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October NFSA Training in the Southwest! 

October was a very busy month of training with 2-seminar held in California. Santa Clara held a great 3-day contract class Santa Clara Fire Prevention Officers Association on October 2-4 that was instructed by NFSA’s Chase Browning.  The 2-day plan review and the Rough-in and Final of Fire Protection Systems classes averaged 30 students per day and were great! 

Chase Browning headed back to California on October 17-18 for a 2-day Plan Review Class.  This class was the second seminar held in San Marcos this year and was very well attended by fire prevention officers in Southern California.  

Now we are looking forward to the Fire Sprinkler Installation and Rough-in and Final of Fire Sprinkler Systems classes sponsored by the Southern California Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board on December 4-5 at the Downey Fire Department. 

We have already lined up classes in February 2019 in Tucson, AZ. and Santa Clara, CA. with another seminar being planned in Woodland, CA. for April!  It looks like we will be having another big year of training in the Southwest Region.  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.

                                                                                  2018-19 Schedule 

Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements, Downey, CA.   

Dates: 12/4

Rough-in and Final of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Downey, CA.   

Dates: 12/5

NFPA 16 Update, Tucson, AZ.

Dates: 2/11

Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection, Tucson, AZ.

Dates: 2/12

Sprinkler Protection of Storage Occupancies, Santa Clara, CA.

Dates: 2/26-27

Pumps for Fire Protection, Santa Clara, CA.

Dates: 2/28

 NFSA 2018 Tech Tuesda  

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)