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UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 14PN-9)
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers identified bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by Tyco and the thermo bulbs were not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.
    Name of Product: Upright TY3151; Pendent TY3251; Horizontal Sidewall PS007.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in Vietnam and India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the upright TY3151 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings include: UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3151; "TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb -Job F5.
    Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings include: cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C, SU, TY3151; "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss; Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    For more information and to see photographs go to www.ul.com.

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinklers-release-14pn-9_20140515101700.xml

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler’s wrench boss is marked “TYCO”, the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco, its affiliates, or agents.
    Name of Product: Pendent Type Fire Sprinkler
    Identification: On the product: The counterfeit sprinkler has the UL Mark on the wrench boss. The UL Certified Tyco sprinkler is provided with the UL Mark on the deflector, other differences are:
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” and “UL” marked on the sides of the wrench flat, no date code; cULus in a circle marked on the side of the frame. “68C” and  “SSP” on the deflector without TY number; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb no markings.
    UL Certified Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” marked on one wrench flat, date code on the other wrench flat; cULus in a circle, “155°F/68°C”,”SP” and “ TY3251” marked on the deflector; Deflector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb – “G” between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    To see photographs visit: http://ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinkler-release-no-14pn-18/.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.


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National
Construction Employment
    Construction employment expanded in 232 metro areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
    “Demand, particularly from private sector clients, has rebounded enough that many firms have been steadily expanding their headcount during the past twelve months,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But construction employment is still below prior peak levels in most areas.”
    Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year (12,600 jobs, 17%), followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado (10,800 jobs, 12%), Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, California (7,800 jobs, 10%) and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California (7,800 jobs, 7%). The largest percentage gains occurred in Wenatchee, Washington (32%, 600 jobs), Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (24%, 1,100 jobs), Visalia-Porterville, California (21%, 900 jobs), Dothan, Alabama (20%, 500 jobs) and Lake Charles, Louisiana (20%, 2,700 jobs).
    The largest job losses from April 2014 to April 2015 were in New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana (-3,300 jobs, -10%), followed by Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi (-1,800 jobs, -18%), Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon-Washington (-1,400 jobs, -3%), El Paso, Texas (-1,100 jobs, -8%) and Orange-Rockland-Westchester, New York (-1,100 jobs, -3%). The largest percentage decline for the past year was in Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia-Ohio (-29%, -600 jobs) followed by Santa Fe, New Mexico (-19%, -500 jobs), Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi, and El Centro, California (-17%, -500 jobs).
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org.
 
National
‘Waters of the U.S.’
EPA & Corps of Engineers Rule May Lead to Longer, More Expensive Permitting Process
    The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) said, “ABC remains concerned that the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule will lead to an unnecessarily longer and more expensive permitting process for contractors, which would undoubtedly harm the construction industry,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “Throughout the rulemaking process the business community as a whole, state, and local officials, as well as a bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers have opposed the considerable expansion of federal jurisdiction granted under the overreaching proposed rule.
    “Increased regulatory compliance costs and a more drawn out approval process will harm the construction industry directly and indirectly as our industry’s growth relies largely on a growing economy as a whole,” said Burr. “We are still reviewing the regulations released with this rule, but remain concerned that this poorly constituted proposal will have a negative impact on any current or proposed construction project that is near a jurisdictional ‘water’ as defined under the now broadened authority of the EPA or Corps.”
    The proposed rule would dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the country and has met heavy opposition from a wide range of industries within the business community, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.
    ABC has been a vocal opponent of WOTUS since it was proposed in April 2014 and has: filed comments along with more than 50 ABC chapters to voice deep concern over the rule; filed comments with a group of 375 trade associations to oppose the rule; and filed comments as a member of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) to oppose the rule.
    For more information contact: Jeff Leieritz, ABC, 440 1st Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 905-2104, leieritz@abc.org.

National
‘Blacklisting’ Proposal
    The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) issued the following statement regarding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces proposed rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The proposed rule, previously commonly referred to as the “blacklisting executive order,” and a guidance memo issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community, were both released May 27, 2015.
    “This rule creates a murky federal acquisition system that is absurdly cumbersome and allows contracts to be awarded in a subjective nature by unelected bureaucrats,” said ABC Vice President Geoff Burr. “The ‘blacklisting’ proposal will unnecessarily complicate the federal acquisition process by adding undue subjectivity and may result in some of the best federal contractors being blacklisted from winning future contracts. Additionally, the administration’s latest assault on federal contractors will result in more bid protests and more frequent and costly labor and employment disputes.
    “Taxpayers, contractors, and their employees deserve a fair and transparent process that will award contracts to firms that will deliver the highest quality product at the best price; however, this proposal is a clear step in the wrong direction,” said Burr. “The proposal will discourage small businesses from pursuing federal contracts, threaten the livelihood of millions of Americans employed by federal contractors, and expose taxpayers and businesses to increased costs and risk. We are committed to fighting this proposal in the courts, Congress, and through any additional available avenue.”
    ABC has consistently opposed the blacklisting proposal as unfair to contractors, their employees, and taxpayers.
    For more information contact: Jeff Leieritz, ABC, (202) 905-2104, leieritz@abc.org.

Illinois
Incentives for Fire Sprinklers
    An article by Felix Sarver on May 21, 2015, in The Herald-News, Joliet, Illinois, said Lockport city leaders want to help property owners afford a fire sprink­ler and alarm system for their buildings.
Under a new grant program, the city will reimburse owners of commercially zoned buildings a portion of eligible costs.
    The program is aimed at buildings constructed before April 1, 2003. At that time, city officials mandated fire sprinklers in all new buildings more than 5,000 sq. ft.
    The project was 3rd Ward Alderman Darren Deskin’s pet project. He said he tracked city video gaming revenue about a year ago and saw the city was drawing in more money than he thought. Between last April and this April, Lockport collected about $138,556 in video gaming revenue.
    Deskin said he approached City Administrator Ben Benson and other staff members with the idea of having a grant program for fire sprinklers.
    At the May 20 City Council meeting, council members unanimously approved the grant program.
    “I’m very happy they were able to do that, and the Lockport fire district is very happy we’re able to do this,” Deskin said. “This is one way we can help building owners renovate their buildings. The beauty of it is that it isn’t using property taxes or sales taxes, but video gaming revenue.”
    Deskin said the program is business-friendly and will help the downtown area. The program will be a selling point for local business owners, some of whom have already said it was a good thing.
    According to the program agreement instructions, the city will assist with the installation costs of fire sprinklers and fire alarm systems up to 50% of the approved contract cost.
    The maximum reimbursement amount for fire alarm systems is $5,000. For a fire sprinkler system, it is $15,000.
    Fourth Ward Alderman Robert Perretta said he supported the program because it addresses safety concerns and economic development.

Tennessee
Sprinklers Not Needed In Homes?
    An article by Marian Galbraith on May 19, 2015, in the Tullahoma News, Tullahoma, Tennessee, said the Coffee County Commission voted to opt out of Section R313 of the 2009 International Residential Code, which requires automatic fire sprinkler systems to be included in all new residential dwellings, including single-family homes.
    County codes director Larry Clark said the county adopted the 2009 Code in recent years but has not been enforcing the sprinkler system requirement in new home construction, largely due to its prohibitive cost.
    “We haven’t been enforcing it, and the state fire marshals have said if that’s the case, it’s better to opt out, for liability reasons,” Clark said. “It’s a big expense for builders, and even the state has opted out of it, too. My only concern would be that it might affect residential insurance rates.”
    Of the 20 commissioners present, only one voted against the opt-out, Tim Stubblefield of District 16, a long-time Tullahoma firefighter.
    Lynn White, a local realtor and former president of the South Central Builders Association of Tennessee, said she was very happy that the organization’s lobbying efforts had apparently been effective.
    “Sprinkler systems are extremely expensive to install for a single-family home,” White said, “and the builders are of course going to have to pass the cost on to the homebuyer, making it more expensive for them to buy.”
    Stubblefield, however, said as a long-time firefighter he had to vote against the opt-out and disagreed with much of the dissent.
    “I think the state opted out because the home builders have a very powerful lobby,” Stubblefield said. “They complain that it costs too much and cuts into their profits and all that, but it’s really not true.
    “Sprinkler systems save lives and property, it’s a proven fact, and they don’t cost that much to install if you do it on the front end. I think the state should have had some kind of compromise, maybe where the builder at least has to lay some kind of ground work for sprinklers, like stubbing them out, and that way the homeowner can choose to finish it out later on if they want to.
    “It’s just like seatbelts, look how long it took to get that law passed, even after all the proof was there that they save lives.
    “But in the end, as a firefighter, I have to vote on the side of saving lives and property over saving money. Especially out in the rural parts of the county where it can take the volunteer firefighters a lot longer to get to the scene of the fire.”

International
IWMA Position: 3rd Party Inspection
    The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has published a position paper on 3rd party inspection. It is the 2nd position paper on the IWMA webpage. The first one dealt with the design and installation of water mist systems, and the second is a logical consequence of the first.
    “It was high time to deal with this topic,” said Bettina McDowell, association secretary. “A third party inspection will ensure the proper performance of a water mist system, giving all parties involved peace of mind.”
    To develop the new paper, different groups within the organization worked together. After the scientific council had been given the task to draw up a first draft, the IWMA members had the chance to submit comments. These were then incorporated into the final version.
    The position paper can be downloaded at: www.iwma.net.
    Also, the 15th International Water Mist Conference will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on October 28-29, 2015. A water mist seminar will be held in Munich, Germany, on November 24, 2015.
    For more information contact: Bettina McDowell, IWMA, Postfach 11 35 83, 20435 Hamburg, Germany; Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215, www.iwma.net.

International
Safety Alert on Non-Certified Sprinklers
    As a part of its effort to advance the use of effective fire sprinkler protection worldwide, the International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA) has identified a significant concern in certain regions of the world regarding the use of counterfeit fire sprinkler products, as well as those products that have no marking indicating that they have been certified by a reputable third party certification organization. The use of faulty fire sprink­ler products can cause a fire sprinkler system to be ineffective in controlling or suppressing a fire. This can put lives and property at risk.
    A report provided to the IFSA by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) highlights the concerns associated with sprinklers that have no evidence of being certified by a reputable third party certification organization. These sprinklers were reported to be representative of ESFR (early suppression fast response) sprinklers installed in several storage facilities located in China.
    Due to the small quantity of samples available for testing, the scope of UL’s investigation was limited to conducting only nine tests described in ANSI/UL 1767-2013, Standard for Early-Suppression Fast-Response Sprinklers, which includes more than 30 performance tests required for UL Certification of an ESFR sprinkler. Many critical tests described in ANSI/UL 1767, including the large scale fire testing to investigate the ability of the sprinkler to suppress a fire, were not conducted as a part of this investigation.
    Even though the scope of UL’s investigation was limited, testing on the two sprinkler models covered by this report revealed that these sprinklers did not demonstrate compliance.
    Some of the key safety concerns highlighted in this report include:
    O-ring Water Seal — Both sprinkler models utilized an O-ring type water seal. UL banned the use of O-ring type water seals more than 10 years ago, and many of the sprinklers that utilized these seals have been recalled due to concerns related to non-operation as well as leakage.
    Water deflector — Both sprinkler models were marked as ESFR sprinklers, but neither sprinkler was constructed with the type of water deflector that has demonstrated the ability to suppress a fire using ESFR sprinkler system design. In fact, one of the sprinklers was fitted with an extended coverage deflector rather than an ESFR type deflector. Proper design of the water deflector is critical.
    Operating Characteristics — The link-type heat responsive element used for one of the sprinkler models operated very slowly, or did not operate at all. For the sprinkler model fitted with a glass bulb heat responsive element, the strut lodged on the splitter of the sprinkler in eight of the nine samples.
    IFSA has received information indicating that a significant number of counterfeit and non-certified sprinklers have been found in several regions around the world including, but not limited to, China, Brazil, and countries in the Middle East.
    The full report is available at: www.sprinklerworld.org.
    For additional information contact:  Russell P. Fleming, P.E., IFSA Managing Director, fleming@sprinklerworld.org.

Scotland
Call for Sprinklers
    An item posted by Jenny Kane on May 21, 2015, on www.deadlinenews.co.uk, said an MSP has called for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in buildings across Scotland.
    David Stewart, who represents the Highlands and Islands, said he wants to see a focus on higher risk properties, such as those with multiple occupants and social housing.
    The comments from the Scottish Labour parliamentarian come ahead of a debate on the Scottish Fire Sprinkler Coordination Group.
    Stewart said, “It is clear from the evidence that fire sprinklers can save lives, and, if targeted well, can help protect the most vulnerable people in our society. Fire sprinklers are a highly cost-effective way of reducing the UK’s appalling fire death toll.”
He continued, “There are numerous examples here in the Highlands of situations where a fire sprinkler system could have saved properties from extensive fire damage, most recently the serious fire in Academy Street, Inverness, and likewise the backpackers hostel on the High Street where it was simply luck that no one was killed or injured.


National
Standpipe Rack Hose Video
    Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings.
    “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers, and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.”
    Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
    In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including: Quick suppression of fires; One-person operation; Minimal water damage; Pathway clearing for occupant rescue; Occupant protection during rescue.
    The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare.
    This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens.
    The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.
    For more information contact: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333, www.femalifesafety.org.

National
Residential Fire Sprinklers Cost Report
    The cost to install home fire sprinklers in 51 homes in 17 communities averaged $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, down from the $1.61 average in 2008, according to a report conducted by Newport Partners (Newport) and released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. (Sprinklered square feet is a measure of total area of spaces with sprinklers.) The new report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment — 5 Year Update, provides a national perspective on the cost of installing home fire sprinklers.
    The primary purpose of the 2013 study was to review current home fire sprinkler costs against a 2008 benchmark study, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment, also commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by Newport, to better understand the relationship between adoptions, various elements of cost such as installation and materials, how efficiency in design or installation may be introduced, and more.
      For more information visit: www.nfpa.org

National
UL & LPCB Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    For more information please see the following links:
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-and-loss-prevention-certification-board-lpcb-warn_20130329121900.xml

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire_20130131080000.xml


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

July 19, 2015
Texas Hold’em Tournament
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
Ohio Fire Safety Coalition, Julie: (216) 447-5677, julie.schade@lubrizol.com

July 20, 2015
11th OFSC Burn Invitational
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
See previous contact: Julie Schade

July 20-31, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

July 25, 2015
9th Annual Softball Tournament
Bartholomew Sports Park
Elk Grove, CA
Sacramento Valley Chap. AFSA
Paulene Norwood, (916) 296-0635
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

August 3-14, 2015
NFSA Fire Sprinkler Boot Camp
NFSA HQ Training Facility, Patterson, NY
Michael Repko, (845) 878-4207, mrepko@nfsa.org

August 11, 2015
Canadian Ontario Region Golf
Cardinal Golf Club, Ontario, Canada
Scott: (416) 986-3594, Debbie: (905) 477-2270, www.casa-firesprinkler.org

August 14, 2015
9th Annual Burn Aid Golf Classic
Ashland Golf Club, Ashland, NE
Rich Graham, FSCA of Nebraska
(402) 510-2951, http://fscan.org

August 31, 2015
27th Burn Center Golf Invitational
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Dan: (262) 325-1958, dannfsa@aol.com

August 31-September 2, 2015
Inspection and Testing Workshop
Atlanta, GA
Fire Tech Productions, (937) 434-3473, info@firetech.com

September TBD, 2015
AFSA Yankee Golf Tournament
Sandy Burr C.C., Wayland, MA
Chris Gray, (508) 944-4900 firespeceast@comcast.net

September 8, 2015
Trade Show & NFPA 14 Seminar
Richmond Doubletree Hotel
Midlothian, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 779-3921 wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

September 9, 2015
AFSA Virginia Chapter Burn Survivors Golf
Richmond Doubletree Hotel
Midlothian, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 779-3921 wagnerg@mindspring.com www.afsavirginia.com

September 14, 2015
NFSA-MN BurnAid Golf Classic
North Oaks Golf Club, North Oaks, MN
NFSA MN Chapter, (651) 452-8506 or Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com

September 14-25, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

September 16-18, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
Sinclair Community College Fire Sprinkler Lab, Dayton, OH
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

September 21, 2015
9th Michael Minger Golf Classic
Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, TN
Gail Minger, (850) 621-5161
www.mingerfoundation.org

September 21, 2015
SFPE/OSU 26th Golf Outing
Scioto Reserve C.C., Powell, OH
Bob: (614) 561-8145, bdd4@yahoo.com

September 22, 2015
AFSA NJ Bob Young Golf Outing
Galloping Hills G.C., Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012, Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

September 24, 2015
FSCA of SC Charity Golf Tournament
Vellano Country Club, Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345

September 28, 2015
21st KFSCA Foundation Golf Outing
Cardinal Club G.C., Simpsonville, KY
Angela Underwood, (502) 233-5322
angela@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

September 28, 2015
FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Trophy Club C.C., Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
fscatx@embarqmail.com
www.fscatx.org

September 29-30, 2015
NFPA 20 & 25 Seminar
Property Loss Control Institute
Liberty Mutual Fire Lab, Wausau, WI
www.libertymutualgroup.com
david.hague@libertymutual.com

September 30, 2015
21st Ken Houston Memorial Golf

Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
John: AFSA Carolinas, (919) 624-3456
jturnage@umpiretechnologiesgroup.com

October 10-13, 2015
AFSA Annual Meeting + Exhibit.
JW Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org

October 12-23, 2015
NFSA Fire Sprinkler Boot Camp
Int'l Palms Resort, Orlando, FL
Michael Repko, (845) 878-4207, mrepko@nfsa.org

October 23, 2015
Mid Atlantic AFSA Beef & Beer
Location TBD
Deb Covino, Executive Director, (215) 794-2978, mikewdeb@aol.com

October 28-29, 2015
15th International Water Mist Conference
Mercure Hotel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bettina McDowell
International Water Mist Association
Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215
www.iwma.net

November 2, 2015
Bob McCullough Memorial Golf
Hamilton Mill C.C., Dacula, GA
Scott Donnelly, cfpsprnklr@aol.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

November 2-13, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

November 10-13, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
SPP Pumps University, Atlanta, GA
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

November 24, 2015
Water Mist Seminar
Munich, Germany
Bettina McDowell
International Water Mist Association
Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215
www.iwma.net

December 4, 2015
GBA-AFSA Annual Gala

Poppy Ridge G.C., Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, (925) 954-5031
lorelei@cafsa.org

December 9-11, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
Sinclair Community College Fire Sprinkler Lab, Dayton, OH
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

Other Dates by Organization
Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
July 7:  Inspection & Testing Level II, Webinar
July 8: Water-Based Level II, Webinar
July 14: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands-On Workshop
July 14: Inspect./Test. Level II,  Webinar
July 14: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
July 15:  I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
July 15: Water-Based Level II Webinar
July 16:  I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
July 17: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
July 21: Water-Based Level I Webinar
July 22:  I & T LI Webinar
July 23:  Success with NICET
July 29: I & T LI Webinar

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
July 8: Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 25 — Worcester, MA
July 29: NFPA 25 — White City, OR
August 18:  Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 ITM Requirements — Phoenix, AZ
September 10: Rough & Final Inspections for FSS — Concord, NH
September 30: Rough & Final Inspections for FSS — Windsor Locks, CT
October 20-22:  Sprinkler System Plan Review — Brea, California
November 5: Two-Day Fire Pumps for Fire Prot. — Norwood, MA

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
October 10-14, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
September 16-19, 2016, Nashville, TN

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 4-7, 2016, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Dana Point, CA
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 22-25, 2015, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
June 9-12, 2016, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
June 4-7, 2017, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

 Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org  
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org  
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org  
BlazeMaster®
www.blazemastertraining.com   
Fire Tech Productions
www.firetech.com
FMI
www.fminet.com  
Oklahoma State University
www.ce.ceat.okstate.edu


 

FPC's Question of the Month

Who do you consider to be fire sprinkler allies?

Please tell us about it, and include your name, co. name, city, & state. Please tell us what you think!
Please send your reply today. Also, please send photos, and advise us if you wish to remain anonymous.


Featured Websites

Relmark Group — Risk Management Advocates for Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Relmarkgroup.com

"NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative" website: NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Helpful Website:
    The Building Code Resource Library website may be of interest! It is an electronic library on building fire protection at your fingertips.

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

Fire Sprinkler History:
"History of Mather & Platt Ltd." (And Grinnell) By Marcel Boschi + David Drew-Smythe: http://home.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/Boschi/

Certification: "The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)" For more information, visit theNICET website.

"Fire Sprinkler Coalition" For more information, visit the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition website.

"Campus FireWatch" For more information, visit the Campus FireWatch website.

"Fire Sprinkler Academy" For more information, visit the Fire Sprinkler Academy website.


Take Heart
Remember what Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

— John 16:32-33, New International Version


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