July 29th 2021
Subject: Sentencing Statement
Public safety continues to be our first priority, and we are committed to ensuring our inspection and installation procedures are held to the highest standards. Premium responded to these matters responsibly, by selecting the earliest trial date available, and accepting the advice it received regarding a joint-submission on sentencing, which the Judge accepted. More charges were dropped or resulted in acquittals, than resulted in convictions.
It is important to note that the safety of the equipment inspected was never called into question, and none of the charges involved quality of work. Safety was not compromised. The concerns were around who conducted certification and supervision of apprentices.
Premium Fire Protection has put in place new protocols, procedures, and mandatory training to ensure this will never happen again. We have learned from these charges and acknowledge we should have done more in ensuring apprentices only completed work they were certified for.
We are pleased that since the incidents were identified, there is now see a clearer definition of the limitations of Apprentices and Programmers.
Premium Fire Protection has reached out and offered to work with safety code officers at the City of Calgary Fire Department and will continue to work collaboratively them to protect the public’s safety and security.
April 15th , 2021
Subject: Fire Extinguisher Tag Recall
Dear Valued Customer
Fire Extinguisher Tag Recall Premium Fire Protection Ltd. inadvertently serviced Portable Fire Extinguishers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan that has a tag on it with an ID # that is incorrect and therefore the subject of a recall. Premium Fire Protection regrets the error made and is proactive at correcting the problem in an efficient and timely manor. If you have any of these tags containing the ID # in the picture, they are subject to the recall. The tags will be dated between January 2021 and April 2021.
Our staff will be in contact with you to make arrangements to correct the issue. There are no concerns surrounding the operation of any of the Portable Fire Extinguishers.
And no lives or property are at any risk. All of the tags were signed by Qualified/Certified technicians.
Should you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1.888.995.1260
Premium Fire Protection ltd.