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Introduction to NFPA 25 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems webinar

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Introduction to NFPA 25 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems webinar

NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (IT&M) of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems is one of the misunderstood and misapplied fire protection standards in use today. To share more about NFPA 25, Telgian Fire Safety’s fire protection expert Ralph Bless will present a Fire Smarts webinar, “Introduction to NFPA 25 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems” on November 10, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern.

During the course, Bless will examine the scope of NFPA 25, including a detailed look at the purpose of NFPA 25 as a wear and tear document not intended for design evaluation. The discussion will cover activities that are within, and those that are not within, the scope of NFPA 25 as it relates to fire sprinklers, standpipes and fire pumps. Basic definitions will be reviewed, as well as the IT&M responsibilities of building owners, AHJ’s and contractors and inspectors for these systems.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to understand the basic definitions and their application in required IT&M activities and understand the roles and responsibilities of each relevant stakeholder including the building owner, AHJ and contractor/inspector. In addition, attendees will be able to explain IT&M activities that are within the scope, and those that are intentionally not within the scope, of NFPA 25.

About Ralph E. Bless, Jr., PE, CFPS, SET

Ralph Bless has 40 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 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 ten state licenses.

Ralph Bless, Telgian Fire SafetyBless serves on six NFPA committees including the NFPA 1 Fire Code, NFPA 15 covering Water Spray Systems, and NFPA 915 covering remote inspections. He chairs the technical committee for NFPA 232 covering Record Storage and serves on the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee.

To learn more and register for the Introduction to NFPA 25 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems webinar, please visit Fire Smarts.

For media and interview inquiries with Ralph Bless, or additional information about Telgian Fire Safety, please contact Susan McNeill, Corporate Communications Manager, Telgian Holdings, Inc., at

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