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Jimmy Stewart has more than 33 years of experience in the fire service, including diverse assignments in operations, prevention, investigation, education, and engineering. Jimmy’s career has included working for fire departments in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, teaching full-time at Chemeketa Community College, and working internationally, both in the federal government and as a fire and life-safety consultant. He currently serves as the structural fire management officer for the southeast region of the National Park Service, which oversees structural fire programs at 73 park units in nine southern States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Fire Code Provisions (4 hours)
This course will present a general overview of fire code requirements from the 2014 OFC and 2015 IFC related to hazardous materials regulation. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate codes and standards, define key terms, classify hazardous materials, determine maximum allowable quantities, and understand control areas. Building code requirements regarding occupancy classifications and fire separation construction will also be reviewed. (Recommended text: 2014 OFC or 2015 IFC. Optional text: 2014 OSSC – Chapter 7 or 2015 IBC – Chapter 7)
Fire Code Application (4 hours)
This course will build upon Hazardous Materials Part 1 and provide participants with practical application in relating fire code requirements to commonly encountered occupancies and operations. It includes advanced OFC/IFC requirements, material-specific provisions, and site-specific requirements in areas such as flammable/combustible liquids, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fuel dispensing, and compressed gas. (Recommended text: 2014 OFC or 2015 IFC).
Code Requirements/Application (4 hours)
This course will present an overview of fire code requirements from the 2014 OFC and 2015 IFC related to high-piled combustible storage regulation. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate OFC/IFC Chapter 32, which includes commodity/plastics classification, correlation of fire protection and fire/life-safety requirements, and maintenance of flue spaces. Basic fire sprinkler design requirements related to high-piled combustible storage from NFPA 13 will also be reviewed. (Recommended text: 2014 OFC or 2015 IFC. Optional text: NFPA 13, 2013 or 2016 edition).
Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices with colleagues and peers discussing topics such as illegal occupancies, mobile food concession stands, and scope / application / intent of Chapter 11 with Oregon amendments (OFC 1101.1) during this interactive session. All are encouraged to sit-in on any of the topics presented.