2022 Monthly Webinar Series

In 2022, we will be providing 90-minute monthly webinars on selected IFC topics. The annual webinar series is now included in the annual membership dues and all members of your agency will have access to this training at no additional charge. Please consider joining our association to receive this benefit or purchasing this valuable training as a non-member. 

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2022 WSAFM Monthly Webinar Topics


New for 2022, we continue our 90-minute monthly webinars on selected IFC topics. The annual webinar series is now included in the annual membership dues and all members of your agency will have access to this training at no additional charge. Please consider joining our association to receive this benefit or purchasing this valuable training as a non-member. 

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January 27, 2022 - Working with Neighboring Jurisdictions

Consistency from one local AHJ to the next can differ greatly. To no fault of the jurisdiction, differences in budget, available services, permitting and processes can create inconsistencies with neighboring jurisdictions. This course recommends practices that help collaborate with those jurisdictions to help provide consistent enforcement throughout your region. 


February 24, 2022 - Locking Arrangements in Educational Occupancies.

In recent code and standard cycles, the unfortunate reality of unwanted intruders in our schools has been addressed. While good intentions exist among educational staff, oftentimes unintended consequences are part of the result. Chapter 10 of the International Fire Code will be examined as well as NFPA 3000. 


March 17, 2022 - Beyond the Hood

The International Fire Code, NFPA 96 and IKECA discuss hood cleaning for commercial kitchen operations. History has shown that’s not the only portion that needs cleaning. This course will discuss what a wet-chemical system is designed to extinguish and how other neglected areas may be of more or equal concern. 


April 28, 2022 - So You Wanna be a Fire Code Inspector?

Fire department employment is historically a position that is sought after for many reasons. Culture, glamor, heroism, ‘the good guys/gals’. Transitioning from a combat position to prevention can be a sobering experience. We will examine what this transition may look like for you and how to navigate this new role.


May 26, 2022 - Outdoor Firework Displays

Outdoor firework displays are oftentimes a unique, seasonal event. Meaning the permit and inspection process can be unfamiliar and daunting to code officials. This course goes over Chapter 56 of the International Fire Code and the appropriate NFPA Standards (1126) to assist you in these inspections. Washington State Chapter 70.77 RCW and Chapter 212-17 Washington Administrative Code will also be covered. 


June 22, 2022 - Report Writing for Inspectors

What should and should not be included in your fire inspection report? This course dives into some of the legal ramifications of including opinions and assumptions in a report. Consistent, accurate report writing is a great trait that can help avoid future problems. 


July 28, 2022 - Communication Paths and NFPA 72

Fire alarm systems and monitoring requirements are constantly changing with technology. Single path communication, multi-path communication, cellular, network, analog/POTS, radio frequency; the possibilities are endless and changing often. This course offers a basic rundown of what NFPA 72 intends and how we can apply it to the fire alarm systems in our jurisdiction.  


August 25, 2022 - A Code for Everyone!

Codes and standards are published for many reasons. Many of them can be narrowed down into a few different categories: life and property safety, structure/install longevity, technological advances, etc. However, codes and standards are also written to provide protections for the community member. We will examine some of these examples in this course.


September 22, 2022 - Chapter 80 of the International Fire Code

Chapter 80 of the International Fire Code is Referenced Standards. How do we use this chapter? To what extent can we reference the “referenced standard”? Section 102.7 of the 2018 International Fire Code provides some guidance. 


October 27, 2022 - 2018 International Fire Code, Chapter 21, Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning operations vary in size, operation and classification. This course will cover the basics of Chapter 21 including fire protection, ventilation, and spotting/pre-treating operations. 


November 17, 2022 0830 - NFPA 10 and Formal Interpretations

NFPA 10 covers the standard for portable fire extinguishers. Sometimes the standard does not dive into specific scenarios, leaving us with the need for an interpretation. NFPA 10 has published some previous interpretations. We will discuss these interpretations and the importance in understanding intent and purpose. 


December 15, 2022 - Hazen-Williams Equation

NFPA 13 can be a daunting study. Many of us are thrust into roles that require us to review fire sprinkler plans and complex hydraulic calculations. The Hazen-Williams Equation is used to calculate friction loss. Computer programs now offer a simplified means of finding the friction loss with a push of a button. Have you ever wondered how this math is done? Wonder no more, this class will teach you how to do these equations by hand.

About the Presenter

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 Yakima Fire Department. 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

** The dates and topics are subject to change based on other upcoming events and feedback. 

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 with Yakima Fire Department. In March of 2020 he accepted a position with the City of Yakima as the Deputy Building Official in the Code Administration Department. 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. 

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