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 choosen 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 standpip 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.

Fire Sprinkler Webinar Provides Plumbing Contractors An Introduction To The NFPA 13D Standard

January 3rd, 2013

Webinar presentation will educate plumbing contractors on the NFPA 13D standard for the installation of sprinkler systems in one and two family homes.

This webinar is available for online viewing

Click on the following link to access this webinar online -

Webinar – Introduction to NFPA 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems for One and Two Family Homes

Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS

A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC on behalf of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC) to educate plumbing contractors across the nation on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13D standard that covers the installation of sprinkler systems in one and two family homes. The webinar is part of the online training offered by the PHCC.

The “Introduction to NFPA 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems for One and Two Family Homes” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS. Mr. Leavitt will educate participants about the NFPA code development process and the requirements for designing and installing fire sprinklers in single and two family homes. Participants will learn how this standard is organized and will be introduced to the requirements for materials and components, design criterion, and installation 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. “There is a need and an incredible opportunity for plumbing contractors to assist in providing these services.”

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. A growing number of industry experts agree that plumbing contractors play a critical role in the successful implementation of residential fire sprinkler code requirements.

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

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this webinar visit [registration closed] . This webinar is another residential fire sprinkler educational and training opportunity that is being offered by the PHCC in partnership with Fire Smarts.

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 educational and training resources. The company operates the home fire protection resource website, Residential Fire Sprinklers .com ( http://www.ResidentialFireSprinklers.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.

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) Posts