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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 
TO NFSA SOUTH CENTRAL REGION!

Please welcome the following new members:

NEW CONTRACTORS
Alliance Specialized Systems, Carlos Morett

NEW SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURER
Craftmark Pipe Markers, Glen Christensen

If you know of an associate that has an interest in the NFSA, please direct them to cindyg@nfsa.org

The South Central Region of NFSA includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. According to Forbes Magazine; four of the “Twenty Fastest Growing Cities in America” (in 2014) are located in the South Central Region. These cities are:

Austin (Number 1)
Dallas (Number 4)
Houston (Number 10)
San Antonio (Number 20)


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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Open Shop Contractors (Install, Service Inspect)
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Union Contractors (Install, Service, Inspect)
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Suppliers (Sell Fire Sprinkler Equipment)
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Manufacturers (Make Fire Sprinkler Equipment)
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Professionals (Design Buildings & Fire Systems)
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Subscribers (Enforce Fire Protection)
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ALL NFSA MEMBERS RECEIVE MONTHLY TECH BULLETINS!
Click here for a a free Tech Bulletin featuring "What is a Listed Antifreeze?"

 

           
           
         

 
 

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NFSA NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD

The NFSA North Texas Chapter has completed its biennial election of board officers. 

2018-2019 New Board
Chair John Pecot, Simplex Grinnell Design Manager, 39 Years
Vice Chair Tate Hitzeman, Globe Fire Sprinkler Regional Manager, 4 Years
Treasurer Daniel Merritt, Reliable Automatic Regional Manager, 16 Years
Secretary David Welcher Automatic Sprinkler of Texas Project Mgr. 31 Years
Officer Dale Payne, Northstar Fire Protection Branch Manager, 15.5 Years.
Officer Aaron Wilson, Ferguson Fire Protection, 2 Years

SAVE THE DATE - FIRST 2018 CHAPTER MEETING
WHEN GOOD SPRINKLER SYSTEMS GO BAD - CAUTIONARY TALES FOR FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTORS
When: January 31, 2018; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Willhoites, 432 S Main St. Grapevine TX
Who: First 50 RSVP's - Early Registration for NFSA Company Owners
How: RSVP Here

Upcoming Events


REGIONAL EVENTS

OKLAHOMA CITY TRAINING FEATURES:
Storage - NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 25

ALL STAR Trainer: Brad Cronin,
Certified Fire Protection Specialist
Brad has twenty years of experience in the fire service, and is currently a Lieutenant with the Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department. Brad is Vice President of Fire Protection with Strategic Code Solutions in Kingston, MA and serves an instructor for the Massachusetts State Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. He has also been an instructor and author for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), contributing as an author to handbooks and textbooks. Brad serves as a chair and member on several NFPA Technical Committees and UL Standards Technical Panels.

January 9, 2018
Sprinkler Protection of Storage
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 in racks 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.

January 10, 2018
Pumps for Fire Protection
Utilizing NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection this one-day program guides the participant through the basic operating principles of fire pumps; the requirements for the various components that make up a fire pump package and addresses the requirements for acceptance testing for the pump to ensure proper operation.

January 11, 2018
Understanding, Applying and Enforcing NFPA 25 (Limited Spots Left)
This one-day seminar provides attendees with vital information on how to conduct the field inspections for new fire sprinkler and standpipe systems.
Fire sprinklers and standpipes are installed in stages and inspections are required before commencing to the next stage. The codes require periodic on-site inspections as the work progresses, to be installed according to the approved construction documents. This work is required to be inspected and approved before being covered or before the system is commissioned. This course points out the visual and physical inspection requirements of the latest codes and standards.

A COPY OF NFPA 25 IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION.
AHJ'S - FREE Courtesy of Advanced Fire Protection/
Western States Fire Protection
Training Location: Del City, OK 73115

 REGISTER HERE


NFSA NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER MEETING
When Good Sprinkler Systems Go Bad
Cautionary Tales for Sprinkler Contractors

Roger Tate, P.E., M.Engr will present Common and Not So Common Mistakes Found In Fire Sprinkler Loss Investigations at the NFSA North Texas Chapter Meeting. Mr. Tate is a Licensed Professional Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineer in Texas and 28 other states.

When: January 31, 2018; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Willhoites, 432 S Main St. Grapevine TX
Who: First 50 RSVP's - Early Registration for NFSA Company Owners
How: RSVP HERE


 

Links

FIRE SPRINKLER SAVES BLOG
The Fire Sprinkler Saves Blog is the one stop shop for all successful fire sprinkler activations in the United States. The Blog is maintained by Jeff Norton of Viking Supply.


HOME FIRE SPRINKLER COALITION
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has a large amount of material that can be directly downloaded by the public, fire service and builder from the HFSC web site.

 

NATIONAL FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION

NFPA CODE ALERTS


NFPA’s “Reporters Guide to Fire and NFPA”

NFPA EDUCATIONAL MESSAGES DESK REFERENCES

NFPA FIRE SPRINKLER INITIATIVE
The "Fire Sprinkler Initiative®: Bringing Safety Home" project outlines proven, effective ways that home fire sprinkler advocates can communicate the impact of sprinklers. Visit the initiative web site for free resources for the fire service and other sprinkler advocates, including fact sheets, videos, research, and our "Faces of Fire" campaign, which features real people telling personal stories that demonstrate the need for home fire sprinklers.

 

USFA COFFEE BREAK TRAININGS

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is providing Coffee Break Training bulletins for you to read and enjoy during your daily break. These one-page training notices, with a new one posted every week, provide technical training and administrative tips.

 

USFA FIRE STATISTICS
U.S. Fire Administration Fire Estimates
National Fire Protection Association Estimates
U.S. Fire Death Rates and Relative Risk
State Fire Death Rates and Relative Risk
Wildfire

USFA NEWS MEDIA & PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS
Fire Prevention Tips for News Stories
Fire Prevention Campaigns
Fire Spokesperson's Media Guide
Photos and B-Roll
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)