In 1976, the Government of Ontario established its first fire
code regulations. Seizing this opportunity, brothers Paul and John
Lemay formed a fire code inspection company two years later called
Regional Fire Protection. Initially, many building and property
managers were not aware of the newly established fire code
regulations. Shortly thereafter, the Provincial Government
partnered with Regional Fire Protection to develop a logbook for
tracking periodic inspections. After this, business started to
increase for Regional Fire Protection.
While operating The Fire Protection Centre, Paul recognized the
need for a consulting company in the fire protection industry.
Thus, in 1988, Paul incorporated Regional Life Safety Design &
Consulting Inc. to fill this niche in the marketplace.
In 1989, John (Paul's brother) decided to exit the fire
protection industry altogether. At this time, the employees of
Regional Fire Protection were merged with the employees at The Fire
Protection Centre. This same year, Paul's son, who's also named
John, joined his father at The Fire Protection Centre working as a
Paul's daughter, Catherine Chandler, joined The Fire Protection
Centre in 1994, and for the next five years, Paul, John, and
Catherine worked together to grow the business.
In 1999, Paul decided to sell The Fire Protection Centre and
focus his efforts on Regional Life Safety Design & Consulting
Inc. In January 2001, Catherine purchased the company from her
In April 2001, Bernie Seguin founded a fire protection company
in the Ottawa marketplace called Building Services. In November
2001, Bernie founded another company in the Ottawa marketplace
called SECUR Fire Protection (Noti-Secur Inc.), which specialized
in fire testing and product servicing.
In October 2003, Bernie teamed up with Catherine Chandler and
John Lemay, who had recently rejoined Regional Life Safety Design
& Consulting Inc., and the three became equal partners in both
SECUR and Regional Life Safety Design & Consulting Inc.
Regrettably, John Lemay passed away suddenly while on vacation
in May 2014.
Over the past decade, SECUR has become one of the top three fire
protection companies in the Ottawa region and continues to grow as
a company each year.
For more information about SECUR and our services, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.