Tech-News & Views

MARCH, 2020

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CARBON MONOXIDE / SMOKE ALARM RECALL!

Ottawa, Ontario - Health Canada has issued a NATION-WIDE recall of some wireless Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarms sold through an independent reseller sponsored on the Wallmart.ca website.  This unit has NO Canadian (or US) Certification and must not be used.  The unit should be immediately returned to your local Wallmart Store.

The link to the Health Canada Website is:

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72337r-eng.php

The detector has an LCD display and looks like this:

RecalledSmoke-COAlarm(March2020)

 

If you have recently purchased one of these units, and are looking to install it this weekend, please DO NOT.

March 8th we’re setting our clocks forward one hour (in British Columbia).  Please test your smoke alarms!  The testing procedure is outlined in this Smoke Alarm FAQ!

 

COVID19 INFORMATION (What you NEED to know)!

Ottawa, Ontario - The Public Health Agency of Canada is closely monitoring developments surrounding the spread of the  COVID19 virus in Canada and abroad.  While the risk of contracting the virus in Canada is still considered LOW, Technicians and Specialists engaged in the service, inspection and testing of building life safety equipment are reminded that their duties will often involve interaction with people in vulnerable communities (senior’s care homes, hotels, and hospitals).  Please take appropriate precautions as recommended by the particular facility’s on-site staff and avoid close personal contact with residents and patients.

Updated information is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

 

CANASA HOSTS ATLANTIC REGIONAL COUNCIL’S “BUILDING CODE REVIEW”!

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is hosting an all-day event at the Best Western PLUS Dartmouth Hotel & Suites on May 6, 2020.  For more information, please visit:

https://www.canasa.org/CANASA/CANASA/Events/Events_2020/05_May_2020/ATL050620.aspx

 

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!

Canadian Fire Alarm Technician Certification:

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians (Extinguisher Service):

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians (British Columbia):

 

 

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Common Fire Alarm Trouble Signals:
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Forms:
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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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