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    • March 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lakeland Fire Department, Station 1 Classroom, 701 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33812
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association in conjunction with the International Firestop Council

    Presents


      

    Correct Installation and Inspection of Firestop Materials

        Eight contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrators,

    Fire Investigators, Fire Inspector I and II, and

    Instructor I, II, III
      

    UPDATE:

    This course has also been approved for 3 hours of general continuing education credit for Building Code Administrators and Building Inspectors by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).  Course Number: 5008033.

    Provider Number: PVD278

    This course will cover:


    What is firestopping, and why is it required?
    Code Requirements - overview
    Penetration Firestop Systems
    Membrane penetrations
    Joint Systems
    Perimeter Fire Containment Systems
    Duct Enclosure systems
    Firestop installation options
    Engineering judgments
    Special inspection and special inspectors

    Plan review and inspection process
    recommendations
    Recognizing firestop installation problems


    Date: March 24th, 2017

    Time: 8:00am –5:00pm Lunch is provided by 3M

    Location:  Lakeland Fire Department

                    Station 1 Classroom

                     701 E. Main Street

                     Lakeland, FL 34241


    Cost: No Charge for any member of the FFMIA


    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $65.00 to be able to use the member rate.


    Instructor: April Witteman (3M), Robert Gomez: South Atlantic Regional Manager for Southern US and Latin American Territories for Specified Technologies, Inc.


    Contact Person(s):  Philip Oakes, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association 307-433-8078 or


    Anita Black, FFMIA Regional Director 941-861-2290 or anita.black@ffmia.org


    Course Number: RN12717

    Class Number: 76796

     

    • March 27, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Advance Fire Protection, 37 Tupelo St., Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association in conjunction with the International Firestop Council

    Presents


    Correct Installation and Inspection of Firestop Materials

        Eight contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrators,

    Fire Investigators, Fire Inspector I and II, and

    Instructor I, II, III


      

    UPDATE:


    This course has also been approved for 3 hours of general continuing education credit for Building Code Administrators and Building Inspectors by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).  Course Number: 5008033.

    Provider Number: PVD278

    This course will cover:


    What is firestopping, and why is it required?
    Code Requirements - overview
    Penetration Firestop Systems
    Membrane penetrations
    Joint Systems
    Perimeter Fire Containment Systems
    Duct Enclosure systems
    Firestop installation options
    Engineering judgments
    Special inspection and special inspectors

    Plan review and inspection process
    recommendations
    Recognizing firestop installation problems


    Date: March 27th, 2017

    Time: 8:00am –5:00pm Lunch is on your own

    Location:  Advance Fire Protection

                     37 Tupelo St.

                     Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


    Cost: No Charge for any member of the FFMIA


    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $65.00 to be able to use the member rate.


    Instructor: Steve Ference (Hilti), April Witteman (3M)


    Contact Person(s):  Philip Oakes, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association 307-433-8078 or


    Joe Early FFMIA NW Regional Director joe.early@ffmia.org


    Course Number: RN12717

    Class Number: 76499

     

    • April 11, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Southerland Event Center, 1112 Ohio Ave., Lynn Haven, FL
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    will host an:  


    FFMIA Membership Meeting

    This is an update to the FFMIA membership meeting that has been held for several years at the annual fire prevention conference. Many FFMIA members do not have an opportunity to attend the annual conference so FFMIA staff and officer(s) will be presenting this opportunity.

    This course/meeting is approved for two hours (ceu’s) for fire inspector I & II, Fire Instructor I,II and III and Fire Code Administrator.

    Attendees will receive import updates on information related to:

    1)  Inspector recertification/renewal requirements per FAC 69A-39

    2)  Any new mandates issued affecting their certification and training

    3)  Updates on issues presented at the:

    a.  Employment Standards and Training Council

    b.  FFIRS Technical Advisory Panel

    c.  Joint Council of Fire and emergency Services

    d.  IFMA (International Fire Marshals Association)

    e.  FFMIA committees related to their membership

    4)  Industry updates related to the field of fire inspection/protection

    5)  Legislative updates related to fire prevention

    6)  Accessibility to training and education through FFMIA automation

    7)  Regional concerns (roundtable discussion with audience participation)

    Date: April 11, 2017

    Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Location:  Southerland Event Center

                   1112 Ohio Avenue

                   Lynn Haven, FL 32444


    Cost: No Charge for any member of the FFMIA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $65.00 to be able to use the member rate.


    Instructor: Jon Pasqualone - FFMIA Executive Director

    Contact Person:  Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator

    307-433-8078 or Philip.oakes@ffmia.org

    or

    Jon Pasqualone @ jon.pasqualone@ffmia.org


    Course Number: RN12938

    Class Number: TBD


     

    • April 24, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn Airport/FGCU, 16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, FL  33913F
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    held concurrently with the FL Chapter's American Fire Sprinkler Association quarterly BOD meeting

    Presents

    A Free Day of Learning - 3 Continuing Education Courses 7 CEUs Available


    We are seeking approval for these courses in accordance with the mandatory recertification requirements for Fire Safety Inspector and Fire Code Administrator under FAC 69A-39.009.


    These three courses have been approved for a combined 7 contact hours of continuing education credit for Fire Code Administrators, Fire Inspector I and II, and Instructor I, II and III levels. 


    7:30 am - 11:30 am:  Fire Flow Requirements (4 ceus) presented by Pasco County FM Karl Thompson  

    Course Description: Determining the required fire flow for a building using the provision of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and applying reasonable alternatives when it is not practical.  Topic covered include:

    • review of the water flow requirements as defined in the FL Fire Prevention Code
    • review of the fire flow requirements as described in NFPA 1:18
    • review of ISO fire flow calculations
    • review of alternative water supplies as described in FNPA 1142

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Advantages of Fire Prevention in Improving your ISO Rating (2 ceus) presented by Pasco County FM Karl Thompson

    Course Description: review of the ISO rating system and the 5.5 bonus points for fire prevention

    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm:  
    Summary of Important Code Changes for 2019 Cycle (1 ceu) presented by Pete Schwab VP Purchasing and Engineering Technologies, Wayne Fire. 
    Topics covered include:

    • highlight major code changes in NFPA 13, 13 D and 13 R in the first draft
    • make a code comment on one of the NFPA documents
    • discuss the reorganization of NFPA 13
    • discuss the upcoming first draft public inputs for NFPA 14

    Date: April 24, 2017

    Time: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm - Lunch is on your own

    Location:   Hilton Garden Inn Airport/FGCU

                      16410 Corporate Commerce Way

                      Fort Myers, FL  33913


    Cost: Free - But attendees must pre-register


    Instructors: Karl Thompson, Pete Schwab


    Contact Person:  American Fire Sprinkler Association-FL Chapter's Executive Director Carolyn Mohr, carolynexecdir@afsafl.org

    or

    Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator 307-433-8078


    Class Numbers: 77785, 77784, 77914

    Course Numbers: RN12837, RN12838, RN12851


    Immediately following the last class of the day, all are invited to join us at HeadPinz just down the road for a few hours of great food, and an evening social event.  AHJs must RSVP for this event; there is no cost


    For those staying at the hotel, shuttle service is provided to and from the event beginning at 4:30 pm

      

    Those requiring a room for the night must contact American Fire Sprinkler Association-FL Chapter's Executive Director Carolyn Mohr, carolynexecdir@afsafl.org, for special rate information.

     

    The first of three classes opens at 7am for registration.  Due to occupancy loads, walk-ins may be asked to leave. 


    Coffee and water only throughout the day.


      

    • May 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 04, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility, 9300 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association present their

    Annual Miami Education Seminar


    When: May 2nd through the 4th

      

    Where: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

                 Training and Safety Division

                 Training Facility

                 9300 NW 41 Street

                 Doral, FL 33178


    Up to 24 hours of continuing education credits available for full conference attendees.


    Tracks for Inspectors and Fire Investigators.


    Lunch is on your own.  The facility will also not allow food and beverages in the classroom areas. 


    Conference details, full course offerings and more will be posted on the FFMIA website (www.ffmia.org) and here as they become available and are finalized. 


    Some initial course offerings scheduled include:

    For Inspectors and Building Officials:

    Everyone Wins - A Simple Fire Door Compliance Review Tool

    Fire Alarm Code Changes for 2016-2017

    Watermist Concepts, Applications and Regulations

    NFPA 1 Chapter1 - Administration

    NFPA 1 Chapter 18 - Water Supply and FD Access

    Code Compliance for Fire Rated Ducts and Enclosures

    Professional Development for the Fire Official

    Hood Systems and Inspections

    In Building Radio Enhancement Systems 101

    Click to Enter Inspecting Emergency Access Systems

    Photovoltaic Systems: Plan Review and Inspection

    Build with strength: Fire Resilience in Multifamily Buildings

    More Courses to be added soon


    PLEASE NOTE: CEUS for the Photovoltaic program are currently being sought through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for Plan Reviewers, architects and Building Officials.  This announcement will be updated when that approval is obtained.


    For Fire Investigators:

    Statement Analysis: The Truth Lies in the Words

    Investigating Gas Explosions

    Building Construction for Fire investigators

    Legal Issues for Fire Investigations


    2017 Sponsor and attendee Form FFMIA - Miami.pdf


    SPONSOR and EXHIBITOR GUIDE FFMIA - Miami.pdf


    Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies and organizations.  If you are interested contact Philip Oakes at 307-433-8078 or Philip.oakes@ffmia.org. 

     

    • May 16, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety - 3400 N. 56th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33021
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Presents

    A Day of Learning - 4 Continuing Education Courses 8 CEUs available


    Courses covered include

    Fire Stopping Installations & Inspections

    Fire Plan Reviews for Beginners

    Water Supply and Fire Department Access

    F.S. 162 Administrative Citations


    We are seeking approval for these courses in accordance with the mandatory recertification requirements for Fire Safety Inspector and Fire Code Administrator under FAC 69A-39.009.


    The following courses were approved for CEU credit through the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspector Board:

    Fire Plan Reviews for Beginners: Course 5008042

    Water Supply and Fire Department

    Access: Course 5008041

    F.S. 162 Administrative Citations: Course 5008040


     

     (8 Contact Hours approved for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Code Administrator, Fire Investigator I and II, Fire Safety Inspector I and II, and Instructor I, II, III, with all four courses combined)


    Date: May 16, 2017

    Time: 8:00am –5:00pm

    Location:   Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety

                    3400 N. 56th Ave.

                    Hollywood, FL 33021


    Cost: $40.00 for members of the FFMIA or $125 for non-members

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $65.00 to be able to use the member rate.


    Instructors: Steve Peavey, Janet Washburn, and Hilti USA


    Contact Person:  Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 307-433-8078 or Bruce Britton, FFMIA Regional Director bruce.britton@ffmia.org or

    Janet Washburn Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety 954-558-8334


    Class Numbers: 77241, 77242, 77244

    Course Numbers: RN12800, RN12798, RN12300, RN12836


     

    • June 20, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 23, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World

    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association present the joint conference of

    The 29th Annual Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators

    and

    The 72nd Annual Florida Arson Seminar

    When: June 20-23, 2017

    Where: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World

                1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd

                Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


    Up to 28 hours of continuing education credits available for full conference attendees.



    Exhibitor and sponsors can register here, or also get the full conference forms:

    Individual and unique sponsorship opportunities can also be found on the forms.

    To book your hotel rooms at the conference rate:

    Group listed  as:  Fire & Life Safety Education/Fire & Explosion Investigators

    Reservation Link to Wyndham CRO:

    Wyndham Link- $124.00 per night:

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/fire-and-life-safe-education-and-fire-2

     

    Wyndham Garden Link - $99.00 per night:

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/fire-and-life-safe-education-and-fire

    Guests can call the hotel and be connected directly to the onsite reservation team @ 800-624-4109  



    • November 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 09, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida

    The 69th Annual Florida Fire Prevention Conference and 40th Anniversary of FFMIA 

     

    Sunday November 5 through Thursday November 9, 2017.

     

    Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

    36750 U.S. Highway 19 North,
    Palm Harbor, FL
    34684
    Toll-Free Reservations: 1-888-794-8627
    (727) 942-2000

     

    Guest rooms are $129. per night and includes all fees. 

     

Address: P.O. Box 325 Hobe Sound, Florida 33475-0325

Phone:  772-349-1507  Fax: 772-546-6675

Email: info@ffmia.org

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