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Workshop 1: UNDERSTANDING THE FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE (NFPA 72-2013/2016)

NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code©, provides direction on the design, installation, testing and inspection, and documentation of fire alarm and emergency communication systems of various types. This document can be difficult to understand. This 3-day seminar is designed to provide basic and intermediate instruction on the contents of NFPA 72. Upon completion, attendees will understand:

  • Fire Alarm System Basics
  • Understand NICET certification.
  • NFPA 72 basic structure and layout.
  • NFPA 72 documentation requirements.
  • NFPA 72 detection and notification principles.
  • NFPA 72 Emergency Communication Systems basics.
  • NFPA 72 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance requirements.
  • Principles of NFPA 70 Article 760.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

INSTRUCTOR: LARRY D. RIETZ, SET
JENSEN HUGHES, INC.

Larry Rietz is a NICET Level IV certified Fire Alarm designer with over 21 years of life safety industry experience. After working for almost 14 years with a large Fire Alarm manufacturer and service provider, he is now Director of the Denver Office for Jensen Hughes Inc., the world’s largest and most experienced specialty engineering consulting firm. Larry currently serves on the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Board of Directors, a principal on the NFPA 1616 Technical Committee, and an Alternate on the NFPA 72 Chapter 24 (ECS) Technical Committee.

Workshop 2: DESIGN OF FIRE PUMPS AND FIRE SERVICE MAINS (NFPA 20 AND 24/2016)

NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection© and NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances© serve as the basic standards for understanding the site water supply infrastructure supporting fixed water based fire protection systems and fire service operations. This 3-day seminar is designed to provide basic and intermediate instruction on the contents of NFPA 20 and NFPA 24. Upon completion, attendees will understand:

  • Fire pump specifications and requirements.
  • Types of fire pumps.
  • Fire pump acceptance testing, inspection, and maintenance.
  • Possible causes of pump troubles.
  • Waters supplies.
  • Hydrants, hose houses and equipment.
  • Hydraulic calculations.
  • Valve supervision issues.
  • Water main inspection testing, and maintenance.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

INSTRUCTOR: ADAM OLOMON, PE
JENSEN HUGHES, INC.

Adam Olomon is a registered Fire Protection Engineer with over 13 years of experience in the design and testing of automatic sprinkler systems, deluge systems, fire pumps, water storage tanks and private undergrounds. Adam is located in the UAE and has been involved in the Fire & Life Safety System design review and construction supervision of multiple airport and petrochemical projects in the GCC. Adam currently serves as a project manager at the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Project for JENSEN HUGHES, in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked on fire protection engineering projects in the United States, Mexico, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kenya, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus Azerbaijan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Workshop 3: INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EMERGENCY RESPONSE ENHANCEMENT

Emergency response for industrial facilities is an important consideration due to the nature of the hazards contained in these facilities. Several topics will be covered centered around techniques for enhancing emergency response readiness and capabilities. This 3-day seminar is designed to provide basic and intermediate instruction on issues relevant to fire brigade personnel, fire marshals, and incident commanders. Upon completion, attendees will understand:

  • Fire hazard identification.
  • Pre-incident planning.
  • Using NFPA 600 to develop fire drill requirements.
  • Using Digital Combustion, a commercial software used to provide visual cues to fire drill scenarios, as a tool to support drills.
  • Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) as a Structural Fire Drill Tool.
  • Using NFPA 1410 as a basis to develop site specific performance measures.
  • Staffing and standard operating procedures.
  • Increasing effectiveness of response.
  • Transformer and steam turbine failures and fires.
  • Contingency planning for beyond design basis events.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

INSTRUCTOR: WILLIAM (BILL) BUIRCH
JENSEN HUGHES, INC.

William Buirch, has over 31 years’ experience in industrial fire response. Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES he was Chief of the PSEG Nuclear Fire Department. Mr. Buirch is a charter member of the New Jersey State Industrial Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Consortium. This group collaborated on response planning and strategies for heavy industrial facilities throughout the state. While at JENSEN HUGHES, Mr. Buirch has developed pre-fire plans, provided responder training, conducted feasibility studies, developed company specific fire brigade training programs, and assisted in equipment specifications and other activities related to emergency response planning. Mr. Buirch has performed these actions with electric utilities, petro/chemical facilities, and manufacturing facilities as well as conducted training for municipal agencies responding to industrial facilities.


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TESTIMONIAL by SFPE-SAC courses attendees

  • " I can review design packages now more effectively with all the useful information that I have learned in this technical workshop."

  • " In depth project design reviews based on additional information and layout logics learnt. "

  • "Workshop has added values and comprehensive understanding of system. We have gained a log of NFPA standards which is mandated on design package review."

  • " After attending the course, all future sprinkler designs will be reviewed in details. "

  • " I will use all information learned in the training and apply all my knowledge in my future projects. "

  • " Please organize more workshop. Please notify us. We need more workshop of same nature. "

  • " The instructor has a professional way to deliver the information. "

our excellency

Eng. Ali. A Mokhtar SFPE-SAC President

VISION : The leaders in engineering a fire safe world.

I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President. I am honored and humbled to have been nominated to this office, and for having the support of the SFPE-SAC membership for all of my years serving the Society. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessor, and the other members of the Board for their service during the past year, which included the formidable task of developing our strategic plan, rebranding the Society, and positioning the SFPE-SAC for the future.

Chapter Excellence Award