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  • 2021-11-01
  • 09:00
  • 2021-11-02
  • 17:00
  • Online


  • OFMA offers reciprocal training registration fees to OBOA member. If you are an OBOA member, please contact our staff at ofma1284@gmail.com to receive this pricing.


Join us (virtually) for the Oregon Fire Marshals Association's Fall TEC  Nov. 1-2, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Training will include 12 hours/1.2 CEU over the two days. Each day will include a one hour break for lunch, as well as breaks during instruction. 

The training will be offered via Zoom. An invitation with link will be sent to attendees the week prior to the event. 

November 1, 2021 - Fire Alarm Plan Review

Course description: This course will provide code officials responsible for reviewing and approving fire alarm drawings and design professionals responsible for designing fire alarm systems with the necessary information to ensure the system meets the minimum requirements outlined in the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Persons responsible for designing and installing fire alarm systems will also benefit by having a better understanding of what is required per NFPA 72. Topics to be covered include: the new format and why it changed; battery calculations and voltage drop calculations; fire alarm fundamentals; proper installation criteria for initiating devices and notification appliances; elevator control function and interface; and compliant vs. non-compliant methods for transmitting the fire alarm signal from the protected premises to the supervising station.

Instructor: John Swanson has over 20 years of fire service experience in the public and private sector serving as a Firefighter, Fire Marshal and Deputy State Fire Marshal with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division. He is certified as a Fire Inspector III, Plans Examiner, Firefighter II and NICET certified in fire alarm systems. He is currently a member of the NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Technical Committee and is a previous member of the International Building Code (IBC) Fire Safety Committee and International Fire Code (IFC) Interpretation Committee. He serves as a contract instructor and subject matter expert for the International Code Council (ICC) and is often called upon by ICC to create and review IFC related content and materials. He served as the author and creator of ICC’s Fire Plans Examiner certification test to the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code. In 2013, Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton appointed John to the Minnesota Board of Architecture and Engineering.

November 2, 2021

The schedule for day two includes: 

  • OFMA President Update 
  • First Look at Significant Changes to the 2021 IFC 
  • NFPA Updates
  • Lunch break 12 pm - 1 pm 
  • NPFA: Community Risk Assessment and Reduction Plans. NFPA 1730 requires community risk assessments as the basis for fire prevention programs. Learn what is required and the solutions available through NFPA 1300 and the new CRAIG 1300 data dashboard. 
  • OSFM Agency Update 
  • Authorities & Responsibilities Presentation, Craig Andresen, DSFM
  • NFPA: LINK Presentation, for delivering information and knowledge to you.
  • OSFM Update

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