Training Webinar on the Basics of NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems

Training Webinar on the Basics of NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems

Webinar presentation will educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers on the basics of NFPA 13 for the design and installation of fire sprinkler systems.

A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers worldwide to provide an introduction to NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems. This includes an understanding of the four major system types, the basic components, design objectives, and basic installation principles. The webinar is part of the online training fire protection resources offered by Fire Smarts.

The “Introduction to NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS, on Thursday, August 10 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this 90-minute training, Mr. Bless will review the 3 essential components of a sprinkler system, explain design objectives, discuss 4 major sprinkler system types and their application, and locate and apply the basic installation requirements for sprinkler system components. Acceptance testing requirements will also be reviewed that ensure that the finished sprinkler system functions as intended.

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this webinar click on Introduction to NFPA 13 Fire Sprinkler Systems.

“NFPA 13 is the foundation of fire sprinkler systems and there are few with more experience and qualifications than Ralph Bless in this field,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Fire Smarts, LLC. “This webinar presentation is a great opportunity to learn and interact with a true expert.”

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.

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, LLC is a nationally recognized 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 is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council (ICC) to deliver approved training programs for CEU’s toward ICC Certifications.

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