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An Expert Fire Alarm Technician Redefines Excellence

An expert fire alarm technician leaves his mark at Viking Fire Protection!

At Viking Fire Protection, we believe in showcasing our dedicated workforce. We are proud to be the employer of choice for the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable fire alarm professionals. Because we value our exceptional team, we are dedicating a special segment of our blog, the “Join the Fire Protection Best!” series, to highlight that the best specialists, recognized across Canada, work at Viking Fire Protection.

For this article, we have chosen to highlight a senior technician, and expert electrician, working with our Viking Fire Protection team in Montreal: Jaafar Kobaa, due to his commitment and integrity in the practice of his profession.

Expert fire alarm technician and electrician Viking Montreal

Photo: Jaafar Kobaa at the Viking Fire Protection Office, in Montreal


“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Montreal team for their support and collaboration throughout my journey at Viking. Your expertise, mentorship, and solidarity have been essential in my professional development, and I am grateful to be a part of an exceptional crew.” – Jaafar Kobaa


Mastering the Trade: Jaafar Kobaa’s Training and Work Experience Leading to Expertise

Over the past 12 years, Jaafar has worked as a fire alarm technician. He has gained extensive experience in the installation, inspection, and commissioning of fire alarm systems.

His outstanding professional skills, quality of work, and customer service are highly appreciated by his clients. Following the completion of several fire alarm projects, clients have expressed great satisfaction with the quality of his work.

Before fully dedicating himself to the fire protection field and pursuing fire alarm training, Jaafar gained valuable experience as an electrician in the industrial sector. This prior experience allowed him to acquire skills and knowledge that have enriched his current expertise in fire alarm systems.

Having completed studies in electrical engineering in Morocco, where he ranked first in his class, Jaafar further developed his competence and mastery in Quebec, to become an expert fire alarm technician.

Furthermore, Jaafar has accumulated an impressive list of diplomas and certifications, leading, among other things, to his certified fire alarm technician (CFAA) and Red Seal construction electrician (CCQ) credentials.

As a matter of fact, the Red Seal designation is a mark of excellence among employers in Canada, indicating that the electrician has successfully performed in interprovincial exams, mastering the national standard practices, recognized by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA).

Within his department, Jaafar is considered the go-to person for the most challenging projects, and for managing multiple large projects simultaneously. He always receptive when it comes to taking on the responsibility of training new technicians. Clearly, his adaptability to the various changes in the fire protection industry is one of his strongest qualities.

Regarding the following article, just before it was published, Jaafar commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the entire team for their support and collaboration throughout my journey at Viking. Your expertise, mentorship, and teamwork have been essential to my professional development, and I am grateful to be part of such an exceptional team.”

Attracting the Best Talent in the Industry

At Viking, we take pride in employing the most qualified fire alarm technicians in the industry. We value and reward our outstanding specialists, reflecting a high employee retention rate.

By choosing a career as a fire alarm technician, and as an electrician, at Viking, you gain access to extensive expertise and solid professional guidance from our staff.

We employ top specialists, recognized across Canada, who share their skills to shape the next generation of experts with fire alarm training.

Expert fire alarm technician and electrician Viking Montreal

Join the Best in Fire Protection

Jaafar emphasizes the importance of hands-on experience on construction sites, even after completing several fire alarm training courses. He acknowledges that practical experience is essential and cannot be solely acquired in the classroom.

Moreover, Jaafar attributes part of his success to the ongoing mentorship and expertise of the entire Viking team, which has enabled him to progress in his career to this level of achievement.

If you have completed your fire alarm training and wish to enhance your skills and develop your professional experience with the best technicians in the industry, visit our careers page and contact us today.

At Viking Fire Protection, you will find a work environment that fosters your professional development and allows you to become tomorrow’s expert.

For 90 years, our strong reputation has been built on our commitment to providing top-notch fire protection products and services, that perfectly meet our clients’ requirements.

Apply today and join one of the most respected fire protection companies in Canada!

Industry Standards & Affiliation

Viking systems are designed and installed exclusively according to NFPA standards. Our team uses products that are recognized by ULC and FM Approved standards. Viking Fire Protection also meets pre-qualification requirements by several recognized organizations