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“Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.”
-- Kofi Annan

This is a special portal we’d originally set up to help people with portable devices (iPhones®, Blackberries®, etc) navigate the “old” ASTTBC website.  While the new site has some similarities with ASTTBC’s main website (visually), there have been significant other changes incorporated.  For one thing, their forms page no longer provides current or “fillable” forms (they’re considered “samples” only).  For another, they’ve largely withdrawn all the links to some really informative newsletters they used to publish called Suppress! and Tech’s Fire Break.  This means that the Fire Technicians Network is likely the only remaining resource where this information is still available. 

Please note, The CURRENT Canadian Standards based life safety equipment testing and inspection reports can be accessed from our FORMS page. 

We’ve also provided links to both ASTTBC’s Practice Guidelines (the new version is called the Standard of Practice (SoP).  All of ASTTBC’s past newsletters are also available.  Simply click on the links provided below.


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Archived ASTTBC SUPPRESS!® and TECH'S FIRE BREAK® Newsletters

February 2004

December 2004

Fall 2006

June 2008 - (and Inserts)

June 2009 - “The Lost Suppress!”

Tech's Fire Break (July 2010)

October 2016 Bulletin (Issue #3)

November 2016 Bulletin (Issue #3)


Archived ASTTBC Complaint Outcomes

January 2005 - August 2006

August 2006 - September 2007

January 2013 - December 2013

January 2014 - December 2014

January 2015 - December 2015

January 2016 - June 2016

January 2017 - March 2017


ASTTBC Fire Protection Technician Practice Guideline (2008)
(Note - the pages have been re-configured from the original document
to make it easier to read and reference utilizing Adobe’s PDF Reader.)

ASTTBC Fire Protection Technician Standard of Practice (SoP) (2018)
(Note - this document became effective in May, 2018, with new tag requirements
starting January 1, 2020.)

Contact Info (Main Office)
10767 - 148th Street
Surrey, B.C. V3R 0S4
Telephone: (604) 585-2788
Facsimile: (604) 585-2790

Registrar/Practice Review Board
Phillipa Stanaway
Extension 235

Compliance Coordinator
Elvira O’Kane
Extension 238




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Professional Certification of building Life Safety Systems Technologists and Specialists in Canada

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Common Fire Alarm Trouble Signals:
We're compiling a list of common fire alarm trouble signals and displays HERE!

Access the most extensive fire protection equipment and service FAQ on the planet!

We've updated the Fire Alarm Inspection and testing forms in our library (July, 2014).
Check out the latest version on our Forms page!


In Memoriam
G. Richard (Rich) Morris
Celebrating a truly
remarkable life!

CFAA’s Tribute
SCC’s Tribute

In Memoriam
David Sylvester
CFAA Legend, Educator,
and Friend!

CFAA’s Tribute



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