Toronto Pearson takes fire prevention very seriously. In January 2000, we implemented the Fire Prevention division with the goal of implementing numerous prevention initiatives throughout the airport. With thousands of flights and millions of passengers passing through our airport annually, the tasks associated with preventing fires are ongoing.
The Fire Prevention team is made up of six full time staff:
The main responsibilities of the team are:
The Fire Prevention Division is a member of the following industry associations:
Programs implemented since January 2000:
Upgrading skills is an important part of Fire Prevention. To ensure our personnel are up to date, all fire prevention officers attend developmental training courses on a regular basis.
In accordance with the National Fire Code of Canada, all GTAA sites and facilities are inspected on an annual basis. (This amounts to approximately 600 inspections per year.) During inspections of new facilities, or facilities undergoing alterations of some kind, Fire Prevention Officers work closely with project managers, construction and control officers, architects and engineers to ensure building and fire code requirements and standards are being exceeded.
Fire Prevention Week is the highlight of the GTAA Fire Prevention Program. During this informative and educational week, various activities related to fire safety and prevention help GTAA employees and their families learn to be prepared.
Throughout the rest of the year the GTAA also promotes and publicizes fire safety tips, safety bulletins and the GTAA journal.