The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will conduct a one-day Keeping You Informed: Systems, Storage, Suppression, and More educational program on Tuesday, November 16 as part of the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series. The all-day online event will feature a total of 10 educational sessions and industry roundtable discussions featuring subject matter experts and can be viewed on the scheduled date or via on-demand anytime for up to a year. Attendees will also benefit from networking opportunities, live chat sessions, sponsor demonstrations, and more. Learnings There will be plenty to absorb and apply in the workplace including advances in data collection and analysis that are influencing inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM), as well as the latest on standpipes, hose systems, code-compliant fire alarms, storage, retrieval system protection, and more. The day will wrap up with an interactive, live panel discussion on some of the key changes coming to the 2022 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Lineup The November 16 conference lineup includes: NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems — An Interactive Evaluation of Inspection and Test Results — Terry Victor, senior manager of Industry Relations, Johnson Controls Developing a Code-Compliant Fire Alarm ITM Program for Health Care — Jon Hart, technical lead, Fire Protection Engineering, NFPA, and Joshua Brackett, special projects manager, Baptist Health NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm, and Signaling Code®, 2019: Test Your Knowledge — William Koffel, president, Koffel Associates, Inc. The Importance of Water Supply Assessment in the Era of Aging Infrastructure — Jeff Brassel, consultant, Nationwide Insurance Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Requirements and Frequencies: Findings Based on an ITM Data Analysis — Cory Anderson, Xaap area sales manager, North America; William Koffel, president, Koffel Associates, Inc.; Rodger Reiswig, fellow & VP, Industry Relations, Global, Johnson Controls; Terry Victor, senior manager, Industry Relations, Johnson Controls NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems New ESFR Sprinkler Obstruction Code Changes and Obstruction Analysis Tool — Garner Palenske, associate principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Holistic Protection Method of Top-Load Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems — Weston Baker, staff vice president, sr. engineering technical specialist, FM Global and Benjamin Ditch, sr. lead research engineer, FM Global Elevator Fire Protection—Complying with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, and the Elevator Code — Liane Ozmun, senior fire protection engineer, FSB and Rodger Reiswig, fellow & VP, Industry Relations, Global, Johnson Controls Practical Application of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2019 edition — John Denhardt, vice president, Engineering and Technical Services, American Fire Sprinkler Association and Kevin Hall, fire protection engineer, American Fire Sprinkler Association Industry Roundtable: NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2022)—What to Expect in the New Edition — Panel consists of active NFPA technical committee members; an NFPA staff member will moderate Credit Hours Registrants can also earn CEUs by either tuning in on the event date to earn 5 credit hours (0.5 CEU) and earn an additional 5 credit hours on-demand later for a total of 10 credit hours (1.0 CEU) or opt to view all content on-demand, at their leisure, for a total of 10 credit hours (1.0 CEU).
On Tuesday, October 5, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe, a conference for those who work in industrial settings, the chemical and petrochemical sectors, emergency management, plant operations, occupational health and safety, code enforcement, the fire service, and the energy field. The one-day program will feature educational sessions, industry roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, live chat exchanges, sponsor demonstrations, and more. Attendees will learn about the safe handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials, as well as the precautions that need to be taken when working with Energy Storage Systems (ESS), natural gases, flammable liquids, fuel gases, petroleum, combustible dust, hot work, and more. The Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe conference is the 5th in the virtual NFPA 125th Anniversary Conference Series, which replaced the traditional in-person 2021 Conference & Expo with eleven online conferences over a year’s time. The event, which can be attended on the scheduled date or accessed later, will cover a wide range of topics and feature an impressive lineup of well-known industry subject matter experts. Conference discussion topics Here is what is on tap: Hot Work in Industrial Facilities - Laura Moreno, NFPA Standards Lead, Industrial and Chemical Safety, and Kevin Carr, NFPA Specialist NFPA 30: The Risk Management Paradigm of Ignitible (Flammable and Combustible) Liquids and Your Facility - Mike Marando, NFPA Senior Engineer, NFPA 30 Staff Liaison and Alwin Kelly, Senior Engineer, Jensen Hughes, NFPA 30 Technical Committee Member NFPA 30: Revisiting Fire Risks of Composite IBCs; A Global View - Mike Snyder, DEKRA Process Safety and Nicolas Lochet, Allianz Global Risk Consulting NFPA 54, Working Safely with Fuel Gas - Guy Colonna, Principal Engineer, FSL Consulting LLC NFPA 58: An Ongoing History of Taming the Flame - Bruce Sweicicki, P.E., Senior Technical Advisor, NPGA Emergency Preparedness for Industrial Facilities Near Communities - Bernard W. Leong, PE, Chief Fire Protection Engineer, Chevron, and Eric LaVergne, Williams Fire & Hazard Control/JCI Panel Discussion Part 1: Energy Storage Systems and Surprise, AZ - Bob Sullivan, NFPA Regional Director Southwest (Moderator), Brian O'Connor, P.E., Engineer, and other industry experts NFPA 652: Dust Hazard Analysis 101 - Chris Cloney, Ph.D., Managing Director, and Lead Researcher, DustEx Research Panel Discussion Part 2: Energy Storage Systems, Preventing Disaster – Bob Sullivan, NFPA Regional Director Southwest (Moderator), Brian O'Connor, P.E., Engineer, and other industry experts NFPA 715: Combustible Gas Dispersion Detector Location Analysis - Noah L. Ryder, Ph.D., PE, MBA, Managing Partner, Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC, and Scott Davis, President, and Principal Engineer, Gexcon Live! Industry Round Table: Putting it All On the Table - Jon Hart, NFPA Technical Lead, Principal Fire Protection Engineer (Moderator), Kirk M. Sander, Chief of Staff and Vice President, Safety and Standards, National Waste & Recycling Association, Bernard W. Leong, PE, Chief Fire Protection Engineer, Chevron, and Alwin Kelly, Senior Engineer, Jensen Hughes Educating Professionals Educate practitioners on the lessons learned, prescriptive processes, and holistic safety approaches to reduce risk “The last two years have been particularly unnerving when you consider industrial issues, chemical safety, and emerging technologies. There was the Beirut explosion, the ESS incident in Arizona, neighborhoods leveled by natural gas explosions, incidents at industrial facilities encroaching on communities, responders getting hurt, and other noteworthy challenges,” Monique Manning, NFPA Portfolio Manager for Emergency Response, Industrial & Chemical Safety and Emerging Technologies said. “The experts we have assembled for the Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe conference are ideally suited to educate practitioners on the lessons learned, prescriptive processes, and holistic safety approach that can help to reduce risk.” content Available Online Attendees can tune in live to earn up to five credit hours (0.5 CEU) and earn an additional five credit hours on-demand for a total of 10 credit hours (1.0 CEU). Alternatively, the content can all be viewed on-demand for a total of 10 credit hours (1.0 CEU). All programs will be available on-demand for up to a year starting on October 5.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants falling under the jurisdiction of HCIS license renewal requirements are encouraged to attend. Register for the HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar today. About HCIS HCIS was established by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to set policies overseeing areas of security, safety, and fire protection for the industrial sectors. As of August 2021, NFPA training and certifications are now required by HCIS for fire protection contractors and consultants seeking license renewals. HCIS provides strategic supervision and is the approval body for all projects across the 12 industries that fall under its jurisdiction (petroleum, electricity, petrochemicals, water, industrial services, communications, mining, gas, civil explosives, chemical manufacturing, metal manufacturing, and port sectors). Online training NFPA offers online learning to help people prepare for their required certifications but online learning completions are not accepted as compliance with the following HCIS training requirements. The required HCIS in-person training include: NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm, and Signaling Code® NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® HCIS required certifications Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II) Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Certified Hazard Recognition Specialist (CHRS) Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS) Certified Fire Alarm ITM Specialist (CFAITMS) Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) Panelists During the webinar, a panel of global industry experts will provide in-depth information and discuss the collaboration between NFPA and HCIS in fulfilling HCIS Licensing Requirements. Panel participants include: Falah Sultan Abuthnain – HCIS 1st Lieutenant Abdulsalam Fahad Alghamdi – HCIS 1st Lieutenant Khaled Mohammed Alshamrani – HCIS 1st Lieutenant Anas A. Alzaid – Middle East and Northern Africa Director for NFPA Jonathan Hart – NFPA Technical Lead Bartholomew Jae – NFPA Director of Education and Development Authority Comment “NFPA and HCIS are adamant about raising the fire protection design and implementation quality in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sectors. This will be done by ensuring engineering offices and contractors’ staff are versatile in fire prevention codes and standards. By mandating NFPA codes and standards training and certifications, HCIS can proactively protect Saudi Arabia’s industrial infrastructure. Our objective during the informational webinar is to help those working in engineering and contracting to understand the process of training, certifications, and eventually licensing to meet HCIS expectations,” Alzaid said. Topics for discussion The following topics will be addressed during the webinar with time allotted for questions and answers: Costly mistakes inspired HCIS requirements Importance of consulting and contracting compliance NFPA training that fulfills requirements NFPA certification that fulfills requirements Subject matter technical expertise Courses currently being conducted across KSA