Hoarding: Risks, Mitigation and Enforcement

  • October 28, 2023
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Jennifer Cooper and Katrina Nedeljkovich

Explore critical insights into hoarding and fire safety in our upcoming presentation. Delve into the unique challenges posed by hoarding tendencies, their potential impact on fire

risks, and effective mitigation strategies. Join us to grasp the connection between excessive clutter and heightened hazards, and learn how to enhance prevention and

response protocols. This presentation equips fire safety professionals, emergency responders, and community stakeholders with the knowledge to identify, address, and

mitigate fire risks associated with hoarding behavior.

Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper, a dynamic professional, Operations Manager at the Office of the Fire Marshal's South Unit, boasts 18 impactful years in the fire service. With versatile roles

spanning suppression, prevention, education, and investigation, she's a seasoned professional. Holding multiple NFPA certifications and completing prestigious programs

from Humber College and Dalhousie University, Jennifer's commitment shines. NAFI Certified with 921 and 1033 credentials, she excels in the application of legislation and

enforcement strategies. Jennifer is an expert in navigating complex and diverse hoarding situations, collaboratively working with multiple agencies to yield positive outcomes. Her

dynamic expertise and leadership drive advancements in fire safety and professional growth within the industry.

Katrina Nedeljkovich

Katrina Nedeljkovich is an accomplished professional, currently serving as the Operations Manager for the Program Development and Analytics Unit at the Office of the Fire Marshal.

Armed with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters of Education in Studies in Teaching and Learning in Adult Education and Online

Learning, she has developed numerous training opportunities including the Assistant to the Fire Marshal Training, Hoarding E-Learning, and the Essentials of Municipal Fire

Protection. She has also significantly contributed to various other province-wide initiatives, such as the Province of Ontario Mutual Aid Plan and Community Risk Assessments.