Restoring Fire Protection Systems Following a Hurricane

The recent hurricanes have impacted millions and while much of the focus has been on damaged homes and displaced families, there are also thousands of commercial buildings impaired with facility managers working tirelessly to get back to business.

To contribute to the relief effort and help all those impacted by these storms Fire Smarts has prepared and is presenting a free training webinar discussing things to consider and common needs when getting a building’s fire protection systems back in service.

The “Hurricane and Tropical Storm Recovery for Fire and Life Safety Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, on Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this 90-minute training, Mr. Parrish will cover how to determine flood level elevation and identify potentially damaged equipment while reviewing procedures to evaluate electrical equipment prior to energizing. Key requirements of NFPA 72 will be reviewed, including requirements for inspection and testing that needs to be conducted prior to placing systems back in service.

Registration is free and open to the public. For more information and to register for this webinar visit

“I have spoken with many facility managers faced with storm impacted buildings and we continue to receive requests for guidance on assessing and restoring fire protection systems following the storm damage.,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Fire Smarts, LLC. “Registration for this webinar is free so that we can reach the most people impacted by these storms.”

The webinar qualifies for one contact hour of continuing education training as approved by the International Code Council (ICC) and recognized by NICET for professional development as well as several other state jurisdictions. Certificates will be issued to attendees following the webinar. Registered participants unable to attend the live webinar will have access to the webinar recording to view at a later time.

“In the past month, many parts of our country have been hit by devastating natural disasters. There are many ways to help these communities get back on their feet and we want to offer our expertise to organizations who may have had…

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