The Fire Technicians Network / Le Réseau de Techniciens Incendie is a Canadian federally incorporated non-profit professional association, founded in 2007, with the mandate of providing education, training, and mentoring to individuals engaged in the installation, maintenance, service, inspection, and testing of building life safety equipment and systems. The jurisdictional authorities tasked with enforcing the various Codes and Standards governing our industry are also fully supported partners within this mandate.
This website is the premier building life safety technical resource in Canada, where you’ll find a wealth of information to make YOUR job simpler, more effective, and ultimately, more rewarding. We not only want you to succeed, we want to ensure that success is going to take your career to the next level while protecting the people that matter the most.
March 2017 marks the launch of a new Canadian based initiative for the professional training and Certification for technicians servicing and testing building life safety equipment. The Fire Technicians Network Certification Programme represents the Gold Standard of professional practice and a new benchmark for our industry that will ensure the vital services our members provide are delivered without compromise to the various communities in which they work, and that elect to support this initiative. Our watchwords vigilance, knowledge, and integrity represent the core values of every FTN Certified member and are embedded in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct they are enjoined to support.
Our knowledge base of FAQs now feature answers to more than 1100 questions (and are being continuously updated and appended). Join our fire alarm forums where you can share your experiences and expertise with others. Download inspection forms and explore our library of links, informative tips and suggested testing procedures. Subscribe to our live RSS feed* and stay up-to-date with manufacturer’s bulletins, recall alerts, and technical notes. You can also open a whole tool-box of valuable links to exclusive installation guides, NFPA Standards, and agency listings. Our programmes & services and other events pages offer you opportunities to expand on your knowledge, meet like-minded people, and accelerate your career. Association members can also download manuals, installation and service instructions that may not be otherwise available from our extensive library.
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THIS HERO NEEDS A HAND!
Please take the time to visit Fire Chief (Ret.) Bruce Burrell’s GoFundMe page at https://ca.gofundme.com/f/fire-chief-bruce-burrell-support-fund and reach out a helping hand to this hero!
ATTENTION CANADIAN AHJs!
In cooperation with your local Building and Fire Official associations (in British Columbia these are FPOABC, FCABC, BOABC and EIABC), we’re waiving BOTH presentation fees for our day-long AHJ Training Courses for any Canadian communities interested in hosting either session. For more information about this exciting new opportunity to bring your members (and guests) up to date with upcoming changes to your province’s or territory’s Building and Fire Codes, the relevant National Standards, and the latest in life safety technology, please visit our Training Centre page!
We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of all the great people from the Mircom Group of Companies and Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC!
Interested in taking advantage of this special pricing? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list. Please ensure you indicate the ULC Standards Package you’re interested in reserving in the subject line of your email! You’ll be invoiced through Paypal (our secure payment provider), and your order processed, once we’ve achieved the minimum quantity target for that package. All pricing is in US Dollars. GST is extra.
You may be interested in joining the discussions (or starting one of your own) on our new LinkedIn Forum. It’s free (just like the phone number you’ll see at the top of every page) and you just might enjoy sharing with and learning from a bunch of great people! Follow us and receive regular updates on what’s happening in your community!
AHJ Training Courses are being offered by two (2) Canadian national associations:
Canadian Fire Alarm Technician Certification:
Fire Protection Equipment Technicians (Extinguisher Service):
Fire Protection Equipment Technicians (Provincial):
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We are not affiliated with ASTTBC, CFAA, CANASA, NFPA, NAFED, or NICET (although we encourage you to explore and objectively evaluate the benefits associated with supporting their individual efforts). Membership in the Fire Technicians Network is entirely voluntary. Are you up to the challenge of demonstrating your commitment to public safety and the highest standard of professional practice?
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