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Telgian’s Russell Leavitt to present the reorganization and new format of NFPA 13 at the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE NJ)Telgian’s Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt will conduct a presentation focusing on the reorganization and new format of NFPA 13 for 2019 at the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE NJ). The presentation, slated for February 4, 2019, will also highlight some of the major revisions in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems.

The NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems has undergone more than 60 revision cycles, reflecting more than 120 years of fire advances, as well as new water-based fire protection technologies. The 2019 Edition of NFPA 13 also includes the latest requirements for automatic sprinkler system design, installation and acceptance testing, hanging and bracing systems, underground piping and seismic protection. The updated document helps designers, engineers, contractors and installers work smarter to develop fire sprinkler defense for any occupancy.

A thorough understanding of the new format of NFPA 13 – the 2019 Edition – is necessary in order to properly apply requirements for automatic fire sprinklers and for more effective design, as well as for installation, maintenance and code enforcement. The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems is the transformative “next step” for all professionals involved with water-based fire protection.

The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE NJ) is a membership organization comprised of fire protection engineers and allied professionals who are dedicated to advancing fire protection engineering and fostering fire protection engineering education. Presentations, such as the NFPA 13 event, help keep members up to date on local issues, technical advancements and resources.

About the Presenter, Russell Leavitt, SET, CFPS

Russell LeavittTelgian’s Russell Leavitt to present the reorganization and new format of NFPA 13 at the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE NJ) is the Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc. With over 38 years of experience, he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation.

He is a Board Member and 2nd Vice-Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is the chair of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria Technical Committee. He also serves on the NFPA 13 Installation Committee as well as the NFPA 3, NFPA 4 and NFPA 25 Technical Committees.

Russ conducts seminars internationally on a variety of fire and life safety related subjects and has authored numerous industry articles and training materials.

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 fire protection service throughout the US and abroad. Telgian offers clients a comprehensive, single-source solution for fire protection, security and life safety needs.

Telgian Holdings, Inc. is comprised of:

  • TELGIAN ENGINEERING & CONSULTING is a full-service global engineering/risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline projects. Since 1985, Telgian has partnered with architects, engineers, developers, risk/facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies to provide services for the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses.
  • TELGIAN FIRE SAFETY provides professional Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair to 45,000+ locations annually. Expertise includes Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm and Clean Agent Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Monitoring, plus Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, and Budgeting/Forecasting.
  • TELGIAN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES is a supplier of software for management of CFATS/RCSC compliance regulation requirements/best practices. TMT’s cloud-based relational database application, Telgian Compliance Manager (TCM™), tracks security compliance solutions, provides real-time secure data management, allows submission/tracking of forms/reports, adheres to 50+ global compliance IT standards and includes denial-of-services protection.

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