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Telgian’s Ralph Bless will conduct two days of NICET Test Preparation

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Telgian’s Vice President, Account Management, Ralph Bless will conduct two days of National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Test Preparation at Black Lake Fire Station #95 in Olympia, WA on January 15-16, 2019.  This course is offered through the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office fire sprinkler training program presented by Fire Smarts.

This live classroom training for NFPA 25 Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems is a 16-hour course; NFPA 25 is considered the baseline for inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems.

The seminar will prepare attendees to successfully complete the NICET examination for certification through Level II for the inspection and testing of water-based suppression systems. Basic inspector procedures and safety requirements will be also reviewed.

The seminar utilizes timed practice quizzes totaling 200 questions to give hands-on experience in using NFPA 25 under exam-like conditions.

Established in 1961, NICET is a national organization which recognizes certification for engineering technicians and technologists within the United States. NICET certifications are based on a candidate’s ability to prove a level of expertise in their field via an examination and work experience, as well as performance verification.

To learn more about the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, please visit NICET.

To register for, or learn more about this event, please visit FireSmarts.

About the Presenter: Ralph E. Bless, Jr., PE, CFPS, SET

Ralph Bless has more than 35 years of fire protection engineering experience in areas that include system design, consulting, risk analysis, and code review. He has served as a liaison between customers, authorities having jurisdiction, and contractors/suppliers, and has expertise in the design of water-based fire suppression systems, as well as fire and smoke modeling.

He is a Professional Engineer licensed in six states and is a Level IV NICET senior certified fire sprinkler layout technician and holds 3 additional NICET certifications. Ralph also holds several state and national certifications including that of Certified Fire Protection Specialist. Currently, he serves on four NFPA code committees.

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