Rough and Final Inspections of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Presenter: Chase Browning
Description: This one day NFSA seminar provides attendees with vital information on how to conduct the field inspections for new fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. Fire sprinklers and standpipes are installed in stages and inspections are required before commencing to the next stage. The codes require periodic on‐site inspections as the work progresses, to be installed according to the approved construction documents. This work is required to be inspected and approved before being covered or before the system is commissioned. This course points out the visual and physical inspection requirements of the latest codes and standards.
Attendees should bring a copy of NFPA 13, NFPA 14 and IBC or IFC to class.
Day 2 - Wednesday, November 6th
Sprinklers as an Alternate Method
Presenter: Greg Kleinberg
Description: Fire Officials are often tasked with placing conditions for access and water supply requirements on new developments. Sometimes, fire sprinklers can be used as an alternate level of protection as approved by the Building Official. Learn how to best present to developers and builders’ possible benefits/tradeoffs/incentives for installing NFPA 13, 13R, and 13D systems.
Presenter: Nick Immekus
Description: How to set up and use an internet-based tool for Fire Prevention Bureaus (Community Risk Reduction) to track and drive code compliance, reduce false alarm activity, and provide a safer community. It provides a secure cloud environment in which third-party contractors that inspect, test, and maintain fire protection systems, can submit their reports via a web portal directly to the Fire Department, facilitating a more efficient review, tracking, and follow-up process with occupants to correct deficiencies and maintain systems. The result is a comprehensive and accurate aggregation of data around which buildings had what types of systems when they were last tested, and if there are any open deficiencies that could jeopardize their successful deployment in the event of an incident.
Introduction of Pyrotechnic Simulators and Cold Spark Technology
Presenter: Max Freedman
Description: Pyrotechnic Simulators are new devices (machines) on the market that feature new technology. The new technology can create the appearance of the traditional pyrotechnic effect, the gerb/fountain. Pyrotechnic Simulators can create these effects by utilizing Cold Spark Technology (hereafter known as CST). CST features the use of granules (finely shaved metals) of different mesh sizes in conjunction with pyrotechnic simulators. For the first time, users can control variables on the effect that include:
- Height (dependent on the machine used and granule size)
- Density (amount of material exiting the fountain nozzle; thickness of effect)
- Duration (amount of time the effect is being fired)
When properly used, pyrotechnic simulators create an inherently safer effect than traditional pyrotechnics. With an increase in requests and use, confusion has risen amongst fire departments and customers when looking to stay in compliance with current state and local code. Sparktacular looks to work with AHJ’s across the country on state and local levels to ensure the proper information is being provided to fire departments on this technology.
Oregon Fire Code Update
Presenters: David Mills & Glenn Geiger
Description: This presentation is intended to familiarize the student with a number of the significant changes within the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) that will be adopted this year in Oregon as the 2019 Oregon Fire Code. Topics include, Emergency Planning and Preparedness (Chapter 4), Processing and Extraction (Marijuana) Facilities in (Chapter 39); Liquid Carbon Dioxide Systems used in Beverage Dispensing Applications (Section 5307.3), and upcoming mid-cycle amendments. A discussion surrounding “New Construction Fire Code Requirements” in the OSSC (formally Appendix N). Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to ask other questions regarding the adoption of the 2019 Oregon Fire Code.
Only Active, Associate, Corporate, Life and Student members qualify for the member prices.
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