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Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association Training & Meeting
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When: March 22, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Embassy Suites
1200 Conference Center Boulevard
Murfreesboro, Tennessee  37128
United States
Contact: Wayne Waggoner

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Meeting outline


9:00 am  - 9:45 am  = Class Construction Liability

Speaker: Mr. Don Smith with Smith Cashion Orr Construction Law Firm.


Mr. Smith is a founding partner of Smith Cashion & Orr the largest construction practice law firm in the State of Tennessee. Mr. Smith is the recipient of numerous honors and distinctions, often lectures on construction law before various organizations including the AGC, ABC, Tennessee Bar  Association among other groups. Mr. Smith has also co-authored several construction law publications.   


9:45 am  - 10:00 am = break


10:00 am – 10:45 am = Class NFPA 20 Standard for the installation of Stationary Fire Pumps 2016

Speaker:  Mr. Brian Buscher is the Global Product Marketing Manager for Fire Protection at Xylem-AC Fire Pump.


Brian has been working in the Fire Pump Industry for 18 years and is a member of NFPA 20 Technical Committee. Brian has worked with both UL and FM on standards related matters and issues related to Fire Pump installations. This course will cover the major changes to the standard from the 2013 version and their impact on sprinkler contractors and code authorities.    


Course outline:

NFPA published the 2016 edition of the NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps in September of 2015. The course will cover the major changes to the standard from the 2013 version and their impact on sprinkler contractors and code authorities.


10:45 am – 11:00 am = break


11:00 am – 11:45 am = Class Fire Pump Controllers An Overview of NFPA 20, Code Issues, Starting Methods, Transfer Switches and more.


Speaker Mr. Mike Bruce Controls Engineer/Principal Applied Industrial Controls,Inc/Firetrol.


Mike is the owner of Applied Industrial Controls which is one of Firetrol’s largest worldwide authorized fire pump controls factory representatives. Mike has represented Firetrol as  a Controls Engineer since 1985 and has been responsible for sales, field service, new controller certification testing, and controls training. Mike has served on the Firetrol National Representative Advisory Board for over 15 years where his responsibilities involve working on controller design updates, and code compliance topics. He has worked with NFPA Code committee members, consulting and corporate safety engineers, insurance and fire inspectors and many other professionals and organizations throughout the country.  


Course Outline

Fire Pump Controllers (A to Z): An Overview of NFPA 20, Code Issues, Starting Methods, Transfer Switches, and More


This session will present an overview on the NFPA 20 fire code as it relates to fire pump controllers, including discussion on common code issues, approved electric fire pump controller starting methods and proper wiring.  The presentation will also include discussion on automatic power transfer switches for fire service and diesel controllers.


11:45 am – 12:30 pm = Lunch break    - Lunch will be served to all attending the training session.


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm = Business meeting

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