The scope of this course looks at the following as the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems:
a) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
b) 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two- Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
c) 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height.
d) International Residential Code (IRC) Standard P2904.
e) Manufacturer's Data Sheets.
f) The ability to read and interpret the design is an essential element of preventive fire safety.
This course is appropriate for building and fire code officials whose responsibility is to review and approve residential sprinkler plans. Such officials include fire inspectors, fire marshals, and building code inspectors with at least 1 year of experience on the job. The audience should have an understanding of the history of water-based fire protection systems and methods used to verify hydraulic calculation.