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8th AFSA Sac Valley Trade Show
March 7, 2019 - Lincoln, CA

    The 8th Annual AFSA Sac Valley Fire Sprinkler Trade Show on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 3-7 p.m. in the Pano Hall at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. Reduced Room Rates are available.
    There will be over 50 Exhibitors and admission to this trade show is free.
    This show is for the benefit of Owners, Consultants, Architects, Suppliers, Fabricators, Fitters, Engineers, General Contractors, Fire Department personnel, Designers, and more.
    There will be great food, raffle prizes, drinks from a no host bar, gaming, and entertainment.
    Additionally, they will be offering a seminar before the trade show on “Spacing and Location of Fire Sprinklers: NFPA13, Ch. 8 (2016 Ed.)” that will be located a few miles away from Thunder Valley Casino & Resort. This seminar will be offered in a classroom setting and will include continental breakfast hosted by 1st Service Insurance and lunch.
    For more event information and the hotel Promo code, contact: Paulene Norwood, Executive Director, Sacramento Valley Chapter, American Fire Sprinkler Association, (916) 296-0635, paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com.

2019 Seneca Fire Protection Career Fair and Industry Dinner
March 14, 2019 — Toronto, Ontario

    The School of Fire Protection at Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology is holding their annual School of Fire Protection Career Fair.
    You’re invited to meet and connect with future graduates of Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering programs.
    The event is on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 1 p.m.-4p.m. at the Seneca – Minkler Atrium area, Building A, 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 2X5.
    The fee is $125. Please register by March 1, 2019.
    Tabletop display space will be provided for those companies interested, as well, interview space can be arranged for use before or during the Career Fair.
    You’re also Invited to the Fire Protection Student Association's 8th Annual Industry Dinner.
    This annual event brings together industry, alumni and students. This event is Thursday, March 14, 2019, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. It will be held at Newnham Campus, Building A – The Great Hall A1531 A&B, 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 2X5.
    Guest speakers Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons will be presenting “After the Fire: Survival. Perseverance. Inspiration.”
    The Cost for Students is $35; Alumni $60; Industry $75.
    They welcome students, alumni and industry professionals including fire and building code officials, fire protection consultants, systems designers, fire protection contractors, engineers, and any industry professionals interested in connecting with future graduates from Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering program.
    Please RSVP and register by March 1, 2019.
            For additional information, please contact: Scott Pugsley, Industry Coordinator, Professor, School of Fire Protection at Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, scott.pugsley@senecacollege.ca, (416) 491-5050 ext. 22525.

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Source for Designers:

Need Designers?
    You’re invited to meet the exceptional graduates of Seneca College.
    For job posting e-mail or fax job descriptions to Fax: 416-494-9178
Scott.Pugsley@senecacollege.ca


* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, 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 not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by TYCO Fire & Building Products.
    Name of Product: Models TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351.
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and the following on the deflector and “TYCO” on the wrench boss and may be provided with an orange guard that also bears a counterfeit UL Mark. The counterfeit fire sprink­lers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” or “YD05”: TY3151 155°F 68°C SU; TY3251 155°F 68°C SP; TY3251 200°F 93°C SP; TY3351 155°F 68°C HSW.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These counterfeit fire sprinklers were found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has received previous reports of counterfeit for Models TY3151 and TY3251 in Vietnam.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-20 and Release No. 15PN-21 at: www.UL.com.

    Also see Release 18PN-21 and 18PN-22: The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, 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 not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked GL5661 and GL5651, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “GLOBE” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    The fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “MAFCO” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-21 and 18PN-22 at: www.UL.com.

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-05)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “TYCO,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco Fire & Building Products.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-05)
    Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-08)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified in the link below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “GLOBE,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-08)
            Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

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
Construction Employment
    Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2017 and December 2018, while 36 states added construction jobs between November and December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials cautioned that growing labor shortages and trade disputes were leading to higher construction costs.
    “The construction industry ended 2018 in good shape in nearly all parts of the country, and contractors are optimistic about the volume of work available in 2019,” stated chief economist Ken Simonson. “But finding workers to execute those projects is likely to be a major challenge.”
    For more information visit: www.agc.org.

National
Construction Costs
    After a year marked by numerous price spikes, construction costs declined in December but remained elevated compared to year-earlier prices, while prices of new buildings also moved higher, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost of many construction projects is increasing as firms cope with labor shortages and increased costs for many of the materials they need for projects.
    “Steep declines in fuel prices in December offset mixed costs for other construction inputs, but most materials and services posted higher year-over-year increases than in 2017,” said the association’s chief economist, Ken Simonson. “The price index for new building construction outpaced the input cost index at the end of the year, but many contractors were probably caught by unexpected cost increases in 2018.”
    Simonson commented that the producer price index for inputs to construction industries — a weighted average of all goods and services used in construction — decreased 0.8% in December but ended the year 3.8% higher than in December 2017. The index for energy costs declined 11.5% for the month and 3.9% for the year. But the price of other goods used in construction climbed 0.1% for the month and 4.8% for the year, more than the 3.3% increase in the index in 2017.
    For more information visit: www.agc.org.

Iowa
Frozen Sprinkler System Breaks
     An article by Jeff Reinitz posted January 26, 2019, on www.wcfcourier.com, said freezing temperatures played a part in a sprinkler break that sent water cascading down the steps of a downtown high-rise apartment building in Waterloo, Iowa.
    A frozen sprinkler head in a ninth-floor mechanical room at Hotel President caused a leak that flowed to the building’s basement. The leak flowed down the building’s open stairwell, reaching the basement and triggering an alarm.
     Crews shut down the water while the sprinkler head was replaced and the system was put back in service, Peterson said.
     It wasn’t immediately clear if there was any water damage to the apartments.
    At the time, air temperatures in Waterloo were around 3 ° Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -11 ° , according to the National Weather Service.

New Jersey
Bill for Home Fire Sprinklers
    An article by Tiffany Smith posted January 20, 2019, on www.tapinto.net, said in 2016, 53 people in New Jersey lost their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen, and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the New Home Fire Safety Act.
    The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and now heads to the full Assembly for a vote.
    “In a fire, rooms can become death traps in minutes,” said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union). “If your home is equipped with a sprinkler, however, it will increase the time you have to escape and limit the total amount of damage to your property.”
    The New Fire Safety Act would require fire suppression systems, a type of sprinkler system, to be installed in new single- and two-family homes during their construction. The bill is not applicable to manufactured homes or single- and two-family homes not connected to water systems. As reported by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, there were 31,944 fires reported in 2016, with 18,623 of those involving structures. More than 70% of the structure fires occurred in residential homes, of which 66% were two-family dwellings.
    “This bill has the potential to save residents and help our firefighters who put their lives on the line each time they go into a fire,” said Joe Danielsen (Middlesex, Somerset). “That alone makes this a crucial legislative effort.”
    Fire suppression systems extinguish or prevent the spread of a fire by using a combination of dry chemicals and/or wet agents to suppress equipment fires. These systems are designed to quickly and effectively battle indoor fires. When a fire is not contained quickly, it triggers a lethal cycle that threatens the lives of occupants and the structural safety of the building. These systems are designed to eliminate or control the heat source.
    The bill also stipulates that a certificate of occupancy for a new home could not be issued until the state or local code enforcement agency certified that the home was equipped with a fire suppression system that complied with New Jersey’s Uniform Construction Code standards. Additional bill highlights include a provision whereby municipalities and the Commission of Community Affairs could establish a fee to cover the cost of inspections and issuance of the certificate of occupancy.
    “The goal here is to help keep families safe,” said Chaparro (D-Hudson). “If we can help prevent a fire from spreading by suppressing it, we can decrease the likelihood of lost lives.”

Ohio
Factory Fire Sprinklers Not Enough
    An article by Julie McClure posted January 22, 2019, on www.therepublic.com, said firefighters battled an early morning industrial fire at Nikkei MC Aluminum America Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.
    The fire was reported by an employee who saw flames within the facility and called 911, said Captain Mike Wilson, Columbus Fire Department spokesman.
    When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames showing and were told all 10 employees inside the building had evacuated.
    Firefighters found heavy smoke and an activated sprinkler system that was working as they made their way into the interior of the smelting facility.
    They reported to the command that there were two fires in the facility, one located overhead as well as fire located at a dust collector on the exterior of the building.
    As additional firefighting crews arrived on the scene fire was visible above the sprinkler system, and command ordered that the sprinkler system be turned off, Wilson said, and cautioned the firefighters about applying water to the smelting.
    With the sprinkler system off, interior crews could see smoldering material located on several steel I-beams overhead. This material was a collection of dust and particulate matter that had ignited. MC Aluminum representatives told investigators that the flames were originally located near an afterburner furnace, which limits the amount of unburned pollution material being expelled into the atmosphere. Heat and flames spread to a collection of dust within the facility, causing several spot fires near the interior ceiling of the plant. A dust collector was also on fire, Wilson said.
    A total of 13 Columbus fire department units responded to the fire, which included four engine companies and two rescue companies. The remaining seven units were command and support staff.
    Wilson said no damage estimate was available and the fire has been ruled accidental.

United Kingdom
Bristol City Council to Spend Millions on Sprinklers
    An article by Adam Postans posted January 25, 2019, on www.bristolpost.co.uk, said sprinklers will be installed inside flats in Bristol City Council’s 59 tower blocks to prevent a repeat of the Grenfell disaster, at a cost of at least £7.3million.
    The authority has earmarked the money for the work over the next five years, beginning with a £300,000 pilot project at Castlegate House in Brislington in 2019/20.
    A total of £1million will be spent the following year, with £2million penciled in for each of the three years after that up to 2024.
    High-rise blocks with the highest number of older and disabled people will get sprinklers first, along with those with single stairwells where emergency exits are most critical.
    Every bin room in the council’s blocks now has sprinklers, but work will soon begin on getting the vital safety equipment into residents’ flats.

Scotland
A Removed System May Have Saved School
    An article by India Block posted January 21, 2019, on www.dezeen.com, said the Glasgow School of Art has rebuffed claims that a high-pressure mist suppression system, removed before the Charles Rennie-Mackintosh-designed building was destroyed in a catastrophic fire, was largely intact.
    The Times reports that a mist suppression system, which was almost completely installed in the building, survived a smaller fire in 2014 “largely intact” and “would have saved” the building if it had not been removed.
    When the blaze ripped through the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) building on June 15, 2018, the historic building, which was still being renovated, had no mist suppression system in place.
    “Essentially, an operational system that would have saved the famous Mackintosh building was ripped out of GSA prior to last year’s disastrous blaze,” claimed The Times.
    Architect Gordon Gibb, the director of professional studies at the GSA, told The Times that the first system should not have been removed, particularly as it was 97% completed and relatively undamaged by the first fire. “The original tank was intact; the new system was being installed in a different location. Both could have been used in tandem,” Gibb said.
    “To rip out what was essentially an operational system in advance of construction work, which is the most dangerous part of a building’s life, is in contravention of all relevant published guidance.”
    GSA says the sprinkler system was “unusable.”
    A spokesperson from the art school has rebuffed the claims that the 97% complete mist suppression system survived the 2014 fire “largely intact.”
    “As a result of the 2014 fire, considerable elements of the system were destroyed or damaged. The GSA sought expert advice, which indicated that this system was unusable.
    “As you would expect, the GSA wanted to take advantage of improvements in the technology and install the best system for the building. The installation time for the replacement system in the post 2014 restoration would have been broadly similar irrespective of the type of system commissioned.”
    Pumps for the replacement system were reported to have been delivered to the site but were not yet installed, leaving the A-listed building without fire protection during its restoration.

New Zealand
Historic Museum Sprinkler Retrofit
    An article by John Gibb posted January 21, 2019, on www.odt.co.nz, said the Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand, will later this year start some physical work on a project costing up to $1 million, to extend its sprinkler system to older parts of the complex.
    Museum director Dr. Ian Griffin said 30% of the overall complex was not covered, but the more modern areas were.
    Brazil’s National Museum, that country’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum, was consumed by fire in September last year. The museum did not have sprinklers and much of its archive of 20 million items was destroyed, a major loss for Brazilian science, history, and culture.
    Dr. Griffin said the Otago sprinkler system changes had already been planned and “we’re not doing it as a result of that situation” in Brazil. But the Brazilian fire clearly showed the risks posed by fire to big collections of museum treasures.
    A recent Otago Museum report says the sprinkler cost could range from $750,000 to $1 million. Dr. Griffin said the Otago Museum project could take five to seven years to complete, but once it began it was hoped to complete about 20% of the required work each year.
    Funds were already in place for the first phase, but more money would have to be raised to complete the work. The museum has 1.5 million objects, many of them irreplaceable. Museum administrators were working really hard to take care of the museum collections, and collection team staffing had been increased over the last couple of years, Dr. Griffin said.
    This was not a “glamour project” and museum visitors would notice little difference, even after it was completed. But the work had to be done to ensure that the museum’s many treasures were properly protected for the long term. The institution was also working with consultants to ensure that the museum’s complex artefact protection needs were met, he said.
    Although the museum wanted to avoid the risks of fire, it was also mindful of the need to avoid water damage through accidental activation of the sprinkler system. The extended system would initially activate only in the immediate area of any fire threat, protecting other areas from accidental water damage, he said.


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:

February 25-26, 2019
Fire Code Expo
Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
Campus Fire Safety and
The Fire Code Academy
info@firesafetyexpo.org
www.firecodeexpo.com

February 26-27, 2019
Sprinkler Protection of Storage
Campbell, CA
NFSA West Regional Manager
Bruce Lecair, (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

February 28, 2019
Pumps for Fire Protection
Campbell, CA
NFSA West Regional Manager
Bruce Lecair, (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

March TBD, 2019
Spring Fishing Tournament
Georgia Fire Sprinkler Assoc. (GFSA)
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

March 6-9, 2019
SUBEXCEL 2019
Nashville, TN
www.subexcel.com

March 7, 2019
8th Sac Valley
Fire Sprinkler Trade Show
Thunder Valley, Lincoln CA
www.sacvalleyafsa.org

March 12, 2019
GFSA General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

March 14, 2019
2019 Seneca Fire Protection Career Fair
and Industry Dinner
Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
Scott Pugsley, (416) 491-5050 ext. 22525
scott.pugsley@senecacollege.ca

March 21, 2019
14th Biennial New England
Fire Protection Product Show
Lantana’s, Randolph, MA
www.neafpsd.com

March 21-22, 2019
CEFGA Career Expo
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

March 22, 2019
2nd SFPE SD Golf
Twin Oaks Country Club
San Marcos, CA
www.sfpesandiego.org

April 9, 2019
GFSA Board Meeting
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

April 11, 2019
IWMA Water Mist Seminar
Milan, Italy
www.iwma.net

April 25-26, 2019
1st OFSA Golf & Day of Learning
Shangri-La, Afton, OK
www.ofsa.info
communications@ofsa.info

May 14, 2019
GFSA General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

May 15-18, 2019
NFSA Convention Expo
Omni Downtown, Nashville, TN
www.nfsa.org

May 22-23, 2019
SFPE 2019 Europe Fire Safety
Engineering Conference & Expo
Malaga, Spain
Melissa Franco, (301) 718-2910
info@sfpe.org

May 31, 2019
Burn Aid Classic
Benefitting Shriners Transportation Fund
Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue, NE
Melissa Kimball, (402) 553-1221
melissa@mahoneyfiresprinkler.com
www.FSCAN.org  

June TBD 2019
Fire Safety Symposium
Forsyth, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

June 17-20, 2019
NFPA Convention Expo
San Antonio, TX
www.nfpa.org

August 10, 2019
Softball Tournament
Benefitting Firefighter’s Burn Institute
Kloss Park, Elk Grove, CA
Paulene Norwood, Executive Director
Sacramento Valley Chapter AFSA (916) 296-0635
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

August 13, 2019
GFSA General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

August 26, 2019
30th Burn Center Invitational
Benefitting Burn Center, Camp, & More
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Marty King, king@nfsa.org
www.supportcsm.org/2019BCGI

September TBD 2019
Fall Fishing Tournament
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 10, 2019
GFSA Board Meeting
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 19, 2019
CASA Ontario Regional
Golf Tournament
Benefitting Camp BUCKO
& SickKids Hospital
Lionhead Golf Club
Brampton, ON, Canada
Jo-Ann Gauthier, (905) 477-2270
jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org

October 1-4, 2019
AFSA 38, Convention Expo
San Diego, CA
www.firesprinkler.org  

October 6-12, 2019
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Plan to Promote Fire Sprinklers!

October 8, 2019
General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

October 13-15, 2019
2019 SFPE Annual Conference
Sheraton Grand, Phoenix, AZ
(301) 718-2910, info@sfpe.org

October 16, 2019
26th Annual AFSA/BSF
Golf Tournament
Williamsburg National Golf Club
Williamsburg, Virginia
Benefitting Burn Survivors Foundation
www.burnsurvivorsfoundation.org
George Wagner, AFSA VA Chapter
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 23-24, 2019
19th Intʼl Water Mist Conference
Germany, Hamburg
www.iwma.net

November 4, 2019
20th Bob McCullough
Golf Tournament
Benefitting Fire Safety
Educational Projects
Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/golf-tournament/

December 10, 2019
GFSA Christmas Gathering
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Mar. 19: Lean Construction - What Subcontractors Need to Know
Apr. 9: Avoiding Predatory OCIPs, CCIPs and Builders Risk Insurance Flow-Downs
May 14: Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law
June 11: HR Basics for Small Businesses
July 9: Emerging Technologies - Smart Tools, UAVs and Others - and How They Relate to the Internet of Things
Aug. 13: Trade Shortage

Fire Tech Productions:
www.firetech.com

Feb. 26: Fire Spk. Installation Hands-On, Dayton, OH
Mar. 6: IT Fire Pump, Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 18: Inspection & Testing of Sprinkler Systems, Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 27: Inspection & Testing of Sprinkler Systems Workshop, Exton, PA
Apr. 3: Inspection & Testing of Sprinkler Systems Workshop, Hastings, MI
Apr. 15: Sprinkler Systems Service Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 24: Fire Pump Workshop, Atlanta, GA

National Fire Protection Assoc.:
www.nfpa.org

NFPA 13, Three-day Class with Certificate
Mar. 25-27: Baltimore, MD
Apr. 22-24: Rosemont (Chicago), IL
Apr. 29-May 1: Atlanta, GA
May 20-22: Tarrytown, NY
Jun. 24-26: Fort Lauderdale, FL

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.:
www.nfsa.org

Feb. 26: Storage Protection, Campbell, CA
Feb. 28: Pumps, Fire Protection, Campbell, CA
Mar. 7: Sprinkler Tradeoffs in the IBC, Zionsville, IN
Mar. 13: Training Inspectors FPS, Laurel, MD
Mar. 14: Illinois Chapter Meet., Oak Brook, IL
Mar. 19: Spk. Install. Requires., Westampton, NJ
Mar. 19: NFSA Empire Chapter Meet., Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar. 20: Sprinkler Install. Requires., Dover, DE
Mar. 21: Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Conshohocken, PA
Mar. 25: Two Week Layout Technician Training, Baltimore, MD
Apr. 1: Layout Technician Blended Learning - In Class Practicum, Baltimore, MD
Apr. 2: Capital Region Chapter NFSA and Chesapeake Chapter AFSA Meeting
Apr. 8: PenJerDel April Chapter Meeting, King of Prussia, PA
Apr. 9: Sprinkler Prot. of Storage, Pataskala, OH

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
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

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
Jun. 17-20, 2019, San Antonio, TX
Jun. 14-17, 2020, Orlando, FL

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 15-18, 2019, Omni Downtown, Nashville, TN
May 15-18, 2020, Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ           
May 12-15, 2021, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

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


 

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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