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    • April 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Lunz Group - Lake Morton Conference Room, 58 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents

    Emergency Responder Radio Communication Enhancement Systems - 2 hr

    SPACE IS VERY LIMITED

    This class will cover Emergency Responder Radio Enhancement Systems/BDA/DAS.  Overview of the technology and the codes that are driving the enforcement.  We will review the Florida Statute with regards to existing buildings and how jurisdictions within Florida are enforcing BDA systems.  What it takes to be proactive when it comes to designing facilities and ensuring that you will be prepared if a BDA system is required in the building.  Utilize equipment listed for its intended purpose, we will review the UL2524 listing.

    The class has been approved for four (2) hours of CEUs for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector I&II, Fire Service Instructor I,II and III.  


    Instructor: Wendy Rivera, Florida Honeywell Fire RSM, 239-728-8393


    Location: The Lunz Group

                      Lake Morton Conference Room

                      58 Lake Morton Drive

                      Lakeland, FL 33801


    Times: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM                

    Cost: No Charge for members of FFMIA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact/Instructor:

    Wendy Rivera
    Florida Regional Sales Manager - Honeywell Fire
    1501 Bass Lane
    Fort Myers, FL 33919
    239-728-8393

    Wendy Rivera has 32 years in the Fire Alarm industry with 20 of them at Honeywell. She has been in her current position with Honeywell since January 2018.  Her background includes distribution, Installation, Service, and Sales of Fire Alarm systems and low voltage systems since 1987.  Wendy is Nicet Level I and holds a degree in electronics.  She has been factory certified on BDA systems through RSI and SWIFT wireless via Honeywell Fire.  

    or 

    Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org or

    RN: 15368

    Course ID: 106151

    • May 13, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Patio Grill - Longwood, FL
    • 39
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association in conjunction with the Central Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Presents

    Alarm Communications From POTS to MFVN

         (2 Contact Hour approved for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector and Instructor I, II, III)

    This course presents the material necessary for electrical and alarm license holders, as well as for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to understand the basic principles of the requirements and criteria necessary to comply Managed Facility-based Voice Networks (MFVN’s).  This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to identify, understand and interpret the technology behind the latest communication protocol used by telephone and internet providers (ISP’s) for transmission of both voice and data.

    Date: May 13th, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00 pm

    Location:   Patio Grill
                     2900 S. Orlando Avenue
                     Sanford, FL 32773
                     407-585-1364

    Cost: No Charge for any member of the FFMIA or CFFMA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructor:

    Roy Pollack, CPP SET
    Stay Safe Enterprises, LLC
    www.staysafe.net
    561-779-7199

    Contact Person:  Philip Oakes, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association 307-433-8078 or
    Lillian Sexton, FFMIA 2nd Vice President, 407-585-1374, Lillian.sexton@ffmia.org

    Course Number: RN15459

    Class Number: 106009

    Note: This course is being held as part of the CFFMA monthly luncheon meeting

     

    • May 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Florida State Fire College
    • 40
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Presents

    ISO – Public Protection Classification Class – 4 Hour

         (4 Contact Hours approved for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector and Instructor I, II, III)

    Course will be taught by ISO Senior Field Representative and provide participants with the ability to improve their overall ISO rating. The class will focus a large portion of the time on the Community Risk Reduction portion of the overall grading schedule. The class will allow participants to learn and enact polices with fire prevention, code enforcement, public education, and fire investigations to improve their community. Class will provide information on the critical importance of community risk programs and how the impact can increase their benefit to the community.

    Date: May 27th, 2020
    Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Location:   Florida State Fire College
                     11655 NW Gainesville Road
                     Ocala, Florida 34482
                     Classroom 101

    Cost: No Charge for any member of the FFMIA

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructor:

    Kyle Biles, Senior Field Representative, started with ISO in 2006. Prior to that, he worked in the insurance industry for 10 years as a claims adjuster. He also has a background in construction.

    During his time with ISO, Kyle has graded many communities all over the country. He routinely conducts alternative water gradings and evaluates complex fire protection situations. He has also been involved with the development and training of the field staff’s conversion from paper mapping to GIS, conducted PPC training classes to departments, and acts as a point of contact for many departments.  As a Senior Field Representative, Kyle has also trained and mentored a substantial portion of the field staff from many parts of the country.


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

    Ken McCann, Fire Marshal Marion County
    2631 SE Third St.
    Ocala, FL 34471
    Phone: 352-291-8000
    Fax: 352-291-8098
    ken.mccann@marioncountyfl.org

    Course Number: RN16306

    Class Number: 106903 

    • September 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive, Bonita Springs, Fl. 34135
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    Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    Presents

    Using the UL Fire Resistive Design Database – 4hr

         (4 Contact Hour approved for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector and Instructor I, II, III)

    This course will demonstrate how to use the UL Fire Resistive Design Database and apply its use in plan review, address in field concerns while conducting construction inspections, explain the options available for modifications and discuss the various components of fire resistive construction that UL lists products for I.E. head of wall fire containment systems, fire stopping, roof decks, dampers and wall systems among others.  Students will conduct product and fire resistive construction searches and demonstrate basic understanding and application of the UL Fire Resistive Design Database. 

    Date: September 15th, 2020
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00 pm

    Location:  

    Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District
    27701 Bonita Grande Drive
    Bonita Springs, Fl. 34135

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    Cost: No cost to FFMIA members.

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Instructor:
    Kelly Nicolello
    UL Senior Regulatory Engineer
    Codes And Regulatory Services
    Work (682)201-8938

    Contact Person: 
    Janet A. Washburn, Fire Marshal/Division Chief Bonita Springs Fire
    Control and Rescue District
    27701 Bonita Grande Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
    washburn@bonitafire.org
    (239) 390-7945 Direct
    (239) 949-6211  Office
    (239) 206-9056 Cell

    or

    Philip Oakes, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association 307-433-8078 or

    Course Number: RN16294

    Class Number: 106948

    • September 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility, 9300 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    present their

    2020 Miami Education Seminar

    When: September 15th, 2020 to September 17th, 2020

     
    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 (8 hours per day) for 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. 

    Click here for the updated Seminar Schedule

    Classes include (subject to change):
    Special events (fairs, and festivals) and Maintaining Code Compliance
    Code Compliance Effective Tools to Improve Bureau Efficiency
    Storage Occupancy Requirements
    Introduction to Post Blast Fire Investigation
    Coating Fire Sprinkler Systems
    NFPA 4: Standard Fire Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
    NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems

    Click here for the 2020 Sponsorship Guide.

    Click here for the 2020 Sponsor and Attendee registration form (for those who may need a paper copy to register)

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

     

    • September 16, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Palm Beach County Fire Rescue; 405 Pike Road; West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
    • 39
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents

    Energy Storage Systems – Fire safety concepts in the 2018 International Fire Code, Residential Code and NFPA 1 - 4 hr.  

    Energy storage systems are showing up in ever increasing numbers, which creates challenges for fire and building officials who must address a new generation of fire safety concerns. These systems include modern stationary battery systems, electrical capacitors systems and other technologies. This session provides an overview of these systems and discusses requirements that will appear in the 2018 IFC, IRC and NFPA 1. A good session for keeping you ahead of the curve on upcoming code requirements.  

    The class has been approved for four (4) hours of CEUs for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector I&II, Fire Service Instructor I,II and III.  


    Instructor:
    Kelly Nicolello
    UL Senior Regulatory Engineer
    Codes And Regulatory Services
    Work (682)201-8938


    Location: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
                      405 Pike Road
                      West Palm Beach, Florida 33411


    Times: September 16th, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM                

    Cost: No Charge 

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact:

    David Woodside, EFO, CFO, FM, MIFireE
    Fire Marshal
    Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
    405 Pike Road
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
    Office: (561) 616-7057
    E-mail: dwoodside@pbcgov.org

    or 

    Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org or

    RN: RN15754

    Course ID: 106959

    • September 16, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Palm Beach County Fire Rescue; 405 Pike Road; West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
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    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents

    Emerging Trends for Fire Service Personnel - 4 hr.  

    The hazards and processes exposed to first responders is ever changing. New products and processes are continuously being introduced. The best way to avoid injury to the public and first responders is to become aware of what these emerging items are and to begin to explore what they are and how they might effect responding personnel.

    Examples of issues on the horizon that we will be discussing are; Light Weight Steel Construction,  Inflatable Spray Booths, Power over the Ethernet (PoE) NFPA 72, Internet of Things (IoT) NFPA 72, and Smoke Alarm standards update requirements. Additionally, its important for first responders to know how they can find out more information, therefore we’ll spend time understanding resources available to them.

    The class has been approved for four (4) hours of CEUs for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector I&II, Fire Service Instructor I,II and III.  


    Instructor:
    Kelly Nicolello
    UL Senior Regulatory Engineer
    Codes And Regulatory Services
    Work (682)201-8938


    Location: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
                      405 Pike Road
                      West Palm Beach, Florida 33411


    Times: September 16th, 2020  from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM                

    Cost: No Charge 

    Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

    Point of Contact:

    David Woodside, EFO, CFO, FM, MIFireE
    Fire Marshal
    Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
    405 Pike Road
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
    Office: (561) 616-7057
    E-mail: dwoodside@pbcgov.org

    or 

    Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org or

    RN: RN15418

    Course ID: 106958

    • November 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    SAVE THE DATE FOR

    The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

    72nd Annual Florida Fire Prevention Conference

    Monday November 2nd, 2020 through

    Thursday November 5th, 2020

    with pre-conference classes to be held on November 1st

    At the Hyatt Regency Sarasota

    1000 Boulevard of the Arts

    Sarasota, FL 34236

    SAVE THE DATE!  MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED SOON!














    Room rates of $139.00 per night up to double occupancy, are set with the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.  Rooms include a waived resort fee, use of fishing poles and bait, as well as use of the hotels kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, and bicycles.  Free WiFi throughout the hotel and free hotel parking are also included.  The hotel also has a complimentary breakfast.

    A full link to the hotel booking site will be posted soon. 

    Please NOTE: Program details, scholarship details, and other information will be added soon.  So please check back as the information on this site will change frequently.  


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