Engineering A Fire Safe World
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News

Find out what is new and exciting in the fire protection engineering industry! Click on any of the individual news postings to find out more.

If you have any any newsworthy information that might be of interest to our members including promotions, retirements, transfers, change of employment, articles that you have come across, we encourage you to send it to us. Forward your story to president@sfpesoc.com for consideration.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Dear friends and avid golfers,

    It's that time of year again! Registration for our 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is now open!

    Please join us on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 for a great day of golf, food and friendship in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation.

    Once again, we will be returning to the beautiful and challenging Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket.

    Here are some of the details:

    • $200 for individual registration - OR - save $100 for a foursome!
    • $250 for a hole sponsorship - OR - save $50 with a foursome registration!
    • Great prizes!

    Visit our golf page for more information.

    We look forward to seeing you.

    All the best,
    Nicole

    Nicole Leblanc
    Tournament Organizer
    golf@sfpesoc.com
    Cell: 416-529-2465

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    SFPE members are invited to attend Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association's upcoming Fire Sprinkler Educational Seminars that will be taking place in Toronto, ON—Tuesday May 26th thru 28th—and in Ottawa, ON—Tuesday May 29th & 30th. All seminar attendee’s will receive a free workbook, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon coffee break. For more information and to view all of CASA's Seminar Topics and Locations across Canada please visit our website at http://www.casa-firesprinkler.org/news-events/live-technical-seminars. Please feel free to pass this information on to any of your colleagues who may be interested in attending the seminars.

    TORONTO, ON – Monday May 26th thru Wednesday May 28th

    Monday May 26th – NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

    There are hundreds of types of sprinklers in use today. Determining where to locate them can be a complex task. They need to be spaced properly and installed in specific locations to ensure coverage of the protected area and located far enough away from obstructions to ensure that the spray pattern can adequately develop and control or suppress a fire. The rules that govern this complex matrix of decisions are found in Chapter 8 of NFPA 13 on Installation Requirements. This fast paced and interactive seminar will guide the participant through series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.

    Tuesday May 27th – Acceptance Testing and Hydraulics for Plan Reviewers

    This seminar will cover the acceptance test requirements for new fire sprinkler systems, underground fire mains, and fire pumps. It will also address the situations where equipment in existing systems is repaired or replaced. Next, the program will cover basic hydraulics. The program will conclude with a look at the standardized forms that NFPA 13 uses for computer generated hydraulic calculations and how to review these forms for the important information necessary for plan review.

    Wednesday May 28th – Pumps for Fire Protection

    Utilizing NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection this one-day program guides the participant through the basic operating principles of fire pumps; the requirements for the various components that make up a fire pump package and addresses the requirements for acceptance testing for the pump to ensure proper operation.

    OTTAWA, ON – Thursday May 29th & 30th

    Thursday May 29th – NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

    There are hundreds of types of sprinklers in use today. Determining where to locate them can be a complex task. They need to be spaced properly and installed in specific locations to ensure coverage of the protected area and located far enough away from obstructions to ensure that the spray pattern can adequately develop and control or suppress a fire. The rules that govern this complex matrix of decisions are found in Chapter 8 of NFPA 13 on Installation Requirements. This fast paced and interactive seminar will guide the participant through series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.

    Friday May 30th – Acceptance Testing and Hydraulics for Plan Reviewers

    This seminar will cover the acceptance test requirements for new fire sprinkler systems, underground fire mains, and fire pumps. It will also address the situations where equipment in existing systems is repaired or replaced. Next, the program will cover basic hydraulics. The program will conclude with a look at the standardized forms that NFPA 13 uses for computer generated hydraulic calculations and how to review these forms for the important information necessary for plan review.

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Media sources revealed last week that an Internet security vulnerability known as the 'Heartbleed bug' has potentially put two thirds of secure websites at risk.

    This bug has to do with OpenSSL software code that protects the privacy of sensitive details (e.g. passwords) when accessing secure websites.

    SFPE-SOC Users Are Unaffected

    Our webhost provider immediately conducted a comprehensive security analysis of their servers and it has shown that we are not affected by this bug. (A big contributing factor was that they mostly use Microsoft servers which use different software code for handling security.)

    Your passwords and information are safe and secure through our website.

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    On March 18th, 2014, The Canadian Wood Council will be hosting a one-day technical workshop in Toronto on Fire Performance in Wood Buildings.

    For more information, please see the Canadian Wood Council's event posting.

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    We’d like to thank our membership for their continued support and voluntary contributions towards our annual Thomas Chiang Memorial Award. To kick-start our 2013/14 campaign, attendees at our December meeting donated $165 towards the award this season. Your donations are appreciated! The donation will be matched by the Chapter to raise the total contribution to $330!! In May, deserving students in our region who are pursuing education in the fields associated with Fire Protection will be presented with the award.

    Currently, members are able to make a donation when they register for an event online or in person at one of our meetings. Soon, we will also be adding a new feature to our website to allow donations to be made directly to the Award online. Please consider donating to the award to help our Chapter fulfill our mission to support the future of our industry.

  • Monday, September 23, 2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ammonia is flammable at higher concentrations, can burn the skin and can be a major liability issue. The Ammonia Safety & Training Institute is setting up safety day events across the country for 2013 focusing on safety and emergency response.

    The Toronto safety day event will be on October 16, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Brampton (2648 Steeles Ave E., Brampton, Ontario)

    For more information, please see ASTI's flyer.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    $4350.00 raised for The Children's Wish Foundation!

    Once again our annual charity golf tournament was a huge success and The Society of Fire Protection Engineers - Southern Ontario Chapter, would like to thank all of our participants, hole sponsors, volunteers, and prize donors for your continuing participation and support.

    The folks at Cardinal came through once again and provided us with a great course and wonderful food.

    The weather posed a few challenges but spirits were up and we still had loads of fun overall.

    Congratulations to all our prize winners.

    Can't wait to see all of you on the course again next year!

    Click here to see the letter of appreciation from the Children's Wish Foundation.

    Nicole LeBlanc,
    Golf Chair

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are very excited to begin our Lunch & Learn program this season! We look forward to introducing the Chapter to new speakers and welcoming previous speakers back to SFPE SOC.

    In October this year we will be hosting a Site Tour at the OPG Wesleyville Fire Training and Incident Training Facility. This event has very limited space (24 people!) so be sure to register in advance if you are interested in attending!

    Remember to mark these dates on your calendar so you don't miss any of the interesting topics we have lined up!

    • Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
    • Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    • Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
    • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
    • Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
    • Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
    • Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    • Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

    This year we have revised our costs to encourage early registration and payment! The discounted rate will only be available for purchase in advance of the event and all payments received after the early registration deadline will be subject to the regular ticket prices regardless of the booking rate. We understand that members that are accustom to reserving by email and paying at the door will need to make an adjustment, however, the majority of members that already pre-pay for events online will not be affected. We feel this will improve the sign-in process for all our members and reduce congestion at the door. We also feel that the new online registration and payment process is much simpler than in past years.

    For more information on our revised registration policy, please visit our Events page.

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All Chapter memberships are set to expire on August 31st, 2013.

    To renew your membership for the 2013/2014 season, please complete our Application Form. This is a one-time application process to create your personal account in our new membership database. If you are Corporate member, please have your company administrator apply for membership then add you as a member.

    If you require any assistance or have questions, feel free to contact us at membership@sfpesoc.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    For more information on Chapter memberships, visit our Membership page.

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website is integrated with our membership database and will allow us to automate many of the tasks that we were previously handling manually. Some of the new features include giving you access to securely update your contact information, register for events, renew membership, and pay membership dues all online in real time. Additionally, corporate member administrators will have access to manage their own members.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the new website, please contact webmaster@sfpesoc.com.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software