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* 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.

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


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California
Alert: California Contractors & Fitters
    Paulene Norwood, Executive Director of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association said: “We need your assistance in informing sprinkler contractors and fitters who hold California state required Fitter Licenses to be informed that they are required to complete 30 hours of Cal Fire-OSFM approved courses by June 30, 2021. OSFM is the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
    Norwood continued, “Phone calls I am receiving regarding this from non-members is they were not aware of this requirement and they were not informed. Many are asking, ‘Why are there no notices in supply houses?’”
    Norwood has contacted fire sprinkler suppliers and fabricators asking for their help in getting the word out.  
    She noted that the “…manufacturers and suppliers are a direct line to all contractors and fitters in our area and are a good source to inform them of this requirement through direct contact with them and at your places of business.” 
    Norwood added, “These licensed contractors are your lifeline and must remain in business, and to do so, they must meet all the Cal Fire-OSFM requirements for license holders. No license, no business, closed doors.”
    Following are the regulations from the OSFM website:
  Continuing Education — Certified Fire Sprinkler Fitter shall complete three units of American National Standards Institute/International Association of Continuing Education and Training (ANSI/IACET) accredited continuing education within a three-year period. This requirement is verified by CAL FIRE-OSFM every three years at time of renewal. If proof of completion is not received at time of renewal on the third year of the three-year period, the Certified Fire Sprinkler Fitter shall be required to reapply as a new applicant, pay all associated fees, and pass a written examination.
    The “three units” is the equivalent of 30 hours of class time.
    This is a requirement for renewal of the Fitter License.
    Following are the details from Cal Fire-OSFM on the new deadline for required CEUs for Fitter License holders.  
Note: this is from the “Period of Initial Certification,” not the renewal date.
    Period of Initial Certification requirement (Every 3 years): July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019; July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.
    First date of renewal with CEU requirement: July 1, 2021, July 1, 2024.
    Second date of renewal with CEU: July 1, 2022, July 1, 2025.
    The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association held approved CAL FIRE-OSFM seminars on November 14, 2019, offering .08 credits towards the stated requirement. The seminar was limited to 100 attendees and was open to members and non-members.
    FPC will try to give notice of future seminars; check fpcmag.com for notices received after press time.
    For more information contact: Paulene Norwood, Executive Director, Sacramento Valley Chapter, American Fire Sprinkler Association, (916) 296-0635.


National
Amazon Sells Bad Fire Sprinklers
Non-compliant fire sprinkler products currently sold on Amazon
   After several months of study, and in cooperation with the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) and the International Fire Suppression Alliance (IFSA), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) President Shane Ray has sent a letter to Amazon Vice President Dharmesh M. Mehta, alerting him and Amazon of multiple fire sprinkler products currently for sale on Amazon.com that pose a substantial risk to health, safety, and welfare. It reads in part:
    NFSA President Ray, in partnership with CASA and IFSA, asks Amazon to achieve the following:
    1. Remove potentially unsafe products from the current sale offerings.
    2. Develop frameworks to ensure that the fire sprinklers and associated products offered by vendors meet legally required safety standards and are suitable for use in building fire systems.
    3. Establish a means to routinely scan and remove non-compliant items.
    Several companies currently participating in the Amazon marketplace are selling fire sprinklers and associated equipment that, when purchased and installed in building fire protection systems, could result in significant property damage, personal injury, and even death. All federal, state, provincial, and local building and fire code laws in the U.S. and Canada require fire sprinklers and their associated equipment to be installed and maintained according to specific National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. The products in question do not.
    Several companies in the Amazon marketplace are selling noncertified fire sprinklers and associated equipment, falsely stating that their products have been certified. Since it is doubtful that the general public would be able to verify these claims, the NFSA, CASA, IFSA, and their safety partners have banded together to urge Amazon to act immediately and to cease their sale. The noncertified fire sprinklers do not meet fire code laws and will not operate to protect lives and property.
    The three Associations and their safety partners request that appropriate steps are taken to protect the public from catastrophic injury.

National
Safety Scholarship Fund EMCOR
    The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) committed to the advancement of safety professionals through direct investment in workforce development, has announced a strategic partnership with EMCOR Group, Inc. to create the Certified Safety Practitioners Fund.
    The Fund, which is the first of its kind for EMCOR and the Foundation, was designed to help expand scholarships within its workforce development efforts.
    “This is an important next step for the BCSP Foundation as we work to remove barriers to achievement while increasing access to credentials for qualified candidates,” said BCSP Foundation Executive Director Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh. “It also allows us to recognize specific industry partners, like EMCOR Group, who are promoting safer workplaces.”
    EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, fire protection, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services, has incorporated safety into its core values from the beginning.
    “Safety isn’t just what we strive for,” said Matthew Pierce, EMCOR’s Vice President of Safety, Quality, & Productivity.
    EMCOR expects to use the fund to cover the exam costs for qualified field leaders and safety professionals.
    [See Company News in this edition.]
    For more information contact: BCSP Foundation, (317) 960-3801, www.foundation@bcsp.org.

National
Reopening Buildings During Covid-19
Fire Sprinkler Inspections?
    An article by Janelle Penny posted June 16, 2020, on www.buildings.com, said buildings that closed during the Covid-19 pandemic are now facing a long to-do list. Shuttering facilities for weeks creates all sorts of consequences.
    To prepare for reopening facilities, your facilities team might have moved seating and otherwise rearranged furniture for distancing. These changes might have created a fire safety violation, says April Musser, Fire Protection Engineer with Telgian Engineering.
    You also may have missed important inspections while the building was closed, Musser says. Catch up on your monthly inspections, and confirm that you didn’t miss any inspection dates.
    Also, check to make sure your annual maintenance and inspection window for fire pumps, sprinklers, and alarms didn’t fall during the closure period; if you did miss the window, get that done right away.
    “When in doubt, fire protection consultants and professionals are there for you,” Musser adds. “If you have a legitimate fire protection concern in your facility, just pick up the phone and call.”

National
Social Distancing Fire Hazards
Fire Sprinkler Inspections?
    An article by April Musser posted June 24, 2020, on www.chainstorage.com, said beware of sprinkler obstructions! In the wake of this pandemic, retail establishments are implementing new physical barriers between their employees and the public, where social distance cannot be realistically maintained. Many customer-facing employees are being sequestered behind physical barriers, such as Plexiglas, to help protect them from exposure. While this solution may offer greater protection, it may create a fire protection issue.
    Sprinkler systems are designed to deliver a specific density of water over the entire floor area of a building or space. Where dividers are erected, they may interfere with the sprinkler spray pattern. The density delivered by these sprinklers is prescribed based on the anticipated fire load by NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
    However, if a barrier interferes with the development of that spray pattern, a fire could grow for a longer period of time before it spreads to a point where sprinklers can reach it. That additional time for fire growth could potentially create a scenario where the fire could overwhelm the sprinkler system.
    Even if barriers do not extend all the way to the ceiling, there are complex rules in NFPA 13 for how tall barriers may be and how far away from the nearest sprinkler they may be without creating an obstruction. As a result, it is important for a sprinkler professional to assess any plans to erect vertical barriers to ensure that they will not interfere with the fire sprinkler system.

California
New Fire Station
    An article posted June 11, 2020, on www.mantecabulletin.com, Manteca, California, said there’s a new house with new neighbors in southeast Manteca. It’s a 6,711 sq. ft. “showcase home” - Manteca Fire Department’s fifth fire station.
    Manteca Mayor Ben Cantu uncoupled the fire hose to officially open the $4.5 million station.
    For the first time in at least three decades, more than 90% of Manteca’s residents are now within five-minutes response time of firefighters.
    The five-minute response time is critical to have firefighters arrive on the scene for the best outcome.
    A growing number of homes have state-mandated fire sprinklers that help hold fires in check, so the biggest positive impact will be on medical calls.

Illinois
Sprinklers Required
    An article by Steve Metsch posted June 26, 2020, on www.suburbanchicagoland.com, Orland Park, Illinois, said Bridgeview Fire Chief Michael Daly has seen the difference sprinkler systems make, and is glad the village board, at its June 17 meeting, unanimously approved amending the sprinkler ordinance. Sprinkler systems are required for new construction and additions.
    “It’s just updating the present fire code, the most updated version of the International Fire Code,” Daly said after the meeting. “We’ve been a municipality for the last 10 years or so (that has) required everything to be sprinkled, all dwellings, probably since 2010.”
    Remodeled homes or those with new additions need sprinkler systems, but the village “is not requiring anyone to retrofit unless there’s significant changes to their residence,” Daly said.
    “A sprinkler acts within a matter of seconds. A room can go to flashover, which is total fire involvement, in less than three minutes. Residential fire sprink­lers are a good, preventive measure.”

Texas
Fire Code & Fees
    An article by Michael Hutchins posted July 6, 2020, on www.heralddemocat.com, Sherman, Texas, said Sherman is considering new fire code and fire permitting fees updates.
    As a part of the updates, Sherman Fire Marshal Billy Hartsfield proposed increasing the permitting fees for his office from $50 to $250.
    “So for a new building you may have a sprinkler system and a fire alarm,” Hartsfield said.
    The changes were recently proposed as a part of ongoing budget talks.
    Hartsfield noted that these permit fees are related to new construction and will not affect the cost of annual safety inspections offered by the department.
    For new construction, contractors are required to seek permits for a variety of fire protection systems including underground sprinkler services, overhead sprinklers, and fire alarm systems. Each individual permit costs about $50, but the city is proposing to raise this to $250.
    The fees were last updated in 2006.
               
United Kingdom
Fire Sprinkler Law
    An article by Andrew Dixon posted June 20, 2020, on www.inverness-courier.co.uk, Inverness, Scotland, said a campaign for installing fire sprinklers in all social housing should come to fruition next year with the implementation of new Scottish Government regulations.
    David Stewart has received a letter from housing minister Kevin Stewart saying that sprinklers will be a requirement in all new build social housing, flats, maisonettes, and larger multi-occupancy dwellings including where care is provided.
    The regulations are being worked on by solicitors and include clear definitions for new social housing and he has been told they should come into force by May of next year.
    “Fire sprinklers have been proven time and time again to be effective in the fight against fire and I know that this move will save lives,” David Stewart said.


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

September 17, 2020
CASA Ontario Regional Golf Tour.
Benefits Camp BUCKO/SickKids Hosp.
Angus Glen G.C., Markham, Ontario
Jo-Ann Gauthier, (905) 477-2270
jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org

September 22-25, 2020 (Cancelled)
Security Essen
Essen, Germany
Hartmut König, +49 (0) 201-7244-245 hartmut.koenig@messe-essen.de
www.messe-essen.de

September 24, 2020 (Cancelled)
25th Illinois Burn Prevention
Golf Invitational
Benefits IL Fire Safety Alliance & More
Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, IL
(815) 557-6961
IBPAGolf@gmail.com
www.ILBurnPreventionAssoc.com

September 24, 2020
NFSA San Fran. Bay Area Chapter
Bruce Lecair, (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

September 28, 2020
Chiefs’ Golf Classic
Benefits Burn Institute
Rancho Bernardo Inn G.C., San Diego, CA
Tiffany, (858) 541-2277
twong@burninstitute.org
www.burninstitute.org/special-events

September 28, 2020
26th KFSCA Benefit Golf Outing
Benefits Burn Unit and Others
Frankfort County Club, Frankfort, KY
Foundation Office, (502) 223-5322
admin@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

September TBD, 2020
8th AFSA NJ Bob Young Benefit Golf
Benefits Scholarship/ Phoenix Society
Galloping Hills Golf Club, Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012
Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

September 28, 2020 (Cancelled)
Ohio SFPE/OSU 30th Burn Cent. Golf
Benefits Burn Center/Children’s Hospital
Medallion C.C., Westerville, OH
Bob Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

September 29-30, 2020 (Now Virtual)
Expo Fire Protection 2020
National Fire Protection Council, AC
World Trade Center, Mexico City, MX
Tel. 7098 6818 and 7098 5809
Victor Espinola
direccion@conapci.org
www.fpimexico.com

September 30-October 1, 2020 (New date)
Feuertrutz 2020
International Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection
Nuremberg, Germany
www.feuertrutz-messe.de/en

October 1, 2020
25th Ken Houston Memorial
Benefits Wake Forest Burn Center
Colonial C.C., Thomasville, NC
AFSA Carolinas, John Turnage, (919) 624-3456, jturnage@umpiretechnologiesgroup.com

October 4-10, 2020
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Plan to Promote Fire Sprinklers!

October 7-8, 2020 (Cancelled)
20th Int’l Water Mist Conference
Regency Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
International Water Mist Association
www.iwma.net

October 13, 2020
GFSA General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

October 14, 2020 (Cancelled)
27th AFSA/BSF Golf Tournament
Benefits Burn Survivors Foundation
Williamsburg N.G.C., Williamsburg, VA
AFSA VA Chapter, George Wagner
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 15, 2020
NFSA Los Angeles Area Chapter
Bruce Lecair, (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

October TBD, 2020
Fire Spk. Contr. Assoc. Charity Golf
Benefits Burn Centers
Coyote Hills G.C., Fullerton, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345
Lawrence.seligman@coreandmain.com

October TBD, 2020
Mid Atlantic AFSA Casino Night
Benefits Burn Foundation
Sheraton Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA
afsamidatlanti@gmail.com

October 22, 2020
21st Bob McCullough Golf Tour.
Benefits Fire Safety Education. Projects
Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/golf-tournament

October 26, 2020
31st FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Benefits Scottish Rite Hosp. for Children
Brookhaven C.C., Farmers Branch, TX
fscatx@embarqmail.com
www.fscatx.org

November 9-11, 2020
SFPE 20 Virtual Conference
(301) 718-2910, info@sfpe.org, www.sfpe.org

November 20, 2020
AFSA San Diego Benefit Golf
Benefits Warrior FND Freedom Station
Twin Oaks Golf Club, San Marcos, CA
Rhonda Gudger, (951) 326-4600
rhondasandiegoafsa@gmail.com

December 10, 2020
GFSA Christmas Gathering
Hamilton Mill, GA
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkleracademy.org
Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
Sep. 21-Oct. 2
Nov. 9-30

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
www.casa-firesprinkler.org
Sprinkler System Installation Requirements
Oct. 19: Halifax, NS 
Nov. 2: Toronto, ON, Dec. 7: Vancouver, BC

Sprinkler Sys. Hydraulics & Testing Acceptance
Oct. 20: Halifax, NS
Nov. 3: Toronto, ON, Dec. 8: Vancouver, BC

The Know How for Sprinkler System Acceptance
Oct. 21: Halifax, NS
Nov. 4: Toronto, ON, Dec. 9: Vancouver, BC

Fire Tech Productions:
www.firetech.com

Online Courses: NICET Water-Based Layout Certification; NICET Inspection & Testing of Water-Based Systems Certification; NICET Special Hazards Certification; And more!

National Fire Protection Assoc.:
www.nfpa.org

NFPA 25, ITM (2020) 3-Day Hands-On Training
Nov. 9-1: Cranston, RI

NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems
(2019 edition) 3-day Classroom Training

Sep. 21: Quincy; NFPA 25, ITM (2020) 3-Day Hands-On Training, Nov. 9-1: Cranston, RI

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.:
www.nfsa.org

Two Week Layout Technician Training
Oct. 5: Baltimore, MD
Pumps for Fire Protection
Oct. 1: Baltimore, MD
Layout Technician Blended Learning
Nov. 16: Baltimore, MD
Navigating the ITM Liability Requirements

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection

Hydraulics for Fire Protection
Sep. 17: Missoula, MT, Nov. 5: Baltimore, MD
Navigating the ITM Liability Requirements
Dec. 2: Baltimore, MD
NFPA 13, 14, 20 Update 2016
Dec. 14: Milburn, NJ

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Sep. 18-21, 2021, San Antonio, TX – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country – 40th Anniversary Celebration
Sep. TBD, 2022, Las Vegas, NV

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 22-25, 2021, Las Vegas, NV 
June 6-9, 2022, Boston, MA

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 12-15, 2021, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
May 3-6, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL
May 3-6, 2023, Washington, D.C.
May 7-10, 2024, Maui, HI

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


 

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Featured Websites

Relmark Group — Risk Management Advocates for Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Relmarkgroup.com

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

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

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

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

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

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

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

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


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