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Oct 9-14 SFPE International North American Conference and Expo in Montreal

SFPE Montreal

For the first time ever, SFPE annual North American Conference and Expo will be held in Canada.


7:30 AM — 3:30 PM

Learn how to maximize public safety. Be prepared when your organization needs a Mass Notification System.

Responsibility for Mass Notification Systems (MNS) requires understanding of the origin and purpose of MNS, regulations, system complexities, the installation process, and system operation.

Start date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:30

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.

Start date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:30

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.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:30

Wood Works: Fire Performance and Alternative Solutions for Wood Structures Workshop

Fire Performance and Alternative Solutions for Wood Structures Workshop

Two full days including practical learning and a field trip to view a live fire demonstration!



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