Training Webinar on Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Training Webinar on Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Webinar presentation will educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers on the basics of protecting fire sprinkler systems from freezing weather conditions.

A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers worldwide to provide guidance on freeze protection for fire sprinkler systems. This includes the NFPA standards requiring water-based fire protection systems to be protected against freezing as well as design limitations and economic impact of using dry pipe systems, preaction systems, insulation, heat tracing, antifreeze solutions, and other potential protection methods. The webinar is part of the online training resources offered by Fire Smarts.

The “Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS, on Thursday, October 12 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this 90-minute training, Mr. Bless will explain the methods that are approved for freeze protection and the advantages and challenges associated with the different options.

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this webinar click here Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems.

“Impairments caused by the freezing of water-filled piping is one of the most common issues impacting the performance of fire protection systems during the winter season,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Fire Smarts, LLC. “This webinar presentation is specifically for those responsible for fire sprinkler systems in areas subject to freezing temperatures.”

The webinar qualifies for one contact hour of continuing education training as approved by the International Code Council (ICC) and recognized by NICET for professional development. Certificates will be issued to attendees following the webinar. Registered participants unable to attend the live webinar will have access to the webinar recording to view at a later time.

“Every winter season I speak to facility managers who experience pipe breaks from freezing water which are usually costly and disruptive to resolve” said Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS. “This webinar will help people prevent these incidents by understanding the freeze protection and winterization practices available.”.

Webinar instructor, Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS, has more than 35 years’ experience in fire protection including a broad range of water based and special hazard system design, code consulting and fire protection engineering services. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Level IV NICET senior fire sprinkler layout technician and holds three additional NICET certifications, as well as eight state licenses. He chairs the NFPA technical committee for Record Storage, NFPA 232, and serves on the NFPA technical committees for Water Spray Systems, NFPA 15 as well as the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee.

This presentation is part of the monthly training webinar series organized by Fire Smarts to deliver quality NFPA based fire protection training. For more information and to register for this webinar visit

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts is a nationally recognized provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA 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, service providers and business organizations. Fire Smarts is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council to deliver approved training programs for CEU’s toward ICC Certifications. To learn more about Fire Smarts visit

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