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* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, 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 not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by TYCO Fire & Building Products.
    Name of Product: Models TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351.
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and the following on the deflector and “TYCO” on the wrench boss and may be provided with an orange guard that also bears a counterfeit UL Mark. The counterfeit fire sprink­lers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” or “YD05”: TY3151 155°F 68°C SU; TY3251 155°F 68°C SP; TY3251 200°F 93°C SP; TY3351 155°F 68°C HSW.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These counterfeit fire sprinklers were found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has received previous reports of counterfeit for Models TY3151 and TY3251 in Vietnam.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-20 and Release No. 15PN-21 at: www.UL.com.

    Also see Release 18PN-21 and 18PN-22: The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, 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 not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked GL5661 and GL5651, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “GLOBE” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    The fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “MAFCO” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-21 and 18PN-22 at: www.UL.com.

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.

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


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California
Alert: California Contractors & Fitters
    Paulene Norwood, Executive Director of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association said: “We need your assistance in informing sprinkler contractors and fitters who hold California state required Fitter Licenses to be informed that they are required to complete 30 hours of Cal Fire-OSFM approved courses by June 30, 2021. OSFM is the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
    Norwood continued, “Phone calls I am receiving regarding this from non-members is they were not aware of this requirement and they were not informed. Many are asking, ‘Why are there no notices in supply houses?’”
    Norwood has contacted fire sprinkler suppliers and fabricators asking for their help in getting the word out.  
    She noted that the “…manufacturers and suppliers are a direct line to all contractors and fitters in our area and are a good source to inform them of this requirement through direct contact with them and at your places of business.” 
    Norwood added, “These licensed contractors are your lifeline and must remain in business, and to do so, they must meet all the Cal Fire-OSFM requirements for license holders. No license, no business, closed doors.”
    Following are the regulations from the OSFM website:
  Continuing Education — Certified Fire Sprinkler Fitter shall complete three units of American National Standards Institute/International Association of Continuing Education and Training (ANSI/IACET) accredited continuing education within a three-year period. This requirement is verified by CAL FIRE-OSFM every three years at time of renewal. If proof of completion is not received at time of renewal on the third year of the three-year period, the Certified Fire Sprinkler Fitter shall be required to reapply as a new applicant, pay all associated fees, and pass a written examination.
    The “three units” is the equivalent of 30 hours of class time.
    This is a requirement for renewal of the Fitter License.
    Following are the details from Cal Fire-OSFM on the new deadline for required CEUs for Fitter License holders.  
Note: this is from the “Period of Initial Certification,” not the renewal date.
    Period of Initial Certification requirement (Every 3 years): July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019; July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.
    First date of renewal with CEU requirement: July 1, 2021, July 1, 2024.
    Second date of renewal with CEU: July 1, 2022, July 1, 2025.
    The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association held approved CAL FIRE-OSFM seminars on November 14, 2019, offering .08 credits towards the stated requirement. The seminar was limited to 100 attendees and was open to members and non-members.
    FPC will try to give notice of future seminars; check fpcmag.com for notices received after press time.
    For more information contact: Paulene Norwood, Executive Director, Sacramento Valley Chapter, American Fire Sprinkler Association, (916) 296-0635.


News Affecting the Fire Sprinkler Industry

National
NFPA Seeks Input: Cannabis Fire Protection Standard?
    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is currently considering the development of a new standard for the fire protection of cannabis facilities that would provide clear guidance on fire and life safety provisions for the cannabis industry. This consideration comes in response to serious fires that have occurred at cannabis facilities in recent years, the rapid legalization of medical and/or recreational use of cannabis throughout the U.S., and the exponential growth of cannabis facilities around the globe.
    “Medical and/or recreational use of cannabis is now legal in 34 states and the District of Columbia, with more states poised to follow suit,” said Kristin Bigda, Technical Lead of Building and Life Safety at NFPA. “As the number of cannabis growing and processing facilities continues to increase, some groups and individuals have expressed the need for provisions that would help minimize associated fire and life safety risks for facility staff and first responders.”
    As proposed, the effort would build upon the work started several years ago in NFPA 1, Fire Code, which addresses the fire protection aspects of the growing and processing facilities. The new stand-alone document would expand upon those requirements, referencing appropriate resources as needed, with the overall goal of addressing the protection of facilities from fire and related hazards where cannabis is being grown, processed, extracted, and/or tested.
    Activities related to the proposed project would include the development of requirements for inspecting, systems testing, and maintenance of cannabis growing, processing, and extraction facilities. The proposed Standard would also determine the general skills, knowledge, and experience required among facility operators and facility managers responsible for ensuring adequate levels of safety at these facilities.
    NFPA is seeking comments from all interested organizations and individuals.
    Are you, or your organization, in favor of the development of an NFPA Standard pertaining to the fire protection of cannabis growing and processing facilities?
    Please state your reason(s) for supporting or opposing such a Standard.
    All comments in support or opposition to this must be submitted by March 31, 2021 to: stds_admin@nfpa.org.  

National
President Biden Construction Plans
    [Keeping his promise to make construction cost more and take longer.]
    An article by Jenn Goodman posted January 20, 2021, on www.constructiondive.com, said President Joe Biden took a number of actions through executive orders, proclamations, and other memoranda.
    The implications for U.S. contractors include those actions on environmental and other regulations to federal contracting rules.
    A temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities, along with canceling pipeline construction, will likely increase energy costs.
    [We expect more actions that will increase regulations and the cost of doing business.]

California
Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire
    Articles posted January 22, 2021, on www.abc7news.com and www.radio.com, Dublin, California, said the Ghost Ship fire in an Oakland warehouse was over four years ago. The first trial ended with the jury finding one defendant not guilty and they deadlocked over the other defendant, Ghost Ship founder Derick Almena.
    Derick Almena plead guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, putting an end to a long and gut-wrenching ordeal.
    The plea deal will allow him to avoid a second trial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on his guilt in 2019.
    Almena illegally converted an industrial warehouse into an artist’s collective, residence, and event space, which he then rented out.
    Prosecutors say the building was a major fire-trap, crammed with flammable materials and crisscrossed with extension cords. The building also had no smoke detectors or fire sprinklers.
    During a concert at the warehouse in 2016 a fire broke out and killed 36 people, many of whom were trapped inside the labyrinthine building.
    Under the deal Almena received a sentence of 12 years in prison, but three of those may be suspended.
    [Better to install fire sprinklers!]
   
Maine
Fire Sprinklers in Short-term Rentals?
    An item by Sam Shepherd posted January 19, 2021, on www.centralmaine.com, Hallowell, Maine, said an owner of three local properties listed on Airbnb said the city would have to take her to court if proposed ordinance changes force her to put a sprinkler into her properties.
    The City Council took a second reading of a short-term rental ordinance on January18, 2021. Ordinance changes are finalized after three readings, meaning only one more must pass before it is added to the city’s revised Code of Ordinances.
    In the works since last year and under guidance from the Short-Term Rental Task Force, the first draft was presented to the City Council in August 2020. Rental definitions have been changed since then, and are now classified as “private home short term rental facility” and “commercial short term rental facility.”
    Under the ordinance, Doug Ide, Hallowell’s Code Enforcement Officer, said private home defined rentals are not subject to standards laid out for commercial ones or other specific requirements.
    The draft ordinance says commercial short-term rentals are required to comply with all relevant fire safety codes, as prescribed by the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal. Each unit must contain emergency contact information for the facility’s owner or manager. If enacted, the ordinance changes would mean commercial rental facilities would be required to install sprinkler systems to meet fire safety codes.
    City Councilor Maureen AuCoin said, “Say you have a duplex and you’ve been renting it out … as a long-term rental and all of a sudden you decide to go the short-term rental route, because the use has changed, you’d be required to put in a sprinkler system.”
    Ide said there are no grandfather clauses for life safety codes, meaning that all of the city’s existing three-or-more unit rental facilities would need to install sprinklers to continue operating once the language is finalized.
    According to the National Fire Sprinkler Association, the average cost to install a sprinkler system in a single-family home is $1.24 per square foot. For reference, the cost of putting in wall-to-wall carpeting, the association said, is about $3 to $7 a foot.
    Andrea Lapointe, owner of three properties with up to 12 Airbnb listings, will have to direct her complaint about having sprinklers to the State Fire Marshal’s office.
    Back in August, Assistant State Fire Marshal Rich McCarthy said all buildings in Maine must meet life safety codes, but those are different for “new” and “existing” homes.
    Ide said the cost for installing a sprink­ler system is not usually as high as people would think. He said systems are “designed to be retrofitted,” and usually do not require gutting the entire building to accommodate sprinklers.
    “I’ve heard wildly different estimates and some of them are meant to alarm investigators,” Ide said, adding that he didn’t have a good benchmark for the cost of a residential sprinkler system.

Texas
College Hall fire
    An article by Sydney Rose posted January 27, 2021, on www.thedailycougar.com, Houston, Texas, said professors and faculty members are relocating and making up for damages caused by the effects of a fire in Agnes Arnold Hall on January 10 that impacted about two dozen office spaces in the building.
    The fire set off sprinklers in the building, leading to water damage in offices on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the building. Professor Emran El-Badawi, to his knowledge, was the first faculty member to see the damage on January 11.
    “My office space was affected by sprink­ler water, mostly on the floor. Books that were on the bottom shelves of my shelving units were destroyed, unfortunately,” Tolliver said. “My teaching is affected because I cannot have access to my course notes for the course I am currently teaching.”
    The water damage from the sprinklers continues to other office spaces as flooding occurred in the office of classical studies director Casey Dué Hackney.
    Dué Hackney said she is grateful that no one was in the building or hurt from the fire.
    [“Better a puddle of Water then a pile of Ashes.”]

Washington
Fire Sprinklers for Larger Buildings?
    An article by Richard Walker posted January 16, 2021, on www.goskagit.com, Anacortes, Washington, said the national firefighting standard is 12 firefighters at the scene of a fire within 12 minutes 90% of the time.
    “We don’t have enough people to meet that,” Anacortes Assistant Fire Chief Jack Kennedy told the City Council.
    Kennedy has proposed an amendment to the building code requiring automatic sprinkler systems be installed in new buildings 3,600 sq. ft. or greater.
    The City Council is considering adopting the updated International Building Code.
    Planning Director Don Measamer said an automatic sprinkler system can cost as much as $10,000.
    Councilmember Christine Cleland-McGrath, a real estate agent and former planning commissioner, expressed concern about how sprinkler costs would affect construction costs and housing affordability — it would apply to attached accessory dwelling units, duplexes, and triplexes, the development of which the city is encouraging to meet local affordable housing needs. She also expressed concern that older buildings would not be required to have sprinklers.
    Cleland-McGrath and Council member Anthony Young asked whether fire safety would be better bolstered universally — and more cost effectively — by increasing fire department staffing.
    The issue will return for discussion in about a month, Mayor Laurie Gere said. The goal is to have the code adopted by July 1.

Washington
Relaxed Rules on ‘Tiny Homes’
    An article by Brandon Block posted February 3, 2021, on www.theolympian.com, Olympia, Washington, said Olympia City Council made changes to the city’s building code that will make it easier to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and tiny homes.
    The approved updates to the International Building Code relax requirements for houses that are 400 sq. ft. or less.
    Part of the new building code update is an ordinance that removes the fire sprink­ler requirement for accessory dwelling units, if the primary house does not have them. That means that if your house was built before 2014 — the year Olympia began requiring fire sprinklers in all new residential construction — then neither your home nor your ADU would be required to have sprinklers.

Wyoming
Auditorium Needs Fire Sprinklers
    An article by Andrew Rossi posted February 2, 2021, on www.mybighornbasin.com, Cody, Wyoming, said for decades the Cody Auditorium has been the go-to location for large parties, fundraisers, and other events. Now, those events aren’t prohibited — but they are under prohibition.
    Under the International Fire Code, the Cody Auditorium is classified under Group A2 — a banquet hall with a capacity of 300 people. For a venue in that group with that capacity, serving alcohol is prohibited unless the venue is equipped with an automatic fire extinguishing system — something the auditorium doesn’t have.
    “Any event can be held in the building — you just can’t serve alcohol,” says Cody City Administrator Barry Cook.
    The need for a sprinkler system isn’t news to the city –— Cody Fire Marshal Sam Wilde has given the city a two-year grace period to at least financially commit to a sprinkler system. In the name of safety and compliance, that leniency will not be extended another year.
    Estimates to install an automatic sprink­ler system in Cody Auditorium quote a cost of over $100,000.
    That amount has not been allocated by the Cody City Council over the past several years. A solution to solve the problem and install the costs was rejected by Cody’s voters: the general-purpose tax on the 2020 election ballot.
    “It was on the resolution for the general-purpose tax — $100,000 plus for the sprinkler system,” Cook said.
    On average, events at the auditorium bring in anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000.
    This might make an appropriation in next year’s budget a hard sell for the Cody City Council, which has historically been conservative with its funding.
    If the Cody City Council decides an automatic sprinkler system in Cody Auditorium is a priority, there are two courses of action they could pursue: adding the cost into the city budget or dipping into the city’s reserves. Both are fraught with their own complications.
   
New Zealand
Museum Sprinklers Pose A Life-Threat?
    An article by Marty Sharpe posted January 30, 2021, on www.stuff.co.nz, Napier, New Zealand, said Napier’s MTG (museum, theatre, gallery) building has been unexpectedly closed due to serious faults found in the way the sprink­ler system is attached to the ceiling.
    Ever since it opened in 2013, Napier’s museum and gallery has posed a risk to all who entered its doors.
    It wasn’t until closer inspection by Napier City Council staff in late December that the serious nature of that risk at the city’s MTG building was discovered. So serious was the risk that it led to the immediate closure of the building.
    All but the theatre will remain closed, likely for months.
    The issue lies in the way the fire sprink­ler system pipes were attached to ceilings throughout the building.
    To their horror, staff discovered small, wholly unsuitable bolts had been used to attach the pipes to the ceiling. Not only were they way too small and short, they were also too far apart and there was inadequate bracing.
    The sprinkler system was installed prior to the new building opening in 2013. It was retrofitted to the older parts of the building, including the theatre, basement, and the library.
    A planned independent structural assessment of the building in late 2019 raised concerns around the manner in which the sprinkler system had been attached to ceilings.
    When council officers were able to make a close inspection of the attachments in December last year, they were concerned by what they discovered.
    There was a risk that if the sprinkler system was turned on, the force may have been enough to have caused it to fall from the ceiling.
    The entire sprinkler system had to be drained and the museum, library, and theatre were closed on December 23 to allow for the small unsuitable bolts to be replaced with larger seismic screws.

United Kingdom
IFE Approves NFPA CFPS credential
    The Membership Application Assessment Panel (MAAP) of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognized as a major component for IFE membership.
    The NFPA CFPS Certification program was created in 1971 for the purpose of documenting competency and providing professional recognition for individuals involved in curtailing both physical and financial fire loss. Over the course of 50 years, the CFPS designation has been awarded to more than 5,000 people who have demonstrated a level of professionalism through applied work experience, related educational opportunities, and successful completion of a certification examination. Members of the CFPS community include engineers, risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, code enforcers, facility managers, and others who are responsible for the application of fire safety, protection, prevention, and suppression technologies.
    The IFE is a global professional membership body for those in the fire sector that seek to increase their knowledge, professional recognition, and understanding of fire. With over 100 years of history, the IFE is instrumental in shaping a future world that is safer from fire, awarding internationally recognized membership grades and fire-related qualifications.
    For more information visit: www.ife.org.uk.


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

June 14-19, 2021
Interschutz Expo 2021
Hannover, Germany
www.interschutz.de

June 21-25, 2021
Georgia Fire Safety Symposium
Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association
Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Forsyth, GA
www.firesprinkler.org

June 21-25, 2021 Now Virtual
NFPA Conference & Expo
All Virtual All Year; Business Meeting Week of June 21, Tech Meeting TBA
www.nfpa.org

June 23-24, 2021 POSTPONED
Feuertrutz 2021
International Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection
Nuremberg, Germany
www.feuertrutz-messe.de/en

July 7, 2021
NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
The Mermaid, Mounds View, MN
www.nfsa.org

July 9, 2021
6th Annual GBA Charity Golf
Benefiting Regional Burn Center
San Ramon Golf Club, San Ramon, CA
Greater Bay Area Chapter, AFSA
Alicia Karrick, (530) 398-9185
AliciaGBAafsa@gmail.com

August 4-6, 2021
Southern Fire Sprinkler Summit
The Lodge, Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, AL
www.southernfiresprinklersummit.org

August 6, 2021
15th Annual Burn Aid Golf Classic
Benefits Tangier Shriners
Willow Lakes G.C., Bellevue, NE
FS Contractors Assoc. of Nebraska
Melissa Kimball, (402) 553-1221
melissa@mahoneyfiresprinkler.com  
www.fscan.org

August 10, 2021
NFSA Connecticut Chapter Meeting
Hops on the Hill Brewery
South Glastonbury, CT
www.nfsa.org

August 13, 2021
AFSA San Diego Benefit Golf
Benefits Warrior Foundation
Freedom Station
Twin Oaks Golf Club
San Marcos, CA
Rhonda Gudger, (951) 326-4600
rhondasandiegoafsa@gmail.com

August 16-27, 2021
AFSA Design School
Baton Rouge, LA
www.lafiresprinkler.org

August 17, 2021
Capitol Region Fire
Sprinkler Association
(CRFSA) Chapter Meeting
Virtual Meeting
www.nfsa.org

August 23, 2021
33rd Burn Center Invitational
Benefits St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center, Professional Firefighters of WI Charitable Foundation Summer Camp
Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI
Marty King, king@nfsa.org
Jim Gawloski, gawloksij@gmail.com

August 23, 2021
4th AFSA Ohio Golf Outing
Benefits Nat’l Fallen Firefighters
Springboro, OH
www.firesprinkler.org

September 1, 2021
NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
The Mermaid, Mounds View, MN
www.nfsa.org

September 13, 2021
25th Burn Aid Charity Classic
Benefits Regions Hospital Burn Center
dellwood C.C., Dellwood, MN
www.nfsa.org

September 16, 2021
CASA Ontario Regional
golf Tournament
Benefitting Camp BUCKO
& SickKids Hospital
Angus Glen Golf Club
Markham, ON, Canada
Jo-Ann Gauthier, (905) 477-2270
jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org

September 18-21, 2021*
AFSA 40th Celebration Con/Expo
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
San Antonio, TX
www.firesprinkler.org

September 20, 2021
27th KFSCA Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting Burn Unit and Others
Frankfort County Club, Frankfort, KY
Foundation Office, (502) 223-5322
info@kfsca.org, www.kfsca.org

September 23, 2021
New Jersey NFSA Golf Outing
Benefits Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Assn. Foundation & Phoenix Society
Beaver Brook C.C., Annandale, NJ
Frank Ellis, 866-226-6006
ellis@NFSA.org
www.saveandprotect.org

September 25, 2021
GFSA Fall Fishing Tournament
Benefits Firefighters Burn Foundation
Little Hall Park, Lake Lanier, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com    
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 27, 2021
SFPE Central Ohio Chapter
31st Burn Center Golf Outing
The Medallion Club, Westerville, OH
Mark Bowman
mark.bowman@axaxl.com

September 28, 2021
26th Illinois Burn Prevention
Golf Invitational
Benefits IL Fire Safety Alliance & More
Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, IL
(815) 557-6961, IBPAGolf@gmail.com, www.ILBurnPreventionAssoc.com

September 30, 2021
NFSA Boston Golf outing
Benefits Burn Centers
Plymouth C.C., Plymouth, MA
www.nfsa.org

October 3-9, 2021
Fire Prevention Week
Plan to Promote Sprinklers!

October 4, 2021
32nd FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Benefits Scottish Rite Children Hospital
Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, TX
Sarah Kiefer, (512) 844-6632
sarah@fscatx.org, www.fscatx.org

October 5-7, 2021*
NFSA Annual Seminar (New Date)
Cosmopolitan, LasVegas, NV
www.nfsa.org

October 6-7, 2021 (TBC)
20th Int’l Water Mist Conference
Warsaw, Poland
International Water Mist Association
www.iwma.net

October 8, 2021
Common Voices Golf Classic
Benefitting Common Voices
Golf Course TBD, Phoenix, AZ
Abby Gunnells, (615) 405-8027
agunnells@nfsa.org

October 13, 2021
28th AFSA VA Burn Survivors Golf
Benefitting Burn Survivors Foundations
Williamsburg NGC, Williamsburg, VA
AFSA VA Chapter,George Wagner
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 18, 2021
NFSA Connecticut
Chapter Golf Tournament
Benefits Burn Centers
Blue Fox Run G.C., Avon, CT
www.nfsa.org

October 19, 2021
CRFSA Chapter Meeting
Capitol Region Virtual Meeting
www.nfsa.org

October 24-28, 2021
Hawk’s Cay 2021
Florida Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Conference
www.floridafiresprinkler.com

October 25, 2021
LFSA 15th Golf Tournament
Benefitting American Red Cross
Santa Maria Golf Course
Baton Rouge, LA
www.lafiresprinkler.com

October 27-28, 2021
20th Int’l Water Mist Conference
Warsaw, Poland
International Water Mist Association
www.iwma.net

October 28, 2021
22nd Bob McCullough
Golf Tournament
Benefits Fire Safety Education
Chateau Elan, Braselton, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

November 19, 2021
Gary Wennes Memorial
Golf Tournament
Benefits the Arizona Burn Foundation 
The 500 Club, Phoenix, AZ
Matthew Virtue, Victaulic Company
Matthew.Virtue@Victaulic.com

December TBD, 2021
GFSA Christmas Gathering
Benefits Toys for Tots
Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

June 20-25, 2022
Interschutz Expo 2022
Hannover, Germany
www.interschutz.de

*FPC plans to attend.

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkleracademy.org
Beginning Sprinkler System Planning School:
July 19-30, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 16-27, Baton Rouge, LA
Sept. 27-Oct 8, Exton, PA
Nov. 8-19, Dallas, TX

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association
www.casa-firesprinkler.org

Visit the website for more about CASA Conference & Expo, Online & Live Virtual Training, Certification Learning Paths, On-Site Training, State-approved continuing education, and Webinars from CASA

July 5-6: The Know How for Fire Sprinkler System Acceptance, Virtual Seminar
July 7-8: Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 25, Virtual Seminar
Oct. 4-5: Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 13D, Virtual Seminar
Oct. 6-7: Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems, Virtual Seminar

Fire Tech Productions:
www.firetech.com

Inspection & Testing
of Sprinkler Systems
July 20-22, 2021, Greand Rapids, MI
Aug. 17-19, 2021, Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 21-23, 2021, Atlants, GA
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Service & Repair Workshop
Nov. 2-5, 2021, Indianapolis, IN

National Fire Protection Assoc.:
www.nfpa.org

NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019) Live Virtual Training
July 12-16
Oct 4-8

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.:
www.nfsa.org

Hands on ITM Training
Aug. 3-4, 2021, Richmond, KY
Sept. 22-23, 2021, Exton, PA
Advanced Topics in Codes
and Standards, Virtual Training
Nov. 9, 2021

(TT) = Tech Tuesday
June 15: 2021 Updates to the I-Codes, WebinarTT

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Sep. TBD, 2022, Las Vegas, NV

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 6-9, 2022, Boston, MA

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 3-6, 2022, Clearwater Beach, FL
May 3-6, 2023, Washington, D.C.
May 7-10, 2024, Maui, HI

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?

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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.


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John 16:32-33, New International Version


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