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2 Week Layout Tech Training-Patterson, NY
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8/3/2015 to 8/14/2015
When: August 3-14, 2015
Where: NFSA Headquarters
40 Jon Barrett Road
Lower Training Room
Patterson, New York  12563
United States

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Focus: The purpose of the course is to take a person with basic knowledge of math, physical science and drafting skills and teach them to be productive basic sprinkler layout and detailing technicians. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout and calculation.

Total Instructional Contact Minutes: 3600 minutes (6 CEU, 60 CPD)

Featured Instructors - At least two instructors from this list will be at each location.

Victoria B. Valentine, P.E. - is Director of Product Standards for the NFSA. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Fire Protection Engineering, both from WPI in Worcester, MA. She serves as a member of the NFPA Committee on Hanging and Bracing and helps to write ASCE 7 structural load requirements for fire protection and other mechanical systems.

Roland Asp, C.E.T. - is the Manager of Technical Services for the NFSA. He is certified by NICET as a Level III in the Water-Based System Layout program. He serves as a member of the NFPA Committees on Sprinkler System Installation Criteria and Private Fire Service Mains.

Bob Upson - is the Manager of Installation Standards for the NFSA. After a 30 year career as a firefighter, Bob went back to school to earn his Masters in Fire Protection Engineering at WPI in Worcester, MA.

Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO - is the Manager of Codes for the NFSA. He represents the fire sprinkler industry in the development of the International Code Council family of codes. He also represents NFSA on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000. He also assists the NFSA.

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Note: All Seminar Schedules are subject to change depending on instructor availability.
Homework will be assigned each night and each day will begin with a review of the previous night’s homework.
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and should conclude by 5:00 p.m. each day, except for the 10th day,
which should end by noon or 1:00 p.m.
Students must make their own hotel reservations.

Member Price: $1,500.00 per person (Price Increases 30 Days Before)
Non-Member Price: $2,250.00 per person


The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all seminar course materials, including a copy of NFPA 13 (2013 edition), a copy of the NFSA textbook, "Layout, Detail & Calculation of Fire Sprinkler Systems", and a workbook of exercises and useful handouts.  Each paid attendee will receive a certificate upon completion. The fee must be paid in full and in advance using a check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. The cost of housing is NOT included in the seminar registration fees.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given if canceled no less than 7 days before seminar. No refunds for "no shows".

*Please note when traveling from distances, there is always the possibility a seminar may be cancelled. You may want to wait when booking flights or hotels or purchase refundable tickets. Notice of a canceled seminar is usually 2 weeks prior to start date.





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