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 Tuesday, April 28

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            E&S Committee – Observers welcome by request – contact Nicole at ext. 149

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            NFSA Regional Managers Midyear Meeting

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

            CASA Long Range Planning Meeting


Wednesday, April 29

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

            Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            E&S Committee – Observers welcome by request – contact Nicole at ext. 149

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            NFSA Regional Managers Midyear Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            CASA Board of Directors Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            Tour – Kennedy Space Center (Registration is Closed)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

            Pre-conference seminarscomplimentary to all full conference registrants/FREE FOR AHJs                    

     Navigating the Storage Requirements

                    The Two Sides of Plan Review
    1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
            CASA Technical Committee Meeting

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

   Pre-conference seminarscomplimentary to all full conference registrants/FREE FOR AHJs

            Special Installation Topics

            ITM for Building Owners

4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

     Future Leadership Committee Reception



Thursday, April 30

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

    Pre-conference  seminarcomplimentary to all full conference registrants/FREE FOR AHJs                     

Preserving Your Community Through ITM                                         

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

           CASA General Meeting

12:00 noon – 2:45 p.m.

   Contractors Forum Lunch

   Combined NFSA/CASA contractors (senior management only)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

   CASA AMS Meeting               

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

           Workshop Sessions

Determining Commodity Class for Storage-It Could Cost You!
Contract Administration for Union Contractors
The NFSA ITM Committee and How It Influences NFPA 25

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Workshop Sessions

NFSA Legal Highlights
The Ins and Outs of Project Management
NFPA 25 & 72 a Coordination Q&A
Simplifying NFPA 13

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

            Opening Session

                 Chair’s Welcome

                 Hall of Fame Inductions
Wayne Ault-'Automatic' Sprinkler Company
                                 Harold "Leo" Corley-Georgia Sprinkler
                                 Burton Harms-Williams Automatic Sprinkler
                                 Linwood "Lin" McCool-Century Fire Sprinklers
                                 Joe Lukes-Grinnell Company
                                 Arthur Hewines-Bennett and Wright
                                 Jack Priest-Vipond
                                 Joe Petite-Viking Fire Protection Limited

                State of the Industry Address
                Keynote Address


Dave Carroll is an award winning singer-songwriter, professional speaker, author and social media innovator from Halifax, Canada. With over twenty years experience in the music business, when faced with a difficult customer service issue while flying United Airlines in 2009, Dave used his skills as a master storyteller to share his story with the world. The resulting YouTube music video called "United Breaks Guitars" became an instant viral hit and today over 150 million people have been introduced to his story.

                Golden Sprinkler Award
                     Recipient: Dennis "Buddy" Dewar-NFSA

5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Grand Opening

        Complimentary Cocktail Reception

 Top Tech Competition Preliminary Rounds



Friday, May 1

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            Registration Desk Open
    7:15 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Technical Plenary Session

 Introduction of New NFSA President
 State of the Technology Address

 Technical Service Award
      Recipient: Russell P. Fleming, NFSA

 Impact of New Jersey Supreme Court Decision on ITM
         George Bogris-Whitney & Bogris​ LLP

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

            Spouses Program (breakfast and optional tour)​(Registration is Closed)

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Workshop Sessions

NFPA 25 Task Group

NASI Benefit Funds Summary
NFPA 13R 2016
Trade Show Success
NFPA 13 Permissible Sprinkler Omissions

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Workshop Sessions

Insurance and Contracts
Residential Sprinkler Round Table
Smart People Hire Smart
New Storage Protection Options-NFPA 13, 2016 ed. & Beyond
Service Agreement Sales

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

            Exhibitor Luncheon

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

     Exhibition Open (Open to Public FREE)

         Complimentary Luncheon

  Top Tech Competition Final Rounds

             Evening Open


Saturday, May 2

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

   Registration Desk Open

8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

   Closing General Session

Leadership in Public Safety Award
      Recipient: Gail Minger, Michael H. Minger Foundation

Economic Report-Michael Hood
Retrofit Round Table (NFSA, CASA, AMRACI)

President's Award

President’s remarks –Looking Ahead

12:30 p.m.

    Golf Tournament

 Waldorf Astoria Golf Club - onsite

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

     Technical Seminarcomplimentary to all full conference registrants/FREE FOR AHJs

         Advanced Hydraulics

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

     Closing Banquet
         Golf tournament awards

(Each Session is worth 1.0 CEU/Approved for Florida CEUs)
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NFPA 13R 2016
-(Instructor: Pete Schwab)
New Storage Protection Options: NFPA 13, 2016 edition and Beyond-(Instructor: Steven Wolin)
Service Agreement Sales
-(Instructor: Joe Siderowicz)
NASI Benefits Fund Summary
NFSA Legal Highlights
Contract Administration for Union Contractors
The Ins and Outs of Project Management-(Instructor: Ray Vance)
NFPA 25 & 72 a Coordination Q&A-(Instructor: Jason Webb)
Simplifying NFPA 13-(Instructor: Russ Leavitt)
NFPA 25 Task Group Work-(Instructor: Russ Leavitt)       
Determining Commodity Class for Storage – It could cost you!
-(Instructor: James Golinveaux)       
NFPA 13 Permissible Sprinkler Omissions
-(Instructor: Matt Klaus)     
Insurance and Contracts-(Instructor: Bogris & Meyer)       
Residential Sprinkler Round Table-(Instructor: Vickie Pritchett)       
Smart People Hire Smart-(Instructor: Jean Seawright)
The NFSA ITM Committee and How it Influences NFPA 25-
(Instructor: Terry Victor)

(Free to Full Registrants and AHJs)

Weds, April 29  8am-Noon
Weds, April 29  8am-Noon
THE TWO SIDES OF PLAN REVIEW                                 
Weds, April 29  1pm-5pm
Weds, April 29  1pm-5pm
Thurs, April 30  8am-Noon
Sat, May 2  1pm-5pm
Storage occupancies present unique challenges to sprinkler system design and installation. NFPA 13 has complex and varying rules for the protection of stored commodities. This fast paced and interactive seminar will explore these requirements as they are related to types of commodities, storage configurations and special storage situations. The participant will be guided through a series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.

Course# FP10600  4 CEUs    
When you submit a set of sprinkler plans, do you ever wonder what that person on the other side of the counter is thinking? AHJs have one perspective and contractors another. The best way to facilitate a smooth and efficient transition from submittal through approval is to understand the perspective of the person opposite you in the process. This open forum session will be a facilitated discussion with a speaker panel consisting sprinkler contractors and authorities having jurisdiction. We will explore the challenges in the plan review process and the opportunities to develop a working relationship that expedites the process and meets the needs of both sides.


Course# FP10602  4 CEUs
Dealing with cloud ceilings, small openings to concealed spaces, sprinkler under obstructions and sprinkler spray pattern shadow areas are a few of the issues that the Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Installation wrestled with during the development of the next edition of NFPA 13 and did not always come to a conclusive requirement for the standard. This presentation, geared toward sprinkler layout technicians, fire protection engineers, architects and code enforcers, will probe into the background of these issues, why they are important for fire professionals to understand and why they are so problematic for the committee as well as offer some potential solutions.

INSTRUCTOR: Cecil Bilbo 

Course# FP10603  4 CEUs
The building owner is the single most important individual in the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems. NFPA 25, Standard of Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems contains numerous and detailed requirements that are the responsibility of the building owner. Yet many building owners are not familiar with these requirements or with the systems in their building. Through discussion of the administrative chapters (1-4) and the systems chapters (5-12) of NFPA this seminar will provide the attendee with guidance on developing and continuing an effective inspection, testing and maintenance program.


Course# FP10604  4 CEUs
Communities across the country have a lot invested in the high degree of reliability of fire sprinklers and other water-based fire protection systems. NFPA 25 was developed specifically to help ensure that reliability. In this highly interactive seminar exclusively for authorities having jurisdiction (both building and fire officials), participants will learn the history behind NFPA 25, the scope and purpose of the standard, and how to verify compliance with it from a “best-practices” perspective. Attendees will also become familiar with roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, how the frequencies in the standard guide the inspection, testing, & maintenance (ITM) tasks, and how best to deal with issues not covered by the standard but may still be encountered during the inspection and testing process.


Course# FP10604  4 CEUs
Even though you do hydraulic calculations
with a computer, you still need to understand  a number of hydraulic concepts. This program will cover three of those concepts. For sprinkler systems with non-uniform spacing, it can be difficult to determine which of the sprinklers are the most demanding to put in the design area to calculate. This program will provide a specific procedure to follow to get the decision correct regardless of the spacing. For foam systems, NFPA 11 and NFPA 16 require foam concentrate calculations to be performed with the Darcy-Weisbach friction loss formula. Learn how this formula is used and what tricky issues come up when applying it. Finally, this program will wrap up with a discussion of fire protection issues that can be solved with the Hazen-Williams formula in addition to friction loss calculations such as determining the condition of underground pipe without digging it up and determining the maximum flow that can be achieved from stored water supplies. This seminar is an excellent study aid for NICET Level III and Level IV tests.


Course# FP10605  4 CEUs


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