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Meet Our Staff

Peter A. White- Chief Operating Officer

  • Graduate of York University, Bachelors Degree (Economics/Urban Studies), 1983
  • 1985-present professional fire fighter – Toronto Fire Services
  • 1994-present – NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician
  • 1997-present – Captain/ Incident Commander for Hazmat Team – Toronto Fire Services
  • 2005-present – Team member of the Provincial CBRN Response Team (counter terrorism response)
  • 2004-present – Shift Training Instructor for Hazmat – Toronto Fire Services
  • 2007-present – Competent person for training supervisors – City of Toronto
  • 2005 – Certified as a level 1 trainer/facilitator – University of Maryland Fire Service Program
  • Ontario Fire Marshal –Trainer Facilitator Certification – 2006
  • 2005 – Graduate of the Canadian School for Counter Terrorism (live agent certified), Suffield, Alberta
  • CBRN certified Toronto fire services, 2006
  • Certified facilitator for the Ontario Propane Association
  • Radiation Safety Officer for Toronto Fire Services, certified by the CNSC
  • Keynote speaker for the Ontario Fire Marshal, Metro Hazardous Materials Conference, IAPA, Canadian Industrial Emergency Response Conference (London, Edmonton), Conference of the Americas (Fort Myers, Florida)       
  • Founder/ owner of Hot Zone Training Consultants Inc, April 1997
  • Master trainer/facilitator for Hot Zone Training Consultants Inc.


Facilitator in the following instructional areas:

Air Monitoring
Bounding and Grounding
Basic Health and Safety
CBRN Preparedness
Blood Bourne Pathogen Certification
Code Brown Certification (Chemical Spill for Health Care)
Compressed Gas Safety
Chemical Spill
Confined Space Entry/Rescue/Assessments
Construction propane/propane fill
CPR/First Aid/ Defibrillation
Emergency Response Team Training-Awareness, Operations, Technician, Specialist A, B, and C
Fall Arrest
Fire Code Audits
Fire Extinguisher Training
Respiratory Awareness and Fit testing (10 fit testers on staff, 5 Porta Counts)
H2S Awareness
Hazwoper (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response – (OHSA cfr 1910.120)
Emergency Incident Management System Training
Lab Safety Certification
Ladder Safety
Lock Out Training meeting CSA Z460
Patient Decontamination Certification
Pandemic Preparedness Seminars
Procedure/Guideline Development
SCBA/APR certification
Supervisor and the Law and Bill C-45
Competent Supervisor Certification
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Violence in the Workplace
Wellness program development

 Ammonia/Chlorine Emergency Response Teams –

  • Clients: Labatt Breweries (London, Ontario)
  • Heinz (Leamington, Ontario)
  • Kerry Ingredients (Woodstock, Ontario)
  • Maidstone Bakeries (Brantford Ontario)
  • Campbells (Listowel, Ontario)
  • Labatt Breweries (Etobicoke, Ontario)
  • Johnson Matthey (Brampton, Ontario)
  • Omstead Foods (Wheatly, Ontario)
  • NOVA Chemicals (Sarnia, Ontario)
  • Pillsbury (Midland, Ontario) 
  • JD Sweid (Waterloo, Ontario)
  • BHP Mines (Jansen, Saskatchewan
  • Cimco Refrigeration

Non- ammonia/chlorine teams

  • Algonquin Automotive
  • Babcock and Wilcox
  • Bacardi Canada
  • Barrday Inc
  • Boehmer Box
  • Castrol Canada
  • Christie Digital
  • Cobalt
  • Comdev
  • Dana Canada
  • GDX automotive
  • General Dynamics
  • Good Humour Breyers
  • Niagara Region of Health
  • INCO research
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • LCBO
  • Leamington Fire Service
  • Listowel Technologies
  • Magna International
  • McMaster
  • Midland Fire
  • Norampac
  • Polycon
  • Region of Waterloo
  • Septodont
  • Solucor
  • University of Windsor, University of Ottawa

Brenda White- Senior Sales and Chief Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology- York University
  • Hotzone Training Consultants Sales Manager 2005-Present
  • All Hotzone correspondence, inquires, booking and accounting

Brian White-

  • Police Foundations and Pre-Service Firefighter graduate
  • Respiratory Fit Tester
  • Confined Space Rescue attendant
  • Warehouse manager
  • Fire Watch/Hot Work Team Leader
  • Confined Space/Rope Rescue team member
  • Fire extinguisher facilitator
  • Hazmat Awareness certified
  • CBRN Awareness
  • Quantitative Respiratory Fit testing technician
  • Sales and marketing

Ashley Labar-

  • Sales support and administration
  • Training Centre Coordinator and Bookings
  • Customer Service
  • Account Manager
  • Respiratory Fit Test Technician

Harold Watts:

  • 30 years as a master facilitator for material handling training (Crane, Lift Truck, Aerial Man lift) – Dow Chemical
  • Certified as a master facilitator in adult education principles – Hot Zone Training Consultants 2010 (recert)
  • Certified as a quantitative fit test technician – Hot Zone Training Consultants/ TSI
  • Certified facilitator for fall arrest, WHMIS, ladder safety.
  • Certified Facilitator for WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Propane (all levels), Overhead Crane, Lift Truck, Scissor Lift, Zoom Boom, Rigging and Slinging, Ladder Safety

Jake Herring-  

  • Licensed Tool and Die maker
  • Graduate of Loyalist college paramedic program –
  • Toronto firefighter since 2005
  • Goderich firefighter 1998-2005 -pre-service firefighter instructor
  • CBRNE Certified, Toronto Fire Services, 2012
  • Hazardous Materials technician, NFPA 472
  • Quantitative Respiratory Fit test assistant
  • Senior Instructor for Pre Fire Service Program, Conestoga College
  • EMS Instructor, Seneca College
  • Shift Training Instructor, TFS

Steve Buckingham-
24 yr fire service proffessional, have been involved with Health and Safety for 20 years:

  • JHSC Certification Training
  • Served on JHSC at local and provincial level
  • Served on Ontario Fire Service Advisory Committee (Section 21) MOL
  • STI for Toronto Fire Services (Tools, SCBA, Ventilation)
  • Adult Educator (techniques of Instruction, qualified supervisor)
  • Certified to technician level in technical rescue (con space, technical rope rescue, water/ice/ swiftwater rescue, trench. Haz-Mat CBRN Training
  • Fire Protection Technician Certified, Seneca College
  • Union Steward, local 3888
  • Confined Space Rescue Team Leader
  • Facilitator in Air Monitoring, Basic Health and Safety, Chemical Spill, Confined Space Entry/Rescue/Assessments, Fall Arrest, Fire Extinguisher, Respiratory Awareness, WHMIS, Quantitative Respiratory Fit Test technician

Ron Green-

  • Cambridge Firefighter since 1999- Acting Captain
  • Confined Space / Hazmat Consultant 2000-2006
  • Confined space trainer and team leader
  • 2000-2009 High Angle Rescue Technician certified under NFPA 472
  • IRATA Level 2
  • Worked on CN Tower construction
  • Rescue diver and life guard
  • Hazardous materials Technician NFPA 472
  • Quantitative Respiratory Fit test technician fa
  • Fall Arrest technician
  • Confined Space Audits /Assessments
  • Facilitator in Fall Arrest, Confined Space, Technical Rope, High Angle Rescue, Hazmat, WHMIS
  • Sales

Dave Stephenson-

  • 10 years with Hot Zone Training Consultants - Lead fit tester, S.C.B.A. trainer, Respiratory Awareness Trainer, Hazardous Material Spill Trainer.
  • Toronto Fire Services over 28 years- 19 years as a Captain in Fire Suppression.
  • Graduate of Seneca College - Fire Emergency Services and Rescue- Honours
  • Gradute of Ontario Fire College Recruit Training 1984.
  • Graduate of Ontario Fire College- Officers Program
  • Seneca College Intructor for Occupational Health and Safety for Fire Services Course and Firefighters Emergency Services Course. - 3 years.
  • Health and Safety Co ordinator for York fire Dept. - 5 years.
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee member in industry for Steelcase Canada- 4 years.
  • Hazmat Awareness NFPA 472
  • R.I.T. certified
  • SCBA certified
  • Incident Command certified

David Shaw-
35 years experience as a police officer includes:

  • Police Officer from September 30, 1975 to December 31, 2010 with The Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Held rank of Detective Sergeant prior to official retirement date of December 31, 2010
  • Assigned to the Detective Branch, Division #2 Cambridge from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010
  • Hot Zone Training Consultants Inc. Instructor, presenter and lecturer on Lifting Techniques, Conflict Resolution and Bill C168

Kirk Fudge-

  • Toronto Firefighter since 1996
  • Graduated paramedic program in 2004
  • Supervisor for private paramedic service since 2007
  • Hazmat technician since 2001
  • Hazmat Rail specialist 2010
  • First aid/CPR instructor since 2002
  • Instructor for EMP, Red Cross, Sunny Brook and Heart and Stroke, Fall Arrest, Chemical Spill, TDG/WHMIS
  • Master Instructor for Haz Mat/WMD – IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters)
  • Quantitative Respiratory Fit Test technician
  • Instructor Ontario Fire Marshals Office
  • Graduate of Canadian Counter Terrorism School
  • Member of Provincial/Federal CBRNE teams
  • Instructor for NFPA 472 Hazmat all levels

Chris Champagne:

  • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician (1998)
  • Technical rope rescue/confined space rescue team leader 1999 – London Fire Services
  • Adult education E1 & E2. (University of Maryland)
  • Training Officer , London Fire Services
  • 15 years experience as a professional Fire Fighter
  • Tank car specialist ERTC Pueblo Co.
  • Facilitator for Fall Arrest, Confined Space entry and rescue, Respiratory awareness/fit testing, WHMIS/TDG, ERT, Technical Rope Rescue

Cassandra Sonnenburg:

  • McMaster BCsN Nursing Program
  • Personal support worker
  • Grand River Hospital Externship
  • Respiratory Fit Tester
  • Patient Lifting Instructor

David Fleming

  • 5 ½ years service with British Army  
  • 10 years service with a Full Time Fire Departments
  • NFPA 1001 firefighter I/II
  • PSHASA Confined Space Technician
  • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician

Brent E. Foisy



  • Accident Investigation
  • M.O.L. Machine Guarding And Pre-Safety Review  
  • Health, Safety And The Law
  • Certified J.H.S.C. Part I&II
  • Certified In Standard First Aid
  • E.D.G.E. Training (Ergonomics)
  • WSIB Claims Management Certificate (E.K. Gillin And Associates)
  • Safety Auditor Certificate (E.K. Gillin And Associates)
  • Certified By 3M Canada For Respirator Fit Testing
  • IH Sampling and Strategies Certificate
  • New! 2014 Registered Professional Trainer with CTPA


  • Elevated work Platform (Scissor/articulated)
  • Forklift/Lift Truck/Material Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Lockout Tag out
  • Lift Truck Trainer Qualitative Respirator Fit Tester (3M Canada)
  • Over Head Crane Trainer
  • Respiratory Awareness and Fit testing
  • Supervisor and the Law and Bill C-45
  • Competent Supervisor Certification
  • Violence in the Workplace Awareness
  • Confined Space Entry/Rescue/Assessments
  • WSIB Claims Management


  • Member Of The Canadian Society Of Safety Engineering (CSSE) since 2004
  • Appointed to Executive committee of the CSSE Grand Valley Chapter -2012
  • Vice-Chair CSSE in 2013
  • Obligations and Liabilities of the Safety Professional (CSSE)
  • Volunteer with I.A.P.A. (now WSPS) since 2003
  • Young Workers Awareness Program(YWAP) safety training volunteer
  • Committee member of the North Perth Fire Protection Plan
  • Committee member Family Health Team Listowel District Hospital
  • Construction Safety Association of Ontario – Basics of Supervision Course
  • 10 and 40 hour OSHA training

Ministry of Labour Blitz

Anixter Canada Inc. Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 4:10 P.M. Ministry of Labour BRAMPTON, ON - Anixter Canada Inc., a Mississauga wire, cable, communications and security product company, was fined $50,000 after a worker was injured.

Sun-Brite Foods Inc. Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured in Canning Facility

February 9, 2015

WINDSOR, ON - Sun-Brite Foods Inc., a company that processes and cans field crops, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a seasonal farm worker was critically injured.

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