With technology constantly changing, it’s hard to imagine that drones and thermal imaging cameras are just the beginning of high-tech developments in the fire service

Fire service technology has already changed drastically since the 1600s. Can you imagine not being able to enter a burning building because you were without personal protective equipment?

Nowadays, firefighters are forging through the flames with high-tech gear such as thermal imaging cameras to help them see where they’re going, and drones to get an eye in the sky perspective. Read More...

If you’re responsible for reviewing fire sprinkler system design plans, learn how to avoid dangerous (and costly) errors or omissions. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting a two-day, hands-on training aimed at giving project managers, designers, engineers, and others the tools they need to accurately and efficiently review sprinkler plans.  


Back by popular demand, the workshop goes beyond a lecture-style format and offers something more hands-on; instructors will guide participants through a plan review and calculations while identifying deficiencies and documenting findings. The workshop, based on NFPA 13, Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems, also covers: 

• Regulatory requirements for plans and calculations submittals
• Blueprint reading skills
• Sprinkler specifications
• An eight-step process for hydraulic calculations review 
• An eight-step process for sprinkler plans review

We invite you to join NFPA’s fire sprinkler experts in Cranston, Rhode Island, July 13-14, for this unique training experience. Find out more and register by visiting NFPA’s training page.