Continuing Education Seminars in Greensboro November 04th - 08th
Receive NICET Continuing Professional Development Credit
Monday – NFPA 14, 24,13R Overview
The participant in this seminar series will receive an overview of NFPA 14, 24 and 13R in consecutive two (2) hour blocks. NFPA 14 will present system requirements, design and installation parameters as well as plans and calculations. NFPA 24 will cover plans, valves, hydrants and piping restraints (thrust blocks). Finally, the discussion of NFPA 13R will contrast NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R.
Tuesday – NFPA 20 Overivew
This course is intended to familiarize the participant with a complete overview of NFPA 20 and provide an understanding of all aspects of fire pumps and their applications. Basic definitions and general requirements will be covered in addition to the different types of pumps and controllers. An application/lab section will be utilized to provide exercises that will enhance the participant’s knowledge of pump selection, sizing and optimization. Acceptance testing, annual testing and typical problems encountered in the field will also be discussed.
Wednesday – NFPA 25 w/ Applications Lab
This seminar will provide an overview of the requirements in NFPA 25. Weather and equipment permitting, an applications lab will take place using the AFSA Carolinas Chapter demo trailer. If the lab isn’t possible due to weather or other extenuating circumstances, additional classroom material will be utilized to complete the 6-hour seminar.
Thursday – NFPA 13 Overview
This course is designed to provide a complete overview of NFPA 13 and will benefit participants working towards licensure as well as licensed contractors needing additional education in design fundamentals or a remedial refresher in design parameters.
Friday – Inspections From The AHJ Point Of View (POV)
This course is intended to familiarize the participant with the challenges encountered by the AHJ during the inspection process and allow discussion in an open forum that will alleviate some of the discrepancies and misunderstandings that often frustrate the AHJ / Contractor dialogue. All members of the fire sprinkler community involved in the installation and / or inspections of fire sprinkler systems will benefit from this seminar. As an incentive for AHJs to attend and discuss these issues, the registration fee has been waived (this seminar ONLY).
In addition to our normal seminars, we have initiated a program to educate AHJs on NFPA 25 from a contractor’s point of view. Our “sprinkler trailer” is used to provide “hands on” training not normally available to this segment of the industry. We use Carolinas Chapter members to teach these seminars, and the feedback has been both enthusiastic and positive!
This program has been approved by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board for six (6) CE hours in the “Fire” category. While subject to change, these classes are being offered at no charge for the 2013 calendar year. As of this posting we have at least two more NFPA 25 courses (AHJs only) planned for 2013, so check back on this web page to get more information as it becomes available.
10th Annual NC/SC Joint Convention A Resounding Success!
Once again the SCFSA and AFSA Carolinas Chapter came together in May for their annual convention & exhibition in Myrtle Beach, SC. For three event packed days we enjoyed great companionship, good food and quality seminars in a first class resort. The Marriott Grande Dunes is just that... GRANDE! As in past conventions, our hosts were
very accommodating throughout our stay and provided everything we needed to insure our programs and meetings went off without a hitch. If anyone had any “down time” from the convention, Myrtle Beach is the place to be for any and all extracurricular activities...no one went home due to boredom!