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    The Canadian Fire Alarm Association85 Citizen Court, Unit 5, Markham, Ontario L6G 1A8


    Wednesday, October 21, 2009Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWednesday, October 21, 2009Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    The CFAA is pleased to present the 2009 Alberta Technical Seminar.Presentations will bring you up to date with industry regulations,

    fire alarm design, as well as verification requirements.Register today for this exciting and very worthwhile event.

    The CFAA is pleased to present the 2009 Alberta Technical Seminar.Presentations will bring you up to date with industry regulations,

    fire alarm design, as well as verification requirements.Register today for this exciting and very worthwhile event.

  • 7:30 8:30 am Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast.

    8:30 8:40 am Moderators Welcoming Remarks.Allen Hodgson, CFAA Executive Director

    8:40 9:00 am Th e CFAA; Association milestones, goals, local affi liation and education.Steve Maudsley, CFAA Alberta Chapter DirectorTom VanKosh, CFAA Alberta Chapter President

    9:00 9:45 am Introduction to the CFAA Education Program.David Sylvester, Morrison Hershfi eld Inc.

    9:45 10:30 am Th e Liability Exposure of Fire Protection companies and Fire Protection System Installers.Ann Marie Barry, SimplexGrinnell

    10:30 10:50 am Complimentary Coff ee Break

    10:50 11:30 am Th e 2006 Alberta Building Code & Residential Wiring Code.Kirk Th ordobson, Stebnicki + Partners

    11:30 - 12:00 pm Introduction to the ULC Standards.Alan Cavers, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

    12:00 1:00 pm Complimentary Buff et Lunch

    1:00 1:45 pm Fault Isolation Modules for Fire Alarm Systems. Why they are important, where they are required and the testing requirements.David Goodyear, D.Goodyear Consulting

    1:45 2:30 pm Fire Alarm System Design.Ken Baird, Leber Rubes Inc.

    2:30 2:50 pm Complimentary Coff ee Break

    2:50 3:30 pm City of Calgary Verifi cation Requirements.Ken Prusky, City of Calgary

    3:30 4:00 pm CAN/ULC-S561 Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems. An Explanation of the requirements in the Standard, vis--vis the requirements of the monitoring service, the installation, and the ongoing testing of the equipment.Alan Cavers, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

    4:00 pm Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw


  • Ken Baird, is the Vice President of Systems Engineering for Leber/Rubes Inc. where for the past 22 years he has been a fi re protection consultant .With more than 40 years of experience in the fi re protection industry, his understanding of fi re protection technology has created very progressive and highly reliable fi re detection designs to address the needs of our buildings and their occupants. He has participated in the development of the Codes and Standards which aff ect life safety is currently a member of the CFAA executive, chairman of the ULC subcommittee for fi re alarm control panels and a participant in a number of working groups.

    Ann Marie Barry, is Assistant General Counsel for SimplexGrinnell, a leading provider of fi re protection equipment and services in North America, and for the divisions business and professional licensing. Ms. Barry previously served as Corporate Counsel for ADT Security Services, Inc. and as Assistant General Counsel for SecurityLink, Inc. where she was responsible for managing the companys legal and licensing matters. She has also served as Counsel for Ameritech Corporation supporting its alarm subsidiary operations.

    Alan Cavers, is the Area Manager for the Fire & Security Systems Group of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). He has been with ULC for 28 years in various capacities with the past 20 years in the fi re alarm and burglary protection area. Th e Fire and Security Systems Group are the main resource for AHJ, Police Dept., Fire Dept., and Insurance Companies to source out and provide interpretations for fi eld problems.Alan is an active member of the Standing Committee on Use and Egress for the NBCC & NFCC for the next release of the NBC & NFC for 2010. He is a CFAA Registered Technician and a CFAA Director.


  • Dave Goodyear, is president of D. Goodyear Fire Consulting, which off ers fi re investigation and fi re safety consulting services. He has over 30 years experience in fi re protection engineering, including 20 years with the Offi ce of the Ontario Fire Marshal. He has specialized knowledge in postfi re evaluation and an extensive background in fi re alarm systems. Dave is on many fi re alarm related ULC standards writing committees and is a member of the ULC/ULI Harmonization Co-ordinating Conference and Technical Committee. He is a member of the NFPA technical committee on Fire Alarm Fundamentals (NFPA 72) and the Canadian Advisory Council to ISO/TC21/SC3.

    Steve Maudsley has been in the fi re alarm business in the Calgary market place for 30 years, employed by Edwards/GE Security. He has vast experience in design, installation and verifi cation of fi re alarm systems. His passion is to strengthen the fi re alarm industry in Alberta through training and a dynamic Canadian Fire Alarm Association Alberta Chapter.

    Ken Prusky, is the Fire Marshal for the City of Calgary Fire Department. Ken has been with the Calgary Fire Department for 21 years working in the response/operations division for 10 years then moved into the Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) for the last 11 years. Ken worked as a fi re inspector and then moved into the role of Technical Services Offi cer reviewing all permit applications from initial Land Use through to fi nal building permit. He also worked with Calgary Emergency Management during the G8 Summit. Ken has co-authored the Calgary Fire Department Emergency Response Standard, currently being implemented as part of the City of Calgary Streets and Roads Standard. Ken is currently the secretary for the Alberta Building Offi cials Association (ABOA); Vice President of the Alberta Fire Safety Offi cials Association (AFSOA).


  • David Sylvester, is a Senior Life Safety Systems Specialist at Morrison Hershfi eld Limited in Toronto. David has over 20 years of engineering experience within fi re protection and life safety systems and with related services, as a designer, building systems manager and consultant. He is an accredited Master Electrician/Electronic Technician with experience in electrical/fi re alarm instruction/training. He also provides instruction on the Canadian Electrical Code at George Brown College and Fire Protection Engineering at Seneca College. David is 1st Vice President and Chair of the Education Committee for the CFAA.

    Kirk Thordobson, is a Fire Alarm Specialist at Stebnicki + Partners Consulting Electrical Engineers in Calgary. His role includes fi re alarm design, technical resource, Codes and Standards interpretations and verifi cations. He has over 20 years experience as an electrical/electronic technician. He moved to Canada twelve years ago aft er spending nine years with the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) of the British Army. Kirk soon got involved in the Fire Safety industry and in 1998 volunteered as a Firefi ghter with the City of Airdrie for fi ve years. His technical background and passion for fi re safety led him to employment with G.E.Security as a fi re alarm technician and the Calgary Health Region at the New Alberta Childrens Hospital. He is a working group member of the new CAN/ULC-S575 - Commissioning of Life Safety & Fire Protection Systems Standard currently under development. Kirk is a Registered Technician with the CFAA and Vice-President of the newly established Alberta Chapter of the CFAA.

    Tom VanKosh, is a fi re alarm design and sales professional with over 16 years of progressive experience. Tom has played key roles in the design and implementation of large fi re alarm system throughout Western Canada. Currently Tom is the Electronic Systems Sales Representative at SimplexGrinnell for the Southern Alberta region and is the Key Account representative for the Calgary Airport Authority and the University of Calgary.


  • Mark your calendars and plan to attend this one-day conference as it will provide you with interesting and pertinent industry-related information through informative speakers and timely topics. Registration will include complimentary parking, continental breakfast, morning and aft ernoon refreshment breaks, buff et lunch and great networking opportunities.

    Comments from Participants at Previous Seminars

    Very very interesting and informative. Th ank you.Excellent Topics. Best yet.

    Th is was one of the best seminars I have ever attended.Very well run! Great speakers all day.

    Valuable information & entertaining andtopical/relevant topics for me. Good variety.

    Excellent, an exceptional array of presenters, very worthwhile.Great lineup of topics and associated speakers.

    Overall impressed with the quality of the presentations and the presenters. For the most part, very informative. It was evident that the speakers were

    passionate about what they do.Fantastic Again!

    Very good day! Worth the travel!Always a great day! I look forward to this seminar every year.

    If you are a Fire and Building Offi cial, Manufacturers Representative, Sales or Service Person, Fire Alarm Technician, Engineer, Designer, Building Owner, Building Supervisor, Facility Manager or Fire Protection Consultant, YOU will benefi t from this educational seminar.