Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Webinar

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: A Design Engineer’s Perspective

Original air date: February 23, 2011

Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

NFPA 13D is the National Fire Protection Association standard for the installation of sprinkler systems in single-family homes, townhomes, and manufactured homes. This webinar is designed to help engineers and designers understand the requirements of this standard and how it can enhance the services they offer their clients.

Attendees will learn:

  • Basic requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC)
  • Differences between NFPA 13D, 13R, and 13
  • Requirements for residential fire sprinkler systems, including sprinkler types, sprinkler spacing, obstruction rules, water supplies, hydraulic calculations, and piping systems
  • Additions to the 2009 IRC that require sprinklers to be installed in all new homes and residential buildings
  • Essential calculations for sprinkler systems

This one-hour residential fire sprinkler training webinar will be presented by fire suppression industry expert James R. Schifiliti of Fire Safety Consultants Inc.  Jim is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University and is known nationally for his work on fire safety and prevention. Plumbing engineers and designers will not want to miss this unique chance to learn more about designing residential fire sprinkler systems, which will become a much-needed service in the near future, offering a potential new business or career opportunity.


The Presenter: Jim Schifiliti

Jim Schifiliti is CEO of Fire Safety Consultants, Inc., in Elgin, Illinois. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Technical Education and an Associate's Degree in Fire Protection Technology. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and served on the NFPA 231D Storage of Rubber Tires Committee. He currently serves on the NFPA 24 Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances. He is a member of the International Code Council (ICC) and served on the International Fire Code Development Committee and a member of the ICC Terrorist Building Committee. Mr. Schifiliti serves on the Advisory Board of the Oklahoma State University School of Fire Protection and Safety. He is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University.


Click here to view the archived webinar or to obtain your CEU certificate for the live webinar.

Members first time viewing:      $70

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Nonmembers:                           $130 

Please click here to download a sample hydraulic calculation form that was referenced in the presentation (PDF).