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EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL MANUALS!

We comb the Internet for all the latest stuff. Visit our Library to access manufacturer sponsored technical application guides and other educational materials of interest. No library card or membership required (watch for wild animals though)!

 

MANUFACTURER’S BULLETINS, RECALLS, AND TECHNICAL NOTES!

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CANADIAN FIRE ALARM FIELD DEVICE INSTALLATION GUIDELINE!

Visit our newest installation tool, the Canadian Fire Alarm Field Device Installation Guide.

 

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TESTING TIME CALCULATOR!

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Check out an easy method that will help you determine how much time it will take to test a building by using our FREE Inspection Time Calculator.  Click on the link in our Library.  Brian Stegavig, (the former Fire Protection Program Manager at ASTTBC) and the nice folks at CFAA inspired us to create this very simple form.  Just follow the basic instructions.  If you have problems, please CONTACT US!

 

 

SIGNALINK FIRE-LINK® II APPLICATION GUIDE (CANADA)!

Check out our newest guide for Jurisdictional Authorities wrestling with acceptance of Fire-Link® II as a means of in-suite signalling for residential or care occupancies!

 

FIRE ALARM ISOLATOR INSTALLATION, SERVICE, & TESTING!

We help you to understand the installation, service and testing requirements for Isolators!

 

UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTING CAN/CSA B44-2007 FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS!

We explain Code requirements for existing elevators requiring Modernization in this SPECIAL REPORT!

 

PROVINCIAL CODES & STANDARDS IN EFFECT!

Our directory of Provincially adopted Codes and Standards.

 

CHECK A ULC EQUIPMENT (OR COMPANY) LISTING!

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HAVING PROBLEMS ACCESSING ASTTBC'S WEBSITE ON YOUR MOBILE INTERNET DEVICE OR SMART-PHONE?

We've got the solution HERE! Just don't do it while you're driving!  The link will take you to a page which also includes links to past issues of Suppress! and ASTTBC’s Practice Guideline.

 

FIRE ALARM VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & AGENCY LISTINGS

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BACKFLOW PREVENTER TESTING ON FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM PIPING (i.e.  SPRINKLER SYSTEMS)

NFPA 25 (2008) (the Standard referenced by Canada’s 2010 edition of the National Fire Code which has been adopted by many Provincial Jurisdictions) requires that backflow preventers serving fire protection system piping must undergo two separate and distinct tests on an ANNUAL BASIS:

1.  The Forward Flow Test and,

2.  The Performance Test

The Performance Test is usually documented in a form the building owner (or their service provider) has to submit to the local jurisdictional authority responsible for water quality and (more than likely) DOES NOT provide any reference to the specific testing mandated by the Standard (and your Provincial Fire Code).  The “upshot” is that there is NO PROPER TESTING being performed (or documented) for water based extinguishing systems in many Canadian communities!  For more information, you can review this FAQ!

 

FIND (OR VERIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS OF) A CANADIAN REGISTERED FIRE EXTINGUISHER HYDRO-TEST AND CYLINDER REQUALIFICATION FACILITY!

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CHECK A BRITISH COLUMBIA BASED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR’S LICENSING!

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FIRE SAFETY PLAN DESIGN GUIDELINES & SYMBOLS

British Columbia
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SMOKE AND CO ALARM RECYCLING CENTRE (British Columbia)!

October 1st marked the start of a new province wide recycling program for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. It's an initiative launched by the non-profit Product Care Association. You can find out more by visiting their website at www.alarmrecycle.ca!

 

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