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SoCal Sprinkler Training Day!
May 16, 2014 — La Mesa, CA
    The American Fire Sprinkler Association, San Diego Chapter is presenting the SoCal Sprinkler Training Day on May 16, 2014, at the AUD\Training Center, San Diego Water Department, 5510 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.
    This event is FREE to AHJs and $25 for others.
    There will be Tabletop Displays at this event.
    Registration and Exhibitor Setup begins at 8:00am. Classes begin at 9:00am, Lunch will be provided and the afternoon education session ends at 4:00pm.
    Classes on fire sprinkler systems, commercial and residential include: “Field Inspections;” “NFPA 13, 13-R, 13-D Changes;” “CA NFPA 25;” and “Plan Review.”
    Industry Expert Instructors include: Steve Leyton, PD&C; Jamil Shamoon, Symons Fire; Jim Tate, JG Tate Fire Protection Systems and Ken Wagoner, Parsley Consulting.
    The event facilitator is Terri Leyton of TLC Fire.
    For more information, contact: Terri S. Leyton, AFSA San Diego Chapter, Executive Director, Terri Leyton Consulting, Inc. (TLC Fire), 1444 Nashville Street, San Diego, CA 92110; (619) 871-8450, Fax: 619-768-2487, terri@tlcfire.com, www.tlcfire.com.

National
Home Fire Sprinklers: Ask for Them!
    When a new home is built in an area where codes do not require fire sprinklers to be installed, and the homebuilder does not offer sprinklers as an option, many homebuyers are not aware that they can ask for fire sprinklers. Every time a new home is built without fire sprinklers, generations of families miss out on the ultimate protection from fire.
    The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has launched new online content designed to help consumers learn about the life-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. And whether they’re simply interested, or are thinking of building or buying a home, they’ll quickly see why it’s so important to ask for fire sprinklers when moving to a new home.
    Available at no cost on HFSC’s website, the new Ask for Them! interactive guide
 (www.homefiresprinkler.org/index.php/Consumer/quick-guide.html ) provides consumers with easy to understand information in a fast-paced and entertaining format. Watch any or all of the 11 brief video segments in the menu that answer common questions about home fire sprinklers. Consumers can click through to direct links for more details about the technology and to watch additional videos online. All of the content is free, noncommercial, and has no advertising.
    Ask for Them! was funded in part by a U.S. FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant.
    HFSC was formed in 1996 to inform the public about the life-saving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes. HFSC is a purely educational 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers.
    For more information contact: HFSC, www.homefiresprinkler.org  

National
Construction Spending
Private Nonresidential Market Should Improve in 2014 While Residential Remains Strong...
Total construction spending edged up 0.1% in December and rose by a modest 4.8% for all of 2013, as a robust market for apartments and single-family houses outweighed downturns in private nonresidential and public projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
    “Residential construction ended on a strong note in 2013 and should remain positive for at least the next several months,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Meanwhile, private nonresidential spending appears to be poised for a rebound, but the short-term outlook for public construction is still negative.”
    “The ongoing surge of oil- and gas-related activity should boost several types of private nonresidential construction in 2014,” Simonson commented. “Many regions will experience more work on pipelines, railroads, manufacturing plants, and even fueling facilities for trucks and buses that convert to natural gas. In addition, communities in the drilling areas will get more housing, hotels, and retail projects. As a result, private nonresidential spending should grow at a 6-10% rate in 2014 overall.”
    Simonson added that he expects less rapid expansion of private residential construction, especially single-family, but that overall residential spending should still increase by around 10%. However, he said public construction spending will be level with the 2013 total, if not slightly lower.
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201; www.agc.org

National
Construction Management
    The ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new Construction Management Agency standard agreement. The ConsensusDocs 830 Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager (CM Provides General Conditions) and related exhibits will replace the current ConsensusDocs 801 Construction Management Agreement.
    The new agreement was revised based upon industry feedback and the Drafting Council’s evaluation that providing greater clarity in defining costs, fees, and profit would avoid potential claims over these issues on projects utilizing CM Agency. In surveying current practices, the Council found that the areas of defining fees, profit, and overhead on general conditions items vary greatly. Consequently, the agreement structure was refined and an optional general conditions exhibit was provided. The Council will be publishing an alternative version of this agreement in which the CM does not provide general conditions.
    “Current standard CM Agency contracts do not do a good job of defining which costs fall into a particular bucket, which inevitably leads to confusion when it comes time for payment. This new document is the first standard Agency document that provides clarity, which will be a helpful contractual tool for Owners and CMs alike,” comments Melissa Beutler, Vice-Chair of the ConsensusDocs Drafting Council.
    For more information visit: www.ConsensusDocs.org.

Construction Employment
    Construction firms added jobs in 34 states over the past 12 months, but construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia between November and December as many parts of the country coped with weather, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.
    Association officials noted that even as the industry experienced some modest growth in 2013, the December numbers are cause for concern.
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201; www.agc.org.

Colorado
Fort Collins Fire Requirements
    An article by Kevin Duggan on January 20, 2014, in The Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado, said new apartment and townhouse developments in Fort Collins may be required to take additional steps to protect their residents against fire.
    The Fort Collins City Council will consider a series of changes to city regulations that would match standards in international building codes. Some of the changes focus on fire safety, including a requirement for sprinkler systems in the attics of new multifamily buildings and a prohibition on the use of vinyl and polypropylene siding materials on multifamily buildings.
    Recent fires at the Buffalo Run and Bull Run apartment complexes illustrated that vinyl siding allows fire to spread quickly, officials say. Fire barriers in the attics of the buildings did not stop the blazes as effectively as sprinkler systems might have.
    Fire sprinkler systems also would be required in new duplexes and townhomes under the proposed changes. Installing sprinklers would likely increase the cost of construction about $1.50 per sq. ft. of floor area, according to the city.

New Jersey
Christie Allows Fire Sprinkler Bill to Die
    An item posted January 22, 2014, on abc27.com, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, said fire sprinklers will not be required in new homes in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie allowed the bill rule to die.
    The measure would have applied to newly constructed homes. It would not have applied to mobile homes or homes not connected to a public water system.
    Supporters said it would save lives. Opponents said the requirement would drive up costs and make it more difficult for residents to build homes.

New York
Funds Will Pay For Fire Sprinklers
    An article by Maura McDermott on January 27, 2014, in Newsday, Melville, New York, said Long Islanders who must add fire sprinklers when they elevate their storm-damaged homes can get federal funds to pay for the systems, which can cost $15,000 or more for a typical house.
    NY Rising, the temporary state agency that distributes Sandy aid, said it would make the money available to victims of the superstorm who are installing sprinklers. The agency expects 500 to 1,000 homeowners will need sprinklers.
    All “reasonable” costs will be paid, including patching up walls and ceilings, as long as workers are qualified, a spokeswoman said.
    Kevin Reilly, a Long Beach resident who plans to elevate his home, said he was relieved to hear that NY Rising intends to pay for sprinklers. If the agency really will fund the systems without conditions, he said, “then that’s a home run for everybody.”
    NY Rising has been fielding inquiries from homeowners, contractors, and media in recent weeks about whether it would pay for sprinklers. The inquiries came after New York issued a December 19 bulletin to local code officials, informing them that some elevated homes require sprinklers.
    New York’s sprinkler requirement kicks in when a two-story home gets elevated, if the new ground-floor level is enclosed and stands at least 6’ high, according to the 10-page technical bulletin. The lowest level’s height is measured from the ground to the next floor up.
    In the Village of Babylon, Lauren Norinder said her family recently learned they would need to add sprinklers to the modular home they hope to build on their property. The home would include two stories of living space above an enclosure. She said she was relieved to hear the sprinklers would be paid for, though she said she still has concerns about how they would look and whether they might malfunction.
    “I’d want to learn a little more about them before I commit to that,” she said. “I just want to make sure, have all my fears put to rest.”

Canada
Make Sprinklers Mandatory!
    An article by Aaron Derfel and Philip Authier on January 24, 2014, in The Gazette, Montreal, Canada, said Quebec should follow the lead of Ontario in requiring automatic water sprinklers in all private seniors’ residences, says a Montreal fire-safety expert who has written extensively on the subject.
    “This is the time to review the regulations to ask whether they are sufficient,” said Sophie Lanctôt, alluding to the fatal fire in an L’Isle-Verte retirement home on January 23. Police confirmed at least eight people were killed and 30 residents were missing and presumed dead. The three-storey Résidence du Havre, which burned down, was equipped with some sprinklers, but not throughout the property.
    On January 1, Ontario became the first province to make sprinklers mandatory for all retirement homes and long-term care facilities. Under the revised regulations, private facilities will have up to five years to install sprinklers.
    Sprinklers have been mandatory in newly-built seniors’ homes in Ontario since 1998, but older facilities will now have to be retrofitted with them. The new rules followed the deaths of 48 Ontario seniors in private facilities without sprinkler systems since 1980.
    Quebec’s building code requires sprinklers in housing of six storeys or more. In structures under six storeys, sprinklers are mandatory only in certain cases. For example, a three-storey seniors’ residence where all the tenants have been deemed to be non-autonomous — meaning the individuals have very limited mobility and require supervision — sprinklers are required.

United Kingdom
Study Determines Cost Effectiveness of Fire Sprinklers For Larger Warehouses
    An article posted January 29, 2014, on hvnplus.co.uk, London, United Kingdom, said a three-year study conducted independently by BRE Global and commissioned by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA1), which has determined sprinklers as a cost effective investment for warehouses, will be launched in the House of Commons,
    One in five warehouses in England, approximately 621 premises, will have a fire requiring the attendance of firefighters each year. The total annual cost to the UK economy of fires in English warehouses without fire sprinklers is £232 million.
    The study looked at the whole-life cost benefit analysis for fire sprinkler installation in three ranges of warehouse sizes. Key findings from the BRE study include: The whole life costs for warehouse buildings larger than 2,000m2 (around half a football pitch in size) with fire sprinklers are on average 3.7 times lower than ones without them; Fire sprinklers were, on average, not cost-effective in warehouses with an area below 2,000m2; Environmental benefits from sprinklers include a reduction in CO2 emissions from fire, reduced size of fire, and reduced quantities of water used to fight fire; Only 20% of warehouses between 2,000 and 10,000m2 are fitted with fire sprinklers. For warehouses above 10,000m2, the estimated fraction with fire sprinklers is 67%; If all warehouses above 2,000m2 were fitted with sprinklers, the annual saving to businesses in England could be up to £210m.
    BRE director of Fire Science and Building Products Dr Debbie Smith said: “Despite a year-on-year decrease in the number of commercial fires, the estimated annual cost of these fires is rising along with related societal and environmental impacts. This project has broken new ground in terms of evaluating these broader sustainability impacts of fire in warehouses and demonstrating that, on average, sprinklers can be shown to deliver a net benefit.”                     

National
Mediation and Dispute Resolution
    The ConsensusDocs Coalition announced a new tool to effectively address alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the design and construction industry. Guided Choice is a new approach to mediation for a more active and holistic approach role for a mediator to actively guide parties towards resolution. ConsensusDocs is now including information on how to implement Guided Choice in the ConsensusDocs Guidebook, and educated users on the process at its 2nd annual Construction SuperConference Workshop held in San Francisco, California, last December. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will honor requests from the parties to use the Guided Choice process in AAA administered mediation through arbitration.
      For more information visit: www.ConsensusDocs.org.

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
Campus Fire Coalition Formed
    CampusFireSafety.com, Campus Firewatch,and the Michael H. Minger Foundation joined together to create an information and resource portal for schools and communities. [These groups are all fire sprinkler advocates!]
    “By working together, we leverage the power of our individual organizations, creating a whole new synergy,” said Gail Minger, president of the Michael H. Minger Foundation. “Together, we represent over 30 years of experience in the world of campus fire safety.”
    www.CampusFireSafety.com is devoted to reducing the loss of life and property from fire on campuses around the world.
    Campus Firewatch is a social enterprise focusing on campus fire safety that was started in 2000: www.campus-firewatch.com.
    The Michael H. Minger Foundation mission is to raise awareness of the importance of campus fire safety for all students, including people with disabilities: www.mingerfoundation.org.

Some Websites In The News:
AGC of America: www.agc.org
Campus Fire Coalition:
www.campusfiresafety.com
www.campus-firewatch.com
www.mingerfoundation.org
Fire Protection Research Foundation:
www.nfpa.org/research/fire-protection-research-foundation

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
ICC for State Fire Marshals
    International Code Council (ICC) CEO Dominic Sims and other representatives met with the National Association of State Fire Marshals Board of Directors during NAFM’s 2013 Annual Conference in Indianapolis. NASFM Board President Bill Degnan of New Hampshire invited ICC to the meeting to address questions from NASFM members and to give an update on ICC initiatives and activities. The discussion focused on matters related to the adoptions of the residential fire sprinkler requirements in the International Residential Code.
       For more information contact: ICC Director of Fire Service Activities, Bruce Johnson, (631) 300-7051 ext. 7276, www.iccsafe.org

National
USFA: Fire is Everyone’s Fight™
    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) introduced Fire is Everyone’s Fight™, an initiative to raise public awareness about fire prevention and fire safety. In conjunction with national partners and supporters, Fire is Everyone’s Fight™ aims to provide fire and emergency service personnel with tools to educate the public. Most fires can be prevented and all have a role to play in preventing them.
       For more information and resources visit: www.usfa.fema.gov/FireisEveryonesFight

National
U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
    NFPA recently released its yearly U.S. Experience with Sprinklers report, documenting the presence and performance of fire sprinklers during reported fires for all occupancies, including homes. This report is available at no cost.
       You may download the report at: www.sprinkler.blog.nfpa.org

National
Research: Sprinkler Protection for Cloud Ceilings
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation completed a project aimed at better understanding Sprinkler Protection for Cloud Ceilings. The Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), initiated this project to obtain an understanding of how cloud ceiling panels impact sprinkler actuation with an overall goal to provide technical basis for sprink­ler installation requirements.
    For more, visit: www.nfpa.org.

National
Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act
    On June 13, 2013, Senators Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S. 1163, the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Senators Carper and Collins both serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.
       For more information contact: Congressional Fire Services Institute, 900 2nd Street NE, Suite 303, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 371-1277, bwebb@cfsi.org, www.cfsi.org.

National
Research Reveals Green Value of Fire Sprinklers
    An item posted April 17, 2013, on www.sprinkler.blog.nfpa.org, said in celebration of Earth Day, Green Builder® Media (GBM) has released new consumer research on green living revealing that “respondents like green, think they live a green life, and understand that updating their homes to incorporate more green features increases the value of their homes.”
    According to the company, the results also highlight its VISION House® projects that offer “essential, forward-thinking ideas and educational information about how people can live a more sustainable lifestyle.” NFPA partnered with GBM to launch the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS in Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort to show the environmental benefits of home fire sprinklers.

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:

More Dates
Inspection & Testing Level I – NICET prep webinar, May 15 & 21
Inspection & Testing Level II – NICET prep webinar, June 18 & 25
Water-Based Systems Layout Level I – NICET prep webinar, TBD
WaterBased Systems Layout Level II – NICET prep webinar, TBD
Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com.

April 30-May 1, 2014
26th National Fire Dinner
Washington, D.C.
Congressional Fire Services Institute
(202) 371-1277
lsammander@cfsi.org

May 8, 2014
2nd Annual Cooperative SDFPA/SFPE
“2014 Golf Tournament” To Benefit The San Diego Burn Institute
Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club, Santee, CA
Lucas McCusker, (760) 525-6847
lmccusker@victaulic.com

May 8-10, 2014
NFSA Annual Meeting
Atlantis, Bahamas
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org

May 13, 2014
5th Atlantic Canada Fire Sprinkler Design Symposium
Best Western, Dartmouth, NS
Joe Oliver, NICET IV, (902) 468-9500 x235
joseph.oliver@troylfs.com

May 20-21, 2014
Fire Sprinkler
International 2014
London, England, UK
www.bafsa.org.uk
www.eurosprinkler.org

May 22, 2014
Global Research Update Symposium
High Challenge
Storage Protection
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London, England
Fire Protection Research Foundation
(617) 984-7282

http://www.nfpa.org/research/fire-protection-research-foundation/symposia/global-research-update-high-challenge-storage-protection

June 3, 2014
19th Annual Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational
Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL
Illinois Burn Prevention Association
Fred Kroll, Chairman, ILPA
United States Alliance Fire Protection
(224) 433-5655
fred.kroll@usafp.us
www.ilburnpreventionassoc.com/

June 4, 2014
AFSA Chesapeake Bay Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
for Nat’l Fallen Firefighters Foundation   
Contact: Scott Monroe, Scott.Monroe@ferguson.com,
or Danielle Fowler, dfowler@mechanicalsalesinc.com

June 6-9, 2014
NFPA Annual Meeting/Expo
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
www.nfpa.org

June 13-17, 2014
CASA Annual Conference & AGM
Algonquin Resort
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Debbie Tomasic, Canadian Automatic
Sprinkler Association, (905) 477-2270
dtomasic@casa-firesprinkler.org

July 14-25, 2014
Beginning FSS Planning Schools
Dallas, TX
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org

July 20, 2014
Texas Hold’Em Tournament
Glenmoor Country Club — Canton, OH
Julie.Schade@lubrizol.com
Ohio Fire Safety Coalition

July 21, 2014
10th Annual OFSC Burn Invitational
 Glenmoor Country Club — Canton, OH
Julie.Schade@lubrizol.com
Ohio Fire Safety Coalition

September 8, 2014
25th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Trophy Club, No. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Carol J. McCain, Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas
(281) 361-8069, fscatx@embarqmail.com\

September 27-October 1, 2014
AFSA Annual Convention & Expo
Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
American Fire Sprinkler Association www.firesprinkler.org

October 6, 2014
Central Ohio Chapter/SFPE 25th OSU Burn Center Golf Outing
Benefitting the OSU Burn Center
Scioto Reserve Country Club, Powell, OH
Robert (Bob) Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

October 13-24, 2014
Beginning FSS Planning Schools
Dallas, TX
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org

October 16, 2014
18TH FSCASC CHARITY GOLF
Los Serranos Golf Club, Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, F.S.C. Assn. of SoCal (626) 673-5345,
or Kraig Kirschner, AFCON, 626-444-0541, info@afcon.org

October 22-23, 2014
14th Int’l Water Mist Conference  
Istanbul, Turkey
Bettina McDowell, Association Secretary
International Water Mist Association
Postfach 11 35 83, 20435 Hamburg, Poststraße 33
(in Hamburg Business Center), D-20354 Hamburg
 tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215, fax + 49 (0) 40 35085-80,
www.iwma.net

November 14, 2014
British Auto. Fire Spk. Association Ruby Jubilee Gala Dinner
Bristol, England, UK
www.bafsa.org.uk

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
October 10-14, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
September 16-19, 2016, Nashville, TN
NFSA, www.nfsa.org
April 30-May 2, 2015, Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, FL (Sem. & Exhib.)
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  

More Dates
Inspection & Testing Level I – NICET prep webinar, May 15 & 21
Inspection & Testing Level II – NICET prep webinar, June 18 & 25
Water-Based Systems Layout Level I – NICET prep webinar, TBD
WaterBased Systems Layout Level II – NICET prep webinar, TBD
Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com.

 

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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:
    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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— John 16:32-33, New International Version


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