NFPA 101 Basics
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   Code layout

   Scope and purpose of code

   Application & equivalency

   Key definitions

Occupancy and Means of Egress
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30 PM CDT

   Occupancy Classifications

      • General requirements and criteria

      • Design specifications and scenarios

      • Evaluation and documentation

   Means of Egress

      • Exit access and discharge

      • Calculating and determining occupant loads

      • Arrangement of exits

Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Fire barriers and smoke barriers

   Special hazard protections

   Occupant notification

   Fire safety features

Interior Finish, Special Structures and High Rises
Friday, September 15, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT

   Interior finish

      • Definitions and classifications

      • Trim and incidental finishes

      • Content and furnishings

   Special structures and high?rise buildings

      • General requirements

      • Special structures

      • High rise buildings

      • Permanent membrane structures

   Occupancy Exercise

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware: 
Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours

     6.5 HSW LUs

     6.5 PDHs

     .65 Fire

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. The International Code Council has approved the NFPA 101 Series webinars and is evaluating the NEC: A Solar Photovoltaic System Perspective webinars (approval pending). Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Ralph Foster, P.E.

Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC in Columbia, SC

Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC in Columbia, SCMr. Foster is the principal fire protection engineer of Foster Engineering and Consulting, LLC. He is a licensed fire protection engineer in multiple states. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and is an NFPA-certified fire inspector I and certified fire plans examiner. Mr. Foster began working for the state in 1986 as an elevator and amusement ride inspector. In 1989, he started working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on the engineering staff where he reviewed plans for compliance with adopted codes. In 1994, he became the chief deputy state fire marshal supervising 19 deputy state fire marshals who inspect facilities for fire and life safety. In 1999, he became the manager of Engineering Services with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, training and supervising the Engineering Section. In 2003, the office was reorganized and he served as the senior staff engineer. From 1999 to 2007, his duties included evaluating “Performance Based Design” teaching the State Fire Marshal’s Certification Course, NFPA’s Certified Fire Inspector I and Certified Plans Examiner I; providing interpretations of International Building and Fire Codes, NFPA standards, state laws and regulations; and reviewing and evaluating complex or unusual projects. In 2008, he left the Fire Marshal’s Office to be a consulting fire protection engineer. Foster Engineering & Consulting was founded in 2006. Mr. Foster served 28 years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (ICC), and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). He is active in the South Carolina Fire Marshals Association, the Central Savannah River Chapter of the SFPE and the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

NFPA 101 Basics

NFPA 101 Basics

September 14, 2017 Webinar Ralph Foster
Occupancy and Means of Egress

Occupancy and Means of Egress

September 14, 2017 Webinar Ralph Foster
Fire Protection Features and Equipment

Fire Protection Features and Equipment

September 15, 2017 Webinar Ralph Foster
Interior Finish, Special Structures and High Rises

Interior Finish, Special Structures and High Rises

September 15, 2017 Webinar Ralph Foster