How Technology Impacts Fire/Life Safety Systems: Knowing When to Upgrade
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How Technology Impacts Fire/Life Safety Systems:
Knowing When to Upgrade

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Technology continues to impact the fire alarm and communication industry, with advances requiring integration with other building safety technologies, which in turn calls for upgrades. Is smoke detection required alongside installation of a new A/C system? Are combination fire/smoke dampers required in the new fire-resistance-rated barrier?

This webcast will provide insight into when a system upgrade should take place, and address key ways to prepare for the process.

James Lake
Presented By

James Lake

Vice President of Training, National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)

James D. Lake is the Vice President of Training for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). He has over 25 years of experience in fire protection including code enforcement, fire sprinkler industry representation, and codes and standards administration. He has served as the Staff Liaison to the NFPA Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinklers, and the Technical Committee on Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems. He was the editor of NFPA Handbooks on Sprinkler Systems and on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance and is a contributing author for the upcoming NFSA textbook. Mr. Lake has developed and delivered hundreds of technical presentations and trainings throughout the country and around the world. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Prevention Administration and a Master's Degree in Education.

Moderated By

Edward Sullivan

Editor, Building Operating Management magazine

Learning Objectives

  • Understand advances in fire sprinkler technology
  • Identify elements that prompt a fire sprinkler system upgrade
  • Learn how to determine when an upgrade is necessary for your sprinkler systems
  • Highlight the importance of reviewing test reports and visual inspections to avoid crises

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