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Tech-News & Views
September - October 2016
GARY DARLING - AN INDUSTRY GREAT PASSES
Surrey, British Columbia - September 17, 2016 - We were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Gary Darling who, for many years, was the face of automatic suppression systems in Western Canada. He recently retired from Kidde Canada where he was their Western Regional Sales Manager. Gary’s knowledge of the industry was amazing but considering he started in it over forty years ago, that’s not surprising. What was surprising about Gary was his willingness to share his knowledge and his genuine passion for the industry. He gave of his time generously and unstintingly. I know his colleagues at Kidde and National Fire will miss him, as will I. He was a huge advocate for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home. His presentation at the CFAA BC Technical Seminar was both witty and informative, and clearly demonstrated his commitment to keeping Canadians safe from fire!
Our heartfelt condolences to Gary’s family, friends and colleagues.
Surrey, British Columbia - October 18th marks the ninth anniversary of the launch of www.firetechs.net. The Fire Technicians Network is funded entirely from revenues generated by memberships, fee-based educational courses and services, the sales of handbooks, and by donation. To all those who have supported our efforts over the past nine years, and to those that continue to do so, we extend a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU!
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK!
Surrey, British Columbia - October 17th to the 23rd is Fire Prevention Week. It’s time to check and test your smoke alarms and evaluate whether you need to replace the ones you have with combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarms (if your home is equipped with gas burning appliances, you might want to consider doing so). For more information, please review our home security FAQ!
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