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Water Supplies for Fire Protection: what should they be?

The question of what is an acceptable supply for fire protection? depends on the specific criteria for acceptance. In building code terms, this has long been controversial. At one time, virtually all water supply assessments were carried out by insurance groups of one kind or another. In terms of water supply infrastructure, Insurance Service offices in the USA and Fire Underwriters’ Survey (FUS) in Canada laid out criteria for acceptance and grading of water supplies in municipalities and their ability to fight fire through organization and logistical response.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 17:30
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International challenges in the Design and Delivery of education in Fire Protection Engineering; Beth Weckman, University of Waterloo

The education of fire protection engineers in British Columbia, in Canada and internationally is an increasing challenge.

In BC the Masters programme in fire protection engineering at UBC had a major impact internationally but closed in 1997 due to lack of mainstream funding.

The UBC symposium programme managed to deliver leading edge courses including Fire Science and Fire Investigation that contributed to the emergence of leading companies in forensic analysis of fires.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:30
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Fire Testing and Product Development

The development of new fire products often aligns with existing test standards. When this occurs it is relatively easy- with the right advice- to qualify the product and obtain a listing on successful completion of the testing process. While it should be relatively easy to align products for successful testing this is often not the case and even routine testing can be unsuccessful due to a variety of factors including temperature on the day of the test.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:30
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Fire Protection and Passenger Safety on merchant and passenger vessels

Nigel Hastings has extensive experience as a ship’s engineer on merchant and passenger vessels, as well as a professional consultant inspecting vessels on behalf of both Lloyds Register and the International Classification Society. Nigel will present an overview of ship and passenger safety illustrated by slides of fires on ships and the regulatory outcomes of fires.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 17:30
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Life Safety Systems, Fire Department Intervention, and Residential Fire Outcomes: Analysis of 28 Years of BC Fire Incident Reports: 1988-2015

Life Safety Systems, Fire Department Intervention, and Residential Fire Outcomes: Analysis of 28 Years of BC Fire Incident Reports: 1988-2015

Fire Chief Len Garis of the City of Surrey will present the findings of his extensive report on residential fires. The report looks at both fire causes and takes into account the impact of fire suppression and other strategies on fire statistics including the relative size of losses.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 17:30
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