Are you the best? The fastest? The most  knowledgeable?
Be sure to compete in the NFSA 2017
 Top Tech Competition!

 

The National Fire Sprinkler Association is looking for the best Fire Sprinkler Design Technicians in the land!  If you know NFPA 13 inside and out, are able to figure out optimal spacing for rooms of unusual dimensions in your head or have memorized what size suction pipe needs to be used with each size of fire pump...then you might have the right stuff for the Top Tech competition!

 

The 2017 competition will take place May 3-6, 2017 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Once again, participants from around the country will square off against each other in a game show format.  In order to qualify, each participant needs to take an exam.  The highest scoring individuals will be invited to partake in the onsite activities to find the 2017 Top Tech, with a chance to win up to a $2,000.00 cash prize. 

 

The 2017 competition has some great features:

  • Individual Competitors:  2015 was a great success in finding the official NFSA Top Tech.  This year we continue the tradition and search for the 2017 individual Top Tech.

  • Three Step Contest:  First, participants begin with an online examination.  The next step will be an onsite test to determine the 18 participants for the live rounds during the North American Fire Sprinkler Expo®.  The third step will be the elimination tournament in a game show format.

  • Poker Run: For the first time, contestants who do not qualify for the competition during the North American Fire Sprinkler Expo® will have a chance to compete for additional prizes.

 

 The NFSA will provide complimentary registration to the NFSA Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expo® for up to 50 qualifying participants.  A testing round will be done onsite on May 3, 2017 to narrow the field to the top 18 contestants.  Those who make the top 18 will receive a stipend of $500 to offset some of the travel costs. 

 

At the NFSA Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expo®, the participants will face each other in an elimination tournament in a game show format, earning points for answering correct questions and losing points for incorrect responses.  The competition continues until there is only the Top Tech left standing.  They will be crowned “Top Tech for 2017” and will win fabulous prizes as well as the admiration of peers and recognition at the NFSA Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expo® as the best Fire Sprinkler Technician in the country.

 

Prizes will be given this year for the top 6 contestants.  Those who finish in third through sixth place will receive a cash prize of $250.00 each.  The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00 and be featured in SQ.  The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000.00 and be featured in both SQ as well as a video interview on the NFSA website.  In addition, the company of the first place winner will receive a plaque recognizing the  “Top Tech for 2017” as well as one complimentary registration to the 2018 NFSA Annual Seminar and 10% off all NFSA training programs for the remainder of 2017.

 

This year’s contest will bring together the best technicians in the fire sprinkler industry including returning competitors.  The exciting competition will find who is the “Top Tech for 2017”.  Is it you?  Be sure to register soon.  See you in Las Vegas.

TOP TECH SCHEDULE
Competition will take place in exhibit hall.

QUALIFYING ROUND: Thursday, May 4  12:30PM
FINAL ROUND: Friday, May 5  3:00PM-4:00 PM



 
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