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* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

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

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New England Fire Protection Systems Designers Product Show
March 19, 2015 - Randolph, MA
   The New England Association of Fire Protection Systems Designers announced their 12th New England Fire Systems Product Show. The show will feature over fifty spectacular product booths exhibiting the latest in cutting edge technology and providing information to over 2,000 invited guests!!
    The show will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Lantana’s in Randolph, Massachusetts.
    In addition, the show will feature concurrent fire protection seminars free of charge.
    For information on booth space or other information contact: the New England Association of Fire Protection Systems Designers (NEAFPSD), P O 149, Wrentham, MA 02093-0149; Website: www.neafpsd.com.


News: (Scroll down for Calendar Items.)

National
Educational Videos
    The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition knows that your local officials and real estate agents play a key role with consumers. You can help these influencers get behind home fire sprinklers and up to speed on their importance in today's homes. HFSC's latest videos answer common questions and concerns, and provide the facts these professionals need to highlight the life safety benefits of a sprinklered home.
    The videos are called “Selling a Home Protected by Fire Sprinklers,” and “Protecting Your Community With Home Fire Sprinklers.”
    The links to these videos are on the HFSC website, where you may order additional free videos.
     For more information contact: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, 21200 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423; info@homefiresprinkler.org, http://homefiresprinkler.org.
   
National
UL Product Spec
    UL Product Spec is UL's new, free online tool that will help you search UL's exclusive technical information and specifications by: Master Format Number; Building Code; Product Name or Identity; Building Attribute; or UL Product Category Code.
    It helps you quickly find, specify, or verify UL Certified products for your projects. You may use it anytime, anyplace, from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
    For more information visit: http://productspec.ul.com.

National
Construction Spending
    Construction spending decreased for the second consecutive month in September as declines in public and private nonresidential construction, as well as multi-family projects, offset growth in single-family homebuilding, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures underscore how challenging current market conditions are for many firms.
    “These data show that construction gains remain fragmentary and volatile, even though industry employment has been picking up in more states,” said Ken Simonson, the Association’s chief economist. “Many categories of spending rose sharply over the past year, but month-to-month changes have been mixed.”
    Construction spending in September totaled $951 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 0.4% from the August total but 2.9% higher than in September 2013, Simonson noted. Private residential spending edged up 0.4% from August and 0.7% from a year earlier, while private nonresidential spending dropped 0.6% for the month but rose 6.3% year-over-year. The third component of the total — public construction spending — decreased 1.3% from August but increased 1.7% from a year ago.
    The divergent patterns appeared through all sectors, Simonson added. Single-family home construction gained 1.1% for the month and 9.8% over 12 months, while multifamily spending fell 1.0% from the August level but jumped 26% from a year earlier. The largest private nonresidential type, power construction—which includes oil and gas fields and pipelines as well as electric power — slumped 3.1% in September but rose 2.3% from the prior year.
    Commercial construction — comprising retail, warehouse, and farm projects — increased 1.4% and 13%, respectively. Manufacturing construction decreased 1.1% for the month but leaped 17% year-over-year. Among the largest public segments, highway and street construction declined 3.7% and 1.7%, respectively, while public educational construction inched up 0.1% from August and 8.4% from September 2013.
    Association officials said the monthly declines in construction spending added new challenges to an industry struggling to recover from a years-long downturn and coping with growing labor shortages amid demographic and economic shifts. They said Washington officials could help by enacting long-term infrastructure measures and taking steps to make it easier for schools, associations and businesses to prepare future construction workers.
    “With labor markets tight yet demand flattening, many contractors are having a hard time deciphering current economic conditions,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The tepid economic recovery is creating new challenges without eliminating many of the problems that came with the downturn for most contractors.”
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, Fax 703-548-3119, www.agc.org.

National
Construction Employment
    Construction employers added 12,000 jobs in October and the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4%, the lowest rate for October since 2006, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
    Association officials said the construction employment gains, along with rising wages and weekly hours, are consistent with survey results showing more firms having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to fill available positions.
    Residential building and specialty trade contractors added a combined 8,000 employees since September and 130,600 (6.0%) over 12 months.
    Nonresidential contractors — building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering — experienced an overall gain of 3,600 employees for the month and 99,800 (2.7%) over 12 months.
    “For the past several months, the construction industry has added jobs at double the all-industry rate of 1.9% rate,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist.
    He added, “Construction wages, which were already higher than the private-sector average, rose 2.6% in the last year — the fastest rate since early 2010.
    Simonson added, “There were fewer unemployed, experienced construction workers last month than at any time in the past eight years. Meanwhile, all construction employees worked an average of 39.2 hours per week, tying the highest mark since that series began in March 2006.”
    “The construction industry has made an impressive contribution to the nation’s employment gains this year,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.
    Sandherr also said, “But those gains are in jeopardy unless schools, colleges and training programs can refill a pool of talent that is rapidly drying up.”
    (See WORKPLACE on page 33 of this edition for more on “Trouble Finding Qualified Workers.”)
    For more information contact: Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3308; (703) 548-3118, Fax 703-548-3119, www.agc.org.

Canada
City's Fire Protection Law Threatened
    An article by Kristen Douglas on October 16, 2014, in the Campbell River Mirror, Campbell River, British Columbia, said the province intends to implement changes to the B.C. Building Code that will minimize the city's ability to protect people in the event of a fire, says one councillor.
    That’s because the B.C. government has served notice it is working towards a uniform building code that will eliminate municipalities' authority to write its own standards.
    Councillor Claire Moglove said at a recent council meeting that it will threaten the city's sprinkler regulations that require residential buildings with more than two units and commercial buildings to be outfitted with an indoor fire suppression system.
    “This purports to take away the right of local governments to have a building code, or aspects of their building code, that are greater than what will be in the provincial building code,” Moglove said. “This has specific ramifications for our sprinkler bylaw.”
    There are 30 other local governments across B.C. that also have local fire sprinkler requirements, including the City of Pitt Meadows whose mayor wrote a letter that was before the Campbell River council.
    Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters wrote that her city has seen positive results with sprinkler requirements that have enhanced public safety, reduced fire service costs, and dramatically reduced fire losses, both human and structural.
    “Removal of the ability of local governments with such bylaw or policy provisions to continue to ensure such efficient and effective service is unacceptable without an alternative solution that, at minimum, provides them with equal or better results to those obtained by the current system,” Walters wrote.
    The Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. says international research evidence shows that use of a fire sprinkler system provides dramatic reduction in loss of life and injuries, according to Don Jolley, first vice-president of the association.
    “Installation costs are well within the affordable range for builders and homeowners alike and the added life safety cannot be overstated,” Jolley wrote. “Fire sprinklers are economical, readily and discreetly installed, highly efficient, and most importantly, they save lives.”
    Moglove said the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) has formed a working group to look into the issue and come up with possible solutions.
    “What we will be looking for is probably some sort of an exemption that would allow local government to continue to have some autonomy as it relates to the fire sprinkler bylaws,” said Moglove who is second vice-president of UBCM.
    Moglove noted that it would be a blow to the city to lose the sprinkler requirements which stakeholders worked so hard to come up with.
    “Council may remember that our current sprinkler bylaw was a result of significant discussion over many, many years,” Moglove said. “Finally, a consensus was reached between the Development Advisory Committee and the fire department on bylaws that were acceptable; so this is really important for the City of Campbell River and other municipalities that we retain our autonomy.”
    Council agreed and voted to forward Mayor Walters’ letter to the city’s public safety subcommittee, as well as city staff, for comment.

Canada
Alberta Spends $70M on Sprinklers
    An article by Dean Bennett on October 29, 2014, in The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, said Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the province is committing $70 million to put more sprinklers and other fire safety devices in seniors facilities as soon as possible.
    Prentice said it’s part of a broader strategy to equip the 24,000 government owned and supported seniors care units in Alberta.
    “These improvements cannot happen instantaneously,” Prentice told about 100 residents at a downtown seniors care facility. “There will be a three-year plan, where we’ll work together with the operators of the facilities, with authorities from the fire departments, to prioritize and move forward.”
    The $70 million will come from the financial reserves of the Alberta Social Housing Corporation.
    About 455 of 657 seniors facilities province-wide do not have sprinkler systems because many of them were built before the sprinklers were made mandatory in 1990. It’s estimated that $250 million is needed to equip or upgrade them with sprinklers.
    The province has been working to upgrade the sprinklers following the catastrophic seniors care home fire in Quebec in January that killed 32 residents.
    Seniors Minister Jeff Johnson says building managers have been asked to submit needs assessments by December 1 so the province can compile a priority list to take care of the centres with the greatest safety risks.
    NDP seniors critic David Eggen said the province needs to act faster to get the sprinklers in place.
    “With $70 million dollars, 70% of seniors that don’t have sprinklers and adequate fire safety will be left out,” said Eggen.
    Eggen said there also needs to be legislation compelling private owners of outdated facilities to put in the sprinklers.
Liberal seniors critic David Swann, in a statement, agreed that the government needs to take action “to mandate the installation of fire-suppression systems such as automatic sprinklers in all facilities primarily used for housing seniors and other vulnerable persons.
    “Let’s bring all of these facilities into the 21st century before a tragic incident makes us wish we had,” Swann said.


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

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

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

National
Standpipe Rack Hose Video
    Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings.
    “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers, and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.”
    Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
    In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including: Quick suppression of fires; One-person operation; Minimal water damage; Pathway clearing for occupant rescue; Occupant protection during rescue.
    The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare.
    This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens.
    The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.
    For more information contact: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333, www.femalifesafety.org.

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

National
Residential Fire Sprinklers Cost Report
    The cost to install home fire sprinklers in 51 homes in 17 communities averaged $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, down from the $1.61 average in 2008, according to a report conducted by Newport Partners (Newport) and released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. (Sprinklered square feet is a measure of total area of spaces with sprinklers.) The new report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment — 5 Year Update, provides a national perspective on the cost of installing home fire sprinklers.
    The primary purpose of the 2013 study was to review current home fire sprinkler costs against a 2008 benchmark study, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment, also commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by Newport, to better understand the relationship between adoptions, various elements of cost such as installation and materials, how efficiency in design or installation may be introduced, and more.
      For more information visit: www.nfpa.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

National
UL & LPCB Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    For more information please see the following links:
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-and-loss-prevention-certification-board-lpcb-warn_20130329121900.xml

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire_20130131080000.xml


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

December 3, 2014
Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training & Certificate Program
Stillwater, OK
Brandy Mays
Oklahoma State University
(405) 744-5714
brandy.mays@okstate.edu
http://ceatpd.okstate.edu/content/fire-protection-and-loss-control-courses

December 5, 2014
GBA-AFSA 12th  Gala, Wine/Beer Tour/Golf, Etc.
Poppy Ridge G.C., Livermore, CA
Lorelei Ostrander, AFSA
Greater Bay Area Chapter
(925) 954-5031, lorelei@cafsa.org  

December 8-10, 2014
NFPA 13 3-Day Seminar
Kissimmee, FL
Las Vegas, NV, TBD
NFPA, 800-344-3555
custserv@nfpa.org  

December 10-12, 2014
Hands-On Inspection, Testing,
and Fire Pump Training
Dayton, OH
Fire Tech Productions, Inc.
(937) 434-3473, info@firetech.com, www.firetech.com

December 11, 2014
NFPA 25 – 2014 and 2017 Editions
NFSA.tv
National Fire Sprinkler Association
seminars@nfsa.org

2015

January 8, 2015
Fire Sprinkler
Compliance Made Easy
Webinar — 12:00 p.m. Central
Siemens Building Technologies
800-SIEMENS, (743-6367)
siemensemailsnews.ic@siemens.com

January 19-30, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

March 3-6, 2015
SUPDET 2015
Wyndham, Orlando, FL
NFPA Research Foundation
800-344-3555, (617) 770-3000
foundation@nfpa.org
www.nfpa.org/foundation

March 5, 2015
4th Annual Trade Show
Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA
Paulene Norwood, Sacramento Valley Chapter, AFSA, (916) 296-0635
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

March 16-27, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

March 19, 2015
12th New England Fire Systems Product Show
Lantana’s, Randolph, MA
NEAFPSD
www.neafpsd.com

March 26-29, 2015
ASA Annual Convention
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
American Subcontractors Association
www.asaonline.com

April 15-16, 2015
27th National Fire Dinner
Washington, D.C.
Congressional Fire Services Institute
(202) 371-1277, lsammander@cfsi.org

April 20-25, 2015
FDIC
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
888-299-8016
registration@pennwell.com
www.pennwell.com

April 30-May 2, 2015
NFSA Annual Meeting + Exhibits
Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
NFSA, www.nfsa.org

April 30-May 2, 2015
CASA Annual Conference & AGM
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL
Debbie Tomasic
Canadian Auto. Sprinkler Assoc.
(905) 477-2270
dtomasic@casa-firesprinkler.org

May 11-22, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

June 4, 2015
BAFSA Ruby Jubilee Challenge
Forest of Arden, England, UK
British Automatic Fire
Sprinkler Association
info@bafsa.org.uk, www.bafsa.org.uk

June 22-25, 2015
NFPA Annual Meeting/Expo
McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, IL
NFPA, www.nfpa.org  

July 20-31, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org
 
September 14-25, 2015
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
AFSA, (214) 349-5965 ext. 132
www.firesprinkler.org

October 10-14, 2015
AFSA’s 34th Annual
Convention & Exhibition
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org  

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
October 10-14, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
September 16-19, 2016, Nashville, TN
NFSA, www.nfsa.org
April 30-May 2, 2015, Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, FL (Sem. & Exhib.)
NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 22-25, 2015, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
June 9-12, 2016, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
June 4-7, 2017, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

 Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org  
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org  
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org  
BlazeMaster®
www.blazemastertraining.com   
Fire Tech Productions
www.firetech.com
FMI
www.fminet.com  
Oklahoma State University
www.ce.ceat.okstate.edu

 

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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