Steve Fowlds

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  • in reply to: Dates for 2021 Annual Fire Alarm Inspections #12833
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    Al, In my opinion an annual inspection would be due 1 year from the last inspection.  So in the scenario you described, regardless of why the annual was delayed (pandemic or deliberate) it would be from the July date.  Similarly, a business could have their annual due in June, but their contactor advises them they are booked/unable to attend, but can be there late July or early August and the business owner showed the inspectors the emails ( and monthlies had continued), it would not be an immediate enforcement issue.

    in reply to: Fire Safety Plan templates #12673
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    we have templates intended for small business such as restaurants and daycares.  In the event someone couldn’t use our template or didn’t want to, they can always hire a contractor or create their own.

    in reply to: Retrofit 9.5 #11397
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    2005 is a long time ago, even if it was in compliance then,  lots may have changed (or may even have been initially missed).   9.5 would still apply and should be part of your inspection.

     

     

    in reply to: part 3 #11396
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    it would need to be an assistant to  the fire marshal.  unless the bylaw officers have been given that designation in your municipality.   In Durham region bylaw and fire charges are usually heard on separate days anyways.

    in reply to: Fire Department websites #10923
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    Fire Prev/Pub Ed staff will review content and recommend changes through the CFPO, but ultimately Corporate/City Hall decides whether something will be posted or promoted.

    in reply to: smoke alarm program #10626
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    Nicholas – In Pickering we still run a door to door program in the spring and fall, plus in specific neighborhoods following a fire. The program is taught to all firefighters as being part of their job right from recruit class.   That said I don’t believe there is much resistance to the program here anymore, its just another task that needs to get done.

    in reply to: Inspection Schedules #10085
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    Annual – Vulnerable occupancies, complaint and request.  2 years – Schools, restaurants, waste and recycling facilities, residential high rise & low rise, mixed use residential, 3 years, office buildings, plazas, industrial plazas, 5 years migrant worker homes

     

    in reply to: Manning Tables at Pub-Ed events #10084
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    It depends on the event.  Canada Day – our busiest event- would require 4 staff, same as a large scale safety day event at a hall.  A normal one-table event would be one staff. If the event was anticipated to be busy or of a longer duration (full day) we would staff accordingly by either having two staff or rotating staff..

    in reply to: Fire Prevention On-Call information #8940
    Steve FowldsSteve Fowlds
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    1. Does the fire prevention staff rotate On Call
    Yes, one week at a time starting Mondays, Tuesday if a long weekend.

    2. Call out criteria for the suppression staff
    when fire is of unknown origion or ofm required also in events where assistance may be required such as organizing red cross etc

    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)
    Monday 8:30 am to Monday 8:30 am. Staff have flexibility to trade weeks/days of coverage.

    4. The compensation for the fire prevention staff for the On Call time. ( even if you are not called in )
    $25 per day, plus minimum 3hrs Ot/Bank time if called in.

    5. Is there a min time for getting called on the phone for advice.
    No compensation for phone consultation.

    6. From the time you receive a call for investigation, what is the expected time frame for you to arrive.
    1hr to the scene.

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