NFSA Calendar

20th Annual Fire Protection & Life Safety Forum

NFSA in Action
2/26/2024 8:00 AM
2/27/2024 5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Columbus, OH
43215
360 North High Street
https://www.lifesafetyforum.org/
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This annual conference historically provides high-level training and educational workshops, presented by some of the nation’s leading fire safety, code enforcement, fire protection, and emergency management professionals. This international conference focuses exclusively on code enforcement, life safety, firefighter safety, fire protection, campus fire safety, and emergency management.
2/12/2024
2/27/2024
No
Easter Island Standard Time
No
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Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts 2024 – Professional Development Conference

NFSA in Action
2/27/2024 8:00 AM
2/28/2024 1:30 PM
DCU Center
Worcester, MA
01608
50 Foster St
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Come join NFSA Staff on the Expo floor

NFSA Contact: Paul Zbikowski - zbikowski@nfsa.org
12/8/2023
2/29/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Fire Sprinkler Installation Requirements & Plan Review (2 Day)

Training/Education
2/27/2024 8:00 AM
2/29/2024 4:00 PM
Pharr Fire Department
Pharr, TX
78577
118 S. Cage 3rd Floor

Fire Sprinkler System Installation Requirements (INS):

$350 Non-Member or $175 Member

There are hundreds of types of sprinklers in use today. Determining where to locate them can be a complex task. They need to be spaced properly and installed in specific locations to ensure coverage of the protected area and located far enough away from obstructions to ensure that the spray pattern can adequately develop and control or suppress a fire. The rules that govern this complex matrix of decisions are found in Chapter 8 (2016) Chapter 9 (2019-2022) of NFPA 13 on installation requirements. This fast paced and interactive course will guide the participant through series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.

Attendees must bring a copy of NFPA 13 to class or have access to the standard online. 

Fire Sprinkler System Plan Review (2-Day)

$630 Non-Member or $315 Member

This two-day seminar provides attendees with vital information on how to conduct the plan review process for water-based fire protection systems.  Utilizing the requirements of NFPA 13 the participants will be guided through an actual review of sprinkler system plans and calculations. They will discuss the importance of employing a systematic review process and identify the documents required for a complete plan review. Finally, participants will review and discuss a submittal of the hydraulic calculations presented with the plans. Discussion points include the process of hydraulic calculations, and identification of the key pieces of information, and the common errors that are made.  

Attendees must bring a copy of NFPA 13 to class or have access to the standard online. 

 

Bundle: Fire Sprinkler System Installation Requirements (INS) & Fire Sprinkler System Plan Review (2-Day)

$950 Non-Member or $475 Member

 

Would like to get a discount as a member benefit - CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW

NFSA Contact: Cindy Giedraitis cindy@nfsa.org

 

11/27/2023
2/27/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
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NAHB International Builder's Show

NFSA in Action
2/27/2024 8:00 AM
2/29/2024 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
Las Vegas, NV
89103
3150 Paradise Drive
https://www.buildersshow.com/
6/1/2023
3/1/2024
Yes
Pacific Standard Time
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Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
2/28/2024 10:00 AM
2/28/2024 11:00 AM
Reedy Creek Fire Station 4
Lake Buena Vista, FL
32830
1920 E. Buena Vista Drive
2/5/2024
2/28/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
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NFSA Arizona Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
2/29/2024 12:00 PM
2/29/2024 2:30 PM
Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center
Glendale, AZ
85307
11550 W Glendale Ave
Join us for the NFSA Arizona Chapter Meeting! Meeting will take place in Room 130. 
 
Lunch will be provided to all attendees. 
 
Meeting Agenda: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm:
     - Meet & Greet and Lunch 
1:00pm - 2:30pm:
     - Announce winners of the chapter election for AZ Chapter Officers and Directors
     - Discuss chapter policies and procedures
     - Chapter members to discuss plans for 2024 meetings and events
 
Questions? Please contact: 
Abbie Gunnells, Membership Relations and Outreach Coordinator
agunnells@nfsa.org 
 
 
1/31/2024
3/1/2024
Yes
Mountain Standard Time
No
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Joint Chapter Meeting Boston and Connecticut

Chapter/Area Meeting
2/29/2024 5:00 PM
2/29/2024 8:00 PM
enVision Hotel Mansfield-Foxborough
Mansfield, MA
02048
31 Hampshire St
Please join us for a great night of food and fellowship between the two chapters and an enlightening and entertaing presention by NFSA President Shane Ray!
For Connecticut Chapter members there will be a couple of shuttle busses provided by MJ Daly
 
More information about the shuttles will be provided on the Connecticut Chapter website.
 
Paul Zbikowski - NFSA Contact
 
Nicholas Stevens - Secretary Boston Chapter
2/2/2024
2/28/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Maitland Fire Station 45 Open House

Demonstration
3/2/2024 10:00 AM
3/2/2024 1:00 PM
Maitland Fire Station 45
Maitland, FL
32751
1776 Independence Lane

Please come join us!

11/27/2023
3/3/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
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California Fire Prevention Institute 2024 Annual Conference

NFSA in Action
3/4/2024 8:00 AM
3/8/2024 4:00 PM
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Santa Barbara, CA
93103
633 East Cabrillo Blvd.
https://www.cfpi.org/
California Fire Prevention Institute has been providing educational programs for fire and life safety personnel for the last 34 years. CFPI continues to be the greatest educational value available to the fire service. The week-long training program is designed around current topics regarding the variety of tasks handled by fire prevention officers. This conference caters to anyone working in Community Risk Reduction, Fire Prevention, Plan Chek, Public Education.
 
Come visit the NFSA booth at this amazing event!  
1/8/2024
2/16/2024
No
Pacific Standard Time
No
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Colorado Chapter of ICC Educational Institute

NFSA in Action
3/4/2024 8:00 AM
3/8/2024 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and Conference Center
Loveland, CO
80538
4705 Clydedale Parkway
https://coloradochaptericc.org/education/education-institute/
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12/14/2023
3/8/2024
No
Mountain Standard Time
Yes
Rob Geislinger, Field Service Coordinator - Area 9
geislinger@nfsa.org
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Peerless Pump Fire Training

Member's Events
3/5/2024 8:00 AM
3/7/2024 8:00 AM
Providence, RI - TBD
Providence, RI
https://www.peerlesspump.com/training/
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Three-day course includes:

  • History
  • Codes & Standards
  • Pump Construction Details/Differences
  • Pump Performance
  • Pump Room Requirements/Layout
  • Hands On Assembly & Disassembly
  • Control Training
  • Diesel Engine Training
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Flow Testing

Price $1,750.00 - Includes Lodging, transportation locally to training and dinners. Meals are provided.

Please email Training@Peerlesspump.com for questions or additional information.

 
12/1/2023
3/6/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Engineering and Standards Committee Spring 2024 Meeting

Board/Committee Meeting
3/6/2024 8:00 AM
3/7/2024 5:00 PM
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Albuquerque, NM
87110
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
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This is a scheduled meeting of the NFSA Engineering and Standards Committee. 

Participation is invitation only, please contact Roland Asp at asp@nfsa.org for more information or to get involved.
12/14/2023
2/26/2024
Yes
Mountain Standard Time
No
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NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/6/2024 4:30 PM
3/6/2024 7:00 PM
The Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
55112
2202 Mounds View Boulevard
Please join us!
 
Online option available via MS Teams at: NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
 
NFSA Contact: Tim Butler - butler@nfsa.org
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
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Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
3/8/2024 9:00 AM
3/8/2024 10:00 AM
Paul Davis Restoration
Tampa, FL
33619
1161 Allison Woods Lane
2/5/2024
3/8/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
3/8/2024 9:15 AM
3/8/2024 10:15 AM
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Melbourne, FL
32934
1000 Inspiration Lane
2/5/2024
3/8/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
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NFSA Board of Directors Meeting

Board/Committee Meeting
3/11/2024 12:00 PM
3/13/2024 12:00 PM
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33304
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach BLvd

Meeting of the NFSA Board of Directors

3/14/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
,
Details
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PenJerDel Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/11/2024 5:00 PM
3/11/2024 6:00 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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Monthly PJD Chapter Meeting
(VIRTUAL)
2/7/2024
3/12/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
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National Facility Management and Technology Conference & Expo

NFSA in Action
3/12/2024 8:00 AM
3/14/2024 5:00 PM
The Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
21201
1 W Pratt St
https://www.nfmt.com/baltimore/2023
4/22/2023
3/15/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
,
Details
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NFSA Indiana Chapter "Lunch & Learn"

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/12/2024 11:30 AM
3/12/2024 1:00 PM
Zionsville Town Hall
Zionsville, IN
46077
1100 W. Oak St.
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FREE for all who pre-register to attend.
2/23/2024
3/12/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
Ron Ritchey, Great Lakes Field Service Coordinator
ritchey@nfsa.org
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NFSA Indiana Chapter "Lunch & Learn"

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/13/2024 11:30 AM
3/13/2024 1:30 PM
Seymour Fire Station # 2
Seymour, IN
47274
1019 W. Second Street
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Pre-registration within NFSA
2/23/2024
3/13/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
Ron Ritchey, Great Lakes Field Service Coordinator
ritchey@nfsa.org
Details
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Virtual Class: Oregon Building Officials Association

Training/Education
3/14/2024 9:00 AM
3/14/2024 4:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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Contact: Vicky Danielson - OBOA Manager
manager@oregonbuildingofficials.com or 503-691-6262
2/16/2024
3/14/2024
No
Pacific Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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NFSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/14/2024 11:30 AM
3/14/2024 1:00 PM
Cooper Hawk Restaurant
Brookfield, WI
53005
15 S. Moorland Road

Please join us!

Quarterly Chapter Meeting

1/4/2024
3/14/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
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NFSA Illinois Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
3/14/2024 5:00 PM
3/14/2024 9:00 PM
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Rosemont, IL
60018
5464 N. River Rd.

Please join us!

Cost: $25.00

NFSA Contact: James Brown - jbrown@nfsa.org 

1/24/2024
3/14/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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BlazeMaster Installation Training

NFSA in Action
3/15/2024 2:30 PM
3/15/2024 5:30 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
, Virtual
Zoom
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BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems is offering scheduled, live Zoom installation trainings in-lieu of our in-person BlazeMaster installation training.
 
The training session will cover a variety of topics including cut and join, listings and approvals, chemical compatibility, health and safety and more.
1/25/2024
3/15/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Inspection and Testing for the Fire Sprinkler Industry

Training/Education
3/19/2024 8:00 AM
3/21/2024 5:00 PM
Orange County Fire Marshals Office
Winter Park,, FL
32792
7079 University Blvd

This interactive seminar will provide an introduction to the various types of water-based fire protection systems as well as an in-depth exploration of the codes, standards, and other documents that are used during the inspection and testing process.

24 CEU’s (24 NICET CPD’s)

If you have team members desiring to inspect water-based systems and have not yet obtained certification this class will prepare them to take either NICET exam or *Academy Certification Exam (offered at location on day four)

*Waterbased Inspector Testing to be provided on day FOUR through Academy Certification Exams

You MUST register for the Exam at Academy website: www.academyexams.com

 

Member Cost: $525.00

Non-member Cost: $1,050.00 Learn more about membership


*Government Member Registrations are supported through the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association. The government member price for this training is $0.00.

If you would like to join NFSA as a Government Member, please use the gift certificate GIFT-01038. You must have a government issued email address. 

 

1/10/2024
3/19/2024
Yes
US Eastern Standard Time
No
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Details
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Layout Technician: Application - Virtual - FULL

Training/Education
3/19/2024 10:00 AM
3/21/2024 5:00 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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**** THIS VIRTUAL COURSE IS FULL ***** 

Please check back for a new Virtual offering in the coming days or consider our in-person courses.



This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Member Price: $2,200.00

Non-member Price: $4,400.00 Learn more about NFSA membership.

Early Bird Discount - 8 weeks prior to the start of the in-person course 1/20/2024 - Save $200!
Registration Closes - 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session 2/20/2024

8/17/2023
2/7/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
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Tech Tuesday: Contractor Issues

Training/Education
3/19/2024 12:30 PM
3/19/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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This course will provide a general overview of common issues challenging today's contractors. Solutions and trouble-shooting ideas will be shared along with resources already in place to keep your company running smoothly.

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/28/2023
3/20/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
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47th Annual Fire and Life Safety Conference

Conference
3/20/2024 8:00 AM
3/22/2024 5:00 PM
Par-A-Dice Hotel
East Peoria, IL
61611
21 Blackjack Blvd.
www.illinoisfireinspectors.org
The Illinois Fire Inspectors Association invites you to attend our Annual Fire and Life Safety Conference, which will include classes for Code Enforcement personnel and Fire & Life Safety educators. 
 
Please Register with the Illinois Fire Inspectors!
12/26/2023
3/22/2024
No
Central Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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Truman Fire Forum

Conference
3/22/2024 1:00 PM
3/23/2024 12:00 PM
Par-A-Dice Hotel
East Peoria, IL
61611
21 Blackjack Blvd.
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Are you concerned about the quality of life in your community? State? Nation?
 
Would you like to learn more about the importance of fire protection that includes fire sprinkler and why fire sprinklers are now in all minimum national building codes?
 
Truman Fire Forum is the place to be! We will share resources, case studies, and all of the latest information we can find from leading national fire service organizations!

Registration includes lodging at the event hotel for 35 attendees!
1/5/2024
3/23/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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BlazeMaster Installation Training

NFSA in Action
3/22/2024 2:30 PM
3/22/2024 5:00 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
, Virtual
Zoom
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https://www.blazemaster.com/en-us/live-online-training
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BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems is offering scheduled, live Zoom installation trainings in-lieu of our in-person BlazeMaster installation training.
 
The training session will cover a variety of topics including cut and join, listings and approvals, chemical compatibility, health and safety and more.
1/25/2024
3/22/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
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29th Annual Buddy Dewar Golf Classic

Sporting Event
3/25/2024 9:00 AM
3/25/2024 4:00 PM
Mission Inn Resort & Club
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
34737
10400 County Road 48
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This is one of the largest industry related tournaments in the United States with more than 300 golfers and shooters and an additional 20 plus volunteers and attendees. Proceeds go towards FREE training to AHJs, including fire fighters, building officials and fire inspectors, legislative, career building opportunities and industry promotions.  Last year FFSA trained over 400 AHJ's for FREE! We presented to hundreds of high schoolers on career building in our industry and we educated thousands of people through side by side fire sprinkler demos.  We hope you can attend and enjoy a great day of networking with other industry professionals.

 

11/1/2023
3/26/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Blue Card® Big Box Workshop

NFSA in Action
3/27/2024 8:00 AM
3/28/2024 8:00 AM
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 7 - Spring Fire Department
Spring, TX
77373
656 East Louetta Road
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Featuring Shane Ray President National Fire Sprinkler Association

The “Big Box” store has gotten bigger. There was a time, not too long ago, when we considered a 150,000 sq ft Wal-Mart Supercenter to be a big commercial building. Today, the size occupancy pales in comparison to the mammoth fulfillment centers that exist all over the country. Sizes range from the paltry 600,000 sq ft to well over 1,000,000 sq ft and they just keep getting bigger.
 
Join us for a two-day Big Box Workshop where we take an in depth look at the proliferation of these new buildings and examine their impact on the fire service. There will be lively discussions from those with experience along with an opportunity to put the ideas into actions during a stirring round of big box simulations.
2/1/2024
3/29/2024
No
Mountain Standard Time
No
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Maine Fire Chiefs' Association - Professional Development Conference

NFSA in Action
3/27/2024 8:00 AM
3/29/2024 5:00 PM
Sunday River Ski Resort
Newry, ME
04261
15 South Ridge Road
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Come joins NFSA Staff at the Conference

NFSA Contact: Paul Zbikowski - zbikowski@nfsa.org
12/8/2023
3/30/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Fire Alarm System Fundamentals

Training/Education
3/27/2024 12:00 PM
3/28/2024 12:00 PM
Potter Signal Company
Maryland Heights, MO
63043
13723 Riverport Dr
This course will provide attendees with the requirements from the International Fire Code and NFPA 72 related to fire alarm system installations. Criteria to be discussed include: what criteria should be on fire alarm drawings; battery and voltage drop calculations; installation criteria for initiating devices and notification appliances; emergency voice alarm systems; and compliant vs. noncompliant methods for transmitting the fire alarm signal from the protected premises to the supervising station. Basic criteria for integrating fire alarm systems with automatic sprinkler systems will also be addressed. 
 
Class Starts:
March 27 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
March 28 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2/8/2024
3/20/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
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Estimating and Project Management Master Class

Training/Education
4/1/2024 1:00 PM
4/5/2024 12:00 PM
Clermont City Center
Clermont, FL
34711
620 West Montrose St

Estimating and Proposals for Fire Sprinkler Installation Projects – Mike Joanis

Approvals: NICET, ICC (PPP# 30489)  

The first step in a successful fire sprinkler installation is building an accurate cost estimate for bid purposes. This course highlights the process of estimating costs associated with a fire sprinkler installation project and ultimately submitting a bid that is competitive and considers all applicable conditions for a specific project.    

Participants will learn to: 

  • Outline the process of estimating sprinkler system installation costs. 

  • Explore methods of obtaining required information. 

  • Deconstruct the general scope of work, including type of system, work, and applicable codes and standards (Appraising Request for Proposal). 

  • Analyze and interpret architectural plans.  

  • Analyze and interpret civil plans.  

  • Organize and define necessary proposal variables.  

  • Describe the methods for evaluating water supply and demand.  

  • Examine methods for calculating associated costs.  

  • Construct a detailed proposal for a sprinkler installation project.  

Michael Joanis, PE - Director of Contractor Services and Chief Engineer at the NFSA. Mike joined the NFSA staff in 2020 with 28 years of experience as consulting engineer and sprinkler contractor. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and has been a registered professional engineer in several states since 1996. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and six NFPA technical committees including Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria, Hanging and Bracing, and Fire Pumps. Michael is also a licensed sprinkler & special hazards contractor and serves as the NFSA staff liaison for the Contractors Council, Quality Assurance Committee, and UL/FM Committee. 

Project Management – A Fire Protection Specific Course - Jerry Allen

Approvals: NICET, ICC (PPP# 38863)  

Are you tired of margin erosion, upset customers, and frustrated team members? Improve your desired project outcomes in this three-day immersive single owner project manager course. You will have the opportunity to learn through lectures, table discussions, breakout sessions, and an interactive course book. You can find other courses that teach the fundamentals of project management, but this course offers a Fire Protection Industry specific option.  

Participants will learn to: 

  • Take ownership of the success of their projects 

  • Develop customer loyalty. 

  • Build a successful project team. 

  • Learn project financials and how to improve costs. 

  • Pre-plan projects for desired project outcomes. 

  • Understand the importance of positive cashflow. 

  • Identify and successfully manage change orders. 

Jerry Allen is the founder and CEO of Keep it Simple Consulting. Jerry is passionate about providing leadership development and project management training to the Fire Protection Industry. Jerry believes that companies that invest in leadership development create a competitive advantage with customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction. Jerry believes, “People don’t quit companies; they quit bosses.” 

Jerry has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Starting as a design trainee in 1990, Jerry has grown up in fire protection, serving businesses as a designer, project manager, estimator, salesman, department manager, branch manager, and president/CEO. Jerry is a natural storyteller who loves to share his successes and failures to help others along their journey. 

Jerry’s purpose statement, “I will leave a long-lasting legacy through serving and investing in others with passion and grace while continuing to develop and challenge myself.” 

Course Schedule

April 1: ½ day PM - Estimating - Joanis 

April 2: All day - Estimating 

April 3: ½ day AM - Estimating  

April 3: ½ day PM - Project Leadership - Allen  

April 4: All day - Project Leadership  

April 5: ½ day AM - Project Leadership  


Who Should Attend: 

  • Project Managers 

  • Field Superintendents 

  • Designers 

  • Sales 

  • Field Foreman 

  • Department Managers 

  • Branch Managers  

 

Course Fees:

Courses can be registered for individually or bundled for a discount:

  • Estimating $1,500 nonmember/ $750 member
  • Project Management: $2,900 nonmember/ $1,450 member
  • Bundled $4,000 nonmember /$2,000 member 
11/29/2023
3/25/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Oklahoma Fire Sprinkler Association 6th Annual Boondoggle

Training/Education
4/3/2024 8:00 AM
4/5/2024 5:00 PM
Hard Rock Casino & Hotel
Catoosa, OK
74015
777 W Cherokee St
https://ofsa.info/2024-boondoggle/
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Registration for the OFSA Annual Boondoggle is now available. Golf will take place April 3rd, 2024, followed by continuing education and a vendor show. Continuing Education will include NFSA's Inspection & Testing for Fire Sprinklers: Thursday - Friday, April 5th, 2024.
2/13/2024
4/3/2024
No
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association (CRFSA) Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
4/9/2024 3:00 PM
4/9/2024 6:00 PM
University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Fire Sprinkler Valve Lab
College Park, MD
20742
4500 Campus Drive
Please join us!
 
RSVP here with the registration link!
1/9/2024
4/9/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
Terin Hopkins, Manager of Public Fire Protection
thopkins@nfsa.org
Details
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Columbia-Willamette NFSA Chapter meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
4/10/2024 11:30 AM
4/10/2024 1:15 PM
Marriott Courtyard
Portland, OR
97220
11550 NE Airport Way

Please register by April 3 if you plan on attending. 

NFSA contact: Suzanne Mayr - mayr@nfsa.org 

2/20/2024
4/10/2024
Yes
Pacific Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Tagging For Success - Ocoee

Conference
4/15/2024 8:00 AM
4/16/2024 5:00 PM
Lakeshore Center
Ocoee, FL
34761
125 N Lakeshore Drive

Please join us at one of the other Tagging for Success 
This two-day event includes 16 CEU's of training for water-based inspectors.  

The first day of the event takes the participant out of the classroom and into an interactive learning environment including:

  • Hands on training in the Reliable Sprinkler learning trailer, NFSA Valve Trailer, and Hands on Fire Pump Trailer
  • The Division of State Fire Marshal's own game show testing your knowledge about industry requirements
  • The Fire Sprinkler Challenge testing your knowledge of the different types of sprinklers 
  • The game "Name that Standard" testing your knowledge of NFPA Standards for chances to win prizes
  • "Tag that System" giving participants an opportunity to identify which systems need to be tagged and why
  • A full-day of Pumps for Fire Protection

The second day of the event delviers programs from some of the foremost experts in the industry:

  • Updates to NFPA 25 - 2020 Edition - Robbie Dawson, NFPA
  • What TAG do you Need? - Vincent Powers, NFSA
  • Cutting through the Static - Danny Harrod, Wiginton
  • No Flow Test Needed - Chris Dilday, SPP Pumps
  • Contract Language Pitfalls - Top Myers, Myers Risk

This event includes two days of interactive learning, games, and prizes.  Get all 16 CEUs required for your renewal!
 

2/13/2024
4/15/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Tech Tuesday: Fatal Fires Make History

Training/Education
4/16/2024 12:30 PM
4/16/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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Model codes and standards are often motivated to change after large fires with large losses of life and injuries. These changes often make an impact to the fire sprinkler industry. Fires such as the MGM Grand Hotel, Our Lady of the Angels, the Iroquois Theater, and other recent fires, such as the Station Nightclub and Grenfell Tower fires make impacts to the industry. This course will detail several large fires and their influence on the industry and their results in the codes and standards being applied today. This course will benefit designers, layout technicians, contractors, as well as code officials to understand this important fire sprinkler history.  

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/28/2023
4/17/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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2024 SFPE Philadelphia Seminar and Trade Show

NFSA in Action
4/18/2024 7:00 AM
4/18/2024 4:30 PM
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
King of Prussia, PA
19406
480 North Gulph Road
https://www.sfpephiladelphia.org/
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NFSA Chief Engineer Michael Joanis will be presenting on Fire Pumps!
12/1/2023
4/19/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Future Builders of America Annual Leadership Summit

NFSA in Action
4/18/2024 8:00 AM
4/21/2024 5:00 PM
Future Builders of America
Haines City, FL
33844
5000 Fire Tower Road
https://www.futurebuildersofamerica.org/copy-of-leadership-summit-1
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Future Builders of America hosted its first Leadership Camp in 2004 at the FFA facility in Haines City, Florida. Just seven students attended the first event, but it was such a success that five of the original seven students returned the following year, and they brought friends. Through the dedication and hard work of camp committee, countless volunteers, donors and FHBA's own inspirational staff, the Leadership Camp has grown since its inception in both quantity of students and quality of program.
 
2/16/2024
4/17/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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NFSA St. Louis Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
4/18/2024 11:30 AM
4/18/2024 1:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - St. Louis St. Charles
St. Charles, MO
63303
2 Convention Center Plaza
Join us for our NFSA St Louis Chapter meeting!
 
NFSA Contact: KJ Spurlock - spurlock@nfsa.org
1/24/2024
4/18/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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BlazeMaster Installation Training

NFSA in Action
4/19/2024 2:30 PM
4/19/2024 5:30 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
, Virtual
Zoom
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BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems is offering scheduled, live Zoom installation trainings in-lieu of our in-person BlazeMaster installation training.
 
The training session will cover a variety of topics including cut and join, listings and approvals, chemical compatibility, health and safety and more.
1/26/2024
4/19/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Understanding, Applying and Enforcing NFPA 13D (UAE13D)

Training/Education
4/24/2024 8:00 AM
4/24/2024 5:00 PM
City of Dallas Development Services
Dallas, TX
75247
7800 North Stemmons Freeway
This one‐day course will guide the participant through the requirements of NFPA 13D 2022 and identify how the standard is applied as well as the alternative approaches, such as the International Residential Code (IRC) P2904. Participants are recommended to bring an NFPA 13D and the IRC to course.
 
Costs:
JOIN NFSA FIRST TO GET A 50% OR MORE DISCOUNT ON YOUR TRAINING - CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW
Membership - National Fire Sprinkler Association (nfsa.org)
 
I will bring my own NFPA standards / I have a NFPA subscription:
Early Bird (Up to April 4, 2024) $150/member & $350/non-member
Standard Registration - April 5- 18, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member
 
I need NFPA LiNK® Access:
Early Bird (Up to April 4, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member
Standard Registration - April 5- 18, 2024) $250/member & $450/non-member

*All students must bring their NFPA standards or NFPA LiNK® Subscription.  NFPA LiNK® access for the course can be purchased in the registration process.
2/2/2024
4/17/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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NFPA 13, 13R, 14 & 20 Updates

Training/Education
4/25/2024 8:00 AM
4/25/2024 5:00 PM
City of Dallas Development Services
Dallas, TX
75247
7800 North Stemmons Freeway

This one-day course will provide significant 2022 NFPA code updates including sprinkler, standpipe and pump standards.  The seminar will go through the standards and discuss the reasons supporting the changes and potential impacts.

Costs:
JOIN NFSA FIRST TO GET A 50% OR MORE DISCOUNT ON YOUR TRAINING - CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW
Membership - National Fire Sprinkler Association (nfsa.org)

Early Bird (Up to April 4, 2024) $150/member & $350/non-member
Standard Registration - April 5- 18, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member


 

2/2/2024
4/18/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing

Training/Education
4/26/2024 8:00 AM
4/26/2024 11:30 AM
Prairie Center for the Arts
Schaumburg, IL
60193
201 Schaumburg Ct
 Fire Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing class co-hosted by NIFSAB and the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association. We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, April 26.
 
The class will begin at 8:00am with a 15-20 minute IFIA membership meeting. It will be hosted at the Prairie Center for the Arts (201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL) in a lecture hall on the east side of the building.
2/20/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Texas Fire Sprinkler Shootout

Chapter/Area Meeting
4/26/2024 8:30 AM
4/26/2024 1:30 PM
Alpine Shooting Range
Fort Worth, TX
76140
5482 Shelby Road
https://birdease.com/26312
The 2nd NFSA Texas Shootout is being hosted in Fort Worth, Texas to raise funding to support the efforts of the NFSA Texas Chapter. Funds raised will be used to provide fire sprinkler education, increase awareness, and to provide training scholarships to promote our great industry.

 

We sure hope you will give this event your best shot!

WHO: All Fire Protection Professionals and their Customers
WHERE: Alpine Shooting Range, 5482 Shelby Road, Fort Worth, TX 76140
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2024; 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
HOW: Bring Your Own Gun or Rent One At The Range!

NFSA Contact: Cindy Giedraitis - cindy@nfsa.org
1/8/2024
4/26/2024
No
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Rutgers Day 2024

Demonstration
4/27/2024 10:00 AM
4/27/2024 4:00 PM
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
08901
83 Somerset Street
Rutgers Day is a free, annual event open to the public and your chance to get a glimpse of exciting things happening at New Jersey’s state university. With free performances, exhibits, hands-on activities, and demonstrations, Rutgers Day will engage and inform you about the valuable contributions the university makes to the people of New Jersey and beyond.
 
Come join us for live fire sprinkler demonstrations throughout the day!
2/7/2024
4/28/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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O'Fallon Rail District Festival

Demonstration
4/27/2024 2:00 PM
4/27/2024 8:00 PM
Civic Park
O Fallon, MO
63366
308 Civic Park Dr
Fire Sprinkler Demo is scheduled at 4:00 PM!
 
NFSA Contact: KJ Spurlock - spurlock@nfsa.org
2/7/2024
4/27/2024
No
Central Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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CFSI 34th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner

NFSA in Action
4/29/2024 8:00 AM
4/30/2024 8:00 AM
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC
20009
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
https://www.cfsi.org/event/2024-national-fire-and-emergency-services-dinner-symposium/
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1/4/2024
5/1/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
5/1/2024 4:30 PM
5/1/2024 7:00 PM
The Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
55112
2202 Mounds View Boulevard
Please join us!
Online option available via MS Teams at: NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
 
NFSA Contact: Tim Butler - butler@nfsa.org
1/2/2024
5/1/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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2024 Annual Seminar and Business and Leadership Conference

Conference
5/7/2024 8:00 AM
5/10/2024 8:00 AM
Wailea Beach Resort
Wailea, HI
96753
3700 Wailea Alanui Drive
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It is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to you for the NFSA Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference. This year's event promises to be an enriching experience, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and visionaries in the field of fire protection and safety.

Our annual gathering serves as a unique platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation in fire and life safety. The world is constantly evolving, and so are the challenges and opportunities in our industry. This conference aims to explore cutting-edge solutions, best practices, and strategic approaches to address the dynamic landscape of fire safety.

Some of our agenda highlights include:

  • Keynote Addresses: Gain inspiration from thought leaders shaping the future of fire protection.
  • Technical Workshops: Dive deep into the latest advancements and industry-specific topics.
  • Networking Sessions: Connect with peers, industry professionals, and potential collaborators.
  • Tabletop Area: Explore the latest technologies and services from leading vendors.

As we navigate through an era of unprecedented change, the NFSA Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference is your gateway to staying ahead in the industry. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer, this event offers valuable insights and connections that can propel your career and organization to new heights.

We look forward to your active participation, engaging discussions, and the opportunity to collectively shape the future of fire safety. Together, we can protect lives and property from fire through the wide-spread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept!

4/20/2023
5/11/2024
No
Hawaiian Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Fire Sprinkler System Plan Review 1-day

Training/Education
5/7/2024 8:00 AM
5/7/2024 4:00 PM
South Metro Training Center
Edina, MN
55439
7525 Braemar Blvd
This course will provide an efficient and thorough review of plans and other fire sprinkler documents. Attendees will learn what documents to accept to start a review, what steps to take through the fire sprinkler design and systems review, and how to have confidence while reviewing hydraulic calculations. This course applies current codes and standards to fire sprinkler systems from the initial site plan review, through the construction documents, to the as-built drawings. Considerable time on how to effectively communicate deficiencies to the design professional. Students will receive a handout that provides detailed checklists with expert commentary that is useful to the fire sprinkler plan reviewer for years to come.

Attendees must bring a copy of NFPA 13 to class.
2/23/2024
4/30/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
Joel Hewitt,
hewitt@nfsa.org
Details
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EDIAFC Annual Conference "LEADERSHIP ON THE LINE”

NFSA in Action
5/9/2024 4:00 PM
5/11/2024 5:00 PM
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Mt. Laurel
Mount Laurel, NJ
08054-3404
515 Fellowship Road North
www.ediafc.com
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EASTERN DIVISION    
International Association of Fire Chiefs  
2024 ANNUAL CONFERNCE   “LEADERSHIP ON THE LINE”

PRESENTERS:  
FDNY DEPUTY ASSISTANT CHIEF FRANK LEEB Keynote Speaker
SENIOR DIRECTOR of RESEARCH of UL FSRI DANIEL MADRZYKOWSKI Understanding Fire Dynamics in Structures to Improve Fireground Decision Making  
CITY OF HOUSTON FD DISTRICT CHIEFS CYLDE GORDON & MO DAVIS Aggressive Command: Leads to Successful Outcomes  
PANEL: (RET.) NFA SUPERINTENDENT DR. DENIS ONIEAL, PHILADELPHIA FIRE COMMISSIONER ADAM THIEL, PAST IAFC PRESIDENT KEN STUEBING Organizational Transformation

 

11/7/2023
5/12/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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IAFC Community Risk Reduction Leadership Conference 2024

NFSA in Action
5/14/2024 8:00 AM
5/16/2024 5:00 PM
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa
Glendale, AZ
85305
9495 Entertainment Blvd
https://www.iafc.org/events/event/2024/05/14/default-calendar/community-risk-reduction-leadership-conference-2024
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5/12/2023
5/17/2024
Yes
Mountain Standard Time
,
Details
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Inspection and Testing for the Fire Sprinkler Industry (3-Day)

Training/Education
5/14/2024 8:00 AM
5/16/2024 5:00 PM
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers - Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL
33905-4924
4683 Laredo Ave
This three-day, interactive course will introduce the various types of water‐based fire protection systems as well as an in‐depth exploration of the codes, standards and other documents that are used during the inspection and testing process. The course is designed for individuals interested in obtaining certification as an inspection and testing technician for water‐based fire protection systems.
2/12/2024
4/30/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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NFSA Illinois Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
5/16/2024 5:30 PM
5/16/2024 9:30 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy - Oak Brook, IL
Oak Brook, IL
60523
240 Oakbrook Ctr.

Please join us!

Cost: $25.00

NFSA Contact: James Brown - jbrown@nfsa.org 

2/1/2024
5/17/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Layout Technician: Application

Training/Education
5/21/2024 8:00 AM
5/23/2024 5:00 PM
TD Industries Inc
Dallas, TX
75234
13850 Diplomat Dr

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

 

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Registration closes 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session

Member Price: $2,250.00

Non-member Price: $4,450.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

1/2/2024
4/23/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Tech Tuesday: Pressure-Regulating Devices

Training/Education
5/21/2024 12:30 PM
5/21/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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Join us for a dive into the world of pressure-regulating devices. This presentation will cover the history of pressure-restricting devices all the way though today’s requirements for pressure-reducing valves. It will cover the use of indirect and direct acting pressure-regulating valves and a discussion on how design effect the fire department’s tactical considerations for operations. We will finish up with the requirement for testing and the requirements for drains.

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/28/2023
5/22/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Construction Industry Career Day 2024

5/28/2024 3:00 PM
5/28/2024 7:00 PM
Raritan Center
Edison, NJ
08837
97 Sunfield Ave

This two-day event showcases the construction industry’s educational opportunities and occupations, while providing participants with hands-on activities within many of the trades.

Tuesday, May 28th from 3pm-7pm is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and welcomes veterans, underemployed, unemployed, students, parents and those looking for a new career.

Come join us for live fire sprinkler demonstrations!

2/7/2024
5/29/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Construction Industry Career Day 2024

Demonstration
5/29/2024 8:00 AM
5/29/2024 1:00 PM
Raritan Center
Edison, NJ
08837
97 Sunfield Ave

This two-day event showcases the construction industry’s educational opportunities and occupations, while providing participants with hands-on activities within many of the trades.

Wednesday, May 29th from 8am-1pm is reserved for High School Students.

Come join us for live fire sprinkler demonstrations!

2/7/2024
5/30/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Fire Sprinkler System Plan Review (1-day) Course

Training/Education
5/29/2024 8:00 AM
5/29/2024 5:00 PM
Pflugerville Fire Department
Pflugerville, TX
78660
203 E Pecan St
This day course will provide a method of reviewing plans and other fire sprinkler documents that is efficient and thorough. Attendees will learn what documents to accept to start a review, what steps to take through the fire sprinkler design and systems review, and how to have confidence while reviewing hydraulic calculations. This course applies current codes and standards to fire sprinkler systems from the initial site plan review, through the construction documents, to the as-built drawings.
 
NFSA Contact: Cindy Giedraitis - cindy@nfsa.org
 
Early Bird (Up to May 16, 2024) $150/member & $350/non-member
Standard Registration - May 17- 28, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member
 
Pflugerville Fire Department: 203 E Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX 78660
2/1/2024
5/28/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
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UL/FM & ISO/USTAG Meetings

Board/Committee Meeting
5/29/2024 8:00 AM
5/30/2024 12:00 PM
NFSA Headquarters
Linthicum Heights, MD
21090
514 Progress Drive
The NFSA UL/FM and ISO/USTAG committees represent the interests of our sprinkler manufacturers and equipment suppliers relative to product testing and standards.  This includes coordination with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Factory Mutual (FM), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These product standards provide the minimum testing requirements for products to be listed or approved for installation in fire sprinkler systems. 
1/23/2024
5/30/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Fire Sprinkler Selection for High-Piled Storage

Training/Education
5/30/2024 8:00 AM
5/30/2024 5:00 PM
Pflugerville Fire Department
Pflugerville, TX
78660
203 E Pecan St
This day course focuses on Sprinkler selection and application for storage arrays where solid-pile, palletized, bin-box, shelf or rack storage commodity configurations exceed 12-feet. The course addresses the influence of various commodity and ceiling heights in sprinkler selection and system design. Learners should enter this program with the ability to apply NFPA 13 density/area design curves.
 
NFSA Contact: Cindy Giedraitis - cindy@nfsa.org
 
I will bring my own NFPA standards / I have a NFPA subscription:
Early Bird (Up to May 16, 2024) $150/member & $350/non-member
Standard Registration - May 17- 28, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member
 
I need NFPA LiNK® Access:
Early Bird (Up to May 16, 2024) $200/member & $400/non-member
Standard Registration - May 17 - 28, 2024) $250/member & $450/non-member
 
Pflugerville Fire Department: 203 E Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX 78660
2/1/2024
5/28/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Board of Directors Meeting

Board/Committee Meeting
6/10/2024 8:00 AM
6/12/2024 8:00 AM
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
Milwaukee, WI
53202
625 N Milwaukee St,

Quarterly Meeting of the NFSA Board of Directors

5/19/2023
6/13/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
,
Details
Register

Inspection and Testing for the Fire Sprinkler Industry

Training/Education
6/11/2024 8:00 AM
6/13/2024 5:00 PM
Parkland Fire Department
Coral Springs, FL
33065
4150 NW 120th Avenue

This interactive seminar will provide an introduction to the various types of water-based fire protection systems as well as an in-depth exploration of the codes, standards, and other documents that are used during the inspection and testing process.

24 CEU’s (24 NICET CPD’s)

If you have team members desiring to inspect water-based systems and have not yet obtained certification this class will prepare them to take either NICET exam or *Academy Certification Exam (offered at location on day four)

*Waterbased Inspector Testing to be provided on day FOUR through Academy Certification Exams

You MUST register for the Exam at Academy website: www.academyexams.com

 

*Government Member Registrations are supported through the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association. The government member price for this training is $0.00.

If you would like to join NFSA as a Government Member, please use the gift certificate GIFT-01038. You must have a government issued email address. 

2/15/2024
6/10/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association (CRFSA) Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
6/11/2024 3:00 PM
6/11/2024 6:00 PM
University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Fire Sprinkler Valve Lab
College Park, MD
20742
4500 Campus Drive
Please join us!
 
RSVP here with the registration link!
 
NFSA Contact - Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org
1/9/2024
6/11/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

CRFSA Developed for the Inspector Series

Chapter/Area Meeting
6/12/2024 9:00 AM
6/12/2024 3:00 PM
Fairfax FASST Lab
Fairfax, VA
22035
12099 Government Center Parkway

The Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association is proud to sponsor water-based fire protection training. This program has been an overwhelming success for over a decade and continues to provide training to a host on fire service, industry contractors, AHJ inspectors, designers, and engineers. Please join us for another great year of training in 2024.

Member Price: Free

Non-member Price: $50.00 Learn more about membership

NFSA Contact - Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org

10/9/2023
6/27/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
6/13/2024 11:30 AM
6/13/2024 1:00 PM
Cooper Hawk Restaurant
Brookfield, WI
53005
15 S. Moorland Road

Please join us!

Quarterly Chapter Meeting

1/4/2024
6/13/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

2024 NFPA Conference & Expo

NFSA in Action
6/17/2024 8:00 AM
6/20/2024 5:00 PM
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
32819
9800 International Drive
https://www.nfpa.org/conference

June 17-20, 2024
Conference & Expo | June 17-19
Technical Meeting | June 20
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Mark your calendar and pack your sunglasses! The 2024 NFPA Conference & Expo® will be held in Orlando, Florida. Registration will open in Fall 2023. For updates, enter your information.

6/28/2023
6/20/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
,
Details
Register

Tech Tuesday: (Let's not) Keep the Home Fires Burning

Training/Education
6/18/2024 12:30 PM
6/18/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
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“Keep the home fires burning” was a motto to encourage soldiers and their families during World War I. Today it would have a totally different meaning. Fires in residential occupancies are by far the most common type of fire and kill more people each year than all other fires combined. Residential occupancies include homes, duplexes, townhomes, and apartments. Residential sprinkler technology emerged in the 1970s and early 1980s in response to the U.S. government’s report called “America Burning” that encouraged the development of a quicker-activating sprinkler that could provide life safety benefits in addition to property protection. This seminar will review the history of residential sprinkler technology, identify the differences between commercial and residential sprinklers, and evaluate sprinkler performance in residential settings. 

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/28/2023
6/19/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
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Pacific Coast Builder's Conference (PCBC)

NFSA in Action
6/19/2024 8:00 AM
6/20/2024 5:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
92902
800 W Katella Ave
https://www.pcbc.com/pcbc2024/Public/Enter.aspx
https://www.pcbc.com/pcbc2024/custom/images/interface/abc-logo.svg
1/1/2024
6/21/2024
No
Pacific Standard Time
No
,
Details
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NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
7/10/2024 4:30 PM
7/10/2024 7:00 PM
The Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
55112
2202 Mounds View Boulevard
Online option available via MS Teams at: NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
 
NFSA Contact: Tim Butler - butler@nfsa.org
1/2/2024
7/10/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
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BOMA 2024

NFSA in Action
7/13/2024 8:00 AM
7/16/2024 6:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
19107
1101 Arch St
https://www.bomaphila.com/2024-boma-international-conference#!event-register/2023/3/27/2024-international-conference-sponsorships

Come join NFSA Members and Staff in Booth #924!

6/24/2023
7/17/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
,
Details
Register

Tech Tuesday: The ABC's of AFFF

Training/Education
7/16/2024 12:30 PM
7/16/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
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This course will provide attendees with the background behind the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), its association with polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and proposals to address AFFF in the codes and standards. The IFC and NFPA 30 have specified AFFF in certain storage arrangements. This seminar will address where the codes and standards are going in relation to AFFF and regulation of PFAS chemicals by the federal government and state governments. 
11/27/2023
7/17/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA St. Louis Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
7/18/2024 11:30 AM
7/18/2024 1:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis St. Charles
St. Charles, MO
63303
Two Convention Center Blvd
Join us for our NFSA St Louis Chapter meeting!
 
NFSA Contact: KJ Spurlock - spurlock@nfsa.org
1/24/2024
7/18/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) 2024

NFSA in Action
7/24/2024 8:00 AM
7/25/2024 5:00 PM
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
32819
9800 International Drive
https://sebcshow.com/
11/13/2023
7/26/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Layout Technician: Application

Training/Education
7/29/2024 12:00 PM
8/1/2024 5:00 PM
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Headquarters
Centennial, CO
80112
9195 E Mineral Avenue

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

 

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Registration closes 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session

Member Price: $2,250.00

Non-member Price: $4,450.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

 

12/14/2023
7/1/2024
Yes
Mountain Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Estimating and Project Management Master Class

Training/Education
8/5/2024 1:00 PM
8/9/2024 12:00 PM
NFSA Headquarters
Linthicum Heights, MD
21090
514 Progress Drive

Estimating and Proposals for Fire Sprinkler Installation Projects – Mike Joanis

Approvals: NICET, ICC (PPP# 30489)  

The first step in a successful fire sprinkler installation is building an accurate cost estimate for bid purposes. This course highlights the process of estimating costs associated with a fire sprinkler installation project and ultimately submitting a bid that is competitive and considers all applicable conditions for a specific project.    

Participants will learn to: 

  • Outline the process of estimating sprinkler system installation costs. 

  • Explore methods of obtaining required information. 

  • Deconstruct the general scope of work, including type of system, work, and applicable codes and standards (Appraising Request for Proposal). 

  • Analyze and interpret architectural plans.  

  • Analyze and interpret civil plans.  

  • Organize and define necessary proposal variables.  

  • Describe the methods for evaluating water supply and demand.  

  • Examine methods for calculating associated costs.  

  • Construct a detailed proposal for a sprinkler installation project.  

Michael Joanis, PE - Director of Contractor Services and Chief Engineer at the NFSA. Mike joined the NFSA staff in 2020 with 28 years of experience as consulting engineer and sprinkler contractor. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and has been a registered professional engineer in several states since 1996. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and six NFPA technical committees including Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria, Hanging and Bracing, and Fire Pumps. Michael is also a licensed sprinkler & special hazards contractor and serves as the NFSA staff liaison for the Contractors Council, Quality Assurance Committee, and UL/FM Committee. 

Project Management – A Fire Protection Specific Course - Jerry Allen

Approvals: NICET, ICC (PPP# 38863)  

Are you tired of margin erosion, upset customers, and frustrated team members? Improve your desired project outcomes in this three-day immersive single owner project manager course. You will have the opportunity to learn through lectures, table discussions, breakout sessions, and an interactive course book. You can find other courses that teach the fundamentals of project management, but this course offers a Fire Protection Industry specific option.  

Participants will learn to: 

  • Take ownership of the success of their projects 

  • Develop customer loyalty. 

  • Build a successful project team. 

  • Learn project financials and how to improve costs. 

  • Pre-plan projects for desired project outcomes. 

  • Understand the importance of positive cashflow. 

  • Identify and successfully manage change orders. 

Jerry Allen is the founder and CEO of Keep it Simple Consulting. Jerry is passionate about providing leadership development and project management training to the Fire Protection Industry. Jerry believes that companies that invest in leadership development create a competitive advantage with customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction. Jerry believes, “People don’t quit companies; they quit bosses.” 

Jerry has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Starting as a design trainee in 1990, Jerry has grown up in fire protection, serving businesses as a designer, project manager, estimator, salesman, department manager, branch manager, and president/CEO. Jerry is a natural storyteller who loves to share his successes and failures to help others along their journey. 

Jerry’s purpose statement, “I will leave a long-lasting legacy through serving and investing in others with passion and grace while continuing to develop and challenge myself.” 

Course Schedule

August 5: ½ day PM - Estimating - Joanis 

August 6: All day - Estimating 

August 7: ½ day AM - Estimating  

August 7: ½ day PM - Project Leadership - Allen  

August 8: All day - Project Leadership  

August 9: ½ day AM - Project Leadership  


Who Should Attend: 

  • Project Managers 

  • Field Superintendents 

  • Designers 

  • Sales 

  • Field Foreman 

  • Department Managers 

  • Branch Managers  

11/29/2023
8/3/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
8/6/2024 6:00 PM
8/6/2024 8:00 PM
Little Silver, NJ
Little Silver, NJ
07739
466 Prospect Ave
2/7/2024
8/7/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association (CRFSA) Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
8/13/2024 3:00 PM
8/13/2024 6:00 PM
University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Fire Sprinkler Valve Lab
College Park, MD
20742
4500 Campus Drive
Please join us!
 
RSVP here with the registration link!
 
NFSA Contact - Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org
1/9/2024
8/13/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Tech Tuesday: Update from the NFPA 13 Technical Session

Training/Education
8/20/2024 12:30 PM
8/20/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
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NFPA 13 has finished the revision process that resulted in the 2025 edition of the standard. This presentation will highlight some of the major potential changes that may significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry.  

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/22/2023
8/21/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Indiana Chapter Golf Outing: Benefiting Hoosier Burn Camp

Sporting Event
8/22/2024 10:30 AM
8/22/2024 8:00 PM
Country Club of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
46234
2801 Country Club Road
https://birdease.com/nfsaindygolf2024
https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NFSA/2f8da589-1672-4583-b801-c642b8bc7fa2/UploadedImages/Indiana%20Chapter.jpg
The golf experience at the private Country Club of Indianapolis is an award-winning championship course and offers a truly remarkable golf experience.
 
Registration fees include driving range, green fees, cart rental, box lunch, beverages, and dinner, and of course lots of networking.

 
There will be cash awards for closest to the pin,
longest drive, and hole-in-one contests.

 
There is a dinner only option for non-golfers.  
 
A portion of our proceeds will be donated to Hoosier Burn Camp, who host a week-long summer camp and other monthly events throughout the year for young people who suffer burn injuries. In 2023, thanks to your participation, we were able to donate $11,000 dollars.
 
2/16/2024
4/22/2024
No
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
9/4/2024 4:30 PM
9/4/2024 7:00 PM
The Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
55112
2202 Mounds View Boulevard
Online option available via MS Teams at: NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
 
NFSA Contact: Tim Butler - butler@nfsa.org
1/2/2024
9/4/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Burn Aid Charity Golf Classic

NFSA in Action
9/9/2024 10:30 AM
9/9/2024 8:00 PM
Dellwood Country Club
Dellwood, MN
55110
29 East Highway 96
https://burnaidfoundation.org/
https://burnaidfoundation.org/wp-content/themes/Burn%20Aid%20Foundation%202/img/logo_cleared.webp
The Burn Aid Foundation’s 28th annual golf invitational will be held on Monday, September 9, 2024.
 
A group of volunteers from MN Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association has been working hand-in-hand with the MN State Fire Marshal's office and Regions Hospital to host a golf event to raise money to benefit the Regions Hospital Burn Center.
 
Please join us in our mission to support burn survivors, burn injury care, and awareness.
 
5/1/2024
9/9/2024
No
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
9/12/2024 11:30 AM
9/12/2024 1:00 PM
Cooper Hawk Restaurant
Brookfield, WI
53005
15 S. Moorland Road

Please join us!

Quarterly Chapter Meeting

1/4/2024
9/12/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Virginia Building & Code Official Association (VBCOA) 2024 Annual Education Conference

NFSA in Action
9/16/2024 8:00 AM
9/18/2024 5:00 PM
Hilton at the Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA
23451
3001 Atlantic Avenue

Come see us at the NFSA Booth!

NFSA Contact: Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org

11/21/2023
9/19/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
Register

Tech Tuesday: Inspection, Testing & Maintenance

Training/Education
9/17/2024 12:30 PM
9/17/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
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Briefly discuss NFPA process. Discuss proposed changes to 2026 edition of NFPA 25 as well as what public inputs have been resolved.  Discuss the current stage of the 2023 NFPA 25.    

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/29/2023
9/18/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

2024 CRFSA Chesapeake Challenge

Sporting Event
9/26/2024 5:30 AM
9/26/2024 6:00 PM
Rod 'N' Reel Resort
Chesapeake Beach, MD
20732
4160 Mears Ave
11/21/2023
9/27/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
Register

NFSA Illinois Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
9/26/2024 5:00 PM
9/26/2024 9:00 PM
Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
Oak Brook, IL
60523
2105 Spring Rd

Please join us!

Cost: $25.00

NFSA Contact: James Brown - jbrown@nfsa.org 

2/1/2024
9/27/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
10/5/2024 9:00 AM
10/5/2024 5:00 PM
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue HQ
West Palm Beach, FL
33411
405 Pike Road
10/10/2023
10/6/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Board of Directors Meeting

Board/Committee Meeting
10/14/2024 8:00 AM
10/16/2024 8:00 AM
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO
64111
4445 MAIN STREET

Quarterly Meeting of the NFSA Board of Directors

5/19/2023
10/17/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
,
Details
Register

Tech Tuesday: Modifications to Existing Sprinkler Systems

Training/Education
10/15/2024 12:30 PM
10/15/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
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It can be challenging when designing modifications to existing sprinkler systems when buildings are renovated, change use, or receive an addition.  Designers need to first understand the proposed building modifications. Such information can usually be found in the architect’s proposed floor and reflected ceiling plans.  Then they have to determine the layout and design criteria of the existing sprinkler system.  This information is often unavailable, hard to find, or requires a complete survey of the existing system.  They must also review the codes and standards to determine the applicable requirements when working in an existing building.  Finally, they must design and layout the new and/or modifications to existing systems.   

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/30/2023
10/16/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

CRFSA Developed for the Inspector Series

Chapter/Area Meeting
10/16/2024 9:00 AM
10/16/2024 3:00 PM
University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Fire Sprinkler Valve Lab
College Park, MD
20742
4500 Campus Drive

The Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association is proud to sponsor water-based fire protection training. This program has been an overwhelming success for over a decade and continues to provide training to a host on fire service, industry contractors, AHJ inspectors, designers, and engineers. Please join us for another great year of training in 2024.

Member Price: Free

Non-member Price: $50.00 Learn more about membership

NFSA Contact - Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org

10/9/2023
10/17/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA St. Louis Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
10/17/2024 11:30 AM
10/17/2024 1:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - St. Louis St. Charles
St. Charles, MO
63303
2 Convention Center Plaza
Join us for our NFSA St Louis Chapter meeting!
 
NFSA Contact: KJ Spurlock - spurlock@nfsa.org
1/24/2024
10/17/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Temple Terrace Fire Department Open House

Demonstration
10/19/2024 12:00 PM
10/19/2024 1:00 PM
Temple Terrace Fire Station
Temple Terrace, FL
33617
124 Bullard Parkway
11/14/2023
10/20/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
Register

Layout Technician: Application - Virtual

Training/Education
10/21/2024 10:00 AM
10/24/2024 5:00 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - This instructor-led course is offered virtually.

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Member Price: $2,200.00

Non-member Price: $4,400.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

Registration Closes - 4 weeks prior to the start of the Applications course start

2/7/2024
9/24/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association (CRFSA) Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
10/24/2024 3:00 PM
10/24/2024 6:00 PM
Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Halethorpe, MD
21227
5001 Washington Blvd
Please join us for the end of the year social event!
 
RSVP here with the registration link!
 
NFSA Contact - Terin Hopkins - thopkins@nfsa.org
1/9/2024
10/24/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

City of Delray Beach Public Safety Open House

Demonstration
10/26/2024 10:00 AM
10/26/2024 2:00 PM
Delray Beach Fire Department Station 111
Delray Beach, FL
33444
501 W Atlantic Ave
Please come join us!
12/26/2023
10/27/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
Yes
,
Details
Register

Ohio Building Officials Association Conference

NFSA in Action
11/3/2024 8:00 AM
11/5/2024 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Dublin, OH
43017
5100 Upper Metro Place
https://oboa.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=290398
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/290398/graphics/toplogo_1595347847.png
Please stay tuned for more event details! 
3/1/2024
11/3/2024
No
Eastern Standard Time
No
,
Details
Register

NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
11/6/2024 4:30 PM
11/6/2024 7:00 PM
The Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
55112
2202 Mounds View Boulevard
Please join us!
 
Online option available via MS Teams at: NFSA Minnesota Chapter Meeting
 
NFSA Contact: Tim Butler - butler@nfsa.org
1/2/2024
11/6/2024
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American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians (ASCET) Annual Conference

NFSA in Action
11/14/2024 7:00 AM
11/14/2024 5:00 PM
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
Linthicum Heights, MD
21090
1739 West Nursery Road
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The Annual Conference and Expo (ACE) provides an opportunity for individuals to network, attend seminars and earn Continuing Professional Development points toward re-certification as well as visit with exhibitors to find out the newest products and services.
2/16/2024
11/14/2024
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NFSA Illinois Chapter Meeting

Chapter/Area Meeting
11/14/2024 5:00 PM
11/14/2024 9:00 PM
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Schaumburg
Schaumburg, IL
60173
1780 E. Golf Rd

Please join us!

Cost: $25.00

NFSA Contact: James Brown - jbrown@nfsa.org 

2/1/2024
11/15/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
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Tech Tuesday: NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems-2024 Update

Training/Education
11/19/2024 12:30 PM
11/19/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
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This program is intended to update the participants with significant changes made to the 2024 edition of NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems. This edition of the standard was rewritten, realigned, and reorganized. Join us as we discuss the changes and new material added to the document including over 50 annex diagrams. We will also look at the requirements for redundancy and the concept of “above the level of fire department pump capabilities”.  

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/30/2023
11/20/2024
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Eastern Standard Time
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Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

Demonstration
11/25/2024 11:00 AM
11/25/2024 1:00 PM
Monmouth County Fire Academy
Freehold, NJ
07728
1027 State Route 33
2/7/2024
11/26/2024
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NFSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting & Networking

Chapter/Area Meeting
12/12/2024 4:00 PM
12/12/2024 5:30 PM
Cooper Hawk Restaurant
Brookfield, WI
53005
15 S. Moorland Road

Please join us!

Quarterly Chapter Meeting

NFSA Contact: Marty King - king@nfsa.org

1/4/2024
12/3/2024
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Central Standard Time
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Tech Tuesday: Updates and Proposed Changes to Codes and Standards

Training/Education
12/17/2024 12:30 PM
12/17/2024 1:30 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
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This course will provide attendees with the proposals that were approved during the ICC 2024 committee action hearings for the 2027 editions of the International Building Code and International Fire Code. The seminar will address specific changes to the fire protection requirements that directly impact design professionals, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction. Lastly, significant changes approved for the 2025 edition of NFPA 13 impacting sprinkler designers, contractors, and code officials will also be discussed.  

Member Cost: Free

Non-member Cost: $50.00 Learn more about membership.

11/30/2023
11/20/2024
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Eastern Standard Time
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NFSA Board of Directors Meeting

Board/Committee Meeting
3/10/2025 8:00 AM
3/12/2025 8:00 AM
Hotel Republic San Diego - Autograph Collection
San Diego, CA
92101
421 WEST B STREET

Quarterly Meeting of the NFSA Board of Directors

5/19/2023
3/13/2025
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Pacific Standard Time
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2025 NFSA Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expo

Conference
5/7/2025 8:00 AM
5/9/2025 5:00 PM
JW Marriott - Nashville
Nashville, TN
37203
201 8th Avenue South
We are excited to be in Nashville again for the 2025 NFSA Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expo!
The Expo will be held at the Music City Center with lodging accommodations at the JW Marriott Nashville.
Registration and Room Block coming later this year.
Hope to see you there!
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