CERPS Training Inc. launches new E-learning course for Firefighter Safety with Solar and Wind Turbine Installations

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 
the province(2). 
"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." 
About CERPS.
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   
      http://www.canwea.ca/farms/wind-farms_e.php
    



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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