Fire Plan Review Class
Presented by Les Townzen - Townzen & Associates
December 4-7, 2023
Hosted by Mercer Island Fire Department
Class Location: Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street - Mercer Island, Washington 98040
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.
Cost: $475-WASFM member and $575 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
Extended Stay America - Seattle/Bellevue
3700 132nd Ave. S.E., Bellevue, WA 98006
Hyatt House Seattle/Bellevue
3244 139th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Eastgate Hotel BW Signature Collection-Bellevue
14632 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007
Class Contact: Fire Marshal Jeromy Hicks email@example.com or 206-275-7966
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.
Understanding, Applying and Enforcing NFPA 25
One Day Class
December 19, 2023
08:00 – 17:00hrs
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office – Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th St.
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Contact: Curtis Eavenson – Curtis.Eavenson@clark.wa.gov or 564-397-3320
This highly interactive full day course describes the requirements for properly
maintaining a water-based fire protection system in accordance with NFPA 25.
The course clearly describes the responsibilities for compliance and record
keeping. It describes the specific scope of the standard and identifies the various
ways in which information related to changes in the system is handled. It
describes the various tables used in the standard, their specific purposes,
and when to use which tables. It involves the attendees in many exercises
describing problems encountered, identifying the appropriate section(s) of the
standard and how to deal with issues not covered by the standard that may still
All classroom materials (student manual and NFPA 25) are included in the registration.
WSAFM and NFSA Members: $270.00
(NFSA members email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code)
Maximum Class Size: 40
December 20, 2023
Marysville Fire District Station 62
10701 Shoultes Road
Marysville, Washington 98270
Contact: Tom Maloney – email@example.com
Home 2 Suites - Hilton, 4070 116th Street NE
Home 2 Suites by Hilton https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/seaweht-home2-suites-marysville/
Fire/Smoke Damper & Smoke Control 101 Class
Presented by Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 and Western Washington JATC
February 7, 2024
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 Training Center
2725 Williamson PI
DuPont, WA 98327
(Includes Certificate and lunch)
Course Outline: The presentation covers the requirements of NFPA 80, 92, and 105 regarding the periodic inspections of fire dampers/smoke dampers as well as the testing of smoke control systems. Additionally, the findings of a recently completed study that determines the reliability of HVAC fire life safety dampers and smoke control systems. The study was led by Dr. James Milke at the University of MD, School of Fire Protection Engineering.
Local 66 and Western Washington JATC is proud to offer a Fire/Smoke Damper and Smoke Control education class offered to Fire Marshals, Building Inspectors and Firefighters.
Certificate and ICC CEU credit will be issued for 0.3 CEU's through WSAFM registration only.
There will be classroom time to start and then the remainder out in the shop. Dress should be appropriate duty uniform and duty boots.
Steve Musser firstname.lastname@example.org
February 8, 2024
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 Everett Training Center
11831 Beverly Park Road
Everett, WA 98204
Energy and Lithium-Ion Battery Symposium
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - Saturday, February 24, 2024
South Puget Sound Community College
Lacey Campus, 4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Thursday, 2/22, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 2/23, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 2/24, 8:00am - 5:00pm
This workshop is offered free of charge in order to offer learning and training opportunities that will benefit first responders, hazardous materials workers, and emergency management community members.
The Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) is pleased to announce registration is open for the Energy and Lithium-Ion Battery Symposium. This workshop is provided through a collaborative effort of the SERC and other state agencies.
The focus of the Energy and Lithium-Ion Battery Symposium will be on the fundamentals of Electric Vehicles (EV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and will provide attendees the opportunity to learn and engage with members of the hazardous materials and emergency management communities. Attendees will receive a broad base of information on EV and ESS through hands-on opportunities with EV incidents, reviews of case studies, futures in energy, and first and second responder safety.
We welcome any interested parties to attend all or part of the Symposium. Along with learning opportunities, we are looking to connect people from all aspects of the life cycle of Energy.
For more information on the agenda, please contact:
Scott Lancaster: email@example.com
For more information on the conference and travel, please contact:
Danielle Plenge: firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Area Risk Reduction
Want to learn how to do strategic community risk reduction at the station level? Here is the course for you. This course is designed for Company Officers (COs) who want to learn how to conduct a risk assessment of their service area. This will lead you to develop an action plan with effective intervention strategies and activities targeting a specific risk. You will learn the steps to follow to do risk reduction in an organized and planned process to keep you on track at the station level.
This six-day course is open not only to COs but also firefighters, paramedics, fire and life educators, and administrative personnel, as well as fire officers who want to learn about community risk reduction and how they can support the CO in station-based risk reduction.
DATE: Monday, April 15 thru Saturday, April 20, 2024
TIME: 0800 – 1700 hours each day
LOCATION: Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Station 73 26512 Military Rd S, Kent, WA 98032
FEE: There is NO COST for this class
PREREQUISITES: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
Note: A pre-course assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students six to eight weeks prior to class start date.
STUDENT MATERIALS: Welcome Letter, Precourse Assignment and BYOD Instructions - Syllabus
LUNCH: Coffee, water and snacks will be available. Lunch will not be provided
STUDENT IDs: Registration requires an identification number; obtain online: https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID
REGISTRATIONS & COURSE CONTACT:
Click here to register – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPKZTLX
DSFM Gregory Baruso 360.596.3946
Washington State Association of Fire Marshals
Address: 605 11th Ave SE, Suite 211, Olympia WA, 98501
(360) 352-0161 email: email@example.com
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