Revised Training Program for Fire Alarm Technicians

Communiqué du commissaire des incendies

Revised Training Program for Fire Alarm Technicians

Communiqué 2016-08

February 9, 2016

Clauses 1.2.1.2.(1)(a) and 1.2.2.2.(1)(a) of Division C of the Fire Code require that persons who perform work on fire alarm systems and interconnected smoke alarm systems successfully complete a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management announces that it has accepted, pursuant to these clauses, the recently revised fire alarm technician training program of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA).

The revised CFAA training program consists of theoretical, practical and continuing education components, thus ensuring that fire alarm technicians in Ontario continue to be appropriately trained and qualified. As of January 1, 2016, persons interested in becoming a qualified fire alarm technician through the CFAA will be required to enrol in this training program.

Information on the revised CFAA training program and requalification options for technicians qualified under the former CFAA training program can be found on the CFAA Web site.

In addition, a series of questions and answers is attached.

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