upcoming Events

A Firefighter’s Perspective – February 1, 2023

Brent Brooks is an Acting District Chief with 30 years of service. Brent’s High Rise Unit assignment has enabled him to enhance High-Rise Operations globally through innovative research and development. Brent is a proponent of best practices in the fire service and has specialized in high-rise firefighting. He presently serves on various national and international committees.

Brent will be presenting “A Firefighter’s Perspective” discussing the impact proper fire and emergency preparedness has on the efficacy of firefighting measures and results. 

Register today for this up close and personal look at the “behind the scenes” of emergency response from the front lines. 

Past Events

Fire Hose Removal: When Safety Equipment Becomes a Hazard – October 5, 2023

Ryan Duggan, Director – Safety and Compliance, Corporate Real Estate Management for the City of Toronto, returns to the Apply and Comply Speaker Series with host Sanj Patel of Ignis Building Solutions for a presentation and discussion on the City of Toronto’s decision to remove fire hoses from buildings, why it matters, the cost vs savings, and how the process impacts code and standard compliance.

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CAN/ULC-S1001 Integrated Systems Testing From Start to Finish– Feb 24, 2022

Tess Espejo, Program Manager of Building and Life Safety Technologies at ULC Inc. discusses the importance of this often misunderstood standard. This event covers the ULC Inc. perspective on questions such as when a CAN/ULC-S1001 Integrated Systems Co-ordinator should be engaged in a project and whether it falls under the developer or the property management responsibilities, and many more.

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Smoke Control Systems: From Inspection to Testing– Jan 20, 2022

Paul Catchpole, District Chief – Community Risk Reduction Division at Toronto Fire Services and former inspector provides a comprehensive overveiw of smoke control systems including how they work, why do buildings need them, OFC Sections related to smoke control, assessments, procedures, and compliance.

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Co-ordinated Compliance” – Tues Apr 27th, 2021

Sanj Patel hosts Cindy Leber, President of Building Reports Canada, to discuss the importance of a compliance program for fire and life safety equipment including potential gaps, risks, and potential safeguards.

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Lowering the Alarm” – Thurs Nov 26, 2020

Sanj Patel hosts Ryan Duggan, Director of Fire and Life Safety for the City of Toronto.

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AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT – “RAISING THE ALARM”