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* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

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.


News: (Scroll down for Calendar Items.)

National
Scottsdale Success Video
    The National Fire Protection Association has produced a new video underscoring the benefits of a home fire sprinkler ordinance in Scottsdale, Arizona, that went into effect 30 years ago. To date, more than half of the town’s homes are protected by fire sprinklers. In this video, Jim Ford, fire marshal with the Scottsdale Fire Department, discusses how the ordinance has significantly decreased the city’s fire losses without diminishing the necessity of the fire service.
    The video can also be found on NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative website at: www.FireSprinklerInitiative.org/Scottsdale. Please watch and share with your contacts and audiences.
    For more information contact: NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, www.nfpa.org.

National
New OSHA Silica Rule
    The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America issued the following statement in response to the release of a final federal regulation governing exposure to silica by the U.S. Department of Labor:
    “Instead of crafting new and innovative ways to get more firms to comply with the current silica standard, which we know would save even more workers each year, administration officials appear to have instead opted to set a new standard that is well beyond the capabilities of current air filtration and dust removal technologies. Wishing firms could meet this new, but unattainable, standard will undoubtedly deliver many positive headlines for the administration, but it will be all but impossible for most construction firms to comply with this new rule.”
    For more information contact: Brian Turmail, AGC, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3308; (703) 459-0238; turmailb@agc.org.

Groups Petition on “infeasible” Silica Rule
    ASA and ASA of Texas joined several other construction industry organizations on April 4 in filing a petition for review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final crystalline silica rule, saying the rule is “technologically and economically infeasible.”
    “The construction industry raised numerous concerns regarding OSHA’s proposal, but the agency failed to address many of these issues when promulgating the final rule,” the organizations wrote in the petition for review filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. “In particular, the industry presented substantial evidence that OSHA’s proposed permissible exposure limit (PEL) was technologically and economically infeasible. It is disappointing the agency failed to take into account this evidence and moved forward with the same infeasible PEL in the final rule. Unfortunately, this and other final rule provisions display a fundamental misunderstanding of the real world of construction. The construction industry petitioners continue to be active participants in the rulemaking process and are dedicated to promoting healthy and safe jobsites.”
    In addition to ASA and ASA of Texas, the other organizations filing the petition for review were the Mississippi Road Builders’ Association, Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Associated Masonry Contractors of Texas, Distribution Contractors Association, and Texas Association of Builders. Parent organizations of these groups — the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, The Associated General Contractors of America, Mason Contractors Association of America, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, and National Association of Home Builders — joined the petition for review.
    On March 25, OSHA issued the final rule, which requires construction employers to limit worker exposure to silica and to take other steps to protect workers.
    Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring materials and used at construction sites. Inhaling very small crystalline silica particles can cause multiple diseases. Respirable silica is generated by high-energy operations like cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar.
    In response to ASA and others in the construction industry, OSHA issued a separate standard for construction with the intent of allowing employers to tailor solutions to the specific conditions in their workplaces.
    “Nonetheless, ASA has serious concerns about the feasibility of implementing the rule in the real-world construction environment,” said ASA Chief Advocacy Officer E. Colette Nelson. “While we recognize that OSHA at least acknowledged the many differences between the construction industry and general industry, we’re concerned that compliance may be neither economically nor technologically feasible for the typical construction contractor.”
    For more information visit: www.asaonline.com, for a Fact Sheet and the ASA Frequently Asked Questions on the OSHA Standard on Respirable Crystalline Silica.

National
ABC’s Suit Against “Persuader Rule”
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), ABC of Arkansas, and a coalition of stakeholders announced today they have filed a joint lawsuit challenging the final “persuader rule” issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on March 24, 2016. The legal challenge was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
    “DOL’s persuader rule is a clear attempt to chill employers’ First Amendment rights by placing onerous restrictions on their ability to receive advice and discuss the potential pros and cons of unionization with their employees,” said ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman.  
    Officially titled the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption, the final rule will revise DOL’s definition of what activities constitute “advice” and expand those circumstances under which public reporting is required under section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.
    “In overturning 50 years of precedent, the rule replaces clear-cut legal definitions with an indecipherable guessing game for both employers and advisors,” said Bellaman. “The rule is designed to silence the voice of employers by working hand-in-glove with the NLRB’s flawed ‘ambush election rule’ in a thinly veiled attempt by the administration to achieve the goals of its failed ‘card check’ proposal.”
    Additional plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, the Arkansas Hospitality Association, Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
    For more information contact: Donna Reichle, Senior Director, Public Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 440 1st Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 595-1782, reichle@abc.org.

Florida
Building Code on Horse Barns
    An article by Al Pefley posted March 16, 2016, on www.CBS12.com, West Palm Beach, Florida, said a fire at a horse training facility is raising concerns about ways to prevent these tragedies.
    The fire left a dozen horses dead and 11 more injured, some severely burned.
    Under the county’s building code fire sprinklers are not required in a horse barn. The owner of the horse barn that burned says sprinklers would’ve made a difference.
    One state lawmaker feels while sprink­lers may help, they are also expensive, and for the state to pass a law that would require sprinklers in horse barns might be an unreasonable burden on corporate owners and families with horses.
    “My concern about that is, if it becomes too big of a financial strain we will really dissuade people from taking in different types of animals into their ranches and farms,” said State Representative David Kerner (D) District 87, Lake Worth.
    Kerner says rather than sprinklers, tougher regulations and more safety inspections are needed.
    “If you built block walls or sheet rock walls, we would’ve slowed down that fire. Sprinkler systems would help. Okay? Sprinklers are great,” said Sam Stathis, owner of the barn that was destroyed.

Maryland
County Updates Sprinkler Regs
    An article by Brian Gilliland on March 17, 2016, in Ocean City Today, Ocean City, Maryland, said with the Worcester County Commissioners’ unanimous passage of emergency legislation offered by Commissioner Bud Church, banks of three or more townhomes can be classified as single-family dwellings, rather than multi-family, for fire sprinkler systems, if certain conditions are met.
    The code requires an “automatic audible flow enunciator,” or alarm, should the sprinklers activate, and an external fire department connection, to be eligible to install devices meeting the National Fire Protection Association’s 13D standard instead of the 13R standard.
    The move was made to make the installation of sprinklers less expensive.

Missouri
Firefighters Talk Sprinklers
    An article by Kendra McNamara posted March 17, 2016, on www.KSPR.com, Springfield, Missouri, said the Springfield Fire Department says: there has never been multiple fatalities in a home where fire sprinklers exist, which is why the department is partnering with Missouri Fire Safety Coalition to urge the importance of the items - even after Missouri Legislature put the kibosh to a previous proposal.
    The International Fire Code Council suggested Missouri lawmakers start requiring fire sprinklers in new homes.
    Cara Erwin, the Springfield Fire Department Public Information Officer, says when the idea was proposed and disagreement took place, the conversation of the idea ended. “Because politics got involved...”
    The fire department is discouraged by how few Springfield residents have sprinklers in their homes.


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:

April 26-28, 2016
NFPA Mexico Fire Expo
Centro Banamex, México, D.F.
www.mexicofireexpo.com

May 3-6, 2016
NFSA Annual Meeting
Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point, CA
www.nfsa.org

May 5, 2016
1st Annual Common Voices Golf Classic
Benefitting Common Voices advocacy work
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Dana Point, CA
Lorrell Bush, (352) 589-8402
bush@nfsa.org

May 11, 2016
NorCal/NV SFPE Golf Tournament/Scholarship Fundraiser
Tilden Park Golf Course, Berkeley, CA
Ron Mahlman, (925) 938-3550
rmahlman@jensenhughes.com

May 16, 2016
23rd  Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting The Children’s of Alabama Burn Center, the UAB Hospital Burn Center, and the University of South Alabama Burn Center
Hoover Country Club, Hoover, AL
Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association
Kelly Seewald, (205) 587-7246
kellyseewald@hotmail.com

May 23-25, 2016
11th Performance-Based Codes
& Fire Safety Design Methods
Warsaw, Poland 
www.sfpe.org

May 24-25, 2016
Sprinkler System Plan Review
Fire Station #2, El Segundo, CA
Bruce Lecair, NFSA
(951) 277-3517
lecair@nfsa.org

May 29-31, 2016
CASA Annual Meeting
Banff, AB, Canada
www.casa-firesprinkler.org

June 2, 2016
NFSA NJ Chapter 40th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
Benefitting the New Jersey Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association and
the Phoenix Society Burn Survivors
Beaver Brook Country Club
Annandale, NJ
David Kurasz, NFSA/NJSFPPA
866-226-6006, Kurasz@nfsa.org

June 6, 2016
19th Dean Cornwell Golf Classic
Windtree Golf Club, Mt. Juliet, TN
Tennessee Fire Sprinkler
Contractors Association
Wayne Waggoner, (865) 755-2956
w.waggoner@comcast.net
www.tfsca.com

June 7, 2016
21st  Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational
Benefitting the IL Fire Safety Alliance’s “Camp I Am Me” For Kids, Loyola University Chicago – Strich School of Medicine, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation, and Common Voices.
Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, IL
Tom Lia, 866-264-3722
sprinktoml@aol.com
www.ILBurnPreventionAssoc.com

June 7, 2016
AFSA Chesapeake Bay Chapter 20th Annual Golf Tournament
Benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Renditions, Davidsonville, MD
Scott Monroe
scott.monroe@ferguson.com
or Danielle Fowler
dfowler@potterroemer.com

June 9-12, 2016
Skins & Fins Spring Trip & Vendors Show (Classes, Golf, & Fishing)
South Shore Harbour Course
League City, TX
Travis Hitzeman, (214) 674-6129
travis.hitzeman@ferguson.com
or Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas (FSCATX), (281) 361-8069
(877) 894-3011, info@fscatx.org

June 9-12, 2016
NFPA Annual Meeting
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
www.nfpa.org

July 22, 2016
Greater Bay Area Chapter of AFSA Charity Golf Tournament
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
(925) 954-5031, lorelei@cafsa.org

July 24, 2016
Texas Hold’em Tournament
Benefitting the Akron Children’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
Julie Schade, (216) 447-5677
julie.schade@lubrizol.com

July 25, 2016
12th OFSC Burn Invitational
Benefitting the Akron Children’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
Julie Schade, Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
(216) 447-5677

July 29, 2016
10th Annual Burn Aid Golf Classic
Benefitting the Tangier Shriners Transportation Fund
Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue, NE
Melissa Donner, Melissa@mahoneyfiresprinkler.com
(402) 553-1221, http://fscan.org

August TBD, 2016
29th AFSA Yankee Chapter Golf Tournament
Benefitting the Boston Shriners Hospital Burn Center for Children
Location To Be Determined
Joshua Fitzgerald
jfitzgerald@clarionfire.com

August 9, 2016
CASA Ontario Regional Golf Tournament
Benefitting Camp BUCKO (Burn Camp for Kids) and SickKids Hospital
Cardinal Golf Club, Ontario, Canada
Debbie Tomasic, (905) 477-2270
dtomasic@casa-firesprinkler.org

August 29, 2016
28th Burn Center Golf Invitational
Benefitting St. Mary’s Hospital Burn Unit, the Camp for Burn-Injured Youth, and others
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, WI
Dan Gengler, (262) 325-1958
dannfsa@aol.com

September 12, 2016
20th Annual NFSA Minnesota Chapter BurnAid Golf Classic
Benefitting Regions Hospital Burn Center
Location To Be Determined
NFSA Minnesota Chapter
(651) 452-8506
Or Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com

September 13-14, 2016
Fire Protection Int'l Forum
México 2016 Conference & Exposition
WTC, México, D.F.
www.amraci.org

September 14-17, 2016
AFSA Annual Meeting
Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
www.firesprinkler.org

September 19, 2016
10th Michael Minger Golf Classic
Benefitting the Michael H. Minger Foundation
Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, TN
Gail Minger, (850) 621-5161
www.mingerfoundation.org

September 20, 2016
4th Annual AFSA NJ Chapter Bob Young Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting the Bob Young Scholarship Fund and the Phoenix Society
Galloping Hills Golf Club, Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012
Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

September 21-22, 2016
16th Int'l Water Mist Conference

Arcotel Wimberger Wien
Vienna, Austria
Bettina McDowell, M.A.
International Water Mist Association
mcdowell@iwma.net

September 26, 2016
Central Ohio Chapter SFPE/OSU 27th Annual Burn Center Golf Outing
Benefitting the OSU Wexner Medical Center
Scioto Reserve Country Club, Powell, OH
Robert (Bob) Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

September 26, 2016
22nd KFSCA Annual Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting Burn Unit and Other Charities
Cardinal Club Golf Course
Simpsonville, KY
Angela Underwood, (502) 233-5322
angela@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

October 5, 2016
23rd AFSA Virginia Chapter Burn Survivors Foundation Golf
Benefitting Old Dominion Prof. Firefighters Burn Foundation
and Central VA Burn Camp
Williamsburg National Golf Club
Williamsburg, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 514-3154
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 10, 2016
27th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic Tournament
Benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Bear Creek Golf Club
Dallas, TX
fscatx@embarqmail.com   
www.fscatx.org

October 12, 2016
22nd Ken Houston Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Burn Center
Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
John Turnage, AFSA Carolinas Chapter
(919) 624-3456, jturnage@umpiretechnologiesgroup.com

October 20, 2016
21st FSCA of SC Charity Golf Tournament
Benefitting numerous burn centers, including The Shriners
Vellano Country Club, Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345

October 21, 2016
Mid Atlantic AFSA Chapter’s Beef & Beer
Location To Be Determined
Heather Field, Executive Director
heather@afsamac.org

November TBD, 2016
17th Annual GFSA Bob Mccullough Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting Fire Safety Educational Projects
Hamilton Mill Country Club, Dacula, GA
Scott Donnelly, cfpsprnklr@aol.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

December 2, 2016
Greater Bay Area Chapter of AFSA Annual Gala,
Beer Tour, & Go Kart Races
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw
AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
(925) 954-5031, lorelei@cafsa.org

Other Dates by Organization

American Subcontractors Association
Webinars: www.asaonline.com
May 10, 2016: Websites, Email, Social Media & Your Domain Name
Jun. 14, 2016: Damages for Lost Productivity

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
Apr 21: Water-Based Level ll, Webinar
Apr 22: Free Webinar – Success With NICET
Apr 26: I&T/Fire Pump Hands On Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Apr 27: I&T/Fire Pump Hands On Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Apr 28: I&T/Fire Pump Hands On Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Apr 29: I&T/Fire Pump Hands On Workshop – Atlanta, GA

May 4: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
May 11: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
May 17: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
May 18: Water-Based Level II, Webinar
May 18: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
May 19: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
May 20: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
May 24: Success With NICET webinar
May 25: Water-Based Level II, Webinar
Jun. 7: Fire Pump / Insp. & Test. Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Jun. 16: Success With NICET webinar
Jun. 22: I & T Spk. / Fire Pump Workshop – Indianapolis, IN
Jul. 12: Fire Pump / Insp. & Test. Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 9: A- Z Sprinkler Installation Workshop – Dayton, OH
Aug. 29: Fire Pump / Insp. & Test. Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 7: I & T Spk. / Fire Pump Workshop – Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 18: A- Z Sprinkler Installation Workshop – Dayton, OH
Nov. 1: Fire Pump / Insp. & Test. Workshop – Atlanta, GA
Nov. 30: I & T Spk. / Fire Pump Workshop – Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 6: Fire Pump / Insp. & Test. Workshop – Atlanta, GA

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
Apr. 26: 2-Day I & T for the Spk. Ind. – Pataskala, OH
May 11: 2 Day Spk. Sys. Plan Review – Lockport, IL
May 12: NFPA 13, 13R, 13D & 14 Update 2013 – West Springfield, MA
May 16: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25 – Brockton, MA
May 18: ITM: Liability Minefield – Westbury, NY
May 24: Sprinkler System Plan Review – El Segundo, CA
May 31:  Sprinkler System Plan Review – San Antonio, TX
Jun. 3: Introduction to Sprinkler Systems, Pumps, & Standpipes – Concord, NH
Jun. 7: Inspection & Testing for the Sprinkler Industry – Elmira, NY
Aug. 15: Inspection & Testing for the Sprinkler Industry – Cranston, RI
Sep. 12: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25 – Billerica, MA

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org
2013 NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems 3-day Seminar with Optional
Certificate of Educational Achievement

Apr. 25-27, 2016: Chicago, IL
May 16-18, 2016: Nashville, TN

NFPA 13 Classroom Training
May 16-18: Nashville, TN
Jun. 6-8: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul. 18-20: San Francisco, CA
Sep. 12-14: Charlotte, NC & Quincy, MA

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
September 14-17, 2016, Nashville, TN
Sept. 24-27, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

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

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

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


 

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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:
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    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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