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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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NFPA’s Home Fire Sprinkler Grant Awards
    To further understanding and use of home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative announced it has awarded grants to 16 organizations to fund sprinkler advocacy efforts across North America.
    The Bringing Safety Home Grant Program will assist the grant recipients, including U.S. state sprinkler coalitions and other North American safety advocates, by supporting activities that showcase the importance of requiring home fire sprinklers in new one- and two-family homes.
    “Sprinklers are gaining momentum as more residents and policy-makers understand the value of them in new homes. Home fire sprinklers can reduce home fire deaths by about 80% and direct property damage by about 70%, according to NFPA research,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA.
    The grant program recognized a range of ideas for home fire sprinkler advocacy activities, including the following: local sprinkler summits that aim to bring together key stakeholders to work on the acceptance of home fire sprinklers; local advocacy programs to showcase the impact of home fire sprinklers at community events; outreach programs for local officials and policy-makers; and efforts to assess a state’s true cost of fire and how sprinklers can mitigate future risks.
    According to NFPA, the vast majority of U.S. fire deaths occur in homes. In 2013, home fires caused nearly 2,800 deaths out of more than 3,000 total fire deaths and injured more than 12,000 others in the U.S. The life-saving capability of home fire sprinklers is the reason why all model building codes require sprinklers in all new one- and two-family dwellings.
    “The Fire Sprinkler Initiative’s grant program set out to help sprinkler coalitions and other safety advocates implement strong ideas for sprinkler advocacy,” said Carli. “The overall response to the program shows a great level of interest from organizations across North America working toward home fire sprinkler requirements to help save the lives of citizens and first responders.”
    For a list of grant recipients visit: www.firesprinklerinitiative.org.

Construction Employment
    Construction employment expanded in 205 metro areas, declined in 101, and was stagnant in 52 between May 2014 and May 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted even though the majority of metro areas are still adding construction jobs, the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013.
    “Although contractors are continuing to add workers in many parts of the country, construction employment stagnated or shrank in nearly half of all metro areas over the past year,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “With Washington unable to figure out how to finance infrastructure and a number of large energy projects getting put on hold, the sector’s recovery appears to be slowing in certain parts of the country.”
    Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year (11,300 jobs, 15%), followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (10,400 jobs, 12%), Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI (8,100 jobs, 19%), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA (7,500 jobs, 6%). The largest percentage gains occurred in Wenatchee, WA (30%, 600 jobs), Bellingham, WA (23% 1,300 jobs), Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (22% 1,100 jobs), Huntsville, AL (19% 1,400 jobs), and Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills.
    The largest job losses from May 2014 to May 2015 were in New Orleans-Metairie, LA (-3,200 jobs, -10%), followed by Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS (-2,600 jobs, -25%), Orange-Rockland-Westchester, NY (-1,800 jobs, -5%), Akron, OH (-1,300 jobs, -10%), and El Paso, TX (-1,300 jobs, -9%). The largest percentage decline for the past year was in Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, followed by Santa Fe, NM (-19%, -500 jobs), Bloomington, IL (-14%, -400 jobs), and Madera, CA (-14%, -200 jobs).
    Association officials urged Congress and the Obama administration to find a way to finance needed infrastructure improvements, including transportation and clean water systems. They added that the political uncertainty was undermining the construction industry’s recovery, which is already being negatively impacted by other factors, such as declining demand for energy projects.
    “Fewer metro areas are likely to continue adding construction jobs if Congress and the White House can’t figure out a way to pay for needed new infrastructure investments,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The irony is that by neglecting our public infrastructure, our leaders in Washington are hurting private sector employment.”

New Homes to Have Sprinkler Systems
    An article by Deborah Gates on June 19, 2015, in The Daily News, Salisbury, Maryland, said Somerset County homebuyers should brace for a law that requires one- and two-family homes constructed after June 30 to have sprinkler systems.
    A June 16 public hearing was held to hear comments on a proposed amendment to the county building code that would include the mandated requirement. No homebuyers spoke at the hearing about the measure.
    Gary Pusey, head of the county’s Planning Department, told commissioners that the requirement satisfies an International Building Code measure adopted in January 2015 by the state of Maryland. The code is updated every three years, he said, and Somerset was exempt from applying the measure for one- and two-family homes since a 2012 code update.
    “We can’t be exempt” anymore, Pusey told commissioners. “Up until now, Somerset County has exempted the fire sprinkler requirement from the code. But state law adopted in 2012 no longer allows this exemption.”
    The requirement is expected to increase the cost of construction, meaning that a homebuyer likely would bear the added expense. The cost to install a sprinkler system at a retrofitted mobile home, for instance, could be as much as $10,000, said Mark Konapelsky, a county inspector.
    He added that sprinklers would not be required for mobile homes manufactured before July 1.
    Pusey said there has been “a bit of a rush” on permit applications by home buyers of stick-built houses anxious to build before the July 1 law takes effect.

North Carolina
Woman Accused of Setting off Fire Sprinklers in Hospital
    An article by Steve Ohnesorge posted June 11, 2015, on www.wbtv.com, Charlotte, North Carolina, said a woman who was allegedly frustrated over a long wait time in the emergency room at a hospital in Morganton, North Carolina, is accused of using a lighter to set off the fire alarm and sprinklers, flooding the ER.
    Katlyn Milligan was at the hospital with a family member who had a back issue. They had been referred to the hospital from a local urgent care facility. Katlyn’s mother says she had gone back to another area of the hospital, and that they had been waiting a couple of hours when she heard the alarm and saw lights blinking.
    It was only later she found out that Katlyn was accused of setting off a sprinkler in the ladies’ room just outside the waiting area.
    About an inch of water filled one section of the hospital. Officials at Carolinas Health Care System-Morganton say it forced them to evacuate the waiting areas, move the triage section, and cause more delays for those who were waiting.
    “It all happened at the busiest time of the day,” said Nursing Administrator David Everhart.
    Milligan’s mother said her daughter was frustrated by the wait, which was more than two hours at the time. “She knows what she did was wrong.” Milligan was freed under a $5,000 bond.
    As for damage to the hospital, estimates are not in yet. Officials admit it was a busy time of day and there was some waiting time involved for those in the emergency room, but say the facility in Morganton actually has a shorter wait time than most hospitals — and that they are always trying to improve that.

Senior High-Rises to Have Sprinklers
    An article posted June 19, 2015, on www.woai.com, San Antonio, Texas, said a bill that was passed in the wake of the deadly Wedgewood Senior Living high rise fire in Castle Hills last December is now law.
    Governor Greg Abbott said he will allow the bill, which requires all Bexar County high-rise residential buildings that primarily house seniors, people with disabilities, or the mobility impaired to install fire sprinkler systems, to become law without his signature. Abbott said he has concerns about the wording of the law, but since it is a Bexar County local law he will allow those problems to be worked out locally.
    Rick Galindo (R-San Antonio), who was the sponsor of the bill, said seeing it become law is a “very proud moment.”
    “We owe it to the memory of those seniors lost in the Wedgewood fire to ensure this kind of tragedy doesn’t happen again,” Galindo said. “I appreciate Governor Abbott’s understanding of the importance of this bill and allowing it to be law.”
    Wedgewood took advantage of a ‘grandfather clause’ in the sprinkler law and did not have sprinklers installed when the building caught fire on the Sunday between Christmas and New Years.
    Five people died and eight others were hurt. Officials said the fire would not have occurred had sprinklers been installed.

Insurer Denies Claim for Burst Fire Sprinkler Pipe Even Though Fire Code Was Followed
   Vacationing couple left fire sprinkler operational, causing insurer to deny claim
    An article by Rosa Marchitelli posted June 17, 2015, on www.CBC.com, Toronto, Canada, said an Ontario couple’s home insurance claim is being denied after the pipes of their emergency fire sprinkler system froze and burst, causing major damage.
    Intact insurance is denying the claim, even though the couple followed Ontario’s fire code and left the sprinklers operational while away on vacation.
    Michael and Diane Uniac live in an attached townhouse in Waterloo, Ontario, and for the past 19 years, they’ve been spending winters in Florida. Each year, they turn off the water before leaving, but not the fire sprinkler system.
     “Never in my wildest dreams would it ever occur to me that I would ever consider shutting off the fire system, for heaven’s sake,” Michael Uniac told Go Public [CBC Blog].
    In January of last year, the pipe supplying water to the fire sprinkler heads froze and burst, severely damaging all four levels of the home.
    “I was speechless,” Diane Uniac said. “There was insulation hanging down and walls hanging down and ceiling fans. It was just shocking.”
    Intact denied the claim, saying that under the policy, the water needed to be turned off and drained, including the fire sprinkler system, if the couple were away for more than a few days.
    The Uniacs say they were shocked and confused. Under the building code, the Uniacs townhouse requires a fire sprinkler system that has to remain operational at all times.
    The Waterloo fire department told the Uniacs that their fire sprinkler system must be kept operational at all times.
    “We’ve got the fire department, on the one hand, telling us we have to have a system and it’s got to be maintained on at all times. We’ve got the city telling us we have to have the system, it’s a building code requirement. We got the insurance company telling us, you can’t do that or you’re not insured. It doesn’t make any sense at all.
    “I put a question to our adjuster early on. I said, ‘Supposing instead of a flood we had a fire, and we had turned off our fire system, what then?’ Obviously I didn’t get an answer, but I can guess what it would have been.”
    Intact knew the Uniacs had the fire sprinkler system and factored the added safety feature into the couple’s premium.
All the floors, walls, and ceilings had to be ripped out, and the home rebuilt. Original estimates placed the cost at somewhere between $250,000 and $300,000.
    The couple have been doing some of the work themselves and so far have spent over $160,000, borrowing against their mortgage.
    “Common sense dictates you leave your fire system on. The insurance was aware we had it. ...I felt it was part of my contract with them to maintain protection. They really have the odds stacked in their favor. Things that can be legal aren’t necessarily just or fair. I’ll tell you that,” Uniac said.
    Even the couple’s insurance broker, who’s paid to interpret and explain policies, thinks the Uniacs should be covered, according to an e-mail sent to the couple after the pipe burst.
    Insurance lawyer Scott Stanley says policies have become so complicated that even the experts have trouble understanding them.
    “He told me flat out in writing that you are covered, that no insurance company is asking anyone to turn off their fire system in the winter,” Uniac said.
    The couple are considering suing the broker and Intact, but were told legal costs would run about $120,000. That’s on top of paying for the repairs.
    Insurance lawyer Scott Stanley from the law firm Murphy Battista, says the problem is not the people but the policies.
    “There’s nothing these people could have done. If you had a client that acted perfectly — this would be that particular client,” Stanley told Go Public.
    “This industry needs to make the information simpler for people to digest. There’s a problem when the insurance industry itself is struggling to understand the contracts that it’s selling … if they can’t understand it, there’s not hope a regular person can.”
    The Uniacs say Intact made them an offer a while ago, but it doesn’t even cover 10% of the repair costs.
    After Go Public contacted the company, Intact’s lawyers repeated its request for the couple to sign a confidentiality agreement.
    Even though the Uniacs have asked their lawyer to put any legal action on hold, Intact tells Go Public it won’t comment because this case is before the courts, adding it is confident in its position.

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:

August 31, 2015
27th Burn Center Golf Invitational
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Dan: (262) 325-1958, dannfsa@aol.com

August 31-September 2, 2015
Inspection and Testing Workshop
Atlanta, GA
Fire Tech Productions, (937) 434-3473, info@firetech.com

September TBD, 2015
AFSA Yankee Golf Tournament
Sandy Burr C.C., Wayland, MA
Chris Gray, (508) 944-4900 firespeceast@comcast.net

September 8, 2015
Trade Show & NFPA 14 Seminar
Richmond Doubletree Hotel
Midlothian, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 779-3921 wagnerg@mindspring.com

September 9, 2015
AFSA Virginia Chapter Burn Survivors Golf
Richmond Doubletree Hotel
Midlothian, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 779-3921 wagnerg@mindspring.com www.afsavirginia.com

September 14, 2015
NFSA-MN BurnAid Golf Classic
North Oaks Golf Club, North Oaks, MN
NFSA MN Chapter, (651) 452-8506 or Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com

September 14-25, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132

September 16-18, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
Sinclair Community College Fire Sprinkler Lab, Dayton, OH
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

September 21, 2015
9th Michael Minger Golf Classic
Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, TN
Gail Minger, (850) 621-5161

September 21, 2015
SFPE/OSU 26th Golf Outing
Scioto Reserve C.C., Powell, OH
Bob: (614) 561-8145, bdd4@yahoo.com

September 22, 2015
AFSA NJ Bob Young Golf Outing
Galloping Hills G.C., Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012, Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

September 24, 2015
FSCA of SC Charity Golf Tournament
Vellano Country Club, Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345

September 27-29, 2015
ICC Conference/Building
Safety & Design Expo

Long Beach, CA
Steve Daggers, International Code Council
888-ICC-SAFE ext. 4212

September 28, 2015
21st KFSCA Foundation Golf Outing
Cardinal Club G.C., Simpsonville, KY
Angela Underwood, (502) 233-5322
angela@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

September 28, 2015
FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Trophy Club C.C., Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

September 29-30, 2015
NFPA 20 & 25 Seminar
Property Loss Control Institute
Liberty Mutual Fire Lab, Wausau, WI

September 30, 2015
21st Ken Houston Memorial Golf

Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
John: AFSA Carolinas, (919) 624-3456

October 10-13, 2015
AFSA Annual Meeting + Exhibit.
JW Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org

October 12-23, 2015
NFSA Fire Sprinkler Boot Camp
Int'l Palms Resort, Orlando, FL
Michael Repko, (845) 878-4207, mrepko@nfsa.org

October 23, 2015
Mid Atlantic AFSA Beef & Beer
Location TBD
Deb Covino, Executive Director, (215) 794-2978, mikewdeb@aol.com

October 28-29, 2015
15th International Water Mist Conference
Mercure Hotel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bettina McDowell
International Water Mist Association
Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215

November 2, 2015
Bob McCullough Memorial Golf
Hamilton Mill C.C., Dacula, GA
Scott Donnelly, cfpsprnklr@aol.com

November 2-13, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132

November 8-13, 2015
2015 SFPE Conference & Expo

Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Melissa Franco, (301) 915-9724

November 10-13, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
SPP Pumps University, Atlanta, GA
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

November 24, 2015
Water Mist Seminar
Munich, Germany
Bettina McDowell
International Water Mist Association
Tel. + 49 (0) 40 35085-215

December 4, 2015
GBA-AFSA Annual Gala

Poppy Ridge G.C., Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, (925) 954-5031

December 9-11, 2015
Fire Pumps: Inspection/Testing Workshop
Sinclair Community College Fire Sprinkler Lab, Dayton, OH
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473
info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

March 16-18, 2016
7th International
Symposium on Tunnels

Montréal, Canada
istss@sp.se, www.istss.se

Other Dates by Organization

American Subcontractors Association
Webinars: www.asaonline.com
Sep. 15: Sub's Guide to a Fair Lien Waiver Process
Oct. 13: Cash Management for Subs
Nov. 10: Implementing Tech. for Jobsite
Dec. 8: Employment Law Changes...
Jan. 12, 2016: The War for Talent... Pay Trends
Feb. 9, 2016: Negotiating Retainage” Webinar
Apr. 12, 2016: The Payment Dance...
May 10, 2016: Websites, Email, Social Media & Your Domain Name
Jun. 14, 2016: Damages for Lost Productivity

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
Aug. 27: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
Aug. 27: Water-Based Level I Webinar
Aug. 27: I & T LI Webinar
Aug. 27: Success with NICET
Aug. 27: I & T LI Webinar

Sep. 9: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
Sep. 16: Water-Based Level I, Webinar
Sep. 16: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
Sep. 17: Water-Based Level II, Webinar
Sep. 17: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
Sep. 18: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands On Workshop
Sep. 21: Inspection & Testing Level II, Webinar
Sep. 23: I&T Level I, Webinar
Sep. 24: Water Based Level II, Webinar
Sep. 25: FREE Success with NICET, Webinar
Sep. 29: I&T Level I&II Live NICET Training – Dayton, OH
Sep. 30: I&T LI Webinar

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
September 10: Rough & Final Inspections for FSS — Concord, NH
September 30: Rough & Final Inspections for FSS — Windsor Locks, CT
October 20-22:  Sprinkler System Plan Review — Brea, California
November 5: Two-Day Fire Pumps for Fire Prot. — Norwood, MA

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

Sep. 14-16 – Charlotte, NC
Sep. 14-16 – Quincy, MA
Sep. 21-23 – Oak Brook, IL
Oct. 5-7 – St. Louis, MO
Oct. 12-14 – Denver, CO
Oct. 26-28 – Dallas, TX
Nov. 16-18 – Bellevue, WA
Dec. 7-9 – Anaheim, CA
Dec. 14-16 – Orlando, FL
Certified Fire Protection Specialist Primer 2-day Seminar
Sep. 14-15 – Charlotte, NC
Sep. 21-22 – Quincy, MA
Oct. 12-13 – Denver, CO
Dec. 7-8 – Anaheim, CA
Dec. 14-15 – Orlando, FL

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
October 10-14, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
September 16-19, 2016, Nashville, TN

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 4-7, 2016, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Dana Point, CA
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 9-12, 2016, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
June 4-7, 2017, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

 Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
National Fire Sprinkler Association
National Fire Protection Association
Fire Tech Productions
Oklahoma State University


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"NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative" website: NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Helpful Website:
    The Building Code Resource Library website may be of interest! It is an electronic library on building fire protection at your fingertips.

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

Fire Sprinkler History:
"History of Mather & Platt Ltd." (And Grinnell) By Marcel Boschi + David Drew-Smythe: http://home.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/Boschi/

Certification: "The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)" For more information, visit theNICET website.

"Fire Sprinkler Coalition" For more information, visit the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition website.

"Campus FireWatch" For more information, visit the Campus FireWatch website.

"Fire Sprinkler Academy" For more information, visit the Fire Sprinkler Academy website.

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