CLSE expands fire sprinkler seminar series

DALLAS – The Center for Life Safety Education recently released three new complete segments of its Fire Sprinklers 200 series and the first installment of Fire Sprinklers 301 series.

DALLAS – The Center for Life Safety Education recently released three new complete segments of its Fire Sprinklers 200 series and the first installment of Fire Sprinklers 301 series.

With the addition of these four segments, CLSE continues to aid in the contractor/authorities having jurisdiction relationship and the long-term reliability of future fire sprinkler installations by providing low-cost, convenient online training courses. The series provides online audio seminars designed to assist inspectors and plan reviewers in gaining a more thorough understanding of fire sprinkler system installations, how they are designed and NFPA standards.

Seeking to build upon the initial 100-level series, the new Fire Sprinklers 200 series is broken down into three 90-minute programs. Fire Sprinklers 201 focuses on reading fire sprinkler plans and what to look for. Fire Sprinklers 202 is an introduction to hydraulics, including an overview of hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems. Fire Sprinklers 203 is an introduction to system acceptance, interfacing with the inspector and record keeping.

The primary objective of Fire Sprinklers 201 is to improve skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating building plans, site plans and fire sprinkler system plans to determine the conformance or lack of for a fire protection system to the codes, standards and local ordinances applicable in jurisdictions. The program focuses on the review and analysis of the hydraulic calculations used to support the design of automatic sprinkler systems. The final 90-minute segment of the series, Fire Sprinklers 203, is an introduction to the processes and procedures required for acceptance and placing a fire sprinkler system into service.

Further building on the concept is Fire Sprinklers 301, an introduction to storage occupancy protection, which covers the basics of storage protection based on building codes, as well as the storage chapters of NFPA 13, 2007 edition. Subsequent programs in the 300 series will go into greater detail about rack storage and solid-pile storage.

The development of this latest seminar series is part of the organization’s commitment to provide training materials to assist authorities having jurisdiction in better understanding fire sprinkler technology. Students can download the audio presentation and accompanying slides to their computer for easy access.

Additional information is available at: http://www.clse.org.