Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Smoke Control

    This is a four part webinar series on smoke control.

    Smoke Control 101- Overview

    (Tuesday - October 4th  @11:30PST)

    NFPA 4 Test and Inspections of Integrated Systems

    (Wednesday - November 9th @ 11:30AM PST)

    NFPA 72 – Code Cycle Changes Around “Survivability”

    (Wednesday – November 16th @ 11:30AM PST)

    IBC/IFC 2018/2021 Changes “I-Code Comparison”

    (Wednesday – December 14th @ 11:30AM PST)

    Smoke Control 101-Overview:

    Review of smoke control vs. smoke management systems. Highlight codes and standards that affect the system operation and design parameters. Discuss the goals of these various systems from smoke detection, damper activation and modulation to fan control and ho to properly interface them together to work as a single system. Testing requirements an ongoing review are covered to make sure the system works today and into the future whenever it is needed.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand all basic concepts for a smoke control system.
    2. Identify differences between smoke control and smoke management systems.
    3. Review the variables of dedicated and non-dedicated systems.
    4. Understand the variety of codes and testing standards with these systems.


    NFPA 72 Changes to the 2022 edition focus on “survivability”

    Fire Alarm and Building Codes are adapting to incorporate new technologies. This session will highlight recent code changes and how they address new technologies including remote, or cloud-based access, integration and resiliency.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the challenges faced with by the traditional code development cycle as it applies to technological advancements for Life Safety
    2. Identify the codes and challenges with emerging technology as it applies to a fire alarm system.
    3. Identify changes to NFPA 72, 2022 edition


    NFPA 4 – Integrated Fire Protection & Life Safety System Testing (FIS 130)

    Buildings contain multiple systems that are designed to provide fire protection and life safety functions in the event of an emergency.  These systems are provided by multiple vendors and by code are required to be interfaced to coordinate their emergency sequences.  Over time as systems are updated or serviced these interfaces need to be retested to maintain their compliance.  The NFPA 4 standard will help guide the owner on what steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of their building.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.   Gain an understanding of the purpose and scope of NFPA 4

    2.   Define what types of systems require testing

    3.   Understand the testing methods and frequency 

    1. Be able to explain the documentation requirements of NFPA 4


    IBC FA Requirements by Occupancy

    Fire detection systems save lives but are not required in all buildings.  The International Building Code defines building requirements by occupancy class.  This presentation reviews the occupancy classes and general requirements for fire detection systems including manual, automatic and voice/evacuation systems.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.   Recognize building occupancy classifications and exceptions

    2.   Explain the general requirement for fire protection in each occupancy class

    3.   Specifically review the fire alarm requirements per occupancy

    4.   Be able to identify which life/safety systems are required based on occupancy class 


    Presenters:

    Siemens:

    Maria Marks

    Manager of Industry Relations

    Maria.marks@siemens.com

    Lanny Ray

    Territory Manager-Pacific NW Zone

    Lanny.ray_iv@siemens.com

    Life Safety Certification Group:

    Christopher Moye

    christopher@lifesafetycertifications.com

    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 08:00 - 13:00
    • UA Local 699 - South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus
    • 0

    Fire Pump Commissioning Class

    Presented by UA Local 699

    October 6, 2022

    South Seattle College- Georgetown Campus 6737 Corson Avenue South - Building B102, Seattle, 98108

    08:00-13:00hrs


    Cost $25.00

    (Includes Certificate and Lunch)


    The primary focus of this class will be what to expect and look for during a fire pump commissioning test.


    Course Outline This presentation will provide a description of NFPA 20 Fire Pump Testing, key items to look for during installation approval, and how a flow curve is built.

    • Understanding NFPA 20 requirements for final testing of a fire pump.
    • How to identify proper installation of a fire pump and its accessories.
    • How to flow a fire pump and build a flow curve.

    Class will be limited to a maximum of 12 attendees.


    ICC credit will be issued.


    Special Instructions:

    There will be a small amount of classroom time to start and then the remainder out in the shop. Dress should be appropriate duty uniform and duty boots to avoid wet feet.


    Class Contact: Scott Peterson Local 699 - scott@ualocal699.org


    Instructors:

    Steve Miller - Training Director for UA Local 699's apprenticeship. Steve oversees 8 additional instructors and 150 apprentices.


    Colin Fowler - General Foreman. Instructor for UA Local 699 for 22 years has taken several NFPA 20 courses including the new code. Colin also holds a UA Star Mastery certification.


    Ricky Campbell - Business agent for UA Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters. Instructor at UA Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters. Past service foreman at McKinstry Fire

    Protection. NICET 2 ITT.

    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • 13:00
    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 10:00
    • Campbell's Resort - Lake Chelan
    • 4
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    Fire Prevention Institute

    October 17-21, 2022 - Campbell’s Resort ~ Lake Chelan

    The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Washington Public Fire Educators, and the IAAI - Washington Chapter, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2022 Fire Prevention Institute (FPI). The FPI is being held at Campbell’s Resort at Lake Chelan, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 21, 2022. The Fire Prevention Institute focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.


    Full Registration includes:

    Breakfast and Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) and Thursday night dinner 

    One Day Registration includes: breakfast and lunch only (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday)


    Please note that Campbell’s has increased safety measures for COVID-19 and there will be means provided for social distancing and hygiene. We will provide more details prior to the event.

    WSAFM will issue ICC Continuing Education Credits!!

    Room rates will be based on the government per diem rate in effect October 1, 2022.  In order to receive this special rate, reservations must be made by September 15, 2022. Once this date has passed, or the room block has been filled, you will need to find alternate lodging. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 553-8225. Please be sure to provide registration code #550721.

    LODGING
    Room rates will be based on the government per diem rate in effect October 1, 2022. The rate is currently $96.00single/$116.00 double occupancy, plus tax – please be advised the rate may adjust up or down, on or before October 1, 2022. In order to receive this special rate, reservations must be made by September 15, 2022. Once this date has passed, or the room block has been filled, you will need to find alternate lodging. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 553-8225. Please be sure to provide registration code #550721.

    Campbell’s Resort
    104 W. Woodin Ave.
    Chelan, WA 98166
    (800) 553-8225

    Campbell’s policy requires cancellations to be made 7 days prior to your arrival. If your reservation was made more than 6 months prior to the event, cancellation policy requires cancellations to be made 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Failure to notify Campbell’s Resort within the specified time of cancellation will result in forfeiture of the deposit or a charge to the credit card.


    EVENT CONTACTS
    Washington State Association of Fire Marshal's Office - events@washingtonfirechiefs.org - 360.352.0161


    REFUND INFORMATION
    100% if canceled by 8/1/2022
    75% if canceled by 9/1/2022
    50% if canceled by 10/1/2022
    No refunds after 10/1/2022

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • 09:00 - 10:00
    • Campbell's Resort - Lake Chelan

    **See the events page for registration to attend the conference**

    This registration is exclusively for the registration of vendor tables and sponsorships for our Partner Members. Join Here

    The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Washington Public Fire Educators, and the IAAI - Washington Chapter, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2022 Fire Prevention Institute (FPI). The FPI is being held at Campbell’s Resort at Lake Chelan, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 21, 2022. The Fire Prevention Institute focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.

    Vendor Night will occur on October 18th, 2022 at 1700.

    Please note that Campbell’s has increased safety measures for COVID-19 and there will be means provided for social distancing and hygiene. We will provide more details prior to the event.

    • Monday, November 07, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    • Wenatchee Convention Center

    The Washington Fire Chiefs Association is always working to find new innovative ways to share education with our members.  To this end, we are offering the WFC Fall Workshops - an opportunity to network with a diverse community of fire service professionals and learn about new emerging issues.

    Follow link to register:

    https://www.wsafm.com/


    • Monday, November 14, 2022
    • 08:30
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • 16:30
    • Online
    • 14
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    Fire Inspector II Boot Camp

    November 14-17, 2022


    This four day class will cover in-depth details of fire code inspections. Students will learn to identify strenuous code violations found in the International Fire Code and International Building Code. This class will include discussion and analysis of more technical level topics that the class participants can engage in. The first two days will be covering topics out of Part IV and V of the IFC (Special Occupancies and Operations, Hazardous Material); and multi-layered code analysis that requires navigation throughout the publication. Day three and four will be all about navigating the codes and getting familiar with the layout of the IFC and IBC.

    Participants will be going through question and answer segments to help with test preparation for the Fire Inspector II certification through the International Code Council.

    Required Textbooks:

    Please bring a copy of the 2018 International Fire Code and International Building Code. This is required as this class is geared towards preparing students for the Fire Inspector II Certification through the International Code Council.

    ICC Credit: Class offers 26 hours of qualifying time. Equal to 2.6 ICC CEU’s

    Maximum of 30 students will be enrolled.

    Washington Code Academy Instructor: Washington Code Academy, LLC is an ICC Preferred Provider. The instructor for this course is Tony Doan. Tony has 6 years of fire sprinkler design experience and 6 years of fire code inspection experience and currently works for the City of Yakima as the Deputy Building Official. He holds a NICET Level II in fire sprinkler design. He is also certified through the International Code Council as a Fire Code Inspector I & II, Commercial Building Inspector and Certified Building Official.

    If you have any questions, please call Tony Doan at 509-930-1429 or email him at washingtoncodeacademy@gmail.com

    • Monday, December 05, 2022
    • 08:30
    • Thursday, December 08, 2022
    • 17:00
    • McClelland Arts Center, 951 Delaware Street - Longview, WA
    • 3
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    Fire Plan Review Class

    Presented by Les Townzen - Townzen & Associates

    December 5-8, 2022

    Hosted by Longview Fire Department


    Class Location: McClelland Arts Center

    951 Delaware Street, Longview, WA  98632

    08:30-17:00hrs

    This is an intensive comprehensive class over four days to prepare the student to conduct plan reviews in their fire prevention program duties. Some of the topics that this class will cover are administration, occupancies, hazardous materials, fire protection, egress and safety. This class will include a comprehensive workbook and practice reviews on actual real life projects that had been submitted for review to assist the student in the learning process.

    Class objectives:

    • Assist the student in basic plan review methodology.
    • Assist the student in developing the required skills necessary to perform a competent plan review.
    • Where to find resources when faced with a difficult or new plan review.
    • Assist the student in preparing for the ICC Plan Review Exam.

    Cost: $450-WASFM member and $550 non-member (includes instruction, plans, and breaks) and ICC credits will be issued.

    Lunch will not be provided.


    Class size is limited to 30 students


    Required Material:

    • 2018 IBC
    • 2018 IFC
    • 2016 NFPA #13
    • 2016 NFPA #72
    • Architects Scale
    • Engineers Scale
    • Compass


    Lodging:

    Quality Inn and Suites Longview Kelso

    723 7th Avenue

    Longview, WA  98632

    (360) 414-1000

    Best Western Aladdin Inn

    310 Long Avenue

    Kelso, WA  98626

    (360) 425-9660


    Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview

    510 S Kelso Drive

    Kelso, WA  98626

    (360) 636-4400


    Comfort Inn & Suites Kelso-Longview

    440 Three Rivers Drive

    Kelso, WA  98626

    (360) 425-4600


    Class Contact: Jon Dunaway Jon.Dunaway@ci.longview.wa.us  or 360-442-5538

    About Les:

    Mr. Townzen is the President of Townzen & Associates, Inc that was started in 2006 and is a fire protection, fire code, building code consulting firm located in Olympia. Mr. Townzen has over 44 years in the fire protection field and has been involved in national code development for the past 25 plus years. He has served on the code development committees for both the International Fire and Building Codes during the change to the international codes from the regional Uniform codes in 2000. He was on the drafting committee for the first edition of the International Performance Code.

    Mr. Townzen has worked in two major local jurisdictions in his fire prevention career in positions of Fire Marshal and had served as the Chief Deputy Fire Marshal for the Washington State Fire Marshal’s as the lead code officer prior to his employment as a Regional Director with a national private fire engineering consulting firm. Mr. Townzen was on the first board of directors for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals when it was formed in 1999. Mr. Townzen served as National Codes Director for many years.

    Mr. Townzen started his own firm in 2006 with many of the clients being local jurisdictions. Townzen and Associates, Inc has contracts that has Mr. Townzen served as the Building Code Official for the cities of Kalama, Woodland, Vader, Roy and Yacolt and Fire Marshal for the city of Kalama. Mr. Townzen has been teaching fire and building code seminars across the country for the past 20+ years for both model code groups and under his own firm.

Past events

Monday, September 12, 2022 Fire Inspector 1 Boot Camp
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 F0633 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 N0497 Introduction to NFIRS 5.0
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Fire Pump Commissioning Class
Monday, May 16, 2022 Fire & Life Safety Educator 1 With IFSAC Testing
Monday, March 28, 2022 Fire Inspector 1 Boot Camp
Monday, March 21, 2022 Fire Plan Review Class
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 VISION 20/20 Data Collection & Analysis Training
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 Community Risk Reduction Workshop
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction
Monday, November 01, 2021 Fire Inspector 1 Boot Camp
Monday, October 18, 2021 2021 Fire Prevention Institute
Monday, October 18, 2021 2021 Fire Prevention Institute - Vendor Only Registration
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Fire Alarm Plan Review Class - Online
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 NFA Regional Delivery Courses
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Monthly Webinar Series - Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Monthly Webinar Series - Integrated Testing
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Firestop Plan Review and Inspection
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Monthly Webinar Series - Chapter 8 and Educational Facilities
Thursday, January 28, 2021 2018 IFC Code Update Class - NEW DATE
Thursday, January 14, 2021 2021 Webinar Series
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Fire Alarm ITM Training







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