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


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

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Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) applauded a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The preliminary injunction prevents the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council from implementing the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on October 25.
    ABC, its ABC Southeast Texas Chapter, and the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) filed its legal challenge on October 7 and filed a motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on October 13.
    “Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased the court ruled that the Obama administration cannot order private businesses to publicly disclose mere accusations of labor law violations that have not been fully adjudicated,” said ABC Vice President of Regulatory, Labor, & State Affairs Ben Brubeck. “By issuing this decision, the court has maintained the First Amendment rights of government contractors and protected them and taxpayers from the poorly crafted blacklisting rule.
    “ABC supports policies that promote fairness and competition in government contracting while holding bad actors accountable, but has long maintained that this rule would violate the constitutional rights of contractors and drive up costs to taxpayers,” said Brubeck. “Not only does the court’s ruling protect the constitutional rights of government contractors and their employees from the latest attack by the Obama administration, but it will prevent a disruption to the federal government’s procurement process for critical goods and services that benefit the public.
    “The ruling also pushes back against the Obama administration’s executive overreach and unfortunate attempt to circumvent the will of Congress, which has carefully crafted laws to deal with companies that violate contracting rules,” said Brubeck. “The administration should spend time improving its existing suspension and debarment process instead of creating a new regulatory regime that will increase costs, kill jobs, harm responsible small and large businesses, and stifle innovators from entering the federal contracting marketplace.”
    For more information visit: www.abc.org/blacklisting.

NFPA Journal® on Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
    A special issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), introduces readers to the people and organizations that have been instrumental in furthering home sprinkler usage across the country over the last 20 years.
    With its theme of “Final Frontier: The Challenge, Success, and Promise of the Home Fire Sprinkler,” this commemorative edition of the magazine is tied to the 20th anniversary of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), of which NFPA is a founding member. The issue charts the major HFSC milestones associated with sprinkler education; provides readers with a comprehensive list of resources in community sprinkler adoption efforts; outlines the green benefits of installing home fire sprinklers; and includes a detailed look at how home sprinklers impact fire safety.
    One of the lead stories, ”Residential Sprinklers: The Final Frontier,” written by Fred Durso Jr., communications manager for NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, explores the history and life-saving potential of home fire sprinklers, and addresses the challenges and successes of adopting sprinkler requirements in new, one-and two-family homes.
    Other features in the HFSC anniversary edition include: A brief history of HFSC’s efforts over the past two decades to educate stakeholders about the value of sprinkler installation; A look at the homebuilder perspective, and how sprinklers can represent a savvy business choice in a competitive industry; A conversation with a fire official in Scottsdale, Arizona, which has had a home sprinkler ordinance in place for 30 years; An overview of the fire service angle and how home sprinklers are invaluable allies in helping firefighters save lives and prevent property damage - and how sprinklers can also prevent firefighter deaths and injuries; and an update on how water purveyors around the country are embracing home fire sprinklers as valuable tools to preserve municipal water supplies.
    In addition, the issue includes features and columns that further reinforce the home sprinkler message. “Sprinkler Voices,” a collection of short profiles on home sprinkler stakeholders, includes a conversation with the Allyn-Brittian family, who rebuilt with sprinklers after their Connecticut home was destroyed by fire. In “Perspectives,” Jeff Feid of State Farm and an HFSC board member talks about State Farm’s support of the coalition, and offers research to help empower families and their communities to live safer lives. In “Outreach,” NFPA’s Lorraine Carli explains that home sprink­lers represent a reliable, proven, and affordable fire safety solution, and by adopting a unified voice, stakeholders and advocates can make home fire sprinklers as common as smoke alarms.
    Read the digital version of the special October 2016 home sprinkler edition, featuring hyperlinked content and ads, using the NFPA Journal mobile app. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
    For information visit: www.nfpa.org/journalapps.

Fire Sprinkler Paper Gets Award
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced winners of the 2015 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards. The award winners were selected by participants at the Foundation’s 2016 “Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET).” Recipients will receive their awards at the 2017 SUPDET Symposium, September 12-14, 2017, in College Park, Maryland.
    Christina Francis won the 2016 William M. Carey Award for her outstanding paper entitled, New Technology for Sprinklered High-Challenge Warehouses. The award recognizes the best suppression presentation, as voted by attendees of SUPDET.
    The distinguished honor recognizes the late Carey, who was a senior staff engineer at UL. Carey participated in many Foundation fire suppression projects, including the launch of The National Quick Response Sprinkler Project.
     For more information visit: www.nfpa.org.

Construction Unemployment
    Construction employers added 11,000 jobs in October, as employment in the sector is at the highest level since December 2008 despite declines in public sector investments in construction projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.
    Association officials noted that average hourly earnings for construction workers increased by 3.2% compared to 12 months ago as firms continue to expand amid shortages of available qualified workers.
    “There is a two-part story in construction right now as private-sector demand continues to boost employment while declining public-sector demand is contributing to year-over-year declines in heavy and civil engineering construction,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Overall construction employment would certainly be higher if local, state, and federal officials were investing more to build new and repair aging infrastructure.”
    Construction employment totaled 6,679,000 in October, an increase of 11,000 from September and 195,000 or 3.0% from a year ago. The annual rate of increase in construction employment was nearly twice as fast as the 1.7% increase for total nonfarm payroll employment. There were 512,000 unemployed jobseekers in October who last worked in the construction industry, the lowest total for October in 10 years.
    Residential construction - comprising residential building and specialty trade contractors - added 4,500 jobs in October and 139,700, or 5.6%, compared to a year ago. Nonresidential construction - building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering construction firms - added 6,700 jobs for the month and gained 55,000 employees compared to October 2015, a 1.4% rise. Construction employment is up year-over-year for all segments except heavy and civil engineering construction.
    As the available supply of workers continues to shrink, average hourly earnings, a measure of wages and salaries for all workers, increased 3.2% in construction over the past year to $28.39 in October, nearly 10% more than for all nonfarm jobs. For the private sector, earnings rose 2.8%.
    Association officials noted that private-sector demand for construction is more than offsetting declines in public-sector investments in infrastructure and other public works projects. They added, however, that heavy and civil engineering firms likely have the capacity to meet any growth in public-sector demand. They urged Congress to pass a new water resources bill to finance upgrades to waterways and find permanent funding solutions for highway, transit, etc.
    “Even as many firms benefit from strong private-sector construction demand, firms that perform public-sector work continue to struggle with low demand,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The one silver lining in this is that these firms have the capacity to meet any future growth in public-sector infrastructure investments.”
    For more information visit: www.abc.org.

Construction Spending
    Construction spending remained in a yearlong holding pattern in September as declining public outlays offset strong growth in multifamily spending and several private nonresidential categories, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said declining investments in public infrastructure are undermining the sector’s recovery.
    “There is still plenty of oomph in private demand for construction and growing support for school construction, but public infrastructure investment is crumbling just when it is needed most,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “These conflicting trends have left total construction spending nearly flat for the past 15 months.”
    Construction spending in September totaled $1.150 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 0.4% the month before and down 0.2% from the September 2015 level, Simonson said.
    Private nonresidential construction spending decreased 1.0% for the month but is up 7.8% year-to-date. The largest private nonresidential segment in September was power construction (including oil and gas pipelines), which declined 1.4% for the month but is up 7.4% year-to-date. The next-largest segment, manufacturing, dropped by 1.5% for the month and is down 2.5% year-to-date. Commercial (retail, warehouse, and farm) construction decreased by 2.4% in September but climbed 8.6% year-to-date. Private office construction slipped 0.4% for the month but soared 27% year-to-date.
    Private residential construction spending increased by 0.5% between August and September and rose 5.8% year-to-date. Spending on multifamily residential construction increased by 2.0% for the month and 18.8% year-to-date, while single-family spending inched up 0.1% for the month and rose 6.0% year-to-date.
    Association officials said that even though a handful of states have recently passed measures to increase investments in infrastructure, many other states have cut back.
    For more information visit: www.agc.org.

Lack of Fire Sprinklers
    Connecticut’s top fire service organizations joined the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on October 25, 2016, at the South Fire District in Middletown to address a home fire in September that killed a six-year-old girl in a new home and inaction by state decision makers to provide a key safety feature in new homes.
    “I find it appalling that in 2016 we continue to witness the devastation from home fires when the solution to this problem has existed for years,” Keith Flood, fire marshal for the West Haven Fire Department and chair of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, said at today’s event. “Inaction by our state’s decision makers has led to another tragedy. We need them to finally start embracing home fire sprinklers and stop listening to the rhetoric by local fire sprinkler opponents. Now is the time to bolster laws that will lead to safer homes for future generations.”
   Earlier this year, the six-year-old girl and her family moved into their Plainfield home. Had the home followed requirements found in all U.S. model building codes when it was built earlier this year, it should have included fire sprinklers. This technology can reduce the risk of dying in home fires by 80%, according to NFPA. 
   However, Connecticut’s code-making body has decided not to adopt this requirement each time it has updated the state building code since 2010. Similarly, legislative bills that would have required fire sprinklers in new homes have been defeated with help from local fire sprink­ler opponents. These opponents, mainly the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, claim this technology is burdensome, not necessary, and expensive - all myths countered by solid research. 
   The event included a side-by-side fire demonstration using two identical structures that underscored how quickly fire spreads in homes and how rapidly home fire sprinklers can extinguish fires. Moreover, the local fire service once again urged state decision makers to pass a requirement to fire sprinkler all new homes following the recent tragedy. Backing this requirement is the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, which was formed in 2014 to educate the public and state’s decision makers.
   Connecticut law requires homebuilders to offer fire sprinklers as an option to homebuyers, but state fire officials say this option doesn’t go far enough.
    The Connecticut Coalition is part of a grassroots movement aimed at eliminating home fire deaths and injuries. There are now 30 state sprinkler coalitions addressing America’s home fire problem. Eighty percent of all U.S. fire deaths each year, for instance, still occur at home, according to NFPA.
    “Fire sprinklers are virtually commonplace in every other setting except the place where fire causes the most injury and death,” Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy, said at today’s event. “States and communities across the country have seen the successes of creating requirements for fire sprinklering new homes. Connecticut, too, can make a significant improvement in its home fire problem by requiring fire sprinklers, which research proves can be a cost-effective addition to new homes.”
    For more information on the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition visit: www.FireSprinklerInitiative.org/Connecticut.

Why Your Home Could Burn 10X Faster
    An article by Rachel Urbanski on November 3, 2016, posted on www.kwbe.com, Norfolk, Nebraska, said, did you know the furniture you have in your home could potentially help kill you?
    “Back in the early 70s, and before that, it would take a room to flashover about half hour if it was just left to run; with all the modern materials now you can get a room to flashover in less than three-and-a-half minutes.”
    That’s right, according to Norfolk Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel. Your home could burn 10x faster simply because of the furniture you buy.
    Most modern man-made materials, such as synthetics, are petroleum-based products. Think of that as frozen gasoline.
    “If you think about how fast gasoline and diesel fuel burn, it’s the same thing - it just takes longer to catch fire, so when it does it will start to heat up quicker and give off a lot more noxious and toxic gases,” Zwiebel said.
    A video made by the National Institute of Standards and Testing shows the dangers of “modern” fires to the dangers of fires occurring 40 years ago. Keep an eye on the clock…that’s right, at around three-and-a-half minutes even the air is burning.
    “The easiest fires to fight are the ones we don’t have,” says Zwiebel, who says that temperatures in fires range from 1,100°  up to 1,600°. “None of those temperatures are survivable, even with firefighters in full gear.”
    Zwiebel says you can take some precautions, such as changing your batteries in your detectors and making sure there are residential fire sprinklers.
    “I’ve seen water damage dry up, but I’ve never seen a fire unburn,” he noted.
    Having a family plan fire escape plan, according to Zwiebel, is also important.

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.

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

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:


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

November 29, 2016
Sprinklers, Seismic, & Standpipe
Roseville, CA
NFSA West Regional Manager Bruce Lecair, (951) 277-3517, lecair@nfsa.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

December 13, 2016
Webinar: U.S. Election Outcome & Potential Impact on Construction
American Subcontractors Assoc.
(703) 836-3482

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

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

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

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

March 15-18, 2017
ASA SubExcel
Denver, CO
American Subcontractors Association
(703) 684-3450

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

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

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

April 12-14, 2017
Secutech 2017
Nangang Exhibition Center
Danielle Lin, +886 2 8729 1017

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

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

June 4-7, 2017
NFPA Annual Meeting & Exhibits
Boston Con & Exhibition Center

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

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

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

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

Other Dates by Organization

American Subcontractors Association:
Dec. 13: “U.S. Election Outcome & Potential Impact on Construction,” (Free)

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
Dec 1: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Indianapolis
Dec 2: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Indianapolis
Dec 6: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
Dec 6: Fire Pump/I & T Workshop: Atlanta
Dec 7: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Atlanta
Dec 8: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Atlanta
Dec 9: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Atlanta
Dec 13: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
Dec 22: FREE Webinar: Success with NICET

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
Nov. 29: Three-days of Classes: Roseville, CA
Nov 29-30: Sprinkler Prot. of Storage: Stow, MA
Dec. 3: Rough and Final Inspections: Waupun, WI
Dec. 6: Rough and Final Inspections: Tulsa, OK
Dec. 7: Columbia-Willamette Chapter: Tukwila, WA
Dec. 8: Puget Sound Chapter Meeting: Tukwila, WA
Dec. 13: Rough & Final Inspect.: Bellingham, WA
Dec. 20: Inspecting Storage Occupancies: Webinar
Jan. 10-12: Three days of Classes: Ventura, CA
Jan. 17: Coord. NFPA 25 & 72 ITM: Pomona, NY
Jan. 31: Advanced Tech. Training: Round Rock, TX
Feb. 14-16: Three-days of Classes: Pharr, TX

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org
NFPA Classroom Training
Dec. 12-14: Anaheim, CA, & Lake Buena Vista, FL
NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2016) 3-day Classroom Training
with Optional Certificate

Dec 15: Lake Buena Vista, FL – Hands-on NFPA 25 (2014) – Fire Pumps 1-Day Training

Other Future Meeting Dates:

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

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

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

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

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 4-7, 2017, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

 Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
National Fire Sprinkler Association
National Fire Protection Association
Fire Tech Productions
Oklahoma State University
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection


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    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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