Residential Fire Sprinkler 2-Day Training Coming to Hanover, PA and Camp Hill, PA in April 2010

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Training seminar being presented on April 27-28th in Hanover, PA and on April 29-30th in Camp Hill, PA will educate participants on the NFPA 13D and IRC P2904 requirements for designing and installing fire sprinklers in one and two family homes, including townhomes.

A live 2-day residential fire sprinkler training seminar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate participants in Pennsylvania on the IRC P2904 and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13D standard that covers the installation of sprinkler systems in one and two family homes. This seminar is being hosted by R.F. Fager & Company at their Hanover, PA and Camp Hill, PA training facilities.

This Residential Fire Sprinkler 2-Day Training will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Bob Caputo, CFPS, CET, on April 27-28th in Hanover, PA and on April 29-30th in Camp Hill, PA. Mr. Caputo will educate participants on how IRC P2904 applies to multipurpose residential sprinkler systems and provide a chapter-by-chapter discussion on the NFPA 13D standard to gain an understanding of water supply requirements, system layout options, system component requirements and installation tips and best practices for residential fire sprinkler systems.

“With the recent addition of residential fire sprinkler requirements into the International Residential Code, there is no question that these systems will become a standard component in new home construction across the country,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Pennsylvania was the first state to adopt these new requirements and now proper training is critical to ensure that these life safety systems are designed and installed correctly.”

The “Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis” published by Fire Smarts, LLC in September 2008, projects that over 7000 additional positions for sprinkler installation will be needed as residential fire sprinkler requirements are adopted and widely enforced across the country over the next decade. An adequate amount of skilled labor is essential to ensuring that residential sprinkler systems can be properly and cost-effectively installed. This applies to sprinkler system designers, installers and the fire/building officials responsible for enforcing the code requirements.

"There has been a lot of interest from our customers in the emerging residential fire sprinkler market,” said Barry Wiseman, Branch Manager of R.F. Fager & Co. “We are proud to host this event and bring this important residential fire sprinkler training to our customers and the surrounding community.”

Training registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register visit:

April 27-28, 2010 - Hanover, PA -

April 29-30, 2010 - Camp Hill, PA -

This training will involve extensive use of the NFPA 13D Standard. This open enrollment event is subject to minimum registration. Please do not make travel arrangements until your registration has been confirmed by Fire Smarts.

About Bob G. Caputo, CFPS, CET: Bob Caputo is a Fire Smarts Faculty member with more than 25 years experience in the fire protection community. He has been an instructor since 1989, teaching seminars for NFPA and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). He holds a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation, fire sprinkler contracting licenses in multiple states, and serves on the NFPA 13 Installation and NFPA 25 Committees.

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection educational and training resources. The company operates the home fire protection resource website, Residential Fire Sprinklers .com ( ), frequently publishes articles and reports on the latest industry developments and utilizes its team of Fire Smarts Faculty members to create custom training solutions for contractors, fire and building officials, and business organizations based on NFPA standards.


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