
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,
    The fire alarm should still meet the standard it is inspected to…what does
    the annuals say?
    Inspection Order… ask for a verification of the system as it is required whenever a component is changed ,altered or reprogrammed based on the component replaced.
    Let it go to the Fire Safety Commission if the owner balks…

    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: 99% of homes in Ontario have working smoke alarms! #1923
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    When a typical survey is sent out how many are going to truthfully answer the survey? Who answers “Yes I am breaking the law!”
    Statistics Canada cannot even correctly name the devices; I have only seen smoke detectors on FA systems and some home security systems.
    An integrated systematic approach to justify reducing emergency resources justified by ” StatsCan”
    Maybe they should have asked for fire service smoke alarm programs data as that would paint a different picture.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Several other considerations when working alone is having a basic first aid kit,a portable eye wash bottle and hand sanitizer.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: Inspection Order for Care Occupancy Fire Drill? #1838
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    The contact information for Ministry of Long Term care is
    http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/

    Give them a shout and inform that you have a non-compliant occupancy that is being difficult. Use the available resources to put more pressure on the owner and it can CYA in the interim.

    Place an Order on them with a short compliance time then you can move towards prosecution for failure to comply.
    I do not think there would be much sympathy in the courts for a sloppy care facilities manager.

    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: open air burning bylaws/outdoor cooking appliances #1803
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Hi Robert,

    We have a nuisance smoke by law rather than a burning bylaw. It works well as if the smoke bothers a neighbour it must be extinguished or we will put it out and bill accordingly.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: Fireworks Display Sites and Fire Extinguishers #1794
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,
    Well I approved the display after the site visit and seeing it is located in the centre of a sprinklered golf course…Extinguishers were up to date and the operator is once again happy.

    The other crazy point to note, the golf course is fully sprinklered to remain lush…Yet the 15 new homes being built at the golf course sub- division are not sprinklered.

    Best Regards,
    Duncan

    in reply to: Fireworks Display Sites and Fire Extinguishers #1784
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Great tips, I just wondered if I was being too tough on the struggling displayer as there was mention that no one else in Canada is this sticky about the rules.
    And NRCan has a new file open on this company with 2 strikes so far this year.

    Everyday is an adventure…
    Thanks, Duncan

    in reply to: Locked rooms in escape games #1755
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Further to my previous comments, I contacted a “game room” in the GTA and they stated they have a staff member with a escape key on their person. I would accept no less than panic hardware to provide egress for anyone rather than a dependence on a person with a key.
    Sounds like Planning and Building should be involved once application has been made for this type of occupancy.
    Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: Locked rooms in escape games #1750
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Does the building or space require a FSP? The egress should be available and explained in the FSP in detail. Or the old stand by, 2.1.2.2. hazardous activities…and have them provide the solution or shut them down.
    Regards
    Duncan Rydall

    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    The high risk section should include mandatory “buddy” in any high risk situation not the suggestion to avoid it. If the personnel is trained to use the equipment eg. chainsaw ?!? Bring in suppression personnel to assist in investigation or for extra hands…If your in a dangerous occupancy and need the police call them and explain the reasoning behind their attendance. Do not abuse it but most times the police would like to be in the places that they get invited to by us as opposed to having to get a warrant to enter.
    Having the established communication contact is a great step to assist with safety, and having a “code word” for dispatch to send police is critical. I believe Niagara region uses code blue for officer needs immediate assistance and the cavalry responds.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: CRYSIS Fire Prevention Mudule #1541
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    It is like a stone wheel only it is square. Poor support,poor function and we dropped it a few years ago as it was quite useless They promise you the world only it is in DOS. You would be better with CityView or Amanda as it can be a one stop file for anything going on at that address and I think Amanda talks to CAD
    If you already have CRYSIS you my friend are in one. Good luck!

    in reply to: NFPA Fire Inspector Levels #1523
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    Another question, does anyone know of anyone that has received their Grandfathering letters from OFC?
    Seems like a very slow process.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: Sad News #1520
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,
    Wendy Krebsz Update.

    Wendy is so overwhelmed by the support shown to us during this time. SCFPOA balloon provides music and encouragement, Thanks SCFPOA.
    Wendy has had her second Chemo treatment and her weight has stabilized; she has very little nausea so far. I gave Wendy her new haircut as it was falling out rapidly. She now calls me a “Hippie”; her sense of humour is intact.
    Wendy’s hurdle is getting her calcium to level off; her liver is pulling it out of her bones and dumping it into her blood. This is a life threating process so to combat it she is on IV drip daily to flush out the calcium.
    Juiced vegetables is the choice food for her and she has just started eating eggs as the Doctor ordered more protein.
    Wendy would love to hear or see words of encouragement on Facebook “Wendy Wellness” page as I have posted pictures on there and post updates regularly.
    Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers,
    Sincerely
    Duncan Rydall

    in reply to: CO detectors req'd #1519
    Duncan RydallDuncan Rydall
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    Greetings,

    DIV B 2.16.2.1. (2) (b) Will work if the sleeping areas in the residential have a common wall, floor or ceiling with the kitchen space below.
    Best Regards,
    Duncan Rydall

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