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Keeping up with Fuel-Burning Equipment Fires

September 29, 2021


Heating equipment routinely numbers among the most common causes of fires in Canada, maybe in part due to the length and severity of our winters. But what is the actual cause of the fires? If you examine the incidents, you will find that they are rarely the result of equipment malfunctions but rather something more commonplace and almost entirely preventable. Most fires caused by fuel-burning equipment are the result of maintenance- and installation-related issues.  

In this webinar, we will be discussing: 

  • The most common causes of heating equipment fires 
  • Common installations and equipment  
  • Types of maintenance and schedules 
  • Questions to ask at the scene
  • Documentation to secure 

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Alberta Pending.


Mark Mason

Mark has worked for the provincial downstream hydrocarbon regulator in Ontario for approximately 14 years. In that time he has assisted in, and led, over 100 explosion and fire investigations involving natural gas, propane, fuel oil, diesel, gasoline, hydrogen, digester and landfill gas. Mark has extensive experience in hydrocarbon appliance operation and failure mechanisms, and expert knowledge of all Canadian codes and regulations with respect to hydrocarbon fuels. Mark worked for the Alberta Energy Regulator for 2 years where he specialized in pipeline inspection and failure investigations with respect to the upstream oil and gas industry. Mark has CFEI, G1, LP, PM2 certifications and over 22 years of experience in the hydrocarbon fuels industry.