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Fire Protection Seminars presented by Telgian’s Tom Parrish, March 9-10

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Fire Protection Seminars presented by Telgian’s Tom Parrish

Fire protection industry expert Tom Parrish will present four virtual fire protection seminars as part of the Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau Licensing and Certification Training Program on March 9-10, 2021. The continuing education seminars, Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 25, Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances and NFPA 25 Step-by-Step Testing Procedures comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Completion of these fire protection seminars will not only enhance participants’ technical knowledge and job skills but will also earn CPD points required for NICET certification.

As a veteran instructor and speaker, Parrish has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response and is the Fire Marshal for Putnam Township Michigan, as well as Vice President of Telgian Corporation. He serves on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems.

Parrish is the Vice President of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and is a senior instructor for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician.

Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Systems, March 9, 2021 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific)

This course is a high-level overview on fire sprinkler systems. The history and objective of fire sprinkler systems will be reviewed. The three required components for a sprinkler to function will be examined: automatic sprinkler; water supply, and the connection (piping) between the two. In addition, this course will cover the four major types of sprinkler systems and the associated components. Basic installation requirements will be reviewed along with system acceptance.

NFPA 25 Overview, March 9, 2021 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific)

NFPA 25 is one of the misunderstood and misapplied standards in use today. This course will examine the scope and purpose of NFPA 25. Owner, AHJ, and contractor responsibilities will be reviewed for issues such as accessibility, freeze protection, reporting, and safety. The issue of contractor and owner liability will also be discussed in detail. The layout of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the scope of inspections, tests, and maintenance for major systems including sprinklers, standpipes, and fire pumps.

Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances, March 10, 2021 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific)

The NFPA 24 Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances contains the latest requirements and information regarding the installation of underground water supply piping for fire protection systems. This course will examine the requirements for the components used in these systems along with the installation requirements.

NFPA 25 – Step-by-Step Testing Procedures, March 10, 2021 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific)

Tom Parrish, Telgian Fire SafetyThis course will review step-by-step instructions on performing the most common tests required by NFPA 25 including main drains, valve operation, dry valve full and partial trips, pressure reducing valves, and others. These procedures are a great guide for contractors and service providers to use in training inspectors and creating quality control procedures to ensure that the required tests are completed as mandated by the standard. Attendees will learn to identify and apply testing procedures that will help ensure that systems function properly and assist in limiting the potential liability that comes with having standard testing procedures.

For additional information or to register for these fire protection seminars, please visit Fire Smarts. Washington State residents may register at no charge through Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Media and Interview Inquiries:

Susan McNeill

Telgian Holdings, Inc.


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