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Water-based fire protection systems: freeze and seismic protection presented by Telgian’s Tracey Bellamy

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Water-based fire protection systems: freeze and seismic protection seminars presented by Telgian’s Tracey Bellamy

Telgian’s Tracey Bellamy will be the featured speaker at the Spokane Fire Department training event in Spokane Valley, Washington on February 25-26, 2020. At the event, Bellamy will present two 8-hour courses: Water-Based Fire Protection System Freeze Protection and Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems. 

A registered Professional Fire Protection and Civil Engineer, Bellamy currently serves as Telgian’s Chief Engineering Officer, and has over 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry. He is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). 

Bellamy represents Telgian on a number of NFPA technical committees including NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 and is a certified instructor with NFPA, teaching nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics.

Bellamy’s first course, Water-Based Fire Protection System Freeze Protection, is slated for February 25, 2020. This 8-hour course covers the NFPA standards requiring water-based fire protection systems to be protected against freezing. Bellamy will examine the conditions that trigger mandatory freeze protection, along with the approved options for meeting the requirement.

In addition, the design limitations and economic impact (including maintenance) of using dry pipe systems, pre-action systems, insulation, heat tracing, antifreeze solutions and other potential protection methods will be covered. Participants will learn to identify and apply the items necessary for consideration when making a choice on how best to provide adequate protection. Attendees will also examine the consequences of inadequate freeze protection, versus the building owner’s need for dependable and cost-effective fire protection.

Bellamy’s second course, Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems will be held on February 26, 2020. This 8-hour course is designed for those who have an understanding of seismic terms and will focus on the proper application of the requirements for seismic protection including flexibility, clearance and bracing. Additionally, participants will learn to apply the concepts of lateral and horizontal loads, determine the zone of influence and the calculation and layout of seismic bracing.

Water-based fire protection systems: freeze and seismic protection seminars presented by Telgian’s Tracey BellamyEach participant registered (completing the sign-in sheet and attending the full training session) will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate will include the participant’s name, training subject, date and number of training hours completed.

Certificates will comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Fire Smarts is an approved training provider of the ICC. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.

Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.

To register for the Water-Based Fire Protection System Freeze Protection and Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems seminars, please visit the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Media and Interview Inquiries:
Susan McNeill
Telgian Holdings, Inc.
smcneill@telgian.com
480-621-5031

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