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NFPA 101 Basics
October 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

   Code layout

   Scope and purpose of code

   Application & equivalency

   Key definitions


Occupancy and Means of Egress
October 13, 2016, 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
October 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Fire barriers and smoke barriers

   Special hazard protections

   Occupant notification

   Fire safety features


Interior Finishes, Special Structures and High Rises
October 20, 2016, 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


     6.5 HSW Contact Hour

     6.5 HSW LU

     6.5 PDH

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Ralph K. Foster

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

October 13, 2016 Webinar Ralph K. Foster
Occupancy and Means of Egress

Occupancy and Means of Egress

October 13, 2016 Webinar Ralph K. Foster
Fire Protection Features and Equipment

Fire Protection Features and Equipment

October 20, 2016 Webinar Ralph K. Foster
Interior Finishes, Special Structures and High Rises

Interior Finishes, Special Structures and High Rises

October 20, 2016 Webinar Ralph K. Foster