The 58th Annual OMFPOA Symposium will be hosted by the Brantford Fire Department. This years date is 27 April – 1 May, and the symposium will be at the Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford.
NFPA 1031 Level 1 and NFPA 1033 Certifications
The Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of British Columbia is offering online courses with the practical sessions scheduled in Ontario for this spring.
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Donated by the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association to the Office of the Fire Marshal, this unique educational sprinkler trailer is located at the Ontario Fire College (OFC) and is available to the Ontario Fire Services for training and educating the public on the benefits of residential fire sprinklers.
Further information or to reserve the sprinkler trailer please contact OFC Instructor Ken Benoit at Ken.Benoit@ontario.ca or 705-687-9670.
More information available here.
Education Matters – OFM report on issues surrounding the tragic fire in Listowel that claimed the lives of two Firefighters.
The investigation into the tragic fire in Listowel that claimed the lives of two firefighters is ongoing. However, the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is releasing some information on the cause, origin and circumstances of this devastating fire.
On March 17th, contractors were repairing the roof of the building which led to the ignition of the interior combustible components of the roof structure.
Responding crews indicated that since there was an absence of significant smoke or flame in the building, they entered to confirm no one was inside and to investigate the source of the reported fire. While inside the building, a sudden collapse of the roof structure resulted in the deaths of two firefighters.
The investigation has determined that the building’s roof was constructed with lightweight engineered wood trusses. The OFM wants to ensure the fire service is aware of the hazards associated with fighting a fire in a building with this type of construction. Under fire conditions, lightweight engineered wood and metal trusses are known to collapse very quickly and with little warning.
ONTARIO MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS ASSOCIATION