Managing System Impairments and Use of Fire Watch - Recorded Webinar

Course Details
CEUs/Additional Info

Format: Instant Access Recorded Webinar

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

Course Description: This course will cover the necessary actions to effectively manage fire protection system impairments including the use of fire watch. The presenter will provide an explanation of how both an emergency and preplanned impairment is defined by the various codes and standards. Examples will be included to illustrate the range of conditions that might fall within the bounds of the definition with follow-up discussion on the need for reasonable judgement when developing the appropriate measures for managing the impairment. The presentation will then cover the required actions which must be completed as a result of an impairment including notifications, tagging, corrective action and the implementation of required compensatory measures.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the definition of an emergency and preplanned impairment as provided by NFPA 1, NFPA 25, NFPA 72 and the International Fire Code
• Know the impairment responsibilities of each of the stakeholders involved
• Learn the need for using appropriate judgement in defining a condition as an impairment as well as the selection of appropriate compensatory measures
• Understand the responsibilities and necessary approval for use of a fire watch as part of managing of an impairment

Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS

Tracey Bellamy has more than 25 years experience in the fire protection community including all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. He has extensive experience with fire suppression system design, fire hazard analysis and fire protection system inspection and testing. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 49 U.S. states, District of Columbia and Guam and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He serves on several NFPA technical and correlating committees including NFPA 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 (building code). Tracey is a member of ASCE, NFPA, and SFPE.

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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