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Speaker:  Russ Leavitt

NFPA 13 2019 Edition Update  The reorganization of the Standard that started it all (8 hours instruction)

The reformatted NFPA 13 is designed to make the standard easier to use enforcers and other users who have a broad range of fire protection responsibilities and duties. This 8-hour course begins with a review of the reasons and the process followed in reformatted the standard.  A detailed review of the new chapters with a special emphasis on those dealing with high-piled storage.  The more significant revisions to requirements are discussed along with major proposed changes that were not accepted and the reasons why.

Learning objectives:

Participants who complete this session should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for the reorganization of the standard
  • Identify and apply the new chapter layout
  • Identify and explain the new method for determining high-piled storage design criteria
  • Locate and explain the major revisions from the 2016 edition


Speaker: Russ Leavitt

NFPA 25 2017 Edition Update  What’s new for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems (4 hours instruction)

This 4-hour seminar reviews the scope and purpose of NFPA 25.  Attendees learn about the revisions to chapter summary tables designed to make their use easier.  Significant revisions from the 2014 edition are reviewed including new requirements for automated testing, fire pump testing including the TIA eliminating the need for opening energized electric fire pump motor controllers, air compressors,  decreased frequencies for some inspections and tests, and system tagging.  The latest information regarding the use of antifreeze systems is also reviewed including the new listed antifreeze solution.

Learning objectives:

Participants who complete this session should be able to:

  • Locate and explain the scope and purpose of the standard
  • Locate and apply the significant revisions to the 2014 edition of the standard
  • Explain the recommended practices for tagging systems
  • Explain the requirements for inspecting and testing antifreeze systems including the use of the new listed solution


Speakers:  Jim Crawford and Meri-K Appy

Community Risk Reduction:  Process and Model Practices (8 hours instruction)

A closer look at the process of CRR planning for all fire service functions, and highlighting programs that are working around the nation.


Speakers:  David Mills and Glenn Geiger

2019 Oregon Fire Code Update (3.5 hours instruction)

This 3.5-hour class is intended to familiarize the student with significant changes to the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) that will be adopted this year in Oregon as the 2019 Oregon Fire Code. Topics include, Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles (i.e., Food Truck Safety) in Section 319 IFC; Processing and Extraction (Marijuana) Facilities in Chapter 39 IFC; Liquid Carbon Dioxide Systems used in Beverage Dispensing Applications, Section 5307.3 IFC, and a discussion surrounding  “New Construction Fire Code Requirements” in the OSCC (formally Appendix N). Students will also be provided the opportunity to ask other questions regarding the adoption of the 2019 Oregon Fire Code.


Speaker:  David Lynam

Developing Risk Based Inspection Programs (8 hours instruction)

This session examines techniques effective in evaluating occupancy – based risk profiles based on specific community needs and how to use these profiles in establishing a risk-based inspection program to assure that resources are applied where they are most needed.


Speaker: David Lynam

Proving the Value of Prevention Programs (8 hours instruction)

This session identifies evaluation techniques effective in establishing and evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs for all varieties of prevention program.  Attendees will learn how to identify problems and implement solutions while producing metrics that make sense and show how the programs are progressing.


Speaker: TBD

ICC course, 2018 IFC Significant Changes

The purpose of Significant Changes to the International Fire Code® 2018 Edition is to familiarize fire officials, building officials, plans examiners, fire inspectors, design professionals, and others with the many important changes in the 2018 International Fire Code® (IFC®). This publication will assist code users in identifying the specific code changes that have occurred and, more important, assist them in understanding the reasoning behind the changes. It is also a valuable resource for jurisdictions in their code-adoption process.

This seminar provides an overview of critical concepts included in the Significant Changes to the International Fire Code® 2018 Edition. The participants will learn the correct use of the code’s requirements in the design, plan review, inspection and analysis of projects. They will apply the code in clear-cut situations and build their understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make compliance decisions.


Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Explain the intent and application of the new and revised requirements in the 2018 IFC.
  • Identify the specific code changes that have occurred between the 2018 and 2015 editions of the IFC.
  • Identify key changes in organization and code requirements.
  • Identify the applicability of design, plan review and inspection requirements.