NFSA Virtual Fire Sprinkler Expo 2020

Virtual Meeting, Virtual  
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 - Thursday, December 03, 2020   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

To bring together every aspect of the fire sprinkler industry, inclusive of allied organizations. This is inclusive of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, all NFSA members, AHJs, fire service, and invited organizations memberships. Let's spend some time together learning about what is happening in the industry along with seeing some new products!

NFSA will be hosting this virtual seminar using Pathable. Attendees should receive an e-mail shortly after they register with instruction on how to sign in to Pathable, as well as a link to access the event. Please note that the link provided in the e-mail is to be used for all three days of the seminar.


To access the Virtual Fire Sprinkler Expo please refer to the email received from  The virtual conference will be hosted on the pathable conference platform and you must log in using the link in the email to attend.   For questions, please contact

*Attendance is required to receive CEU credits!* 

Virtual Meeting  


Map & Directions

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:00-5:00pm

Welcome and Introductions

NFSA Nationwide Advocacy Initiatives

National Association Updates

“Beyond the Pandemic and After the Elections”

  • Gene Marks, Marks Group PC

“Understanding our rich history, with a glimpse into the future”

  • Russ Fleming, PE and Past NFSA President

“NFSA’s Leadership Institute and Key Leadership Strategies to enhance our fire sprinkler CAUSE”

  • Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg

Closing Remarks


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:00-5:00pm

Large Construction Fires - 1 CEU

  • Ray O’Brocki - Manager Fire Service Relations, American Wood Council
  • Lt. Christopher Towski - Construction Fire Safety Compliance Officer, Cambridge Fire Department
  • Richard Campbell - Senior Research Analyst, NFPA

Freeze and Attic Protection - 1 CEU

  • Kerry Bell - Corporate Fellow, Principal Engineer UL
  • Van Fitch - Service Sales Manager, J.F. Ahern Company

NFPA 13, 2022 Update - 1 CEU

  • George Stanley - Senior Vice President, Wiginton Fire Protection
  • Roland Asp - Manager of Codes and Standards, National Fire Sprinkler Association

Inspections and Plan Review in the New Normal - 1 CEU

  • Brad Cronin - Vice President Fire Protection, Strategic Code Solutions
  • Chase Browning - Acting Fire Marshal, Medford, Oregon
  • Gary Lewis - Construction Official, Summit, New Jersey            


Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:00-5:00pm

Fire Sprinkler Discharge, Installation, and Bracing Rules Review - 1.5 CEU

  • Cary Webber - Director Technical Services, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company “Protecting Multiple Row Racks Based on NFPA 13 and FM Data Sheet 8-9 Updates"
  • Devin O’Leary - Manager Technical Training, Johnson Controls “JCI New Products for New Code Changes”
  • Greg Shaughnessy - Hanger Marketing Manager Anvil International “Anvil AF700 and AF730 Seismic Bracing Attachments and the new ANSI UL 203A Test Loads"

Combustible Concealed Spaces - Attic and Freeze Protection - 1 CEU

  • James Lake - Vice President of Training and Technical Services, Viking Corporation “Protecting Attic Spaces Small and Large
  • Jack Carbone - Victaulic University Senior Engineer “Fire Sprinkler Freeze Protection for Commercial and Residential Applications”
  • Michael Stamets - Victaulic University Technical Trainer "Fire Sprinkler Freeze Protection for Commercial and Residential Applications" 

Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems - 1.5 CEU

  • Ray Fremont Jr. - Director of Marketing, General Air Products “Nitrogen and Dry Air Generators in Freeze Rooms and Refrigerated Warehouses”
  • Jim McHugh - President, AGF Manufacturing “New Innovations in Freeze Protection”
  • Lainey Liotta - Fire Protection Marketing Manager Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. and Sean Pearce - Fire Protection Business Development Manager Lubrizol Advanced Materials “Freezemaster Antifreeze”

Inspection Reports and Construction Fire Safety - 1 CEU

  • Andy Kaempfer - Director of Product Management, Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC “Wireless Monitoring Solutions for Buildings Under Construction and Actuator Supervision"
  • Jill Cotton - Communications Director, Inspection Reports Online, Stephen Hrustich - Project Manager, Vision 2020 and Dominick Kasmauskas - Inspection Reports Online “ITM: The Common Thread between Prevention, Community Risk Reduction, and Third-Party Reporting