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AFSA41 to Feature Two Telgian Fire Protection Experts

Fire protection, life safety and security solutions provider Telgian announced that two company experts, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP and Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS, CWBSP, will present at AFSA41 in Las Vegas on October 16-19, 2022. AFSA41, hosted by The American Fire Sprinkler Association, is the largest fire sprinkler exhibition in North America. The event includes and EXPO and four days of educational fire protection seminars. It also showcases the latest technology in the fire sprinkler industry.

At the event, Tom Parrish, Telgian Fire Safety (TFS) Vice President will present “Fire Sprinkler System Monitoring: What Gets Connected to the Fire Alarm System?” on Sunday, October 16, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This session will review IBC Chapter 9, NFPA 13, NFPA 20, and NFPA 72.  A building fire alarm system or a dedicated function sprinkler monitoring system will be discussed, along with the devices used and connected to interface the sprinkler system for alarm and supervisory conditions.  The functions of the dedicated sprinkler monitoring system will be covered, as well.

Parrish has more than 25 years of experience in the fire protection industry and has held multiple positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services, as well as in private industry system design and installation programs.

As a leader in the industry, he serves on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees including the NFPA Technical Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices and NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. In addition, Parrish is the newly elected President of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and is a senior instructor for NFPA. Professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician.

Tom Parrish, TelgianTracey Bellamy, Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC (TEC) Chief Engineering Officer will conduct three seminars at AFSA41. These include:

New Antifreeze Products – Installation Limitations and Design Calculations” on Tuesday, October 18, from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. This seminar will cover the current state of the newest available antifreeze products currently on the market. Bellamy will lead a discussion regarding the limitations for using each as required by the Listing will be provided. These will include lower temperature limits, minimum design pressures, hazard use limitations, and volume restrictions, as well as the impact of low-temperature conditions on the physical properties of the solutions. Additionally, a discussion on the current state of potential consideration for extending the sunset date for legacy antifreeze solutions will be presented, including the allowances under which it might be applied.

Commodity and Hazard Classification in the 21st Century” on Wednesday, October 19, from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Using NFPA 13 and the latest industry information, this seminar walks the attendees through determining the classification that will result in the needed protection while using the most cost-effective system type and configuration. The proper use of the Owner’s Certificate is examined for its role in the process, including the protection from liability for the contractor. This seminar session benefits contractors, estimators, designers, and AHJs.

Hydrant Flow Testing and Evaluating Your Water Supply” on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This seminar will provide an in-depth review of NFPA 291, Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, related to hydrant flow testing for the development of water supply input data for use in the hydraulic calculation of water-based fire protection systems. Specific emphasis will be directed towards the need to assess the reliability of flow test data relative to the potential operating variations in the public utility, along with a discussion on the common variables which should be considered. 

With nearly 35 years of experience in the fire protection industry, Tracey Bellamy is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).  He serves on a number of NFPA technical committees including NFPA 1, 11, 13, 15, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000.

Bellamy is a certified instructor with NFPA and teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics. He is also a sought-after author on a variety of fire protection topics. Recent articles include Improving Warehouse Fire Safety in Five Steps for Fire Middle East magazine, Fire Protection of Dry Dock Storage Facilities for Marina Dock Age magazine, Fire Protection Evolution: New Vehicle Materials & Power Sources Drive Increased Risk for Parking magazine, and Lives vs. Assets: What Residential Sprinkler Design Standards Should be Used for Reeves Journal.

For the entire conference schedule including seminars, please visit the AFSA41 Schedule.

For media and interview inquiries with Tom Parrish or Tracey Bellamy, or additional information about Telgian, please contact Susan McNeill, Corporate Communications Manager, Telgian Holdings, Inc., at  

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