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2017 News Archives:

January - Happy New Year!, Announcing the Great Fire Alarm Technician Challenge!, Technician Meet and Greet!

February - Firefighters Crank up the Heat!, Prince George IBEW Fire Alarm Installation Training, Missing Life Safety Equipment Highlights Need for Daily Inspections!

March - Canada’s Newest Fire Protection Technician Certification Programme Launches!, Creston Engages With Fire Technicians Network Certification Programme, Prince George IBEW Centre For Excellence Hosts Fire Alarm Training

April - Certification Programme Makes a Splash!, Canadian Fire Alarm Training, Vancouver Withdraws Bulletin 2003-009-BU/EL!, Spotting A Rogue Verifier - UPDATE!

May/June - Badger/Kidde Fire Extinguisher School (Update), Substandard Testing Sparks Major Investigation!, Fire Alarm Course in Cranbrook, Prince George, & Kelowna!, ASTTBC Circulates Member Cancellation!, ASTTBC’s SoP Symposium!

December - Major Kidde Recalls - Reminder!, Heads-up for EST (Chubb-Edwards) Controls With Bells!, 2018 - A Challenging Year for the Building Fire Equipment Service Industry.

May 2017 - EXTRA! - Section 6 Verification Sparks Major Investigation!

December 2016 - EXTRA! - Outdoor Fire Alarm Annunciator Installations (Addressing the Elephant in the Room!)

 

TOP TEN MOST-READ PAGES, NEWS ARTICLES & EDITORIALS
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OUTDOOR ANNUNCIATORS - ADDRESSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM!
Search Terms: Mircom, annunciators, BB-1001WP, CEC
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! - November 2016
Search Terms: Verification, CFAA, ASTTBC, Fire Alarm Technician Certification
Use of Signalink’s Firelink II in Canada - A Special Report
Search Terms: Mircom, Signalink, Firelink 2, McConchie Law, David Sylvester
FAQ's Page
Search Terms: CFAA, Extinguisher Hydro-Test, Fire Alarm Verification, Testing Isolator Modules
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! October 2016
Search Terms: Verification, CAN/ULC-S537, Verification testing forms
FIRE ALARM VERIFICATION - PART 1 - DOCUMENTATION
Search Terms: Verification Report Form, CAN/ULC-S537, Appendix “C” Report

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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!

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