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Water Flow Testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems Webinar slated for June 13

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Telgian’s Ralph Bless to present Water Flow Testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems Webinar June 13Telgian’s Vice President Ralph Bless will present the Fire Smarts Water Flow Testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems webinar on June 13, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern (including Q&A time). This webinar provides an overview of water supply evaluation and testing based on NFPA 291 ‘Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants.’ Participants will learn about using a public water system and why it is critical to understand the capabilities and limitations of the water supply prior to starting the fire sprinkler system design.

Discussion will include the risk created when there is not a reliable water supply and the potential impact to the facility, occupants and emergency responders. The presenter will also cover situations such as when a water flow test should be conducted, and the key factors necessary to evaluate during water supply analysis.

Learning objectives for the Water Flow Testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems webinar include:

  • Understand the water flow testing requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems design
  • Discuss the key factors to consider in a water supply analysis
  • Review and explain the results of water supply testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Each participant registered, attending the full live training webinar or viewing the post-live recorded on-demand webinar, will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will include the participants name, training subject, date, number of training hours completed and the Fire Smarts name, address and phone number.

Certificates will comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Fire Smarts is an approved training provider of the ICC. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.

Certificates can 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.

In addition, certificates can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) program. Continuing education credit is determined as one credit per training contact hour.

Certificates can also be used as supporting documentation for continuing education (CE) hours for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications. Fire Smarts is a continuing education source under “Nationally Recognized Training Providers.” Continuing education hours are determined as one CE hour per training contact hour.

Fire Sprinkler Systems Presenter, Ralph Bless, P.E., SET, CFPS

Telgian’s Ralph Bless to present Water Flow Testing for Fire Sprinkler Systems Webinar June 13Ralph Bless has more than 35 years of experience in fire protection including a broad range of water-based and special hazard system design, code consulting and fire protection engineering services. He has provided services to government, hospitality, warehouse/distribution center, retail, convenience, multi-unit development, multifamily housing, industrial, restaurant, and medical accounts. Bless 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.

In addition, Bless 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.

About Telgian Holdings, Inc.

Since 1985, Telgian has served as a trusted partner to clients around the globe, providing innovative fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with seven regional offices across the nation, Telgian provides service throughout the US and abroad. We offer our clients a comprehensive, single-source solution for all of their fire protection, security and life safety needs.

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