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63rd and 64th Annual OMFPOA Training and Educational Symposiums June 9-12, 2019 June 7-11, 2020 Sponsorship and Trade Show Package

Meet your 2019, 2020 Hosts DURHAM REGION FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION The Durham Region Fire Prevention Officers Association (DRFPOA) is comprised of representatives from each of the 8 fire departments in Durham Region, and we are very excited to be hosting the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association’s (OMFPOA) 63rd and 64th Annual Training and…

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OMFPOA Executive Members have been assigned Chapters.

In order to facilitate better communications between the OMFPOA Executive and the individual Chapters, Executive members have been assigned Chapters. For your information the following Executive members will be the contact person on the Executive. Chapter 1 – Ben Trendle Chapter 2 – Gwen Lewis Chapter 3 – Vince Tripp Chapter 4 – Vince Tripp…

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63rd ANNUAL OMFPOA SYMPOSIUM Sponsorship Application

Interested in attending the 2019 Symposium in Durham Region this June?  Any Ontario Municipal Fire Department can apply for a sponsored attendance provided the department is in good standing with the OMFPOA. If verification of good standing is required, contact the OMFPOA Treasurer.  The registration deadline is April 30th.  Click here to download the application…

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The City of Brampton is Hiring Two Fire Prevention Officers

    FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER (2) (PROBATIONARY) Are you invested in community building?  Are you able to critically think and problem solve your way through a challenge within a team?  Are you defined by the empathy you show towards other?  We want to hear from you. Bring your talents and step into a unique role…

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How to Develop a Seniors Program in Your Community

Issue 177, January 31, 2019 Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator, Fire Prevention Officer: Training Session: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 New Start Time: 9:00a.m.  Not Your Same Old “Seniors”: How to Develop a Seniors Program in Your Community Considering the Trends and Lifestyles of Today’s Older Adults  Join Environics Analytics’ Senior Vice President and Chief Demographer…

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The City of Mississauga is Hiring a Fire Prevention Inspector

Fire Prevention Inspector Req ID: 1426 Vacancy Type: Permanent Number of Positions: 1 Closing Date: 02/10/2019 Job Summary A Fire Inspector enforces Fire and Life Safety requirements of the City of Mississauga and the Province of Ontario by conducting comprehensive fire prevention surveys and inspections of all classes of buildings and occupancies. Where directed, they will determine the cause…

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OFLSE’s ‘Enough is enough. No more barn fires!’ campaign

‘Each year, barn fires rack up millions of dollars in loss and take the lives of thousands of animals. The Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators are saying enough is enough, and have developed a Barn Safety Toolkit to assist fire departments in educating their residents. You can access the toolkit at the following link …

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ULC Update – Window Sprinkler Systems

ULC 2018-05 Bulletin announced that it would be withdrawing ULC/ORD-C263 which OBC 3.1.8.18. allows sprinkler protected glazed wall assembly’s (window sprinkler system) to be constructed to serve as a fire separation with a FRR of no more than two hours. ULC has recently taken action to develop a new standard and have the subject ORD…

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Barrie Fire is pleased to launch their Holiday Safety Video

While fire can happen anywhere at any time, it most often strikes when people are distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  A family’s holiday celebrations can turn tragic in an instant.  It certainly ‘Tis the Season to be careful.  We want to highlight seasonal risks including staying in the kitchen while cooking,…

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