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Support from industry helps Seneca’s fire protection
Support from industry helps Seneca’s fire protection students learn and train on the most up-to-date equipment, have access to industry experts and prepare to enter the workforce.

September 12, 2019

Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology (SFPET) program is a North American leader in providing a comprehensive fire protection education, offering a combination of prevention and suppression training. Created in 1972, SFPET is the largest program of its kind in Canada – graduating over 120 students annually.

Under the guidance of professors and industry experts, SFPET students work with advanced fire protection equipment and receive experience in the design and installation of fire protection systems within the largest series of lab environments in Canada.

Ongoing legislative changes and the constantly evolving codes and standards within the industry mean that the SFPET program must be dynamic and responsive in content creation and course delivery. Seneca also relies on industry support to ensure that equipment is always current and of the highest quality.

A recent example of that support is a donation of four Fire Panels from Johnson Controls, which have been installed in the Fire Protection labs.

“This support from Johnson Controls will help Seneca’s fire protection students learn and train on the most up-to-date equipment, have access to industry experts and be fully prepared to enter the workforce,” said Scott Pugsley, Professor and Industry Coordinator within the School of Fire Protection Engineering Technology.

Johnson Controls has been a long-standing partner of Seneca. They are committed to making the future more productive, more secure and more sustainable by creating intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities.

“We are committed to improving student achievement by collaborating with great partners such as Seneca,” said Evan Bombino, Senior Service Operations Manager, Fire Protection, Building Solutions North America, Johnson Controls. “Johnson believes in educating and inspiring students to do their part in building a better, brighter future.”

To learn more about how you can support Seneca students, contact us at  advancement@senecacollege.ca.