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 NFSA Training in the Southwest

2018 is shaping for a super year of training with great reviews from the students at the Tucson seminar in January.  Next on the schedule is a two-day plan review class at UC Merced in Atwater, California.  The student numbers are up and there is still time and room to sign up!  

We also have another set of classes coming to Reno, Nevada in April.  We have not conducted training there in recent years and are eager to get up in the mountains above Lake Tahoe for this new adventure.  To sign up for a seminar go to: seminars@nfsa.org  

                                                                                 2018 Schedule

2-day Plan Review, UC Merced, Merced, CA.  


2/21-2/22 2018

Two Day Plan Review of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Reno, NV.   


4/24-25/ 2018

Rough and Final Inspection of Sprinkler Systems, Tucson, AZ.


4/26, 2018

Technical Tuesday Series Schedule on NFPA 13 Section 8.15

“Special Situations”

NFSA 2018 Tech Tuesday Schedule Announced for January-June!

February 20, 2018  Discussing Design Approaches

Presented by Mark Hopkins, Vice President of Engineer

Chapter 11 of NFPA 13 (2016) provides a layout technician the tools to determine the hydraulic design approach for a fire sprinkler system. While the pipe schedule method is still permitted for small systems which meet the requirements of Chapter 11, essentially all systems are now required to be hydraulically calculated based on Section 11.2.3. This seminar will discuss the available hydraulic design options, including the density/area method, room design method, and special design approaches, such as residential sprinklers, water curtains and a discussion on deluge systems.

March 20, 2018  Understanding the 2017 Edition of NFPA 25

Presented by John Corso, Director of Training

This seminar will address significant changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, including an overview of the changes in the reference tables. This seminar will also discuss clarifications of existing rules, addition of newly required procedures, adjustments to reference tables and changes in various time requirements for inspections and testing procedures.

April 17, 2018  An Overview of Corrosion in Sprinkler Systems

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

This presentation identifies design limitations and installation pitfalls which influence corrosion in sprinkler systems. Topics will include how corrosion is commonly detected and why it is a problem. The basic forms of corrosion, its effects on system reliability, and failure mode concepts will be described. The basic framework for conducting corrosion investigations, factors for consideration in determining whether to salvage or replace a system, and possible corrosion management strategies will also be discussed.  

May 15, 2018  2015 and 2018 Changes to Building Codes for Sprinkler Contractors

Presented by Jeff Hugo, CBO, Director of Codes

Building codes reference installation standards and while layout technicians and contractors know the installation standards well, there are numerous building code rules that affect layout and system design. This course highlights changes to the 2015 and 2018 International Building Code, International Fire Code and NFPA’s Life Safety Code as it relates to the fire sprinkler contractor.

June 19, 2018  Hydrant Flow Tests per NFPA 291

Presented by Roland Asp, Manager of Installation Standards

Water-based fire protection systems rely on a reliable source of water and the municipal water system is a common source of this water. The characteristics of a municipal water supply is typically determined through hydrant flow tests. NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, highlights the proper procedures, equipment and data collection for these vital tests. This seminar will highlight the requirements of this recommended practice and will include valuable information on the various aspects of hydrant flow testing including: Procedures, Test Layout, Equipment and Determination of Discharge as well as proper data collection and limitations of the tested data.

                                     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)