Webinars

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) places education and knowledge at the uppermost echelon of member benefits. Not only do our members receive opportunities to boost their skill sets and those of their team via the FSSA's Online Training Program and FSSA Guides and Publications but also via the association's new Webinar Series.

The FSSA Webinar Committee, which is chaired by FSSA Member Todd Stevens, JC Cannistraro LLC, is devoted to providing members with information that impacts their operations and also to updating the industry about the association and the benefits that membership provides. These webinars will typically be member-only offerings, but some may be open to the public in order to share the value of the FSSA with industry leaders and prospective members.


Upcoming Webinars

Join FSSA on Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 pm Eastern, for our next webinar on The SHAPE Program! The Special Hazard Awareness, Promotion, and Education (SHAPE) Program is designed to help understand the full impact of a fire and the associated risks involved. While the term "special hazard" can be applied to a number of applications requiring sophisticated fire protection solutions, this program focuses on some of the most common areas within a facility that can benefit from the installation of clean agent fire suppression systems as the primary means of fire protection.

SHAPE Program - Special Hazard Awareness, Promotion, and Education
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by:
Dave Hoffman, Firetrace International
Dave Hoffman currently serves as the National Sales Manager of Engineered Fire Suppression Systems at Firetrace International. Being in fire suppression his whole life, Dave has held a position on every committee within FSSA, was a previous board member, and currently serves as the FSSA public policy committee chair. Dave continues to be passionate about the industry and in his free time, you can find him on stage playing the bass.

Michelle Thompson, BFPE International
Michelle Thompson is employed at BFPE International, a Total Fire Protection company since 1970 and headquartered in Hanover, MD. BFPE International is a 100% Woman-Owned business serving the Mid-Atlantic Region with more than 700 employees. Ms. Thompson presently works as the Corporate Director of Marketing and was the General Manager at the Clayton, NC branch office, as well as at the Dover, DE branch office. Ms. Thompson has a M.B.A. from Drexel University and a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. She is active in numerous associations including FSSA.

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Past Webinars

On January 31, 2018, the FSSA hosted a webinar titled Clean Agent Enclosure Design and Testing for Peak Pressure & Hold Times for Compliance with NFPA 2001 presented by Lee Canegaly, Jay Edmonds, and Colin Genge. In this webinar, the speakers explained the new testing procedure that has combined the changes to enclosure design and testing from 1988 and 2012. They explained the great potential enclosure design has for improving clean agent hold time at relatively low cost and heading off compliance problems. The webinar presenters noted, "we see the same problems repeated over and over which is disappointing when they are so easy to correct early on."

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE. Please note: this webinar is a very large file and you will need to download the webinar directly to your computer in order to view the full presentation.

 

 

On November 9, 2017, the FSSA hosted a webinar titled CO2 Applications and Safety Considerations presented by Tom Wysocki, FSSA Technical Committee Director. This webinar provided an overview of the use of carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems in various industrial/commercial applications such as metalworking, coal handling, power generation, food processing, etc.  The historical safety and effectiveness of carbon dioxide systems were examined together with modern-day safety features required for carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems.

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE. Please note: this webinar is a very large file and you will need to download the webinar directly to your computer in order to view the full presentation.
 

 

On July 11, 2017 the FSSA hosted a webinar on Detection and Control for Special Hazard Applications which was presented by Jeffrey Kidd, The Hiller Companies, and Dan Corbett, Honeywell Fire Systems Group. This webinar covered detection principles and technologies used in current special hazard suppression applications, the types of control systems they connect to, and agents used for special hazard fire suppression.

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE. Please note: this webinar is a very large file and you will need to download the webinar directly to your computer in order to view the full presentation.

 

On January 11, 2017, the FSSA hosted a webinar titled Clean Agents 101 which was presented by Todd Stevens of Cannistraro and Michelle Thompson of BFPE International. In this presentation, they went over the basic clean agent systems. They explored NFPA 2001 to understand chemical agents, inert gases, how they work, the basic design criteria and why it is important to understand the differences when making the proper selection for your specific application. They reviewed the requirements when making the decision on proper fire alarm systems and which are appropriate for a certain space. This presentation is beneficial for those that are facing the challenge of providing proper suppression in sensitive areas with high dollar equipment, irreplaceable artifacts or where any downtime is a detriment to your business.

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE. Please note: this webinar is a very large file and you will need to download the webinar directly to your computer in order to view the full presentation.

 

On May 12, 2016, the FSSA, Looking Back: The FSSA 2016 Annual Forum, during which former FSSA President Eric Burkland, Healey Fire Protection, Inc., and FSSA Member Luis Gonzalez, 3M Electronics Materials Solutions Division, offered their recap of the 2016 Annual Forum. As attendees described it as “one of the best,” FSSA wanted to highlight this member-only benefit and draw in non-members who may join to participate in this great networking and educational opportunity. Following the webinar, Headquarters received feedback that it was insightful without digging too deep and piqued interests of those who had not attended.

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE. Please note: this webinar is a very large file and you will need to download the webinar directly to your computer in order to view the full presentation.

 

On January 15, 2016, the FSSA hosted a webinar titled "What is the FSSA and the S.H.A.P.E. Program," during which FSSA President Tim Carman, Janus Fire Systems, and FSSA Member Dave Hoffman, Firetrace International, provided their insights on the role that the FSSA plays in the industry; how membership in the FSSA strengthens special hazards fire protection companies and the educational offerings membership provides, such as the S.H.A.P.E. Program, which was developed by members of the association.

To view or download the webinar on your computer, CLICK HERE.


Future Webinar Topics

Industrial Hazard: LNG
Industrial Hazard: HACA
Industrial Hazard: Power Gen
Industrial Hazard: CO2
Industrial Hazard: Test Cell, Machinery Spaces
Should you wish to propose an idea about a topic or a presenter that the FSSA should feature for a webinar that you do not see listed here, please utilize this form to submit your idea to FSSA Headquarters.

If you have any questions about the webinar series, please contact FSSA Headquarters at admin@fssa.net.

*Remember, all suggested topics should support the FSSA's mission: to promote, educate and grow the special hazard fire protection industry.