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This course examines equipment associates with: protecting personnel (alarms, emergency lighting, etc.) in the event of a fire & minimizing the impact of a fire on equipment & property (sprinkler systems, extinguishing devices, etc.)

Course Outline
The integrity of appropriate fire protection systems and equipment in a facility is essential to minimize risk to personnel and to protect the facility and equipment within the facility.  This course examines equipment associates with:
a) protecting personnel (alarms, emergency lighting, etc.) in the event of a fire and
b) minimizing the impact of a fire on equipment and property (sprinkler systems, extinguishing devices, etc.)
    The concluding topic of the course will be a checklist that can be applied to the participants own facility.

Objectives • To provide an understanding of the various types of fire protection equipment and to discuss the related maintenance and inspection practices.
• To provide an awareness of prevailing codes and regulations
• To develop a maintenance and inspection checklist for the participants own facility.

Who Should Attend Institutional, commercial and industrial facility managers, engineers, supervisors and superintendents.  Plant operation and maintenance engineers, technicians and supervisors. Staff whose responsibilities include fire protection systems in kitchen facilities.  Insurance company representatives.

Program Outline
Faculty: Gary Laframboise, Oakville Fire Department

Day I
Codes and Regulations
• ULC S536
• Building code
• Fire code

Fire Pumps and Water Supply
• Pumps and pump drivers
• Piping and valves
• Heat tracing
• Control panels
• Hydrants
• Inspection and maintenance

Personnel Egress and Access by Emergency Vehicles
• Passageways
• Doors, crash bars and door closures
• Elevators
• Driveways
• Signs
• Inspection and maintenance


• Types
• Detectors and signals
• Control panels
• ULC listed monitoring
• Remote annunciation
• Testing
• Inspection and maintenance

Sprinkler Systems
• Types of Systems
• Types of heads
• Piping and valves
• Alarms
• Inspection and maintenance

Day II
Review of Egress And Access

Emergency Lighting
• Generators, batteries
• Testing
• Inspection and maintenance

Staff Considerations
• Emergency organization structure
• Emergency evacuation plan
• The anatomy of a fire
• Training and drills


Other Fire Fighting Equipment
• Standpipes and hoses
• Portable extinguishers
• Industrial paint spray booths
• Kitchen suppression
• Inspection and maintenance

Program Justification
• Authorities having jurisdiction
• Justifying the dollar and manpower resources required
• Contracting out inspection and maintenance services
• Satisfying insurance carriers

Participants will be provided with guidance to develop a maintenance and inspection checklist specific to their own facility.  In advance, participants will be requested to bring details of their annual inspection reports and fire protection equipment.

There will be a one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
  • Gain an awareness of the codes and regulations governing the maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment
  • Understand the required performance of the various components of fire prevention systems and equipment.
  • Learn about the required maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems and equipment.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the requirements for personnel egress and access by emergency vehicles 
  • Update your existing fire protection maintenance and inspection program.  

Daily Schedule:
8:00     Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30     Session begins
4:30     Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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