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This website is dedicated to the memory of Jovel and Philip Galarosa,
aged 15 and 14 when they perished in a fire at the Clipper Cove Apartments
in Richmond British Columbia on December 21, 2001.

“Our children are our only hope for the future and we are their only hope for their present and their future.”
-- Zig Ziglar

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-- Rabindorath Tagor

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-- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain)

 

 

The Fire Protection Technicians Network is the premier online building life safety technical resource where you’ll find a wealth of information to make YOUR job simpler, more effective and ultimately, more rewarding.  If you're a fire alarm technician or fire protection technician, this is the place to hang out!  Share your experiences and expertise with others in our life safety and fire alarm forums, download fire alarm verification report, fire alarm inspection report, and building life safety inspection report forms, and explore our library of links, informative tips and suggested testing procedures.  Association members can download manuals from our extensive library while our FAQ’s pages now feature answers to more than 600 questions (and continuously updated).  Subscribe to our live RSS feed and stay up-to-date with manufacturer’s bulletins, recall alerts, and technical notes.  You can also open a whole TOOL-box of valuable links to exclusive installation guides, NFPA Standards, and agency listings.  Our training and events pages offer you opportunities to expand on your knowledge, meet like-minded people, and accelerate your career.

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PLEASE HELP A FIREFIGHTER BATTLE CANCER!

(From LinkedIN) - “Bo Cooper is a 26 year old second generation firefighter with the Fort MacMurray Fire Department. He's fighting leukemia for the 3rd time. His father is a captain with FMFD as well. He is in Maryland trying a new innovative treatment that isn't recognized by Health Canada. As such, it's a very expensive treatment. Firefighters spend their career saving complete strangers in need. If you're a brother or sister, please consider helping a comrade. If you're a civilian, please consider helping to save a firefighters life.

If you’re a fire protection technician (or involved in the industry as a manufacturer or distributor), please help Bo out.

Bo’s GOFUNDME page is at https://www.gofundme.com/bocooper .

 

FIRE PROTECTION TECHNICIAN & AHJ TRAINING PROGRAMS!

September marks the start of two new training courses for Building Officials and Inspectors (new construction) and Fire Prevention Officers (FPO’s) across the country.  We’ll be touching base in a number of Canadian communities over the coming year.  Our new Canadian Fire Alarm Verification and Communicator Installation/Service/Inspection Courses are being offered at BCIT’s Burnaby Campus!  For more information, or to REGISTER, please visit our TRAINING page!

We want to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of all the great people at Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC and Eaton Corporation, plc!

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You may be interested in joining the discussions (or starting one of your own) on our new LinkedIn Forum.  It’s free (just like the phone number you’ll see at the top of every page) and you just might enjoy sharing with and learning from a bunch of great people!  Follow us and receive regular updates on what’s happening in your community!

 

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IMPORTANT!  SOME CHANGES TO THE CITY OF VANCOUVER WEB SITE MAY IMPACT THE LINKS FOUND ON THIS SITE:

"Despicable Me!" Minions!The City of Vancouver’s website has recently undergone a major upgrade.  Many links to Bulletins from our website will, as a result, now generate a custom error page.  If you happen to come across this, simply type former. (the dot is important) ahead of vancouver in your browser’s address bar, and it should open the proper document.  We’ll endeavour to update all of our links once the City’s Web-Minions get finished playing around with all of theirs!

 

 

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Acknowledgements
This web site would not exist but for the inspiration and encouragement of a few dedicated individuals, some of whom I will name here for the record (in no particular order):
Ark Tsisserev, Larry Barker, Andy Sangha, Brian Stegavig, Dave Merrill, Mark Smitton,
Nick LeForte, Dave Clou,
Perry Talkkari, Jacquie Cliffe, Allan Colombo, Bob Furlong,
Nick Markowitz, Deborah Cahill, Ted Simmons, Rich Morris, Farmand Ghafari



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G. Richard (Rich) Morris
Celebrating a truly
remarkable life!

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David Sylvester
CFAA Legend, Educator,
and Friend!

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TOP TEN MOST-READ PAGES, NEWS ARTICLES & EDITORIALS
 (in order of popularity):

FAQ's Page
Search Terms: CFAA, Extinguisher Hydro-Test, Fire Alarm Verification, Testing Isolator Modules
Glossary of Industry Terms
Search Terms: Active Communication, AHJ, DVACS, Battery De-rating Factor
Fire Alarm Field Device Installation Guide
Search Terms:  Fire Alarm Installation, Fire Alarm Isolators, Manual Station Height, Fire Alarm Wiring Guide
TECH-NEWS AND VIEWS! June-July 2015
Search Terms: Verification, Notifier, CAN/ULC-S524, Fahrenheit 451, Chubb-Edwards
Use of Signalink’s Firelink II in Canada - A Special Report
Search Terms: Mircom, Signalink, Firelink 2, McConchie Law, David Sylvester
EDITORIAL - June 2013
Search Terms: CFAA, Annual Inspection, CAN/ULC-S536, Inspection Estimator Tool
FORMS Page
Search Terms: Fire Alarm Verification Form, Extinguisher Inspection Form, Fire Alarm Inspection Form
TECH-NEWS AND VIEWS! May 2012
Search Terms: AFSA, Rich Morris, CFAA
EDITORIAL! June 2010
Search Terms: Fire and Safety Equipment Inspection, ASTTBC, Active Fire
TECH-NEWS! October 2010
Search Terms: Active Fire, Potter Electric Signal, Active Fire and Safety, Frank Kurz

 

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