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    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 08:30 - 10:00 (PDT)
    • Online
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    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    Fire Alarm Plan Review Class



    This course will provide code officials, fire alarm designers and contractors with the necessary information to design, review and install fire alarm systems in accordance with the International Fire Code and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Topics that will be addressed in this four-part series will include, information needed on plan submittals, battery calculations and voltage drop calculations, proper spacing for initiating devices and notification appliances, voice intelligibility, emergency communication systems, and supervising station requirements.

    Course Objectives:

    • Review IFC and NFPA 72 requirements for what information should be on the plan submittals.
    • Discuss battery calculations and voltage drop calculations and why it's important.
    • Address spacing and installation criteria for initiating devices (Chapter 17) and notification appliances (Chapter 18).
    • Review IBC/IFC requirements for emergency voice alarm communication systems by occupancy and pertinent requirements from NFPA 72 voice intelligibility.
    • Understand the difference between audibility and voice intelligibility requirements
    • Cover supervising station requirements from Chapter 26.

    Materials needed: NFPA 72, 2016 edition and International Fire Code, 2018 edition (or access to sections 907 and 915)


    Fire Alarm Plans Provided by: Signaling System Solutions Inc.


    Event Contact:
    John Swanson
    952-261-5854
    John.Swanson@firelifesafetyconsult.com


    ICC Credits: Class offers 12 hours of qualifying time. Equal to 1.2 ICC CEU's.


    About the Instructor:

    John Swanson has over 20 years of fire service experience serving as a Firefighter, (city) Fire Marshal and Deputy State Fire Marshal (State of Minnesota). He currently serves as a Lead Analyst-Corporate Fire Protection for Avangrid. He is certified as a Fire Inspector III, Plans Examiner, Firefighter II and NICET certified in fire alarm systems. He is currently a member of the NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Technical Committee and is a previous member of the International Building Code (IBC) Fire Safety Committee. He serves as a contract instructor and subject matter expert for the International Code Council (ICC) and is often called upon by ICC to develop and review IFC related content and materials. John also travels the country providing training on NFPA 72.


    In 2013, Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton appointed John to the Minnesota Board of Architecture and Engineering. In 2013, John’s youngest son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Due to this, John has a personal interest in fire alarm systems and fire safety for children on the autism spectrum and other special needs. Through his work on the NFPA 72 technical committee, John has worked on a national task group to review fire alarm notification appliances and the impact they have on children on the autism spectrum. He has also served as a consultant nationally to architects and engineers, school districts and code officials on autism related fire and life safety concerns in the built environment.

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 13:00 (PDT)
    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 10:00 (PDT)
    • Campbell's Resort - Lake Chelan
    • 78
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    Fire Prevention Institute

    October 18-22, 2021 - 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 2021 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 18, 2021, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 22, 2021. The Fire Prevention Institute focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.

    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, 2021.  In order to receive this special rate, reservations must be made by September 15, 2021. 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 #550720.

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 13:00 (PDT)
    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 10:00 (PDT)
    • Campbell's Resort - Lake Chelan
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    **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 2021 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 18, 2021, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 22, 2021. 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 19th, 2021 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 01, 2021
    • 08:30 (PDT)
    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • 16:30 (PDT)
    • Online
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    Fire Inspector 1 Boot Camp

    This four day class will cover in-depth details of all aspects of a fire code inspection. Students will learn to identify common code violations found in the International Fire Code and International Building Code.

    Day two and three will focus on more advanced fire code inspection topics. It is designed to assist in the identification of fire protection systems, as well as what maintenance is required on such systems.

    Students will be able to identify when systems are required or when they have been altered and require repair. Day 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 1 certification through the International Code Council.

    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. 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.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 08:00 (PST)
    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 17:00 (PST)
    • Puget Sound Fire, Station 46, 3521 S. 170th St., SeaTac, WA 98188

    This two-day course demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities.

    This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums.  These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of "best practices" in community risk reduction.

    There is no fee for this class.

    Student Materials:  BYOD Instructions Student Manual 

    Student ID's: Registration requires an identification number, a student number can be obtained at https://cdp.dhs.gov//FEMAID

    Registration:  Click Here To Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3G3S92Z

    Conctact:  CDSFM Esther Hernandez 360-596-3946, esther.hernandez@wsp.wa.gov
                     DSFM Robert Wittenberg 360-596-3946, robert.wittenberg@wsp.wa.gov

    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • 08:00 (PST)
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 17:00 (PST)
    • Pasco Fire Admin Bldg, 1011 E. Ainsworth Ave. Pasco, WA 99301

    This two-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it.  This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention.  In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority.  This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.

    This course includes three units of instruction:
    Unit 1:  Components of Community Risk Reduction
    Unit 2:  Community Risk Reduction as a Service Priority
    Unit 3: Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction

    No cost for this class

    Student Materials:  BYOD Instructions Student Manual

    Students ID's: Registration requires an identification number; a student number can be obtained at https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

    Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3G3S92Z

    Contacts:  Ben Shearer, CRR Mgr. 509-545-3497, shearerb@pasco-wa.gov
    DSFM Robert Wittenberg 360-596-3946, robert.wittenberg@wsp.gov

Past events

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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