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April 18, 2005
Residential fire sprinklers — vision or reality?
Toronto Fire Services will host the Canadian Fire Safety Association’s 2005
Canadian Fire Safety Education Forum on Wednesday. Keynote speaker Linda
Jeffrey, Brampton Centre MPP, will provide an update on the current status of
BILL 141, an Act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992 in respect to home fire

Date: Wednesday, April 20

Time: 9 a.m

Location: Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave.

Other presenters will discuss the benefits and challenges of residential
sprinkler design and installation. The myths and misconceptions of sprinklers
will be explored along with the pros and cons of sprinklers. Come to hear why
more than 200 jurisdictions across North America are protecting the people and
their families from the ravages of fire through the implementation of mandatory
sprinkler systems in homes.

“Toronto Fire Services fully supports sprinkler systems to significantly
enhance a fire-safe future,” says Deputy Fire Chief Rick Simpson.

Later in the day, other fire safety topics will be presented including
industrial explosion protection, fire-rated door hardware and firestopping.

Media contact:

Captain Michael Strapko
Toronto Fire Services
416-807-7140 (cell)
416-334-5223 (pager)



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