Full-Scale Fire Testing for Performance-Based Fire Protection - Recorded Webinar

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Format: Instant Access Recorded Webinar

CEUs: Based on 1 contact hour of training (see CEUs tab for details)

Course Description: While most fire sprinkler systems are designed using the prescribed requirements found in NFPA 13, the standard allows for alternative arrangements as long as the level of safety is not lowered. Performance-Based is an option that can provide superior performance with a more desirable design. This webinar provides an overview of utilizing full-scale fire testing consistent with the NFPA standards for Performance-Based fire sprinkler design. Participants will review factors that should be considered and evaluated prior to starting a fire test program. The impact of selected criteria on fire testing will be covered along with the benefits of Performance-Based options. The presentation will also discuss the AHJ approval process and important considerations when using Performance-Based design.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the applicability of Performance-Based fire sprinkler design
• Discuss the factors to consider in a full-scale fire test program
• Review results of full-scale tests
• Understand the approval process for utilizing Performance-Based design

Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS

Ralph Bless has more than 35 years’ experience in fire protection including a broad range of water based and special hazard system design, code consulting and fire protection engineering services. He has provided services to government, hospitality, warehouse/distribution center, retail, convenience, multi-unit development, multifamily housing, industrial, restaurant, and medical accounts. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Level IV NICET senior fire sprinkler layout technician and holds three additional NICET certifications, as well as eight state licenses. Ralph chairs the NFPA technical committee for Record Storage, NFPA 232, and serves on the NFPA technical committees for Water Spray Systems, NFPA 15 as well as the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee.

Continuing Education (see details under Certificate section below)

- International Code Council - ICC Approved for 0.1 CEU's

- NICET Continuing Professional Development

- Pennsylvania UCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

- Texas Commission on Fire Protection Continuing Education

Certificate of Completion:

  • Each participant registered, attending the full live training webinar or viewing the post-live recorded on-demand webinar will receive a Certificate of Completion (you must be registered under your name to receive a certificate, one certificate per registered participant). This certificate will include the participants name, training subject, date, number of training hours completed and the Fire Smarts name, address and phone number.
  • Certificates will comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Fire Smarts is an approved training provider of the ICC. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) program. Continuing education credit is determined as one credit per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for continuing education (CE) hours for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications. Fire Smarts is a continuing education source under "Nationally Recognized Training Providers”. Continuing education hours are determined as one CE hour per training contact hour.
 

Webinar Training

This webinar is presented online in a directing and discussion style of teaching. A clear and detailed presentation of the content is given with the aid of PowerPoint presentation slides. Participant questions are encouraged to facilitate understanding and practical application exercises will be given where applicable to the content.

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