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Residential Fire Sprinkler 1-Day Training Coming to Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA Areas

October 5th, 2010

Training seminar being presented on October 13th in Horsham, PA and on November 3rd in Bird in Hand, PA will educate participants on the NFPA 13D and IRC P2904 requirements for designing and installing fire sprinklers in one and two family homes, including townhomes.

A live 1-day residential fire sprinkler training seminar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC on behalf of the Pennsylvania Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PA-PHCC) to educate participants in Pennsylvania on the IRC P2904 and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13D standard that covers the installation of sprinkler systems in one and two family homes. This training qualifies for 7 CEC hours as recognized by the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

This Residential Fire Sprinkler 1-Day Training will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on October 13th in Horsham, PA and on November 3rd in Bird in Hand, PA. Mr. Scandaliato will educate participants on how IRC P2904 applies to multipurpose residential sprinkler systems and provide a chapter-by-chapter discussion on the NFPA 13D standard to gain an understanding of water supply requirements, system layout options, system component requirements and best practices for residential fire sprinkler systems.

“With the recent addition of residential fire sprinkler requirements into the International Residential Code, there is no question that these systems will become a standard component in new home construction across the country,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Pennsylvania was the first state to adopt these new requirements and now proper training is critical to ensure that these life safety systems are designed and installed correctly.”

The “Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis” published by Fire Smarts, LLC in September 2008, projects that over 7000 additional positions for sprinkler installation will be needed as residential fire sprinkler requirements are adopted and widely enforced across the country over the next decade. An adequate amount of skilled labor is essential to ensuring that residential sprinkler systems can be properly and cost-effectively installed. This applies to sprinkler system designers, installers and the fire/building officials responsible for enforcing the code requirements.

“There is a lot of interest by PHCC members in this new market,” said Skip Pfeffer, PHCC’s National President. “We cannot afford to lose this market—especially in the current economy. I encourage all PHCC members and potential members to participate.”

Training registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register visit
http://www.paphcc.org
or contact Elaine Hoffman at 717-541-9109. This event is part of PA-PHCC’s commitment to provide quality training to the plumbing industry.

About Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS: Steven Scandaliato is a Fire Smarts Faculty member and Principal at SDG, LLC, a fire protection design and consulting company. With over 29 years of fire protection engineering, design and project management experience he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist designation, and serves as a member of the NFPA 13, 101 and 5000 committees.

About PHCC: The PHCC – National Association is the oldest trade association in the construction industry and the premiere organization for the plumbing, heating and cooling professional. Since 1883, PHCC has been the leader in promotion, advancement, education and training. Today PHCC has more than 4100 contractor members from open and union shops, who work in the residential, commercial, new construction, industrial and service and repair industry segments.

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection training and educational resources. The company operates the home fire protection resource website, Residential Fire Sprinklers .com, frequently publishes articles and reports on the latest industry developments and utilizes its team of Fire Smarts Faculty members to create custom training solutions for contractors, fire and building officials, and business organizations based on NFPA standards.