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Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity: NFPA 20 Review

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Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity: NFPA 20 ReviewUPDATE 5-6-2020: Due to scheduling conflicts, the presenter for this event has been changed from Russ Leavitt Tracey Bellamy. Fire protection industry expert Tracey Bellamy will present a Fire Smarts, Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity on May 12-13. The training includes two days of live, virtual classroom instruction from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) each day. Throughout this two day course, ne will deliver a detailed review of the design, installation and acceptance testing of stationary fire pumps, as per NFPA 20. The NFPA 20 Standard provides requirements for the selection and installation of pumps to ensure that systems will work as intended, to deliver adequate and reliable water supplies in a fire emergency.

Fire Pumps Online Training Overview

The Fire Pumps Online Training course contains a review of basic fire pump principles including laminar and balanced flow, as well as basic hydraulic principles. The difference between centrifugal and positive displacement pumps will also be examined.

Attendees will learn about the various types of centrifugal fire pumps, along with how each are best applied. The performance requirements, selection and sizing of pumps will be discussed, and hands-on activities will provide experience and a framework for choosing the most cost-effective fire pump.

Installation requirements will be examined including acceptable and unacceptable layouts. In addition, the purpose of pressure maintenance (jockey) pumps will be explained, including methods for choosing the correct capacity. And, the requirement for motor drivers, engine drivers, and their controllers will also be reviewed.

The course ends with an examination of the requirements for acceptance testing and the required documentation for an approved fire pump installation.

Certificates of Completion for the Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity

Certificates of completion for the Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC-approved training courses. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.

In addition, certificates may be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) program and for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.

Certificates of completion may be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Pumps Online Training Course is being taught in an online virtual classroom.  Please visit the Fire Smarts website  to register.

Presenter: Tracey Bellamy

Fire Pumps Online Training Opportunity: NFPA 20 Review, Telgian's Tracey BellamyA registered Professional Fire Protection and Civil Engineer, Tracey Bellamy is the Chief Engineering Officer of fire, life safety and security solutions provider Telgian Engineering & Consulting. As a certified instructor with NFPA, he teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics such as “Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Systems,” “NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Overview,” “Water-Based Fire Protection System Freeze Protection and Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems” and “Managing System Impairments and Use of Fire Watch,” among others.

For over 30 years, Bellamy has led the fire protection industry as a force for positive change and innovation. He is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).  In addition, Bellamy represents Telgian on several NFPA technical committees such as NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000.

Bellamy is also a sought-after author and frequently shares his fire protection expertise with industry journals. Examples include “What Residential Sprinkler Design Standards Should be Used?” for Reeves Journal and “How to Determine Commodity Classification: It’s Not as Easy as You Think” for Sprinkler Age magazine.

For additional information about fire, life safety and security industry leader Telgian, and the fire safety systems testing, inspections, repair, engineering, design, risk mitigation and consulting services that the company provides, please call 1-877-TELGIAN.

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