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Due to the California wildland fires that affected almost all of our fire departments across the state we have moved our seminar in San Marcos, CA. to October and still on track for the next seminar on Downey, CA. for December! 

The August Two day plan review class Sponsored by the Southern California Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board that was taught at the Downey Fire Department by NFSA Instructor Chase Browning was great.  The December class looks to be even better.

For more information on NFSA classes and seminars, go to: seminars@nfsa.org  or contact Regional Manager Bruce Lecair at lecair@nfsa.org or (951) 805-8992.

                                                                                  2018 Schedule 

Two Day Plan Review, San Marcos, CA.

Dates: 10/17-18

Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Downey, CA.   Save the date!!

Dates: 12/4

Roughin and Final of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Downey, CA.   Save the date!!

Dates: 12/5


 NFSA 2018 Tech Tuesday  

September 18, 2018

NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, Installation and Residential Updates

Presented by Roland Asp, Manager of Installation Standards

This presentation will highlight the major changes and updates to both the installation chapters of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 as well as the residential criteria as found in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D. These changes will significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry. 

October 16, 2018

NFPA 20 Updates

Presented by Bob Upson, Manager of Engineering Services

The 2019 edition includes updates in several areas including extensive new language regarding variable speed pumps; several revised definitions; new requirements for automated monitoring, inspection, and testing; as well as changes in monitoring of pumps during fire events, pumps installed outdoors, refill rates in tall buildings, multistage multiport pumps, and batteries used with diesel engines. This presentation will review the highlights of these changes.  

November 20, 2018

Third Party Summit Changes

Presented by Jeff Hugo, CBO, Director of Codes

Several jurisdictions are taking advantage of 3rd-Party ITM reporting to enforce and track water-based fire protection system status throughout their municipalities. The NFSA hosted several 3rd-Party ITM reporting summits across the country in 2018. This presentation will give an overview of the Chicago, Austin and Fort Lauderdale summits as well as the parties involved, the discussion and solutions to the online reporting process.  Fire sprinkler contractors, building owners and AHJs will benefit from this online overview. 

December 18, 2018

NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, Sprinkler System Discharge and Hanging & Bracing Updated

Presented by Mark Hopkins, P.E., Vice President of Engineering

 Sprinkler System Discharge criteria changes will be discussed during this presentation. Protection of storage occupancies using the new layout of NFPA 13, 2019 edition, will be discussed. The presentation will also include a discussion of changes relating to definitions and relocation of occupancy hazard information and commodity classifications. Revisions to the hanging and bracing criteria will be discussed, including some revisions to align with ASCE 7 and separation of requirements for hanging and bracing in new chapters of the standard. 

Seminars qualify for NICET, Florida & Wisconsin CEU's.

NICET CREDITS (per class)-0.1 CEU/1 CPD

We are an ICC Preferred Provider.

SEMINARS BEGIN AT 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time   

Registration Fee: $50 per seminar for Members & AHJs/$150 per seminar for Non-Members.
(Certificates are available at an extra fee of $10 each, please contact seminars@nfsa.org for information)