Scott Hardwick

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  • in reply to: Field Hospitals in City Buildings #12601
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
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    Hello Vince,   I would use that guideline too.  Ensure you are in the planning stage of this discussion.  Sometimes locations that don’t have a fire alarm system is offered up, only to be rejected by the Fire Department later.

     

    Scott Hardwick, FPO

    Brantford Fire Department

     

     

    in reply to: VO Inspections #2815
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    I look after St. Joseph’s Hospital – Charlton Campus here in the City of Hamilton and we do not charge for the annual inspections and witnessed fire drills.

    Regards,

    John Truong

    in reply to: Fireworks sales #2707
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hello Denis,

    In Brantford, the seller of Fireworks must have a city business licence to sell. They can sell under an existing retail licence (convenience stores, etc.) or they must get a new one for trailers or seasonal setups.

    Scott Hardwick
    Brantford Fire

    in reply to: Fire Prevention Staff Safety #2592
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you very much for your response as it was very informative and educational.

    I will forward your post to our officer who is looking after our concerns here in Hamilton.

    Regards,

    John Truong

    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hello Folks.

    To download the file you need click first on the on the chapter heading:

    Private: Chapter 6 – Hamilton, Halton, Peel

    Once in the chapter section you will see all the postings in that chapter. Pick the smaller non-bold title under the desired subject.

    You then download the file

    hope this helps, if not give me a call

    Scott Hardwick, Director
    OMFPOA
    519-752-0540

    in reply to: Interconnected Smoke Alarms – 9.5.4.4. #2549
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hey Joe,

    When dealing with a requirement within Retrofit that does not meet the acceptable solution I indicate to the owner they only have one other option. In this case an approved Life safety Study in accordance with 9.1.1.2.(1).(b).

    I would not use 9.1.1.3. unless you are a Professional Eng or Architect.

    my thoughts
    Scott Hardwick

    in reply to: Fire Prevention Staff Safety #2508
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Thank you Tom and Robert for your responses. I will forward them to our officer who is looking after our safety concerns.

    Regards,

    John Truong – Hamilton Fire Dept.

    in reply to: Building Dept vs Fire Prevention #2465
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hi Vince,

    1. Are your fire inspectors certified as building inspectors? “NO”.
    2. Do your fire inspectors conduct plans review? “NO”.
    3. Do your fire inspectors conduct inspections on new construction / alterations (building permit issued)? “Yes, when requested by building dept”.
    4. Does your building department pay the wages of your fire inspectors that do plans review? (Are they paid an hourly rate by the building department for their services?) “NO”.
    5. Does your building department cover the cost of BCIN courses, building codes, exams and annual certification? “NO”.

    John Truong – Hamilton Fire Department

    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Colin,

    In Brantford we issue Inspection Orders to Single Family Dwellings for hoarding situations. We use the Clutter Image Rating to provide support to our Inspection Order. http://organizeandmore.net/category/hoarding/

    On the Inspection Order we have used the following:

    FPPA 21(F)

    Appendix A
    The reasons for the Order are:
    1)Excessive combustible material stored 3 to 5 feet in height thoughtout the single family dwelling, resulting in blocked egress routes and exits,
    2)Combustible material situated too close to ignition sources.

    Appendix B
    1.Stored combustible material shall be kept to maximum height of 750mm (2.5 feet) in all rooms.
    2.Egress routes to exits from each room shall be a minimum of 750mm (2.5 feet) in width.
    3.Combustible material shall be spaced a minimum of 450mm (18 inches) away from all ignition sources, electrical appliances or fuel fired appliances.

    if you have any questions please post them here.

    Scott Hardwick

    in reply to: Art work and Paper/Art in Public School Classrooms #2121
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Great answer for classrooms Robert. Do you do the same thing for corridors, stairs and lobbies within schools?

    Scott Hardwick

    in reply to: Part 1 PON Ticket Presentation #2117
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hello Joe, if you could send me a copy of your presentation I will add it to the File Manager section of our website. I will put it in a folder named ‘City of North Bay’.

    Scott Hardwick, Director
    OMFPOA

    in reply to: Fire Investigation on-call #2082
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hello Andrew, In Brantford we don’t have people on call for fire investigations. When an investigator is needed the CFPO gets a call from the on duty Deputy Chief and then the CFPO contacts a FPO using a call list. NO FPO is obligated to attend but if they wish to they will get time and half. If no FPO is available the Fire Crew will sit on the scene until someone is available.

    in reply to: Smoke Alarm Program #1900
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Hello Andrew,

    In Brantford we have a policy where we leave the property in compliance prior to leaving. We will provide as many smoke & CO alarms as required and then send the owner of the property an invoice of each device installed. Works for us. If you want more info, give me a email

    [email protected]

    Scott Hardwick, Director
    OMFPOA

    in reply to: Fee Schedules #1827
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    If everyone could also send me their fee schedule as well. I will create a folder in ‘file manager’ and everyone can review moving forward.

    Scott Hardwick, Director
    OFMPOA

    in reply to: Clean Agent Suppression Systems #1826
    Scott HardwickScott Hardwick
    Participant

    Dave,

    Thank you for your follow-up and conclusion on this topic. Interesting stuff.

    Scott Hardwick, Director
    OMFPOA

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