Rauf Ahmad, also known as Rauf Arain who operated two companies offering fire protection services to buildings in Toronto has been convicted and fined $67,500 for several violations of the Ontario Fire Code.
Ahmad plead guilty in provincial offences court to the Ontario Fire Code violations on Dec. 7, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019 that occurred at three Toronto addresses.
Ahmad has been placed on probation for two years after his companies, Advanced Detection Technologies Corporation and York Fire Protection, failed to inspect, test and repair building fire safety systems at 1100 Birchmount Road and 77 and 99 Harbour Square.
These violations constitute a very serious breach of public safety and trust.
In media reports, it was noted that Toronto Fire Services will monitor all fire protection companies hired by owners to protect buildings across the city.
Ahmad is prohibited for two years from operating any business offering fire protection installation, maintenance or consultation services in Ontario.
He is also prohibited for a year from directly or indirectly providing fire protection installation, maintenance or consultation services in Ontario, and after that time, he will only be allowed to do so under the supervision of a certified sprinkler and fire protection installer or registered fire alarm technician in good standing.