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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
New Study: Overwhelming Support of Home Sprinklers
    A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler new homes.
    The new report, “Stakeholder Perceptions of Home Fire Sprinklers,” analyzes the opinions of three groups - government officials, homeowners, and water purveyors - following the passage of statewide requirements for home fire sprinklers. Researchers surveyed stakeholders in California and Maryland, where fire sprinklers are required in all new homes. California’s statewide requirement went into effect in 2011 and, following a state building code update in 2015, fire sprinklers are now required in all of Maryland’s new homes. All U.S. model building codes include the requirement to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes, where the majority of fire deaths and injuries occur each year.
    Key findings from the report include:
    The majority of homeowners surveyed had a positive view of sprinklers and would seek to include them in their next home.
    Nearly 70% of homeowners noted that their fire sprinklers resulted in a reduction in their home insurance; and,
    When asked about the effects home fire sprinklers have on homes in their jurisdiction, most government officials viewed the technology positively.
    Entities overseeing the states’ water resources noted that water quality was “not at all” an issue due to cross-contamination safeguards.
    Most of Maryland and California’s water purveyors did not require separate meters for home fire sprinklers. Moreover, the majority of purveyors did not implement separate service or upsized lines to water meters.
    “Based on our research, there is a deep appreciation of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and local government officials,” says Liza Bowles, president of Newport Partners, which conducted the survey on behalf of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. “Moreover, water purveyors in California and Maryland also expressed little concern for fire sprinkler performance once the state’s sprinkler requirements went into effect. We hope the study allays concerns regarding home fire sprinkler requirements, particularly the notion that home fire sprinklers negatively impact water supplies.”
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.
    Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit: www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

National
FM Global on Next-Gen Fire Sprinklers
    Warehouses, served by increasingly powerful automated materials-handling equipment, are steadily getting taller, posing new fire risks and stressing traditional fire protection systems like heat-triggered ceiling sprinklers.
    As conceived, new “SMART sprink­lers” (SMART stands for simultaneous monitoring, assessment, and response technology) will use multiple sensors and programmable logic to extinguish fires more quickly with less water, theoretically enabling warehouses to be bigger, use less-expensive water systems, and store more challenging materials.
    That’s why FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has pioneered research on next-generation sprinklers that, if brought to market, are designed to activate earlier and in batches, better suppressing highly challenging fires. A new FM Global report (www.fmglobal.com/researchreports) provides an early glimpse into their reliability and cost-effectiveness. It complements information from actual fire testing already documented in two previously issued reports. [See Literature on page 30 of this edition for more information.]
   
National
FM Global’s Large-Scale Fire Tests on warehoused lithium-ion batteries
    Lithium-ion batteries, so useful in smartphones, electric cars, and energy storage systems, can catch fire and explode. The risk is magnified in warehouse settings where hundreds of thousands of batteries could be stored.
    That’s why FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has conducted new research to refine fire protection guidance for lithium-ion batteries stored in warehouses. The research included large-scale fire tests at the FM Global Research Campus in West Glocester, Rhode Island, home of the largest fire technology lab in the world (108,000 sq. ft. [10,000 sq. m], six stories high).
    “When new property hazards emerge, businesses turn to us for answers,” said Louis A. Gritzo, Ph.D., vice president, manager of research at FM Global. “Executives, risk managers, fire protection organizations, municipalities, and insurers all need definitive, empirically conclusive information on how to cost-effectively manage this increasingly prevalent storage risk. Now we have it.”
Among the key findings:
    Corrugated board cartons and plastic dividers tend to catch fire before significant involvement of the cartoned batteries.
    Large-format lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in electric cars, generally present a higher hazard than small-format batteries used in smartphones and laptops. Large-format batteries tend to ignite more quickly in a warehouse fire.
    Properly configured ceiling sprinklers can suppress the fire, whether ignited by an exploding battery or an external source.
    The tests build on FM Global research reported in May 2013, which, like this latest phase, was conducted in partnership with the nonprofit Property Insurance Research Group (PIRG) and in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF).
    A detailed report of the testing, data, and fire protection recommendations is available for free online at: www.fmglobal.com/researchreports, and a summary is available at: www.nfpa.org/lithiumbatteryhazards.
    The findings will inform FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets, which provide engineering guidelines that risk managers, property owners, and code authorities can use to protect their facilities. Videos of the lithium-ion battery testing are available on YouTube.

National
Court Blocks Persuader Rule
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) welcomed news that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has permanently blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader rule,” officially named the “Interpretation of the ‘Advice’ Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.” In finding the rule unlawful, the District Court has maintained employers’ right to obtain advice from labor relations experts.
    “This decision is another repudiation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s drastic overreach under the Obama administration,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen. “Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased that the court has ruled to maintain employers’ free speech rights and is hopeful that under a Trump administration, the department will take input from the industries it regulates seriously in developing less burdensome rules that better facilitate the conditions for growth and prosperity.”
    For more information contact: Jeff Leieritz, Associated Builders and Contractors, 440 1st Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 905-2104, leieritz@abc.org.

National
Injunction Against Overtime Rule
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) welcomed news that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) burdensome and costly overtime final rule. Prior to the injunction, the rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1 and would have doubled the current minimum salary threshold for employees that are exempt from overtime pay and automatically increased it every three years.
    “Construction contractors are pleased that the court has stepped in to provide relief from another overreaching and burdensome regulation from the Department of Labor,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen. “By dramatically increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees, the Department of Labor’s overtime rule would have taken workplace flexibility away from employees and may have required some employers to consider switching certain employees from salaried to hourly positions.
    “Additionally, the rule would have a significant impact on commercial and industrial construction projects in particular, since they often last longer than three years and are carefully planned to stay on time and under budget,” said Swearingen. “The injunction granted today will protect employers from being forced to speculate which of their employees may be considered non-exempt under a salary threshold that could change in the middle of a multiyear construction project.”
    DOL released its final overtime rule on May 18. The final rule drastically alters DOL’s minimum salary requirements (increasing the minimum by 100%) and would impose overtime payment requirements on employers of more than 4.2 million employees who are classified as executive, administrative, professional, and computer professional employees and have historically been considered to be exempt from overtime.
    Source: www.abc.org.

National
Construction Input Prices Remain Flat
    Construction input prices remained unchanged in October and are just 0.5% above where they were a year ago, according to analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Despite the modest increase in the aggregate input price level, [the] report represents the largest year-over-year price increase since November 2014. Generally, construction input prices, particularly natural gas and crude petroleum, have headed lower since the summer of 2014. However, that pattern of falling prices no longer holds. Crude petroleum prices were up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis in October while natural gas prices were up 12.2%.
    “These data are part of a larger inflation story, as inflationary pressures have been largely tempered by the decline in fuel prices during the past two years,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “Health care costs are spiking, wage pressures are building, and fuel prices are no longer falling rapidly. Additionally, price increases are associated with the cost of housing and education.
    “The result is that the inflation and interest rate environment is steadily changing,” Basu said. “Promised infrastructure-led stimulus and tax cuts could create additional price pressures as workers’ compensation rises further and consumer spending helps bid up the price of goods and services more rapidly. At the same time, fewer restrictions on oil and natural gas production may limit fuel price increases.
    “The result is a complicated picture in which the price of certain inputs - such as iron, steel, copper, plumbing fixtures, and nonferrous wire and cable - begin to rise more rapidly during the coming months while fuel price increases remain stable,” Basu said. “Broader inflation in the United States has become more likely, an expectation that has been reflected in the form of higher interest rates since the election eight days ago. However, a still sputtering global economy will help put a lid on construction input price inflation, suggesting that contractors should not be deeply concerned by prospects for rapid input price increases, at least not yet.”
    Source: abc.org.

California
City May Require Sprinklers
     An article posted November 21, 2016, on www.thesfnews.com, San Francisco, California, said city officials may require older buildings to install sprinkler systems in response to a city analysis and recent fires that have occurred over the past years. Two members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have recommended the retrofit; some city officials, tenants, and landlords are concerned with the costs associated with installing new sprinklers and the displacement of residents during the renovations.
    The SF Board of Supervisors released a budget and legislative analyst’s report on November 21 highlighting the city’s problems handling fires in older buildings, costs of retrofitting, and practices for communicating with landlords to ensure that tenants are not dislodged during the sprinkler process.
    According to the report, SF reported 252 two-alarm or greater leveled fires from 2004-2016. Wood-framed buildings, the most common type in region, made up for 87% of the fires in the past 12 years.
    Supervisor David Campos, who represents the Mission District stated, “Long term, it does make sense that we want to have as many sprinklers in as many buildings as we can, but, short term, I do think that we need to, because of the challenges,” according to a KQED news report.
    The price of sprinkler renovation could be $46,000, $300,000, or close to $500,000, based on the amount of units in the older apartment buildings. According to current city laws, tenants are allowed to increase the price of rent to help offset some of the renovation costs.
    The Board of Supervisors recommends two solutions to reduce the possibility of displacement: phasing in new sprinklers, and the implementation of the Dorothy Mae Ordinance - installation of automatic sprinklers in common areas and outside of apartment door entryways in buildings of three stories or more, according to the report.
    Building owners would need to purchase sprinkler heads and prevent water from flowing back into the building’s drinking water supply. The report recommends that owners consider loans, such as the seismic safety loan program, to help pay for the sprinkler costs.
    The Board of Supervisors have focused their efforts on strengthening regulations for fire alarms, but have not yet approved sprinklers.


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:

January 10, 2017
Webinar: The Value of
Additional Employee Benefits
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

February 14, 2017
Webinar: Cost Coding Made Simple
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

February 27-March 10, 2017
Beginning FSS Planning School
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org  

March 1, 2017
Webinar: OSHA Silica Rule
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

March 9, 2017
6th Annual Trade Show
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Lincoln, CA
Paulene Norwood, Executive Director
Sacramento Valley Chapter, AFSA
(916) 296-0635, Fax 916-784-1866
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

March 15-18, 2017
ASA SubExcel
Denver, CO
American Subcontractors Association
(703) 684-3450
asaoffice@asa-hq.com
www.asaonline.com

March 16, 2017
Seneca’s 6th Annual Career
Fair And Networking Dinner
Seneca School of Fire Protection
Scott Pugsley, (416) 491-5050 ext. 22525
www.senecacollege.ca/fire

March 19-23, 2017
2017 SFPE Middle East Conf.
Marriott Al Jaddaf, Dubai, UAE
Melissa Franco, SFPE
(301) 915-9729, mfranco@sfpe.org

March 23, 2017
13th Biannual New England Fire Systems Product Show
Lantana’s in Randolph, MA
www.neafpsd.com

April, 2017
ITM Inspector Development
Online, In-class & Hands-on field work
AFSA, (214) 349-5965, lclounts@firesprinkler.org

April 11, 2017
Webinar: Creating Effective Incentive Compensation Plans
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

April 12-14, 2017
Secutech 2017
Nangang Exhibition Center
www.secutech.com
Danielle Lin, +886 2 8729 1017
lin@newera.messefrankfurt.com

April 24-May 5, 2017
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org

May 3-6, 2017
NFSA Annual Meeting & Exhibits
Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV
NFSA, www.nfsa.org

May 9, 2017
Webinar: Prompt Payment and How/When to Suspend Work
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

June 4-7, 2017
NFPA Annual Meeting & Exhibits
Boston Con & Exhibition Center
www.nfpa.org

June 13, 2017
Webinar: Killer Contract Clauses
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482, www.asaonline.com

July 10-21, 2017
Beginning FSS Planning School
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org

August TBD, 2017
2017 Burn Invitational
The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
Matthew Kuwatch: (216) 233-5014; or
Julie Schade: (216) 447-5677
www.facebook.com/ohfsc

August 14-25, 2017
Beginning FSS Planning School
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org

September 24-27, 2017
AFSA Annual Meeting & Exhibits
The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org

September 20-21, 2017
17th Int’l Water Mist Conference
Rome, Italy
Bettina McDowell, M.A.
International Water Mist Association
tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215, fax + 49 (0) 40 35085-80, www.iwma.net

October 2-13, 2017
Beginning FSS Planning School
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org

October 10, 2017
2017 AFSA Burn Survivors Golf Tournament
Royal New Kent/Brickshire Golf, VA
George Wagner, AFSA VA Chapter
wagnerg@mindspring.com www.afsavirginia.com

October 25-26, 2017
17th Int’l Water Mist Conference
Rome, Italy
Bettina McDowell, M.A.
International Water Mist Association
Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215
Fax + 49 (0) 40 35085-80
www.iwma.net

Other Dates by Organization

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
Jan 10: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
Jan 13: FREE Webinar - Success With NICET –  12pm EST
Jan 16:  Fire Pumps Maintenance Workshop - Atlanta, GA
Jan 17:  Fire Pumps Maintenance Workshop - Atlanta, GA
Jan 30:  Water-Based Level II, Webinar

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
Jan. 10-12: Three days of Classes: Ventura, CA
Jan. 17: Coord. NFPA 25 & 72 ITM: Pomona, NY
Jan. 31: Advanced Tech. Training: Round Rock, TX
Feb. 14-16: Three-days of Classes: Pharr, TX

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Sep. 24-27, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2018, Gaylord National, Washington, DC
Oct. 1-4, 2019, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Sep. 13-16, 2020, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
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
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection
www.senecacollege.ca


 

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Featured Websites

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"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.


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