Breakout 17
  • Thursday 09:00am

    Food Trucks - Culinary delight or disaster waiting to happen

    Shayne Mintz, NFPA

    Shayne Mintz has almost 40 years experience in fire and emergency services and has worked in all aspects of emergency management and fire and life safety. Shayne is a career firefighter and retired from the fire service as Chief of the Burlington Fire Department in Ontario.

    Shayne has also served as the Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal responsible for Fire Protection Services for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and is now the Canadian Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

    Shayne has an extensive background in Fire, Disaster and Emergency Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He has also earned Master's Certificates in Operational Risk Management and Public Administration from York University in Toronto.

    Session Description

    The session will cover the hazards associated with mobile food trucks and the growing year round presence of these operations in virtually every community in BC and Canada.
    Topics covered will be identifying what exactly a mobile food truck is by definition, what incidents have occurred over the past few years, and what is happening in the standards world to assist regulators and code enforcement officers ensure these operations are undertaken safely.