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Tuesday, July 18, 2023 
10:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT


Understanding High Pile Storage Utilizing NFPA 13
Presented by Randy Scovill


  • What is high pile storage? (NFPA 13 definitions) 
  • Storage heights and requirements 
  • Commodity Classifications (NFPA 13) 
  • In-rack storage VS. ESFR systems 
  • Third Party Consultants (PE/FPE) to determine system requirements 


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Professional Engineers:
4.0 PDHs

4.0 HSW CE Hours

4.0 LU|HSW*

International Code Council:
0.4 CEUs (Fire)**

*Live course approval. Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request.
**Live course approval. Not approved for on-demand format.


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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete these events, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Randy Scovill

Fire Plan Review, Inspector

Randy Scovill has more than 15 years of experience in the fire protection industry. He started out as a pipe fitter and went to community college to learn AutoCAD to perform fire sprinkler system design and hydraulic calculations. Mr. Scovill has designed, installed, and serviced residential, commercial, and industrial fire protection systems. This includes ground up buildings, tenant improvements, retrofits, and additions.

During his time as a pipe fitter and designer he obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture (Woodbury University) and master’s degree in architecture (Columbia University). Most recently, Mr. Scovill was the Fire Plan Checker and Inspector for Redondo Beach, CA and he is currently a Campus Fire Marshal for the California State University Office of the Chancellor, Office of Fire Safety.

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AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Understanding High Pile Storage Utilizing NFPA 13

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This four-hour course provides an analysis of high pile storage design and safety requirements based on NFPA 13. The course will explain what high pile storage is, discuss storage heights and requirements, explore commodity classifications, and compare storage systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the NFPA 13 definition of high pile storage.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand storage height and requirements for high pile storage.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explore NFPA 13’s Commodity Classifications and determine the class of commodity.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate between and compare in-rack storage and ESFR systems in high pile storage.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.