Upcoming webinar from Telgian on NFPA 25 fire sprinkler inspection and testing procedures announced

March 1, 2024

Telgian expert to lead educational webinar on fire safety standards

Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) has announced an educational webinar titled “NFPA 25 Fire Sprinkler Inspection and Testing Procedures.”

Scheduled for March 14, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET, the webinar will be presented by fire protection expert Ralph E. Bless, Jr., PE, CFPS, SET.

This online course aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the inspection and testing procedures required by the NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

The webinar will cover various critical components such as main drains, water flow indicators, and valve tamper switches

Enhancing fire safety through education

Participants of the webinar will learn to identify and apply the correct testing procedures to ensure fire sprinkler systems function as intended.

This knowledge is crucial for limiting liability and maintaining consistent fire sprinkler inspections and testing procedures.

By the end of the session, attendees will be well-versed in the purpose and scope of the NFPA 25 standard.

They will understand the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder involved, including building owners, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and contractors/inspectors.

Moreover, the webinar will detail the testing procedures for main drains, water flow indicators, and valve tamper switches.

About Ralph E. Bless, Jr., PE, CFPS, SET

Ralph Bless brings over four decades of experience in fire protection, spanning a broad range of water-based and special hazard system design, code consulting, and fire protection engineering services.

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in six states and holding a Certified Fire Protection Specialist credential, Level IV NICET senior fire sprinkler layout technician certification, and four additional NICET certifications, Bless’s expertise is unparalleled.

His commitment to fostering positive change within the industry is evident through his active participation in six NFPA committees.

These include significant roles such as the Chair of the Technical Committee for NFPA 232 covering Record Storage, and memberships in the NFPA 13 Installation Technical Committee and Correlating Committee, among others.

FSJA Comment

The webinar hosted by Telgian Engineering & Consulting represents a valuable opportunity for professionals in the fire safety and building management sectors to deepen their understanding of NFPA 25 standards.

Education and adherence to these standards are critical for the effective maintenance and operation of water-based fire protection systems.

By offering insights into the inspection and testing procedures, the webinar plays a pivotal role in ensuring that fire sprinkler systems are properly maintained and functional, thereby safeguarding lives and properties.

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