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Training: Batteries in the Fire Service, Tall Mass-Timber Buildings & Fire Department Concerns, and Codes that Safeguard Construction

Batteries and the Fire Service

This session will primarily focus on operational response and code requirements for batteries in buildings and energy storage systems as well as provide information on Lithium-Ion Battery . The main goal is to facilitate a unified response among departments, from codes to battery operations.

Tall Mass-Timber Buildings & Fire Department Concerns

This session introduces firefighters and fire inspectors to tall mass-timber (TMT) buildings (that can be constructed up to 18 stories), the history of cross-laminated timber (CLT), how it is made, and its properties. The course outlines the new code requirements in the International Building Code (IBC) and discusses the extensive fire testing that was conducted. The program addresses specific fire service concerns.

Codes that Safeguard Construction

This session introduces inspectors to the codes that safeguard buildings undergoing construction, major renovation, and demolition. The course covers best practices regarding hot work, housekeeping, storage, and site security. Students will learn the requirements and responsibilities of the construction site fire prevention program manager and the components of a well-crafted construction site pre-fire plan. They will preview the construction fire safety code changes coming in the 2021 edition of the International Fire Code.

The American Wood Council (AWC) and FLSS are providing this training in different regions of the country. The next trainings will be:

 American Wood Council (AWC) IAFC

Hayward, California
Thursday, November 2, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Naples, Florida
Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET.
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