Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Selects Fire Smarts for Training

January 5th, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Selects Fire Smarts for Training

Fire Smarts provides fire sprinkler training for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory focused on NFPA 25 and NFPA 13 standards.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has selected Fire Smarts to provide fire sprinkler training. The training will focus on the NFPA 25 standard requirements for testing and inspection of fire sprinkler systems as well as training on fire sprinkler components, coverage areas and obstructions as covered in NFPA 13. Fire Smarts, LLC has been selected for its expertise in the NFPA standards and experience delivering training solutions through it’s globally recognized expert instructors.

This training will focus on the following codes and standards:

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 – Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25 – Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

“The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has access to the best in our industry making it a great honor for Fire Smarts to be selected to assist with their fire protection training needs,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Our extensive knowledge of the NFPA standards, our ability to create custom training programs and our top-rated instructors is a perfect fit.”

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, contractors and business organizations internationally.

Washington State Association of Fire Marshals Selects Fire Smarts for Training

August 24th, 2014

Washington State Association of Fire Marshals Selects Fire Smarts for Training

Fire Smarts provides fire sprinkler training for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals and Zone 1 Fire Marshals focused on flow testing and sprinkler system design.

The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals and Zone 1 Fire Marshals has chosen Fire Smarts to provide fire sprinkler training on August 12-13, 2014 to interested members and participants. The training focuses on flow testing, basic hydraulics for sprinkler and standpipe systems as well as basic sprinkler and standpipe system design. Fire Smarts, LLC has been selected for its expertise in the NFPA standards and experience delivering training solutions through it’s globally recognized expert instructors.

This training will focus on the following codes and standards:

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 – Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 24 – Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 291 – Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants
  • International Code Council (ICC) – International Fire Code – Appendices B and C

“Fire Smarts is honored to continue our strong relationship with the fire industry in Washington and meet the training needs of the Fire Marshals and their staff in this area,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Our extensive knowledge of the NFPA standards, our ability to create custom training programs and our top-rated instructors is a perfect fit.”

All participants much register in advance through the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals. Training is filled on a first come, first serve basis. To obtain CEU credits or a Certificate of Attendance you need to attend the entire training course.

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, contractors and business organizations internationally.

Fire Smarts to Provide Fire Sprinkler Training in Washington State

May 14th, 2014

Fire Smarts to Instruct 2014 Fire Sprinkler Training Courses for the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office

Fire Smarts selected by the Fire Protection Bureau, Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, to instruct the 2014 fire sprinkler training courses throughout the State of Washington.

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office will be conducting a variety of fire sprinkler training sessions throughout the State in 2014. These sessions are designed to provide continuing education to the authority agencies and those in the sprinkler industry responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. Fire Smarts, LLC has been selected for its expertise in the NFPA standards and experience delivering training solutions to create and instruct these training sessions throughout the year.

“Fire Smarts is honored to work with the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office to present the fire sprinkler courses for 2014,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Our extensive knowledge of the NFPA standards, our ability to create custom training programs and our top-rated instructors is a perfect fit to meet the State’s fire protection training needs.”

To view the upcoming training courses, dates and locations, please visit http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/licensing.htm#training

All participants much register in advance through the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Training is filled on a first come, first serve basis. To obtain CEU credits or a Certificate of Attendance you need to attend the entire training course.

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, contractors and business organizations internationally.

Four-Year Anniversary of Fire Protection Training Services with Dunwoody College of Technology

May 8th, 2014

Fire Smarts Recognizes Four-Year Anniversary of Providing Fire Protection Training Services with Dunwoody College of Technology

Fire Smarts recognizes the four-year anniversary of working with the Dunwoody College of Technology to deliver fire protection training programs.

Since 2008 Fire Smarts, LLC has delivered fire protection training solutions using its specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards. Over the past four years the company has provided custom training events for clients of Dunwoody College of Technology, located in Minneapolis, MN, with a focus on the design, installation and maintenance of fire suppression systems.

In speaking about the most recent Fire Smarts training event presented by Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS, Barbara Obershaw of Dunwoody College of Technology commented, “Fire Smarts instructor Russ Leavitt is a fabulous trainer with excellent presentation skills! One of my largest corporate clients has requested Fire Smarts again for next year’s annual training. I highly recommend Fire Smarts to anyone searching for an excellent fire protection instructor or a great speaker.”

“Working with Dunwoody College of Technology as been a great experience,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Dunwoody is always well organized and committed to quality education that is tailored to meet the needs of its clients.”

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, contractors and business organizations internationally

Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis

January 10th, 2013

Residential Fire Sprinkler Market Potential Exceeds $3 Billion Annually – Over 10,000 Additional Skilled Workers Needed

New residential fire sprinkler market analysis projects the market potential and labor demand created by the passing and eventual widespread enforcement of amendment RB64-07/08 to the International Residential Code (IRC).

A national market potential for the installation of residential fire sprinklers is examined in a new report Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis (PDF, 913 KB), authored by fire protection industry expert Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS, with contributions by Steven Scandaliato, SET, and Ryan J. Smith. According to the report, the required installation of residential fire sprinklers in newly constructed one and two family houses has the potential to exceed $3 billion annually.

Using three different methods of calculating market potential, results for residential fire sprinkler installations in the United States ranged from $2.9 billion to $3.2 billion annually. Further, four types of labor were analyzed to project the number of additional positions needed as residential fire sprinkler requirements are adopted across the country.

“There’s no question that the recent passing of residential fire sprinkler requirements to the International Residential Code will change the industry in a breath and timeline never experienced before,” said Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS. “How the industry responds to the need for additional skilled labor will determine how quickly this market potential can be fully realized.”

The report considers the extent of design, installation and jurisdictional enforcement labor that will be needed to accommodate the residential fire sprinkler market growth. Most staggering is the projected amount of sprinkler installation labor that will be required as the conservative analysis calculates over 7000 additional positions.

The Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis, published by Fire Smarts, LLC, is available for download at www.ResidentialFireSprinklers.com . Fire Smarts, LLC, is a leading provider of online educational and marketing services focused on fire protection.