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ITM Fire Pumps

Joe McElvaney
This class will provide an overview of some of the common items that one should
see in the ITM of Fire Pumps, standpipes and PRV’s and common issues that you
will find during your review of ITM paperwork.

Safe Practices for Dust Hazard Processes

Ray Bizal
In your jurisdiction, do you have a bakery, food processing plant, metal shop, woodworking shop or additive manufacturing? If so, you might have a dust explosion hazard. We will take a look at the background of the dust hazard problem, fundamental behavior of dusts and NFPA standards available for different dust types and industries.

You Want to Build What?!

James Frater
Development challenges and unique business needs are becoming more and more common in today’s-built environment. How can the California Fire Code (CFC) & California Building Code (CBC) support solutions when their prescriptive provisions hinder them? This course will review provisions within the CFC/CBC that give the designer the ability to propose non-prescriptive solutions and the Fire Marshal/Building Official the ability to approve them. Learn options and evaluation strategies through discussion of case studies pulled from a 27-year career in fire prevention with stints in fire protection engineering, code consulting, Building & Safety and Fire Departments including serving as a Fire Marshal for approximately 12 years. This course is beneficial for permit technicians, inspectors, plan reviewers, assistant/deputy fire marshals, building officials and fire marshals.

Implementing an Effective Hazardous Materials Permitting and Inspection Program

Lynne Kilpatrick
This course is designed to communicate tips for implementing an effective hazardous materials permit and inspection program - even with limited staff, limited resources, and limited technical knowledge.

Fire Door Systems, A Guide to Code Compliance

David Dodge
This course is designed to help you understand the fundamental guideline  principles that govern the provisions of Chapters 3 thru 10 and 30 in the current International Building Code. A thorough review of these provisions allows the architectural community as well as code enforcement personnel to better approach the challenges inherent to design, construction and fire & life safety compliance.

Community Wildfire Risk Reduction

Frank Bigelow, Daniel Berlant and Jim McDougald
Today's wildfire environment has changed, allowing for longer fire seasons with more intense and destructive wildfires. Climate change, land use, fire suppression, population growth, and other factors have contributed to putting millions of homes and hundreds of communities at extreme risk of wildfire. During this presentation, the latest in wildfire science and research, statutes, and codes, and best management practices for living and building in wildfireprone areas will be discussed. The 2019 California Building Code: Chapter 7A requirements for exterior protection of structures and the 2019 California Fire Code: Chapter 49 defensible space requirements intended to mitigate wildfire hazards will be discussed. Fire, building, and enforcement professionals interested in gaining knowledge on identifying your community’s wildfire hazards, risks, and mitigation strategies are encouraged to attend.

Car Stackers – Hazards and Best Practices

Hans Henneberque and Jon Corbett
This class will provide an overview of the issues with car stackers, modern vehicle fire fuel loads, and providing suppression in a fire event. We will also cover related codes and standards, and discuss performance-based considerations. The presentation will cover real-world historic conditions and current issues, then end with a Q and A session.

Overview of Private Underground Fire Mains and Appurtenances  Plan Review and Inspection

Ian Hardage
Are you wanting to better understand your role in the approval and acceptance process of private underground fire main systems. Or are you looking for some best practices to enhance your existing plan review and inspection processes? Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss the installation of private underground fire main systems. In this seminar, attendees will receive a review of private underground fire main systems. Emphasis will be on NFPA 24 2019 & 2022 editions, and a quick review and comparison of NFPA 13 water supply requirements. We will also highlight the State Fire Marshal amendments found in CFC. During a short 4-hour adventure into the world of private underground fire main systems, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss best practices and shared experiences, to help avoid the common pitfalls of the design and installation of these critical components.

Fire and Life Safety Educator (cont.)

CSFM Fire Inspector 2B (cont.)

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Community Risk Reduction Track

Management/Leadership Track

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