2023 Monthly Webinar Series
In 2023, 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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2023 WSAFM Monthly Webinar Topics
New for 2023, 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.
To register for the monthly webinar please select your membership level to renew or activate a new membership.
January 26, 2023-Determining Occupant Loads
January Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1064796075453218648
Occupant loads govern many of the egress requirements in Chapter 10 of the International Fire Code. This month we will dive into Section 1005 and go over how to navigate and apply this section. We will go over several exercises to sharpen our skills when using this section.
February 23, 2023-Means of Egress Basics
Let's add to last month! This is a continuation of last month's webinar. This course will cover some of the more common items in Chapter 10 of the International Fire Code. We will cover the basics of occupant loads, means of egress sizing, and minimum number of exits. All of these items tie together. We will discuss the importance of including all factors when assessing means of egress.
March 30, 2023-IWUI International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
Let’s discuss the ‘WUI’! This month we will discuss the basics of navigating this publication as well as the State of Washington amendments. Included in this discussion will be the use of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources mapping that was driven by legislation. Understanding this process will greatly benefit your jurisdiction.
April 27, 2023-Emergency Responder Radio Coverage
This month's webinar we will be discussing Emergency Responder Radio Coverage. This is an often discussed topic in the fire service, but can get missed during the review process. We will learn how to navigate section 510 of the International Fire Code and how to enforce this section. Washington State Amendments will be included in this discussion.
May 25, 2023-High Hazard Occupancies
High hazard occupancies are unique and unfamiliar buildings that many in our profession have little experience with. This month we will cover some of the factors that drive this classification as well as the requirements that follow in the International Building Code. Chapter 50 of the International Fire Code will be discussed as well as Sections 414 and 415 in the IBC.
June 29, 2023-Code Adoption Process
The code adoption process can be difficult to understand. This webinar will break down the code adoption process at the national, state and local level. Knowing the codes you have adopted in your jurisdiction is extremely important in applying the correct code. Not knowing this process can be costly to your jurisdiction as well as hinder efficient enforcement.
July 27, 2023-Code Enforcement Challenges
In code enforcement of any kind, we get taught the text and how to apply it. We don’t always get the training for dealing with difficult situations and angry people. This month we will be going over how to navigate difficult enforcement items and how to utilize our people skills to handle upset community members.
August 31, 2023-From Paper to Practice
This month we will go over how to navigate a building during a fire code inspection. As code professionals we have an overwhelming amount of information to remember and increasing workloads. We will discuss how to efficiently do a fire code inspection and go over some tips and tricks to save time and be efficient.
September 28, 2023-Performing a Code Study
What is a “code study”? When complex code issues arise, how do you handle it? This month we will look at how to do a code study and why it can be so beneficial. We will go over a scenario and walk through the process of how to perform the code study. Afterwards we will analyze the results and discuss the outcome.
October 19, 2023-How to Identify Construction Types and Occupancy Classifications
Construction types are governed by the International Building Code. These construction types fall into multiple categories and govern many design and construction factors. We will review Chapter 6 of the International Building Code to better understand identifying factors for these types of construction. We will also cover occupancy classifications in Chapter 2 of the International Fire Code.
November 16, 2023-Private Fire Service Mains
In this class we will cover Section 507 of the International Fire Code and NFPA 24. Fire protection water supply is the foundation to many of the suppression items and efforts that are needed during suppression efforts. We will go over private fire service installation requirements and what to look for when inspecting these during construction.
December 21, 2023-Chapter 6: Building Service and Systems
Chapter 6 of the International Fire Code can be defined as a “random catch-all”. This chapter has many inspection items that often get overlooked. This month we will dive into this chapter and discuss its contents, including but not limited to: fuel-fired appliances, mechanical refrigeration, and commercial kitchen items.
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 email@example.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.