The 2015 CFAA British Columbia Technical Seminar
“Understanding the Changes and Updates”

Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)

7:30 – 8:30am                     Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 am                    Moderator’s Welcome and Introductions
                                               Don Brown , Siemens Canada Limited
8:40 – 8:50 am                    The CFAA; A brief update on CFAA activities
                                               By:  Gord Morrison, CFAA BC Chapter President  

8:50 – 9:30 am                "Commissioning of Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems:  What, Where & How"
                                               By: Ark Tsisserev, Applied Engineering Solutions

9:30 – 10:10 am             "What the AHJ expects from the fire alarm technician, codes and common sense."
                                               By: Mark Smitton, Assistant Fire Chief Maple Ridge

10:10– 10:30 am                     Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:20 am           "Quit Missing the Mark – Adopting the New Changes to  Inspection and Verification!
                                                     (or How to Help your Boss with Hair Loss!)"

                                               By: Frank Kurz, Anubis Systems Technologies
11:20 – 12:00 pm          "City of North Vancouver Upgrades"
                                               By: David Owens, City of North Vancouver

12:00 – 1:00 pm                      Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm                "The Relationship between the Contractor and Client"
                                               By: Victor Smart, WPS Disaster Management Solutions

1:45 – 2:30 pm                "De-mystifying fire alarm device ratings and their suitability for unusual environments"
                                               By:  Chris Sterling, Tyco Integrated Fire and Security
                                                (presentation to be posted soon)
2:30 – 2:45 pm                        Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:30 pm               "Signals to the fire department; Myths and Misconceptions"
                                               By: Ark Tsisserev, Applied Engineering Solutions
3:30 – 4:00 pm                    "Paperwork: The Importance of Accuracy"
                                               By:   Costa Vlachias, Contec Fire & Safety Ltd.
4:00 – 4:15 pm                    Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw
                                               By: Steve Clemens, CFAA National Executive Director