On October 21, 2009, at the PHCC Convention in New Orleans, Fire Smarts delivered the “Understanding Residential Fire Sprinkler System Design and Installation” seminar. The course was instructed by Fire Smarts Faculty members Bob Caputo, CFPS and Jayson Drake and offered participants instruction on the NFPA 13D standard, the 2009 edition of the IRC and installation best practices. (Note: Bob Caputo replaced William Ramsey who had a last minute family emergency)
There were approximately 70 attendees of the seminar and feedback on the survey forms submitted by each class participant was overwhelming positive on the material covered. This seminar is part of Fire Smarts partnership with the PHCC to provide residential fire sprinkler training and education to plumbing contractors.
Also announced during the PHCC Convention was the ASSE 7000 certification. This ANSI accredited certification is for installers and inspectors of multipurpose residential fire sprinkler systems. Fire Smarts is developing and delivering the 40+ hour training program for this certification, in connection with PHCC, for plumbers to obtain their ASSE 7000 certification.
The ASSE Certification provides assurance to the industry that qualified individuals are installing and inspecting multipurpose piping systems. The ASSE Certification also assures that individuals have taken a qualified course and have passed both a written and a practical exam. The program provides for continued education and periodic recertification.
For more details view the “ASSE 7000 Certification Brochure“