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 skillsets 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

On November 9, 2017, the FSSA will host a webinar entitled "CO2 Applications and Safety Considerations," presented by Tom Wysocki of Guardian Services Inc. This webinar will provide an overview of the use of carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems in various industrial/commercial applications such as metal working, coal handling, power generation, food processing, etc.  The historical safety and effectiveness of carbon dioxide systems will be examined together with modern-day safety features required for carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems.

To register for the webinar, CLICK HERE.

 Past Webinars

On January 11, 2017, the FSSA hosted a webinar entitled "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 down time is detriment to your business.

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

 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.

This webinar is a very large file. You will need to download the webinar directly to your computer; it will then open via whatever program you utilize to watch mp4 programs. If you fail to do this, you will only be able to view the first 15 minutes of this 45-minute webinar.

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

On January 15, 2016, the FSSA hosted a webinar entitled "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 Headquarters at admin@fssa.net.

*Remember, all suggested topics should support the FSSA's mission: The FSSA is dedicated to promoting use of, and being the recognized leader on, special hazard fire protection systems; employing existing and new technologies to safeguard people, high-value assets and the environment. As a global reaching organization, we provide our members with support and guidance with many questions or issues that arise, with a strong united voice.