CERPS Training Inc. launches new E-learning course for Firefighter Safety with
Solar and Wind Turbine Installations
KING CITY, ON, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Centre for Emergency Response & Public
Safety (CERPS Training Inc.) today announced a new web-based, self-directed
training course for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Wind Turbines and Firefighter
Safety will open for on-line registration on Friday May 31, 2013.
Developed in collaboration with the Ontario Fire College, this latest CERPS
program addresses the current best practices for fire suppression when these
installations are involved. In 2011, 91% of Canada's solar photovoltaic
capacity was installed in Ontario(1) and currently, the Canadian Wind Energy
Association lists more than 1,200 wind turbines operating in 46 sites across
"This new program responds to a rapid growth in solar and wind systems in
Ontario" said Jay Patterson, President & CEO of CERPS Training Inc.
"Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan encourages the growth of alternative energy
generation both in residential and commercial settings. Fire Service
professionals will have even more hazards to contend with as they respond to
fire emergencies that directly and indirectly threaten these installations."
Launched Ontario, Canada in 2012, CERPS is a centre for high quality on-line
education with the specific mandate to extend the reach, frequency and
effectiveness of training and skill development for Firefighters. CERPS has
licensed e-learning technology from Stillwater Consulting Ltd., developers of
the Fire Learning Management System or FLMS, developed for training in
municipal fire departments across Canada.
(1.) Navigant Consulting Inc., Sector Profile for Solar Photovoltaics in Canada, report # 2012-063
(RP-TEC), CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada, March 2012, 100 pp.
(2.) Canadian Wind Energy Association
For more information or for on-line registration go towww.cerps.ca or
contact the Office of the Registrar at 905.867.4663.
SOURCE: Centre for Emergency Response and Public Safety
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