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Telgian Executives Present at 2015 NFPA Conference

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Fire, security, and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation today announced that two Telgian executives, Russ Leavitt and Bob Caputo, will be presenting at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) conference June 22-25, 2015, in Chicago.

Russ Leavitt, SET, CFPS, executive chairman, will conduct two presentations on topics that include “Freeze Protection for Water-Based Fire Protection Systems” and “M20 NFPA 13-2016, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Changes.” Leavitt is part of a panel that includes the NFPA staff liaison for the automatic sprinkler technical committees and the chair of the automatic sprinkler correlating committee. The presentations will provide information on the conditions that trigger mandatory freeze protection along with approved options for meeting the requirement as well as changes to the installation requirement for NFPA 13-2016. The above presentations will take place back-to-back on June 22 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. CDT.

Bob Caputo, CFPS, CET, executive vice president, compliance solutions, will co-present two additional presentations on topics that include “T36 Inside the Pipe: NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, Chapter 14 Explained” and “W21 NFPA 25, Standard for the inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water- Based Fire Protection Systems, Dealing with Deficiencies.” The presentations will provide information on conducting internal assessments of piping and other system components, such as check valves and alarm valves, and the process for addressing deficiencies associated with water-based fire protection systems. These presentations will take place on June 23 and June 24 from 11 a.m. to noon CDT.

“Maintaining fire protection systems and adhering to NFPA codes and standards is critical to ensuring safety and controlling expenses,” said Leavitt. “We look forward to educating professionals on the importance of these codes and standards and how to stay compliant.”

The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. The NFPA conference is recognized as one of the most comprehensive industry events for countless professionals including architects, engineers, contractors, and building managers to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers, and utilities.

About Telgian Corporation

Telgian is a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services. Telgian partners with clients to produce innovative solutions that reduce exposure to loss from fire and disasters. The result is productive, profitable environments that keep businesses safe and compliant. To learn more about Telgian visit

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