2019-04-16 Field Trip: Human Factors in Firefighting

Join us on a field trip to the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program at Algonquin College. The program focuses on the knowledge and competencies required of a professional firefighter, and conforms to the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association and Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Place: Algonquin College,1385 Woodroffe Ave., C125 – 1st Floor DARE, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8.

Registration is required (limited tickets!):

Food and refreshments will be served

Please see a map of the college to find free parking in Lot 8.

Program coordinator and instructor Ken Walton will discuss human-factors in firefighting, and his students will demonstrate the gear and equipment they wear and use. Ken has 31 years as a firefighter, including 28 years full-time in Ottawa, and 3 years full-time in the Air Force Fire Service. He is currently a Lieutenant/Hazardous Materials Technician with Ottawa Fire Services, and has 7 years experience as Fire Chief/Deputy Fire Chief in the McNab/Braeside Township.

About CapCHI

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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