Live fire sprinkler training

Introducing the National Fire Sprinkler Association Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration/Training Unit Trailers. Our trailers were developed to help educate the operational fire service on water-based fire protection systems and are equipped to provide a host of training programs for many groups interested in water base fire protection systems.

ABOUT THE TRAILER

Each trailer is equipped with a vast array of fully operational systems including a wet, dry, pre-action systems, standpipe (Class I, II & III) riser with multiple hose valves and pressure regulating valves and devices (PRD & PRV), a Nitrogen generator system and 13D tank/pump along with multiple inspection, testing and maintenance devices, and a 7 x 7 burn room. The trailer is powered with a generator and includes a 100gl water tank.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This day long program is broken into four 1 ½ hour (90min)  training sessions aimed at providing the students with actual hands-on experience with fire protection systems. Each session will include an overview of the trailer and the systems installed. A standpipe systems module including types, standpipe classes, and pressure restricting/reducing valve overview, including hands-on with the system. A sprinkler module including wet, dry and pre-action systems with hands-on valve set-up and operations. Concluding with an automatic residential fire sprinkler burn demonstration in the trailers 7 x 7 burn room.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS

TERRIN HOPKINS

Terin is NFSA’s Public Fire Protection Specialist in Codes, Standards, Public Fire Protection. He has 34 years in public safety, beginning his public safety career in 1981 as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, and then serving 25 years with the Prince George’s County Maryland Fire/EMS Department, retiring in 2009. He then went to work for the Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Service, Office of the Fire Marshal. In 2018 he was hired as NFSA’s Mid-Atlantic Field Service Coordinator. 

Terin is currently representing NFSA on several technical committees including NFPA 1 Fire Code, NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems, the eight fire service training standards covered by NFPA 13E Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems, and UL 47 Standpipe Equipment Technical Committee.

VINCENT POWERS

Vincent Powers is the ITM Specialist for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. During his 24 years in the fire protection industry Vince has initiated and managed several departments including inspection, testing, and maintenance, fire alarms, as well as special hazards. His experience of fire sprinkler systems and NFPA 25 is well rounded filling the roles of technician, service manager, sales and training.

Vince 
holds several active NICET certifications: Level III Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems, Level II Fire Alarm Systems, Level II Special Hazards Systems and Level I Water-Based Systems Layout. Vince has an honorable discharge from the US Navy and resides in Maryland.

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