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Building Life Safety Equipment & Systems Installation, Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
The Premier On-line Resource for Fire Protection Equipment and Fire Alarm Service Technicians
 


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

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of humanity.”
-- Rabindorath Tagor

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
-- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain)

“The difference between who you are, and what you want to be, is what you do!”
-- William Nathaniel Phillips
 


 

The Fire Technicians Network is a professional association, founded in 2007, with the mandate of providing education, training, and support to technicians engaged in the installation, maintenance, service, inspection, and testing of building life safety equipment and systems.  The jurisdictional authorities tasked with enforcing the various Codes and Standards governing our industry are fully supported partners within this mandate.

This website is the premier building life safety technical resource in Canada, where you’ll find a wealth of information to make YOUR job simpler, more effective, and ultimately, more rewarding.  We not only want you to succeed, we want to ensure that success is going to take your career to the next level in protecting the people that matter the most.

March 2017 marks the launch of a new Canadian based initiative for the professional training and Certification for technicians servicing and testing building life safety equipment.  The Fire Technicians Network Certification Programme represents the Gold Standard of professional practice and a new benchmark for our industry that will ensure the vital services our members provide are delivered without compromise to the various communities in which they work, and that elect to support this initiative.  Our watchwords vigilance, knowledge, and integrity represent the core values of every FTN Certified member and are embedded in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct they are enjoined to support.

Our knowledge base of FAQs now feature answers to more than 1100 questions (and are being continuously updated and appended).  Join our fire alarm forums where you can share your experiences and expertise with others.  Download inspection forms and explore our library of links, informative tips  and suggested testing procedures.  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.  Association members can also download manuals, installation and service instructions that may not be otherwise available from our extensive library.

*NOTE:  If you’re using Google’s® Chrome™ to surf the web, you may wish to download their RSS Reader first or you’ll get an error message.

 

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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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(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 service 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.

 

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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
 

FAQ
Our FAQ’s pages always makes for interesting reading (we should also mention that it’s the most extensive fire protection equipment FAQ on the Planet!).
Last updated on:
April 5th, 2017!
 


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

CFAA’s Tribute
SCC’s Tribute

In Memoriam
David Sylvester
CFAA Legend, Educator,
and Friend!

CFAA’s Tribute

 

 

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FORMS!
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Updated on:
February 13, 2017

 

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We’ve made special arrangements with ULC on two different Standards packages.  Each package is presented in a custom wire-bound booklet and includes FREE ground shipping.  We need to achieve a minimum order quantity of 102 of each package to be able to qualify for for the special pricing.


Standards Package 1:

CAN/ULC-S524-14 (w. Amendment 1)
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CAN/ULC-S561-13

If purchased as an option with a training course, an additional credit applies.

If purchased independently from a training course, the price of $225.00 includes the custom binding, and FREE ground shipping.
 


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CAN/ULC-S524-14 (w. Amendment 1)
CAN/ULC-S536-13
CAN/ULC-S537-13
CAN/ULC-S561-13

If purchased as an option with a training course, an additional credit applies.

If purchased independently from a training course, the price of $280.00 includes the custom binding, and FREE ground shipping.
 

 

Interested in taking advantage of this special pricing?  Email us at tech@firetechs.net to add your name to the list.  Please ensure you indicate the ULC Standards Package you’re interested in reserving in the subject line of your email!  You’ll be invoiced through Paypal (our secure payment provider), and your order processed, once we’ve achieved the minimum quantity target for that package.

 

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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QUICK LINKS!

AHJ Training Courses are being offered by two (2) Canadian national associations:

  • The Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) - Please visit their website (link below) for information on one being held in your area.
  • The Fire Technicians Network (FTN) - Feel free to visit our Training Centre for available dates and cities!  To make arrangements for us to present our two day Course Programme in YOUR municipality, please Contact Us for details!

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