Engineering A Fire Safe World
Event List

We are excited to welcome you to attend one of our upcoming Lunch & Learn Events!

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
    • 35


    Gerry Bourne, P. Eng.
    Founder and Managing Partner
    CodeNext Inc.

    Gerry Bourne is currently a Member-at-Large of the SFPE Southern Ontario Chapter's Executive Committee and has been serving on the committee since May 2015.

    Gerry is a graduate of McMaster University, receiving his Bachelor Engineering and Management in 2004. Gerry has 10 years experience in the Fire Protection Industry with broad experience in systems including speciality detection, special hazard, sprinkler, fire alarm, and security. He has managed offices, large installation projects, and teams of technical sales associates.

    Currently Gerry is the founder and managing partner of CodeNext Inc., a firm of building and fire code professionals.


    In recent years there have been serious advancements in the technology used in video surveillance equipment and the analytics in the software that interpret that video. Because of these advancements we can now use the cameras to detect fire hazards and fire events in innovative ways to provide greater property protection and life safety. This presentation will explore how video surveillance can be used to detect hot spots, monitor for specific temperatures, track rate of rise of heat, and even to identify smoke. The presentation will introduce different technology options that are already available and in use around the world. The presentation will include an interactive and live demonstration of camera and software technology.


    12:00 AM to 12:15 PM Registration & Reception
    12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:15 PM Presentation & Questions


    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

Past events

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Annual General Meeting and Combustible Dust Processes: Fire Code Fundamentals
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Fire Investigation: Electric Vehicle Fires, New Investigation Technologies, and Fire Case Reviews
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Flexible Hoses 101
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Corrosion Inhibiting Products
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Fire Safety Plan Preparation and Review
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Origins Found!
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Explosion Protection
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Fire Performance of Metal-Faced Sandwich Panel Systems
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Fire Safety During Construction of Wood Buildings in Ontario
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Annual General Meeting and Roof Fires
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 NFPA 25
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Fire Modelling
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 An Update on Fire Protection Research Foundation's Suppression Related Projects
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Clean Agents and their use in Special Applications
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 CSA C282-15 Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings and Changes for 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 ULC Fire Test Standards and the National Building Code of Canada
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Commissioning A Complex Building
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Annual General Meeting & Renovation and Construction: "Are You Ensuring the Safety of Occupants and Contractors?"
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Retrofit of Ontario Care Facilities and Registered Retirement Homes
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Sheppard West Station Site Tour
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 All-Hazards Approach to Developing Emergency Action Plans for High Rise Offices
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 The Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment – A Study of Safety Deficiency
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Fire Performance of Tall Buildings Using Combustible Construction
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Oxygen Depletion Technology
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Firestop Installation and Challenges
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Changes to the Ontario Fire Code
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Annual General Meeting & Union Station Renovations
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Significant Advances In Storage Protection
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Fire Safety In North America’s Third Largest Transit System
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Protecting Life, Property and Productivity — The Latest in Gas Detection
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 EIFS Performance Under Fire
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Mid-Rise Combustible Buildings in Canada
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Explosion Protection
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 OPG's Wesleyville Fire Training and Incident Training Facility Tour
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Fire Loss Statistical Considerations in Relating Failure and Building Damage to Building Code Objectives
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Upcoming Changes to National Codes
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Loss Lessons – Learning from Losses
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Toronto Star Vaughan Press Centre Tour
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Modern Fire Investigation Techniques
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 Fire Alarm Systems: Intelligibility
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 NFPA 13, 2013 Edition – A Review of Major Changes
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Changes to the Ontario Fire Code
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 New Water Mist Technologies for Building Fire Suppression
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence Fire Inquest
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