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  • Fire Protection Technology Certificate Program
    Price    
    $95    

    The Fire Protection Technology Certificate program (FPTC) is an extensive certificate program designed to guide the fire professional through training in all the major areas of fire protection. Fire protection is increasingly becoming multi-disciplinary. Quality training is essential, with more personnel taking on fire protection responsibilities everyday. The mission of the FPTC program is to serve a wide variety of fire professionals by developing a well rounded curriculum which will allow individuals to become knowledgeable in the fire protection field. This certificate program will allow individuals to expand their current background in fire protection and learn new technologies which will change fire protection for the future.

    Proper training is the key to a safe organization! Whether you are seeking to increase your knowledge or explore the opportunities in fire protection, OSU's FPTC program can benefit you by helping to achieve financial advancement, promoting career advancement, exploring new career opportunities or simply documenting specialized study in the field of fire protection.

    Time is on your side! Admission into the FPTC program is easy and it is possible that you could apply previous courses taken in fire protection at OSU toward this certificate program. Admission to Oklahoma State University is NOT a requirement for enrolling in the certificate program. Formal educational background is NOT necessary as long as you are able to engage meaningfully in a learning process that relies mainly on written communication.

    Certification is an investment in your future! If you would like a full application and information packet on the FPTC program please contact us.

    To complete the program, four core courses and two electives must be completed. Each course will be completed through CEAT Professional Development or OSU Correspondence Education and shall satisfy that course requirement. Maximum completion time is four years from the date of application enrolling in the program.

    More information can be fount in the brochure below.

     

  • Advanced Fire Protection Hydraulics
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  

    Days 1-2

    • Friction loss through Linear Piping Systems

      • Review of the Hazen-Williams Formula.

      • The Darcy-Weisbach Approach

    • Review of Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

    • Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems Using Velocity Pressures

    • Calculation of Friction Loss through Looped Piping Systems

      • Underground Systems

      • Looped Sprinkler Systems

    • Calculation of Friction Loss through Gridded Piping Systems

      • Introduction to the Hardy Cross Technique

      • Application to underground and overhead systems

    • Water Supply Considerations

      • Graphing and Safety Factors

      • Sizing Fire Pumps

    Text: Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis by Pat D. Brock.

    Instructional Time: 16 hours

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.6 CEUs

    Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Instructors:

    Pat D. Brock, PE, FPE

    Emeritus Professor - Fire Protection & Safety Technology

    Floyd Luinstra, PE

    Visiting Instructor - Fire Protection & Safety Technology

    **This agenda and the instructors listed are tentative and could change based on time constraints and any unforeseen obstacles**

  • Advanced Hydraulics
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  

    Individuals aspiring to reach Level IV NICET Certification and those hoping to become registered fire protection engineers are often faced with complicated hydraulics questions during the examination process. This seminar is designed to prepare participants to attack these exam questions. The seminar will also provide an understanding of the mathematics used as the basis for computer programs that provide assistance in designing water supply systems, sprinkler systems, foam systems and water spray systems. This is not a seminar for novices. Students should understand basic hydraulic calculations for sprinkler systems and have experience using the Hazen-Williams formula. Be sure to bring an exponential calculator. The text used for the course will be Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis by Professor Pat Brock. The text will be provided. Topics covered in this seminar include the following: Calculating pressure loss due to friction across simple loops, the Hardy-Cross technique for calculating losses in gridded piping systems, hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems using velocity pressures and calculating pressure loss due to friction using the Darcy-Weisbach method.

  • Analysis and Design of Automatic Sprinkler Systems for High Piled and Rack Storage
    Length CEU Price
    8 Hours, TBA 0.8 $249

    Note: $50 Discount when bundled with
    Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems and AutoSPRINK Training

    Prerequisite:

    Prior knowledge of Manual Hydraulic Calculations or Attendance of the Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems.

    Course Description:

    A recommended follow-up to Hydraulic Calculations, this course examines NFPA 13 requirements for the design of sprinkler system protection of high piled and rack storage. Students are trained to recognize proper design criterion for protection and warehouses. The program emphasizes proper classification of commodities and density selection based on storage heights and arrangements, sprinkler temperature ratings, and the presence or non-presence of in-rack sprinkler types.

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Some topics of coverage include:

    • Classification of Commodities
    • Design Densities for High Piled Storage
    • Protection of Plastics
    • Special Definitions
    • Impact of Large Drop and ESFR Sprinklers
  • Analysis and Design of Residential Sprinkler Systems
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  

    OSU's Design and Analysis of Residential Sprinkler Systems seminar presents techniques for designing automatic sprinkler systems for one and two-family dwellings and other residential properties (up to four stories high such as hotels and apartment buildings). The instruction clarifies prevailing codes and standards and thoroughly addresses key topics for designers, contractors, fire marshals and loss control professionals that include hydraulic design requirements, sprinkler selection and location, and the proper piping materials.

    Practical exercises along with expert instruction from an OSU faculty member, highlight this two-day seminar. Participants learn to apply plan review check lists for NFPA 13D and 13R designs. The instruction improves proficiency levels for designers and plan reviewers and also guides fire protection district officials who need consistent code interpretation throughout the jurisdiction.

  • Basic Principles of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Protection
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours, Stillwater OK. 1.6 $499

    Expert instruction by OSU faculty takes you through design and installation provisions of NFPA 13 and gives a brief introduction to inspection, testing and maintenance guidelines of NFPA 25. This basic course is designed to help professionals understand and appreciate the value and prevailing standards of automatic sprinkler protection. This course also features an introduction to hydraulic calculations that are necessary for proper design and evaluation of automatic fire sprinklers.

    • Elective course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Some topics of coverage include:

    • Economic and fire/safety benefits of sprinkler systems
    • Misconceptions regarding sprinkler protection
    • Introduction to Hydraulic Calculations
    • Common types of Sprinkler Systems
    • Wet pipe
    • Dry pipe
    • Pre-action
    • Deluge
    • Water supplies for sprinkler protection
  • Basic Principles of Fire Investigation
    Length CEU Price
    40 Hours 4.0  $925

    This course will cover state of the art investigation practices for individuals new to fire investigation as well as provide new concepts for those familiar with fire investigation. Students will be able to inspect and evaluate fire scenes, determine area of origin, the ignition source, the materials first ignited and the ignition sequence of the fire after successfully completing this course. Also, students will learn to prepare diagrams, record the fire scene with photographic documentation and establish field notes of the incident site. Students will be able to identify, collect and preserve evidence using the proper physical and legal procedures. This course will provide information that will allow the student to make presentations in legal settings as well as aid in the preparation of reports that will be useful in the fields of fire investigation, fire prevention and injury prevention. This course is instructed by Jody Cooper, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI and is taught using a systematic approach discussed in NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033.

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program
  • Basic Principles of Special Hazards Fire Protection Systems
    Length CEU Price
    8 Hours 0.8 $299

    This course provides an overview of special hazard systems for fire protection. Learn how the special systems work; their applications; the pertinent standards; design issues; and the major hardware, equipment and components.

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Some topics of coverage include:

    • Foam
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Water Spray
    • Gaseous agents
    • Water mist systems
  • Basic Special Hazards
         
         
    Length CEU Price
    8 Hours 0.8 $249

    This course provides a basic overview of special hazard systems for fire protection. Learn how the special systems work; their applications; the pertinent standards; design issues; and the major hardware, equipment and components. The systems to be covered include foam, carbon dioxide, water spray, gaseous agents, and water mist systems.

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program

     

  • Design and Analysis of Residential Sprinkler Systems Plan and Review
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  $549

    This seminar will address the requirements of NFPA 13D and present the calculation steps necessary for proper pipe sizing. The seminar should be particularly valuable to those with design and installation responsibilities and to those individuals responsible for plan review and system acceptance. Topics addressed in this two-day seminar include the following: NFPA Format & Manual of Style, Scope & Purpose of NFPA 13D, Important Definitions, Required Sprinklers, Piping & System Components, Water Supply Requirements, Installation Requirements, Required Sprinkler Water Delivery Rates, Pipe Sizing Techniques, Hydraulic Calculations and Plans Review Essentials.

  • Fatality Fire Investigations
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours  1.6  

    This two day class will deal with the considerations, guidelines and procedures that will help avoid mistakes during an investigation insure thoroughness of the investigation and to comply with requirements that may bear on the outcome of the investigation. Upon successful completion of the course the students will have been provided the skills and knowledge to: know the scientific methodology of fire investigation, determine the proper sequence for the investigation of a fatality fire, establish scene security and accountability, document the location of the body, explain the importance of the victim’s location, position and appearance and have an understanding of the two types of investigations required in a fatality fire investigation

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program.
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
    Length CEU Price
    20 Hours 2.0 $639

    This OSU seminar expertly covers the essentials of maintaining fire alarm and detection systems in a reliable, responsive condition. The program acquaints participants with the systems for which they are responsible and those they may encounter. Participants explore operational how's and why's on a variety of systems, learn to recognize limitations, and understand causes of systems failure.

    Some topics of coverage include:

    • Acceptance tests
    • Visual inspections and problem indicators
    • Functional tests
    • Troubleshooting
    • System restoration
  • Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6 $549

    Good fire protection requires an adequate water supply and the credibility of a fire protection specialist is tested when it becomes necessary to establish:

    • The quantity and pressure of water needed to provide adequate fire protection
    • The ability of existing water supply systems to provide fire protection in addition to domestic and industrial requirements.
    • The adequacy of a water supply in conjunction with a particular piping system to provide effective automatic sprinkler protection.
    • Alternatives for improving deficiencies.

    This course focuses on each of these points by applying the basics of fluid mechanics and the practical aspects of fire protection hydraulics. A solid foundation in fire protection hydraulics, with emphasis on testing and calculation procedures is provided by attending this course.

    • Core course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Course participants receive the following required textbook:

    Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis, 2nd Edition, by Pat D. Brock, ISBN 0-87939-171-5 .

  • Fire Protection Requirements of the International Building Code
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6 $549

    Since the first publication of the International Building Code in the year 2000, many cities, counties and states have adopted the International set of codes for use in their jurisdictions. This seminar will use the 2009 edition as the basis of instruction and will concentrate on the provisions directed toward building fire safety.

     

    The course will provide a good foundation for those using the International building code as the basis for building design with respect to the fire protection requirements as well as for those with plan review and code enforcement responsibilities. Topics covered will include Use Group classifications, Construction classification, height and area limits, means of egress requirements and requirements for fire extinguishing and fire alarm and detection systems. The course is particularly suitable for providing professional development hours for professional engineers and architects and Professional Development credit for those maintaining NICET certification.

    • Core course for Fire Protection Certificate Program.
  • Fire Pump Applications, Inspection, and Testing
    Length CEU Price
    20 Hours 2.0 $639

    OSU's 2.5 days fire pump course addresses NFPA 20 provisions along with a thorough review of installations, applications, and standard inspection, testing and maintenance procedure.

    The course provides a solid working knowledge of common pump types, various pump drivers, and controllers, installation components and accessories. Practical exercises and live demonstration improve your ability to conduct field acceptance and routine installations testing, determine proper pump sizing, graphically analyze pump performance and implement the correct inspection and maintenance procedures.  Water resistant footwear is recommended.

    • Elective course for FPTC.
  • Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate Program
    Length CEU Price
    24 Hours 2.4 $1,299
    $1,699 With Hotel

    As one of the top training providers in the field of fire protection, Oklahoma State University (OSU) is constantly striving to provide training programs that advance professionals in the industry. Sprinkler inspection, testing & maintenance is quickly becoming the rule, not the exception and OSU is proud to offer the Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training & Certificate (FSITC) program to professionals in the field.  Water resistant footwear is recommended.

     

    Class Hours: Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday, 8am-5pm with an hour for lunch

     

    Shuttle from/to airport is for Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City

    Disclaimer: OSU and AFSA are the sole sponsoring entities for the Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training and Certificate program and as such do not claim accreditation nor certification under any other federal, state or local pretenses where this program is concerned. It is recommended that participants check with their State Fire Marshal's Office or other oversight agencies to determine what criteria your organization requires in the way of sprinkler inspections. For further details and questions, contact OSU via phone (405) 744-5714 or via email at brandy.mays@okstate.edu.

  • Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6 $580

    Gain new insights into hydraulic behavior, and master the industry's preferred method of sprinkler system design. This intensive seminar reviews key fundamentals while closely analyzing NFPA 13 provisions and presents a reliable 16 step hydraulic design process. This course will guide you through the mathematical calculations required for designing or evaluating hydraulically calculated systems and in the process presents a learn-by-doing format that features practical exercises, real life examples, and meaningful interaction among field professionals.

  • Hydraulic Calculation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems and Analysis and Design of Sprinkler Systems for High Piled and Rack Storage
    Length CEU Price
    24 Hours 2.4 $580

    Gain new insights into hydraulic behavior, and master the industry's preferred method of sprinkler system design. This intensive seminar reviews key fundamentals while closely analyzing NFPA 13 provisions and presents a reliable 16 step hydraulic design process. This course will guide you through the mathematical calculations required for designing or evaluating hydraulically calculated systems and in the process presents a learn-by-doing format that features practical exercises, real life examples, and meaningful interaction among field professionals.

    • Core Course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

     

  • Hydraulic Calculations of Automatic Sprinkler Systems and AutoSPRINK Training
    Length CEU Price
    24 Hours 2.4 $649

    Gain new insights into hydraulic behavior, and master the industry’s preferred method of sprinkler system design. This two day intensive seminar reviews key fundamentals while closely analyzing NFPA 13 provisions and presents a reliable 16 step hydraulic design process. This course will guide you through the mathematical calculations required for designing or evaluating hydraulically calculated systems and in the process presents a learn-by-doing format that features practical exercises, real life examples, and meaningful interaction among field professionals. The 3rd day of training will bring be training with AutoSPRINK experts on the Fire Sprinkler Computer Aided Design Program to give our trainees a full overview of Hydraulic Calculations.

  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  

    How well does your company comply with NFPA 25 standards for inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based fire protection systems? OSU's two day workshop features hands-on laboratory training with AS Systems and expert instruction to bring you up to speed on the latest standards.

    The workshop agenda covers acceptance tests, visual inspections, functional tests, impairments and system restoration, component and assembly maintenance along with procedure and practices.

    • Core course for Fire Protection Certificate Program
  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Pump Applications
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6  $599

    For more Information about the course, please contact Brandy Mays (Technical Program Coordinator). Brandy can be reached at 405-744-5714 or at brandy.mays@okstate.edu.

  • Life Safety Code - NFPA 101
    Length CEU Price
    20 Hours 2.0  $599

    The Life Safety Code seminar engages safety professionals in an environment that promotes better working knowledge, informed analysis, accurate interpretation, and realistic application of the Code provisions and equivalents. Seminar participants learn what they need to know to improve job performance, and to satisfy Professional Development requirements of various employees and professional associations, per the The 2015 edition of the NFPA 101,Life Safety Code.

    • Core course for Fire Protection Certificate Program
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
    Length CEU Price
    8 Hours 0.8  $599

    This training course will introduce you to NFPA 70E and include topics of electrical components, qualified and unqualified personnel, electrical hazards, steps in establishing an electrically safe work condition, and selecting personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Don’t miss out on taking advantage of this NEW 1-day class offered by OSU.

  • Performance Based Design
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours  1.6 $499

    The Performance Based Design seminar engages fire protection and safety professionals in an environment that promotes better working knowledge, informed analysis, accurate interpretation, and realistic application of designs that do not follow the prescriptive codes and standards.  Seminar participants learn what needs to be done for the performance based design process, available and required safe egress time determination, and how to review performance based design plans completed by others.

    • Elective course for the Fire Protection Certificate Program.
  • Property Loss Control for Insurance Property Specialists
    Length CEU  
    36 Hours 3.6  

    When hands on training is essential, this 36 hour course helps participants learn how to evaluate fire protection systems, their components, and designs in order to evaluate loss control risks in commercial and industrial buildings. It is designed to meet specific training objectives expressed by industry personnel. This OSU five-day course features practical training that emphasizes testing and evaluation of fire suppression systems. The course provides basic loss control training for insurance personnel who have increasing responsibilities in property evaluation.  We will be encouraging you to participate in a fire hydrant flow test and a fire pump test.  Water resistant footwear is recommended.  Work apparel vs business apparel is recommended.

  • Review and Evaluation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems Plans and Designs
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6 $549

    Available on-line $349 per person FPTC Elective Requirement (Included in the Automatic Sprinkler Series $899 per person)

    Learn a step-by-step plan review procedure that results in consistent service, assures optimal fire protection capability, and complies with NFPA code 13. This two-day course presents a checklist approach that reduces the probability of overlooking essential system design features. The course addresses both gridded and non-gridded systems, pipe schedules, hydraulic and computer assisted designs. Guided by NFPA 13, the course features practical exercises that promote confident analysis of sprinkler system designs that use hydraulic calculation techniques. If you are a fire marshal, fire prevention officer, property loss control specialist, fire code inspector, architect, or field professional who designs, reviews or evaluates automatic sprinkler installations, you should plan on attending.

    • Elective course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Instructor: Pat Brock

  • Warehousing Fundamentals
    Length CEU Price
    4 Hours 0.4 $89

    The NFPA 13 Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria has replaced the density area graphs with tables of defined area(s) of application and single point density. We will discuss some of the changes as it relates to warehousing fire protection. We will also look at some of the newer sprinkler technology that is being developed for warehouse fire protection. We will review a few lessons learned, and not to be forgotten.

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