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Campus Fire Safety EXPO features Telgian expertsThe Campus Fire Safety EXPO is the only international conference focusing exclusively on campus fire safety, emergency management, code enforcement, life safety, firefighter safety and fire protection all under one roof. The EXPO will showcase Corporate Sponsor Telgian Engineering & Consulting as a leading provider of real and workable solutions in the fire, life safety and security engineering environment.

In addition to exhibiting during the Campus Fire Safety EXPO, Telgian experts will present several training and educational workshops on fire and life safety, security, code enforcement, fire protection and emergency management including:

Monday February 25, 2019

139 – Introduction to NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Franklin Rooms A & B
Presenter: Tom Parrish, Telgian Corporation Vice President

This seminar address important aspects of fire alarm systems. Fire alarm systems have several devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors and heat detectors, or may be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Fire alarm systems are essential for the adequate detection and warning of a fire situation within commercial and residential premises. The detection, visual, and audible requirements of a fire alarm system are dependent on the layout and use of the building. It is due to the diversity of these applications that fire alarm panels and related accessories have been developed to meet these varying needs.

140 – NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Testing and Inspections, can you self-perform them

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Franklin Rooms A & B
Presenter: Tom Parrish, Telgian Corporation Vice President

This presentation will include an overview of the test and inspection requirements as defined by NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. This program will also stress the newly added definitions of qualified personnel and a few of the avenues to obtain these qualifications. The program will define the roles of the person conducting, inspection, testing, programming and servicing of the fire alarm system as well as review the documentation requirements for both the personnel and the test and inspection activities.

141 – What Codes Apply to Fire Alarm Systems – Significant Changes to the International Fire Code

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Franklin Rooms A & B
Presenter: April Musser, Telgian Engineering & Consulting Regional Practice Leader

Changes in the International Fire Code (IFC) drive the requirements for when (and where) fire alarm systems are required to be installed in occupancies governed by the code. The International Code Council (ICC) revises the code set every three (3) years, providing and update to the requirements based on continuing experience and updates to industry best practices. This seminar will cover the following:

· Code and standard defined – discussion of differences – discussion of promulgation
· Legacy Chapter 9 requirements
· New Chapter 9 requirements (Both this and the above slightly focused on educational and residential occupancies)
· Impact of changes
· Examples of impacts

Tuesday February 26, 2018

142 – NFPA 25 and 72, Compliance Need Not Break the Bank

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Franklin Rooms A & B
Presenter: Tom Parrish, Telgian Corporation Vice President

The cost-effective maintenance of fire and life safety systems is always a challenge, but even more so in a down economy that is filled with corporate directives to lower costs. This seminar examines the published requirements for fire alarm inspection, testing, and maintenance, along with strategies for complying with the requirements without busting the bank. The session reviews real world examples where property owners, authorities having jurisdiction, and service providers work together to manage the risk of fire loss, while keeping the costs as low as possible.

143 – Integrating Fire Safety Systems in a Campus Based Environment

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Franklin Rooms A & B
Presenters: April Musser, Telgian Engineering & Consulting Regional Practice Leader & Jim Antell, Telgian Engineering & Consulting Regional Practice Leader

While there are many important systems and equipment in a campus-based and business environment, perhaps none is more important than a properly working fire alarm/security system. When people go off to work, and parents send their children off to school, they put their trust in the fire/security system, trusting that it will keep them safe and secure.

There are many advantages to integrating fire, security and life safety systems. Above all, an integrated fire and security system can expedite the handling of the emergency situation. With an integrated system, building occupants can be alerted more quickly to an emergency situation and be able to respond accordingly. This presentation will discuss and focus integration of these systems to keep people, property, and assets safe and secure while insuring business and operational continuity. There is, however, a growing potential for code compliance conflict between the two critical disciplines.

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