On November 12, 2010, at the ASSE Technical Seminar in Las Vegas, Fire Smarts Faculty, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS delivered the “Residential Fire Sprinklers: Are You Ready?” seminar. The seminar discussed the impact of the IRC residential fire sprinkler requirements on the market and how plumbing engineers and contractors can prepare to provide residential sprinkler services.
Mr. Scandaliato’s extensive fire sprinkler background combined with his roots in the home building industry give him a unique perspective on the growing residential sprinkler market. His presentation was packed with real-world examples and practical advice on how to effectively communicate and work with home builders. While home builders may not be quick to embrace the residential fire sprinkler requirements, they certainly understand the need to determine the most cost-effective methods for installing these systems when they are required.
Based on participant feedback throughout the Edward J. Zimmer Technical Seminar, Mr. Scandaliato was awarded the Wylie W. Mitchell Award for the most outstanding presentation of the seminar.
“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS. “I’m thrilled that my presentation was well received at the ASSE Technical Seminar. I’m passionate about teaching good fire protection…especially with residential sprinklers where people’s lives are literally saved.”
Also discussed during the ASSE Technical Seminar was the ASSE 7000 certification. This ANSI accredited certification is for installers and inspectors of residential fire sprinkler systems. Fire Smarts is developing and delivering the 40+ hour training program for this certification.
The ASSE Certification provides assurance to the industry that qualified individuals are installing and inspecting residential sprinkler 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“