Business, This Just In! - News

Fire Safety Awareness and Emergency Planning

EDCO Awards, T2B RAISES OVER $500K FROM 20th ANNUAL GALA, Twice the Experience for One Admission for the Chimczuk Museum, Art Gallery of Windsor, Minister Coteau on Black History Month, OVER 40 ACTS ADDED TO MOVEMENT DETROIT 2017 LINEUP, Ontario Expanding Beer and Cider Sales, 400 Years of French Presence in Ontario, Windsor-Essex School Climate Survey, Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services, Ontario Economy Long-Term Report, Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize, Wage Enhancement Will Strengthen Licensed Child Care, Security Service Fined $70,000 - Failure to Meet Workplace Harassment, Essex Region Conservation 2017 Budget Aproved, 211 Day Celebrated Across North America February 11, Ontario Adds 28,800 Jobs,DRAGONS DEN AUDITION TOUR COMING TO WINDSOR, Fire Safety Awareness and Emergency Planning, Public Sector Accounting Standards Expert Advisory Panel Submits Report, WESPY Awards Nominations 2017 Announced, Ontario Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence, Premier Wynne on Ontario-USA Partnerships, City of Windsor Family Day Holiday Hours, Transit Windsor Intelligent Transportation System, Ontario Immigration Program Attracting Global Talent, Helping Businesses Find Skilled Workers, Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms, Stigma Enigma Helps Raise Over $127K for Maryvale, Ontario Economic Growth Outpaces G7 Countries, Empowering Youth - Ontario's 150th Anniversary, KYRSTEN SOLCZ JOINS WINDSORESSEX ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD, WEEDC Board Moves for Openness and Transparancy, Libro Credit Union and WEtech Alliance Select inaugural StartUP Six, City of Windsor Financial Rating Affirmed at AA, HEART TO HOME FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY IN WINDSOR, Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent, Renovations at Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, Ontario Investing in Festivals and Events to Boost Tourism Across Province, WINDSOR-ESSEX RESIDENTIAL HOME SALES STATISTICS FEBRUARY 2017, Statement from the Minister - Status of Women on International Women's Week, Change your Clocks and Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Ontario Adds 4600 Jobs in February, Windsor-Essex Cited in Ontario Economic Report, Growing Small Cider and Spirits Producers' Businesses, Wynne, Snyder Reaffirm Ontario-Michigan Partnership, NEW LIBRARY AT OPTIMIST COMMUNITY CENTRE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, United Way Announces 2016 I Believe in My Community Awards Finalists, Canada 150 Grant Program, Windsor Earth Hour Celebration, Ontario Appoints First Chief Investment Officer, 2017 Spay Neuter Vouchers for Cats Return Starting March 22, Ontario Supporting New Technology, Productivity and Growth in Greenhouse Sector, 8th Annual iClimb - Local Schools & Workplaces Step Up, Ontario Minimum Wage Increasing, Province to Increase Legal Aid Eligibility Threshold on April 1, 2017, WindsorEssex Community Foundation Announces $5,350 in Funding to Local Schools, National Caregiver Day Windsor-Essex, Organizing Committee & Teachers Life Partner in Pucks For Bucks, Free OSAP Tuition for Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario Students, School Day for Parents - Families Invited to Marlborough P.S., Easter Egg Hunt Museum Windsor, KINGSVILLE HIRES NEW FIRE CHIEF, City of Windsor 2017 Public Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List

Fire Safety Awareness and Emergency Planning for Residential High/Low Rise Building Owners and Managers

Requirements for high/low rise safety have necessitated the development of a program for building owners and managers to provide greater life, safety and property protection in those buildings which, because of their height and occupant activity, represent unique risks for fire.

Windsor Fire and Rescue Services (WFRS) has recognized this need and has developed a new program for property managers, building owners/managers and others responsible for fire safety within high/low rise buildings.

The first of such seminars is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the City of Windsor Emergency Operations Centre located behind WFRS Headquarters at 65 Elliott Street East with additional dates scheduled as well. The full list of offerings is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Friday, April 28, 2017

The presentations will cover why Ontario Fire Code awareness and emergency response training is mandated and required by the Ontario Fire Code for owners and designated supervisory staff, and why it is strongly encouraged for tenants.

In addition, the importance of the fire safety features and systems in buildings identified below will be discussed:

  • Fire separations and closures
  • Standpipes & sprinkler systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire safety plans
  • Fire department and firefighter’s access
  • Interior finishes
  • Exiting
  • Stairwells
  • Emergency lighting
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Emergency procedures
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • How to prepare for an inspection
  • Fire safety for residents

For more information, or to register for a course – please contact Windsor Fire and Rescue Services – Fire Prevention Division at 519-253-6573.