Len Papp

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  • in reply to: Vulnerable Occupancy Fire Drill Scenario Form #14752
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Jason, did you get a form?

    in reply to: Alternative Solution Approvals #14652
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Fire Code = CFPO Building Code = CBO

    in reply to: After the Fire #14150
    Len PappLen Papp
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    We are also looking at updating/revising our “After the Alarm Program”. Looking for sample SOG + public fire safety information that is utilized with your program. [email protected] or 905 931-1864.

    Thank you in advance.

    in reply to: Notice of Violation #14066
    Len PappLen Papp
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    I would be interested to find out if there are any FD still issuing NOV. This would definitely not be condoned by the OFM.

    in reply to: Removal of Hose from Hose Cabinets #13606
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Ben,

    Good morning. Forgot to bring up and reply at our Chapter meeting last week. Yes, for new buildings we have processed I believe 2 or 3 alternative solutions under the OBC for residential high rise in St. Catharines. We provided our comments directly to our Building Dept. who took the lead with the AS. We involved our Training Division to review the AS to ensure that they were on board as they are the end user. Currently, I am in discussions with another institution here in St. Catharines who would like to remove their fire hoses. I have asked them to submit and I would review under.

    in reply to: Smoke alarm program app #12888
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Andrew,

    Good afternoon.  Not sure what municipality you are with but you may want to speak with your IT department if that is an option for you.

    In St. Catharines we are now using what we call an “AFL inspection portal” that we created with the help of our IT dept.  Crews are now logging in their inspections online.

    Great thing is that it provides us with current up to date data on our program.

    in reply to: Fireworks ban – sale and discharge? #12704
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Steve,

    We have banned the sale of fireworks in St. Catharines.  We have a By-Law in place that requires a permit to sell consumer fireworks and to discharge display fireworks.  It’s trending now in social media.  Citizens can purchase fireworks from outside our City or online as I hear some of the fireworks providers are delivering.  I went on our local radio station yesterday and advised that we heavily recommend that you do not set off fireworks on your private property this Victoria day.  Our firefighters cannot social distance when responding to a call, plus fireworks draw large crowds.

     

    Len PappLen Papp
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    Thanks Craig.

    in reply to: Colouring/activity book #12581
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Shannon,

    St. Catharines Fire has produced our own activity book. Both Junior and Senior. We did a revamp of our books in later 2019. Our Corporate Com team has posted them online as most kids are now are home looking for something to do.

    It’s both a colouring and activity book.

    Yes, a junior and a senior activity book. Junior is generally 5 and younger.

    We have our in house print department copy the books for us in colour, so it’s really cost beneficial for our pub ed budget.

    I can send you a e-mail copy. Just shoot me an e-mail [email protected]

    in reply to: Chief Fire Official Appointments #11425
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Ben,

    Letter from Chief.

    in reply to: Fire Inspection/Prevention Software #11424
    Len PappLen Papp
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    We use Amanda and are currently in the  process of transitioning to Amanda 7.  The goal is to have the Amanda app on our phones to review while on site.

    in reply to: Retrofit 9.5 #11423
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Agreed.

    in reply to: VO Inspections #2762
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Brampton; yes we charge for these inspections. The fire drill is included in the inspection fee. We have set up a specialty team of FPOS to conduct these inspections and fire drills. We currently have approx. 70 on our list.
    We do have some challenges with collecting payment. This is the 3rd year with the program and we are receiving payment a little easier.

    Hope this helps.

    Len

    in reply to: Hospital corridor occupancy #2332
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Scott,

    We have encountered this situation the last couple of years during our hospital inspection. We actually had an office set up in the exit stairwell for patient care. We also had nurses stations set up at the end of each corridor. We do not permit and occupancy in the hospital corridors.

    in reply to: Vulnerable Occupancy "Mock Fire Drill" #2331
    Len PappLen Papp
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    Rob,
    We try and use the worst case scernario each year based on # of staff responding and the total amount of residents to be relocated. We do use day staff and allow proxies to simulate a night time situation. We stress to the owners/operators that all supervisory staff participate in monthly fire drills. Over the last 3 years I eblieve we have only failed a handful of fire drills because of time or because they didn’t follow their reposnsibility in conformance with the approved fire drill scenerio.

    Len

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