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UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-05)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “TYCO,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco Fire & Building Products.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-05)
    Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-08)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified in the link below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “GLOBE,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-08)
            Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 14PN-9)
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers identified bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by Tyco and the thermo bulbs were not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.
    Name of Product: Upright TY3151; Pendent TY3251; Horizontal Sidewall PS007.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in Vietnam and India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the upright TY3151 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings include: UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3151; "TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb -Job F5.
    Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings include: cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C, SU, TY3151; "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss; Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    For more information and to see photographs go to www.ul.com.

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinklers-release-14pn-9_20140515101700.xml

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler’s wrench boss is marked “TYCO”, the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco, its affiliates, or agents.
    Name of Product: Pendent Type Fire Sprinkler
    Identification: On the product: The counterfeit sprinkler has the UL Mark on the wrench boss. The UL Certified Tyco sprinkler is provided with the UL Mark on the deflector, other differences are:
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” and “UL” marked on the sides of the wrench flat, no date code; cULus in a circle marked on the side of the frame. “68C” and  “SSP” on the deflector without TY number; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb no markings.
    UL Certified Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” marked on one wrench flat, date code on the other wrench flat; cULus in a circle, “155°F/68°C”,”SP” and “ TY3251” marked on the deflector; Deflector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb – “G” between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    To see photographs visit: http://ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinkler-release-no-14pn-18/.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.


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 National
Economic Impact of Codes and Standards
    On October 3, 2017, the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association hosted a workshop on needs and resources, focusing on the economic impact of codes and standards. The purpose of the workshop was to review case studies, data, and methodologies measuring the economic impacts of various sectors and assess how participants can inform similar studies related to codes and standards.
    The presenters were from a wide range of industries, including government agencies and nonprofits such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Government Accounting Office, the Department of Energy, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the National Association of Homebuilders, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and many more. Presentation topics included “Lifecycle Cost Effectiveness Methodology,” “Economic Perspective from an Authority Having Jurisdiction,” and “Economic Impact of Mitigation.” Attendees participated in Q&A sessions with the presenters to gain further insights.
    Sara Yerkes, ICC senior vice president of government relations, facilitated a discussion on how economic decision tools can be used to evaluate the impact of codes and standards for one of four breakout sessions.
    Participants collaborated on and identified potential next steps for informing economic impact studies related to codes and standards.
    For more information contact: International Code Council, www.iccsafe.org.

National
Certification in Fire Sprinklers
    The International Code Council’s newest certification exams for commercial fire sprinkler inspectors are now available.
    Developed specifically for fire or building inspectors, plans examiners, and code officials, successful completion of a commercial fire sprinkler or commercial fire alarm exam will ensure you are recognized for your commitment to safety and professionalism.
    ICC’s examination services are your one-stop shop, providing exams for: Commercial Fire Sprinkler Plans Examiner – CP; Commercial Fire Sprinkler Inspector – CF; Commercial Fire Alarm Plans Examiner II – CR;  Commercial Fire Alarm Plans Examiner I – CN; Commercial Fire Alarm Inspector – CA; Residential Fire Sprinkler Inspector/Plans Examiner – RF.
    ICC’s fire sprinkler and fire alarm exams are available through computer-based or paper-and-pencil testing and cost $199.
    For more information visit: www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog.

National
FM Global Provides New Fire Protection Guidelines for Robot-Driven Warehouses
    Robots make warehouses more efficient, but also may introduce new fire risks. It’s a worry that has prompted commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global to give new advice to clients using automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS).
    The following guidelines, based on five years and millions of dollars of research, can help risk managers and warehouse managers:
    Optimize fire protection through careful storage design choices.
    Reduce costs of fire protection systems, including the costs of piping, pumps, and water tanks.
    Base their protection strategies in evidence, not guesswork.
    Support sustainability through the use of less water.
    These fire protection guidelines are important as a growing number of companies automate their warehouses, pack them more densely, stack products higher, and use flammable plastic containers that can trap water emitted by fire sprinklers.
    “The guidelines are intended to answer the vexing questions risk managers and warehouse managers are struggling with around fire protection in ASRS settings,” said Brion Callori, senior vice president and manager, engineering and research at FM Global. “Careful design and configuration can help companies quickly suppress fires and stay in business. The goal is to let robots, which in science fiction always seem to run amok, deliver the quiet efficiency they promise in the real world.”
    The new guidelines constitute FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 8-34, Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS). FM Global data sheets are available at no charge at: fmglobaldatasheets.com.
    The guidelines include provisions for: Sprinkler arrangement; Independence of in-rack and ceiling sprinkler systems; Container design; Racking structure.
    About FM Global Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.

California
Fire Protection for the Poor
    An article by J.K. Dineen posted October 30, 2017, on www.sfgate.com, said investors who purchase residential hotels in San Francisco would have one year to install automatic sprinkler systems in ground-floor retail and basement spaces, under new legislation by Supervisor Aaron Peskin designed to curtail a rash of fires that have displaced low-income tenants living in those single room occupancies (SRO).
    Peskin, who represents Chinatown, home to a large number of SRO hotels, said the legislation would close a loophole in a 2001 ordinance that required sprinklers in the residential portion of these buildings, but not the commercial areas.
    Though Peskin said he eventually would like to expand the ordinance to cover all of the city’s 300 SROs, he decided to start with a “measured” bill that would kick in when a residential hotel is sold or transferred. Upwards of 10% of SROs have been selling per year recently, as some speculators seek to replace low-income residents with younger tech workers and students who can afford higher rents.
    “These buildings are selling for tens of millions of dollars this is the exact time to require it, upon the sale or transfer,” said Peskin. “This is something that buyers need to understand when they are assessing the value of the property. Whether it’s a $50,000 job or a quarter-of-a-million-dollar job, the prospective purchaser needs to understand that should be part of their evaluation of the value of the building,”
    The law would apply to about 300 residential hotels with 19,000 rooms, mostly concentrated in Chinatown, the Tenderloin, the Mission, and South of Market.
    Several SRO fires in the past two years have started in commercial parts of the buildings, including a blaze at 801 Pacific Ave. that displaced 19 older adults and nine ground-floor small businesses.
    Sonui Tung, an 88-year-old woman who had lived at 801 Pacific Ave. for 30 years, said a sprinkler system in the ground-floor spaces might have saved her home.
    “We didn’t know it was on fire until it was too late and we saw the smoke, because there were no sprinkler systems in the basement,” Tung said through an interpreter. “It’s been many, many months since the fire, and we still have not been able to go back home.”
    Rosemary Bosque, the city’s chief housing inspector, said the legislation would send “a strong and necessary message that all prospective buyers of SROs understand how fragile these buildings are and that they are very vulnerable to fire.
    “The fire department has been telling us since 2001 that if a fire starts in the commercial part of the building it could overwhelm the sprinkler system in the rest of the building,” she said.

Florida
No Sprinklers: Could This Condo Fire Death Have Been Avoided?
    An article by Susan Taylor Martin, a Times Senior Correspondent, posted October 26, 2017, on www.tampabay.com, said firefighters found 25-year-old Zachary Means dead in the kitchen. The fire had been so intense, it melted the plastic on appliances and peeled the laminate off the cabinets.
    Nearly two months later, investigators have not determined the cause of the blaze that killed Means, an Eckerd College graduate whom his professors call one of the most brilliant students they ever had. Whatever the eventual finding, a former Waterside condo owner thinks Means’ death could have been prevented.
    “Sprinklers could have saved that boy’s life,” says David Lilling, a filmmaker.
    There are no sprinklers at Waterside at Coquina Key, one of Tampa Bay’s largest condo communities, because it was not required to have them.
    Sprinklers undeniably save lives.
    Between 2000 and the first of this year, 10 people died and 82 were injured in fires in high-rise Florida condominiums that lacked sprinklers. In buildings with sprinkler systems, 43 people were injured in fires and no one died.
    Nonetheless, more than 60 Tampa Bay condo associations have “opted out” of retrofitting their buildings with sprink­lers, state records show. Among them are three high-rises on Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard Bayshore Diplomat, Commodores Cove, and the Bayshore Royal.
    Whether to equip all Florida condominiums with sprinklers “has been a political struggle and battle for 17 years,” said Jon Pasqualone, executive director of the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association.
    In 2000, the state adopted a national fire protection code prompted by a pair of horrific fires in the 1980s a blaze at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that killed 85 and an arson in Puerto Rico’s DuPont Plaza hotel in which at least 96 died. Originally, Florida condo associations had until 2012 to choose one of two options install sprinklers in all units or put sprinklers in exit hallways.
    But, opposition was fierce.
    Fire officials had figures showing that retrofitting a typical condo unit with sprinklers would be less than $2,000. But “opponents were telling the Legislature it’s going to cost up to $20,000 a unit, which is absurd,” Pasqualone said.
    Much of the objection came from elderly people living on fixed incomes in Fort Lauderdale, where the Galt Mile is lined with condos built in the 1970s. Those are the kind of buildings especially in need of sprinklers, Pasqualone said.
    “There’s a series of condos down there that are deteriorating, just as the mobility of these people is deteriorating, which is our concern,” he said. “Smoke alarms are great, but my 94-year-old mother, if she gets on her walker, her face is up in the smoke and she’s not going to get out. Sprinklers stop the fire from growing and spreading.”
    Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist both vetoed bills that would have pushed back the deadline for retrofitting to 2025. “I am sensitive to the costs associated with installing the fire sprinkler systems,” Crist wrote in his 2010 veto message. “However, in the event of a fire, public safety for residents and for the firefighters and emergency medical personnel who lay their lives on the line… greatly outweighs all other considerations.”
    Lawmakers finally settled on a 2020 deadline for retrofitting condominiums more than 75 feet tall, higher than most ladder trucks can reach. But by last December 31, condo associations with buildings not already in compliance had to show local fire officials whether they planned to install sprinklers or else “opt out.”
    Among the condominiums that voted to retrofit belatedly was Dolphin Cove, a waterfront high-rise in Clearwater.
    In 2002, a Dolphin Cove fire that started in a kitchen on the fifth floor quickly spread, killing two elderly residents and badly injuring three firefighters. Though a subsequent report blasted the Clearwater fire department for failing to follow basic firefighting techniques, the lack of sprinklers at the time was deemed a major factor in the casualties.
    The buildings in Waterside at Coquina Key are only two stories, so they are not required to have sprinklers. But, the association for the 600 condos in the south part of Waterside where Zack Means died held a vote last fall.
    “There were these lawyers pumping out alarms to condo associations saying you’ve got to vote on sprinklers if you want to have flexibility under state law to install them or not,” said Dan Lobeck, an attorney who currently represents the Waterside South condo association. “The key is, Waterside didn’t need to take a vote because it was already exempt.”
    Nonetheless, a majority of owners voted no to sprinklers. That didn’t surprise Lilling, the former resident.
    “It’s an investor place, where people just collect a check,” he said. “They don’t want to spend money if they don’t have to.”
    For the complete article visit: www.tampabay.com.

Illinois
Common Voices on Superstation WGN TV in Alsip for a Live Burn Demo
    WGN TV filmed a live burn demo in Alsip on October 12, 2017. Fire Chief Tom Styczynskiand and his team did great work on the live burn demo. The Alsip Fire department has been a great asset in promoting fire prevention education. The side-by-side was successful and Sher Grogg of Common Voices and Tom Lia were interviewed by Ana Belaval on WGN TV. WGN TV has a national reach through basic cable affiliates.
    Advocate Sher Grogg of Common Voices (FireAdvocates.org and facebook.com/CommonVoices1) was featured on the segment and shared fire safety tips that can prevent fires before they start. Grogg lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in an Annapolis, Maryland fire in January of 2015.
    “The tragic fire that claimed six members of my family was started by their Christmas tree. Don died trying to save his loved ones. There are simple steps that everyone should know to keep their family safe,” said Sher Grogg. “We also know that if the house had fire sprink­lers, the outcome would have been much different. Fire sprinklers buy time, and time buys life.”
    Grogg has educated herself regarding fire, flashover, and the resulting destruction. She became an advocate for fire safety and fire sprinklers in the two years and nine months since her family tragedy. She credits finding Common Voices as a key part of her recovery process, even though nothing will ever be able to bring her family members back. Helping to educate others in their memory eases the pain.
    “As fire chiefs, we know one of the most effective ways to minimize the loss of life and property is to have working smoke alarms and fire sprinklers,” adds Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. “Fire is fast, but fire sprinklers are faster and control the fire until firefighters arrive.”
    To see the videos go to www.youtube.com/ and search for Alsip Burn Demo.
    For more information contact: Tom Lia, NIFSAB, 62 Orland Square Drive, Ste 201, Orland Park, IL 60462; (708) 403-4468, sprinktoml@aol.com, www.nifsab.org.

United Kingdom
Calls To Install Sprinklers in New Schools
    An article by Lauren Cope on October 26, 2017, in the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich, United Kingdom, said the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) called for sprinklers to be made mandatory in all new or refurbished schools in England and Northern Ireland, as is already the case in Scotland and Wales.
    Their figures show the level of new schools built with sprinklers dropped from 70% 10 years ago to a third last year.
    In Norfolk, just seven schools out of the 424 have sprinklers fitted, while in Suffolk three out of 293 do. Colleen Walker, Labor Norfolk county councilor for Great Yarmouth’s Magdalen division, has been calling for sprinklers in new-build schools for the last 15 years.
    She said, “To me it’s more than important, it’s essential. Children’s and adults’ safety is tantamount to me, and I’m sure to parents. For a new-build school the cost is minimal.”
    It was echoed by Scott Lyons, joint spokesperson for the Norfolk National Education Union (NEU), who said the union had urged Norfolk County Council to insist on sprinklers for new schools.
    “It costs about 1.8% of the total building cost to install a sprinkler system,” he said, “and that is generally repaid within six years through savings in insurance premiums. We know that sprinkler systems are an effective way of preventing fire deaths, and our position is that any new school should have one fitted.”
    It is currently not mandatory for schools to have sprinklers, but they should be installed if recommended by fire safety experts or planning officers. All schools must carry out fire safety risk assessments.
    Last year, the Department for Education consulted on relaxing the rules, but, after the Grenfell tower fire, was forced to rethink. At the time, Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich South, launched a petition to see the government keep regulation high. He said the NFCC had his “full support.”
     “The government’s friends in certain academy chains and free schools may well want to open new schools on the cheap,” he said. “But they can think again if they reckon this city will let them play fast and loose with the lives of our children and firefighters.”
A spokesperson for the county council said the safety of children and school staff was “always our first priority,” and they expected “all schools to have tried and tested evacuation and fire safety plans.” They said they work with the fire service on a case-by-case basis to assess whether sprinklers were needed.


National
Standpipe Rack Hose Video
    Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings.
    “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers, and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.”
    Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
    In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including: Quick suppression of fires; One-person operation; Minimal water damage; Pathway clearing for occupant rescue; Occupant protection during rescue.
    The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare.
    This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens.
    The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.
    For more information contact: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333, www.femalifesafety.org.

National
Residential Fire Sprinklers Cost Report
    The cost to install home fire sprinklers in 51 homes in 17 communities averaged $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, down from the $1.61 average in 2008, according to a report conducted by Newport Partners (Newport) and released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. (Sprinklered square feet is a measure of total area of spaces with sprinklers.) The new report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment - 5 Year Update, provides a national perspective on the cost of installing home fire sprinklers.
    The primary purpose of the 2013 study was to review current home fire sprinkler costs against a 2008 benchmark study, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment, also commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by Newport, to better understand the relationship between adoptions, various elements of cost such as installation and materials, how efficiency in design or installation may be introduced, and more.
      For more information visit: www.nfpa.org

National
UL & LPCB Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    For more information please see the following links:
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-and-loss-prevention-certification-board-lpcb-warn_20130329121900.xml

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire_20130131080000.xml


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

December 4-6, 2017
Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate Program
Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK
AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org

December 8, 2017
Greater Bay Area AFSA 15th Gala
Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Las Positas Golf Course
Livermore, CA
AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, (925) 954-5031
lorelei@cafsa.org

December 12, 2017
GFSA Christmas Gathering
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events

December 19, 2017
Other Special Situations
Jim Lake, NFSA
www.nfsa.org

January  8-11, 2018
Building Innovation Con. & Expo
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Washington, D.C.
ptowns@nibs.org, (202) 289-7800

January 8-19, 2018
Beginning Fire Sprinkler
System Planning School
www.firesprinkler.org

January 16-17, 2018
Sprinkler System Plan Review
Tucson Fire Department, Tucson, AZ
Bruce Lecair, National Fire Sprinkler Assoc. (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

January 18, 2018
Rough & Final Inspection
Tucson Fire Department, Tucson, AZ
Bruce Lecair, National Fire Sprinkler Assoc. (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

January 21, 2018
IWMA Water Mist Seminar
Dubai, UAE
www.iwma.net

January 21-23, 2018
INTERSEC 2018
Dubai International Convention
and Exhibition Centre
www.intersecexpo.com gareth.wright@uae.messefrankfurt.com

February 5-6, 2018
SFPE Europe Conference
The Netherlands
Kendall Talbert, SFPE
(301) 718-2910, ktalbert@sfpe.org

February 16-20, 2018
FSSA Annual Forum
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort/Spa
Palm Springs, CA
admin@fssa.net, www.fssa.net

February 28-March 3, 2018
ASA’s SUBExcel
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ
www.asaonline.com

March 8, 2018
5th Annual Trade Show
Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA
Paulene Norwood, Sacramento Valley Chapter, AFSA, (916) 296-0635
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

March 8-9, 2018
NAFED 2018 Conferences
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 311-8999
www.nafed.org

March 14-16, 2018
8th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security
Textile Fashion Center, Borås, Sweden
Fredrik Rosén, Ph +46 10 516 5686
www.istss@ri.se, http://istss.se

March 14-16, 2018
2018 NEAFPSD Fire
Protection Symposium
Bartlett, NH
www.NEAFPSD.com

March 15, 2018
Seneca School of Fire
Protection Career Fair
& FPSA Networking Dinner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Scott Pugsley
scott.pugsley@senecacollege.ca

April 12-13, 2018
NAFED 2018 Conferences
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
www.nafed.org

April 19, 2018
Fire Protection Symposium
University of Colorado Boulder
www.SFPE-RockyMountain.org

April 23-27, 2018
Fire Engineering Solutions
for the Built Environment
12th Int’l Conf. on Performance- Based Codes & Fire Safety
Design Methods
Oahu, HI
sfpe_office@sfpe.org

April 24-26, 2018
14th NFPA Mexico Fire Expo
Expo Seguridad Mexico
www.mexicofireexpo.com

May 2-5, 2018
NFSA Annual Meeting
Business & Leadership Conference
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
www.nfsa.org

May 10-11, 2018
NAFED 2018 Conferences
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis, MO
www.nafed.org

June 11-14, 2018
NFPA Conference & Expo
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
www.nfpa.org

June 11-14, 2018
AWWA Conference & Expo
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
www.awwa.org

June 24-26, 2018
CASA Annual Meeting
Prince Edward Island, Canada
www.casa-firesprinkler.org

June 25-29, 2018
11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Los Angeles, CA
www.nibs.org

September 19-20, 2018
18th International Water Mist Con
London
www.iwma.net

September 30-October 3, 2018
AFSA Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition
Gaylord National, Washington, D.C.
www.firesprinkler.org

October 7-13, 2018
Fire Prevention Week
Plan to promote fire sprinklers!

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org

Dec. 4-8: NFPA 13, Orlando, FL
Dec. 11-15: NFPA 13, Anaheim, CA

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org

Jan. 9: Rough and Final Inspections, Albany, NY
Jan. 10: Standpipes Systems, Albany, NY
Jan. 11: Understanding, Applying and Enforcing NFPA 25, Albany, NY

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2018, Gaylord National, Washington, DC
Oct. 1-4, 2019, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Sep. 13-16, 2020, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
Jun. 11-14, 2018, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 17-20, 2019, San Antonio, TX
Jun. 14-17, 2020, Orlando, FL

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 2-6, 2018, Marriott Harbor, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 15-18, 2019, Omni Downtown, Nashville, TN
May 15-18, 2020, Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ           
May 12-15, 2021, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org  
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org  
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org  
BlazeMaster®
www.blazemastertraining.com   
Fire Tech Productions
www.firetech.com
FMI
www.fminet.com  
Oklahoma State University
www.ce.ceat.okstate.edu
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection
www.senecacollege.ca


 

FPC's Question of the Month

Who do you consider to be fire sprinkler allies?

Please tell us about it, and include your name, co. name, city, & state. Please tell us what you think!
Please send your reply today. Also, please send photos, and advise us if you wish to remain anonymous.


Featured Websites

Relmark Group — Risk Management Advocates for Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Relmarkgroup.com

"NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative" website: NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Helpful Website:
    The Building Code Resource Library website may be of interest! It is an electronic library on building fire protection at your fingertips.

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

Fire Sprinkler History:
"History of Mather & Platt Ltd." (And Grinnell) By Marcel Boschi + David Drew-Smythe: http://home.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/Boschi/

Certification: "The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)" For more information, visit theNICET website.

"Fire Sprinkler Coalition" For more information, visit the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition website.

"Campus FireWatch" For more information, visit the Campus FireWatch website.

"Fire Sprinkler Academy" For more information, visit the Fire Sprinkler Academy website.


Take Heart
Remember what Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -
John 16:32-33, New International Version


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