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2019 Fire Prevention Institute

2019 Fire Prevention Institute

October 21-25, 2019 - Campbell’s Resort ~ Lake Chelan

 

The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Washington Public Fire Educators, and the IAAI - Washington Chapter, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Fire Prevention Institute (FPI).   The FPI is being held at Campbell’s Resort at Lake Chelan, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 25, 2019.   The Fire Prevention Institute focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.  

 

WSAFM will issue ICC Continuing Education Credits!!

 

Room rates will be based on the government per diem rate in effect October 1, 2019.  In order to receive this special rate, reservations must be made by September 15, 2019. Once this date has passed, or the room block has been filled, you will need to find alternate lodging. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 553-8225. Please be sure to provide registration code #492992.

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IFC & IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions

DATE: September 17, 2019
LOCATION: Clark County Public Safety Complex, 505 NW 179th Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642

The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM) is pleased to announce a one-day training course on the IFC and IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions. This seminar will examine the application of code requirements in the 2015 IFC and the 2015 IBC to determine compliance for the storage, use, handling and dispensing of hazardous materials. Participants should bring a copy of the 2015 IFC and IBC to the class. A class workbook will be provided but copies of the IFC and IBC will not be provided. Class runs from 8:00am to 4:00pm 

ICC Preferred Provider CEU's will be awarded to those attending!
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Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States

  • 21 February 2014
  • Author: Kathleen ADMIN
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Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States

Vision 20/20 (www.strategicfire.org) is releasing an in-depth analysis of smoke alarm and related research focusing on why smoke alarms may not be in as widespread use as previously thought.  Using an extensive literature review and data gathered during a number of Vision 20/20 Assistance to Firefighter Grant funded Community Risk Reduction projects, the study, The Smoke Alarm Problem, sheds light on the problems the fire safety community faces in getting people to install and maintain enough smoke alarms to properly protect their families.

There are several issues highlighted in the study, among them:

  • Smoke alarms, while perceived as important devices, are not ones which people interact with on a regular basis and are not viewed as essential to daily living as other devices may be, leading to a failure to install or maintain them.
  • Consumers may be overwhelmed with the number of choices they face in selecting alarms.
  • Consumers may have a difficult time understanding what it is they need among sometimes conflicting and confusion legislation, codes and standards.
  • Nuisance alarms may be a significant factor in understanding why people disable alarms
  • Field experience of home safety visits, especially in high-risk areas, show that the number of homes with working smoke alarms may be much lower than previously thought.

“This important topic arose out of discussions in the Vision 20/20 project about the obvious need for working smoke alarms in the United States,” said Vision 20/20 Project Manger Jim Crawford.  “Richard Taylor was asked to review this problem and spent months looking over research and literature to prepare this remarkable study.  It points to gaps in our understanding of why people don’t have working smoke alarms and will hopefully lead to strategies to address these root causes.”

Fire is a significant problem in the United States:

  • There were 1.3 million fires in 2012
  • On average, fire departments respond to a fire every 23 seconds
  • Someone is injured every 32 minutes, causing 16,500 injuries
  • A person is killed every 3 hours, every day, causing 2,855 deaths
  • There was $12.4 billion in property damage caused by fire in 2012 

 A copy of the study, The Smoke Alarm Problem, can be downloaded from the Vision 20/20 web site.

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