Restoring Fire Protection Systems Following a Hurricane - Fire Smarts Training Webinar

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Webinar presentation will educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers with guidance for reviewing and restoring fire and life safety systems after a disaster.

The recent hurricanes have impacted millions and while much of the focus has been on damaged homes and displaced families, there are also thousands of commercial buildings impaired with facility managers working tirelessly to get back to business.

To contribute to the relief effort and help all those impacted by these storms Fire Smarts has prepared and is presenting a free training webinar discussing things to consider and common needs when getting a building’s fire protection systems back in service.

The “Hurricane and Tropical Storm Recovery for Fire and Life Safety Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, on Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this 90-minute training, Mr. Parrish will cover how to determine flood level elevation and identify potentially damaged equipment while reviewing procedures to evaluate electrical equipment prior to energizing. Key requirements of NFPA 72 will be reviewed, including requirements for inspection and testing that needs to be conducted prior to placing systems back in service.

Registration is free and open to the public. For more information and to register for this webinar visit

“I have spoken with many facility managers faced with storm impacted buildings and we continue to receive requests for guidance on assessing and restoring fire protection systems following the storm damage.,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Registration for this webinar is free so that we can reach the most people impacted by these storms.”

The webinar qualifies for one contact hour of continuing education training as approved by the International Code Council (ICC) and recognized by NICET for professional development as well as several other state jurisdictions. Certificates will be issued to attendees following the webinar. Registered participants unable to attend the live webinar will have access to the webinar recording to view at a later time.

“In the past month, many parts of our country have been hit by devastating natural disasters. There are many ways to help these communities get back on their feet and we want to offer our expertise to organizations who may have had fire and life safety systems damaged by the storms,” said Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP.

Webinar instructor, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, has more than 25 years’ experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services and in private industry system design and installation programs. Today he still serves as an on-call firefighter certified in firefighting, emergency medical treatment, and hazardous materials response. He serves on several NFPA technical committees and is a regular presenter at NFPA meetings and seminars. His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, and Master Electrician. He is board certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Technology from the Kean University.

This presentation is a special addition to the training webinar series organized by Fire Smarts to deliver quality NFPA based fire protection training. For more information and to register for this webinar visit

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts is a nationally recognized provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, service providers and business organizations. Fire Smarts is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council to deliver approved training programs for CEU’s toward ICC Certifications. To learn more about Fire Smarts visit

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