OAFC Online Learning Series

OAFC Online Learning Series

The OAFC continues to evolve to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world - and our online learning series is no different. Our priority, as always, is to provide our members with unique and invaluable experiences to help them in their roles as fire service and community leaders. 
The OAFC's mission is to lead innovation and excellence in public and life safety. We endeavour to promote excellence and innovation in the areas of education and training, legislation and public policy, fire, and membership services. 
The OAFC Online Learning Series is not a sales pitch, it won't promote any specific service, technology, or product - but is a series of educational sessions jam packed with information, tips, tricks, and tangible take-aways to educate and help you protect your community.  The Online Learning Series is provided free to our Individual Members but has a small fee for non-members. Some sessions will be restricted to OAFC membership only, while others will be open to the entire fire service.  Each individual learning session on the registration page will outline who is able to attend. 

Our Online Learning Series take place approximately once a month via ZOOM Meeting and are approximately an hour in duration.

Upcoming Online Learning Series Sessions 

2022 Dates
October 11, 2022
Residential Sprinklers
Sean A. Tracey, FIFireE

Future Online Learning Series Topics

We are also in the process of planning additional opportunities and topics for the Online Learning Series on the following topics:

  • Rescue Tools, Presented by A.J. Stone Company Ltd.
  • Fire Investigation Services
  • Facts About Firefighting Foam
  • Mental Health 
  • MTO Session
  • Tender Building
If you have a topic that you would us to explore as part of our online learning series, please contact Shelley Molica, by email to shelley.molica@oafc.on.ca.

Past Online Learning Series Topics

  • Including Women in the Fire Service: A research-based discussion on Hiring and Recruitment
  • Administrative Monetary Penalty Systems 
  • Canoe Purchasing System
  • The Respectful Workplace in Canada
  • TSSA 101
  • Human Trafficking 101
  • NG 9-1-1
  • NFPA
  • Fire Truck Purchasing 101
  • Mandatory Vaccinations x 2 - Sponsored by: Hicks Morley
  • Consumer Product Safety Program 101: Including Legislation and Regulations, Incident Reporting, The Uncertified Smoke and CO Alarms issue and The Planned Public Outreach Campaign
  • Fire Service Cancer Prevention Checklist Awareness - Sponsored by: Starfield LION 
  • MTO CAS Invoicing Session 
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU)
  • Water Flow, Presented by A.J. Stone Company Ltd.
  • Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS)
  • Managing Your Fire Department During COVID-19, Presented by Hicks Morley
  • How Entitlement for Mental Stress is Determined by the WSIB
  • what3words - A geocode system designed to identify any location with a resolution of about 3 metres.


Sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information on the benefits of sponsoring the OAFC Online Learning Series, please visit 
If you would like more information on our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelley Molica at shelley.molica@oafc.on.ca.

About Us

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs represents the chief fire officers of the 441 municipal fire departments in the Province of Ontario.  These chief officers are ultimately responsible, by statute, for the management and delivery of fire, rescue, and emergency response to the 14.5 million residents of Ontario.
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The official hashtag of the OAFC Online Learning Series!

OAFC Online Learning Series Speaker & Presentation Overviews 2022 

Residential Sprinklers
Sean A. Tracey, FIFireE
Sean Tracey is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Kingston with a degree in Civil Engineering. Sean completed a twenty-year career in the Canadian Forces including serving as the Canadian Forces Fire Marshal from 1997-2000. From 2000 to 2012, he was appointed the first ever Canadian Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Sean joined the Ottawa Fire Service in 2012 where he served until August 2019, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Education, Safety & Innovation. Sean is a past Director of the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners, and a Past Director of the Ontario Fire Marshal Public Fire Safety Council. From 2005-2010, and 2012-2013 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. In 2015 he was awarded the grade of Fellow with the Institution of Fire Engineers. Sean is currently the co-chair of the Codes Committee for the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, and Chair of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada. He is passionate about building and fire codes, as well as promoting residential fire sprinklers.
Presentation Overview
This webinar will provide a brief overview of how residential sprinklers fit within your department’s community risk reduction strategy, and current Ontario codes framework.
  • Why are we seeing an increasing number of new subdivisions choosing to be sprinklered.
  • Incentivizing sprinklers to reduce install costs.
  • The numerous barriers, myths, and misconceptions around residential sprinklers.
  • Resources and supports available to the fire service to increase awareness about residential sprinklers in Ontario communities.  


Online Learning Series 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

As we adjust to a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the OAFC Online Learning Series allows fire and emergency services personnel and vendors from all across Ontario and beyond to connect, share knowledge, and learn about the latest industry developments.

Using a digital platform allows the OAFC to continue to offer our sector thought leadership, while safeguarding the health and safety of our members, staff, and colleagues. It also allows participants to stay informed and connected from the comfort of their own office! 

Sponsors and partners are integral to providing participants with an experience that continues to educate, entertain, and inform. The OAFC Online Learning Series will allow attendees to explore new ideas and hear from local and international experts. It affords the perfect forum to support your business by making connections and promoting your business through the OAFC’s new virtual marketing opportunities.

Why Sponsor

Supporting an OAFC Online Learning Session helps with your brand recognition, connections, and helps achieve your marketing goals specifically to your desired audience. In addition, you can be proud to know that your commitment goes to helping Ontario's fire service leader's further protect and promote public and firefighter safety.  The OAFC continues to advocate for the health and safety of our fire service personnel.  Whether it be through; mental health services and supports; fire and building code amendments; advocacy on life saving equipment; public education initiatives, and more. Your sponsorship assists us with achieving our vision of inspiring and influencing a safer Ontario.

Sponsorship Inclusions

  • Company profile – Name, logo, website, and social media links.  Plus, a banner ad in a prime location at the top of our online learning series website.
  • Access for you and your staff to the online session.
  • Electronic copy of the online session registration list with contact details.
  • Recognition in all OAFC Online Learning Series e-communications, and on the website leading up to the event.
  • Downloadable PDFs of your company profile sent to all attendees.
  • Questions included in post conference survey & logo on post event survey.
  • Right of first refusal for the next online learning opportunity.
  • Logo displayed during the online learning opportunity.
  • Welcome and Introduction at beginning of session.
  • Company logo displayed at the end of the webinar.
  • Verbal recognition by moderator.
  • Opportunity to provide a short video clip advertising your organization.

OAFC Online Learning Session Opportunities:

OAFC Industry Member :

Industry Member Sponsor (single session)
Industry Member Sponsor – Series of 3 sessions
Industry Member Sponsor – Series of 12 sessions


Non-Member Sponsor (single session)
Non-Member Sponsor – Series of 3 sessions
Non-Member Sponsor – Series of 12 sessions

A special thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of the association, and the fire service in Ontario!

Don't forget to tweet #OAFCLearning
The official hashtag of the OAFC Online Learning Series!

Contact Us

For questions regarding the OAFC Online Learning Series, or any of our events, please contact Shelley Molica, by email at shelley.molica@oafc.on.ca.
The OAFC Online Learning Series is offered monthly at no cost to Individual members. It is important to note that some sessions are reserved for specific membership categories and there may be a small fee for non-members who would like to attend the open sessions. 
If you have any topic suggestions, would like to speak at one of our online learning sessions, or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelley Molica by email to shelley.molica@oafc.on.ca
Don't forget to tweet #OAFCLearning
The official hashtag of the OAFC Online Learning Series!