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Deputy Fire Marshal David Smith, City of Lake Oswego Fire Department
Fire Inspections: Going Beyond the Business Footprint

This course will review the inspection, testing and maintenance (IT&M) requirements for fire protection systems found in Chapter 9 of the Oregon Fire Code and why enforcement can extend occupancy fire inspections beyond the physical site. Attendees will examine the responsibilities for completing IT&M for various types of systems for property or business owners along with reporting requirements for those who perform the IT&M service. Additionally, the presentation will cover some anomalies that can be found while examining IT&M reports, methods for gaining compliance and the use of software for streamlining the process.  (.25 CEUs)

Eric McWhirter, Victaulic Company
Flexible Sprinkler Fitting Systems

Upon completion of this course, each participant will understand the history of flexible drops and how modern innovation is revolutionizing this fitting category with new technology.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the various designs of flexible hoses and brackets, and comprehend the important differences in how they perform
  • Recognize and inspect properly installed flexible sprinkler fitting systems
  • Comprehend the hydraulic performance of flexible drop systems
  • Locate technical support information for flexible sprinkler fitting systems
  • Comprehend why flexible drops are an important component in fire safety

(.40 CEUs)

Roundtable: Code Update for Oregon and Appendix N
This session will discuss updates through the legislative process related to the Oregon Fire Code and what effect this will have on the Oregon Fire Service. The Appendix N discussion will explain the effect this will have and already has presented itself for both the fire and building departments in Oregon. What to expect moving forward and how to work together to achieve the best end result.  (.15 CEUs)

Attorneys Gerry Warren and Aaron Hisel, Law Office of Gerald L. Warren & Associates
I Can Be Sued for That?

This two hour session will cover the nuts and bolts of the Oregon Tort Claims Act and potential fire inspector liability.  Some questions to be answered are:  What are some risk management considerations for inspectors on every inspection?  How can an inspector limit liability exposure even if it will not necessarily prevent a lawsuit from being filed?  What role will the various fire codes play in any lawsuit?  What will happen if an inspector is sued individually?  This presentation will cover negligence, foreseeability and some specific areas of concern, as well as immunity in the context of fire inspection responsibilities.  Through the examination of two fire cases pursued by Gerald Warren on behalf of public bodies who sustained significant property damage from negligent fire inspections – Rogue Valley Community College v. Acme Fire Fighting Devices and Columbia County v. Patriot Fire Protection, Inc, et al — the lessons learned will be examined and analyzed so as to heighten awareness of each attendee to the liability risks they should know about.  The knowledge gained will enable each inspector to be better risk managers for his or her agency.   (.20 CEUs)

Regional Operations Director Raymond Bizal, NFPA
NFPA 3000: Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Nationwide and around the globe, communities are facing an increasing number of tragedies involving active shooter and / or hostile events. The need for an integrated preparedness, response, and recovery program is greater than ever before.  Protect your community with NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. This standard addresses all aspects of the process, from identifying hazards and assessing vulnerability to planning, resource management, incident management at a command level, competencies for first responders, and recovery.   (.15 CEUs)

NFPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
NFPA 241 provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures, including those in underground locations, during construction, alteration, or demolition.   (.10 CEUs)