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Reliability of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

The performance results of automatic sprinkler systems was published annually by NFPA up until the 1970s and are often used to quote the expected performance of systems today.
Start date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:30

CASA Sprinkler Seminars

There are some upcoming Sprinkler seminars in Vancouver, put on by the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA):  

April 21 - Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

April 22 - Pumps for Fire Protection


Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association Upcoming Seminars

The Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is holding three seminars in Vancouver soon:

April 29, 2014 - Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

April 30, 2014 - Acceptance Testing and Hydraulicss for Plan Reviewers

May 1, 2014 - Pumps for Fire Protection

See the attached documents for more information.


CASA Sprinkler courses

 Sprinkler Protection for Storage Applications -Tuesday November 19th & Wednesday November 20th

This two-day program provides the participant with the latest procedures for design, layout and Installation of fire sprinkler systems providing fire control and suppression for storage and warehouse occupancies. Participants will understand the criteria required in the design and sprinkler selection for the protection of storage and warehouse occupancies including general storage, rack storage and special storage applications in accordance with NFPA 13.

Plan Review Procedures & Policies –Thursday November 21st

This one day seminar provides attendees with vital information on determining compliance with fire sprinkler system design and installation rules in accordance with NFPA 13.  The seminar will help assist the participants with understanding the responsibility of proper design and installation of all types of fire sprinkler systems, and increase the knowledge of the participant with the NFPA Standards as they relate to fire sprinkler systems and their components.

For more information please find attached a copy of the registration form, or to view all of our Seminar Topics and Locations across Canada please visit our website at  All seminar attendee’s will receive a free workbook, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon coffee break


Recent Changes and Trends in NFPA 13 Presented by Alex Hoffman P. Eng

An understanding of automatic sprinkler requirements is fundamental to professional practice in fire protection engineering and code consultancy. References in building codes run significantly behind the current version of NFPA 13: the current reference in the Vancouver building bylaw is the 1999 version of the standard. The building code sets out the minimum standard but the ‘duty of care’ demands knowledge of the latest version and any changes that may affect fire and life safety. A number of legal decisions have supported this position.

 The presentation will provide an overview of recent changes in the standard and how these will impact professional practice now and into the future.


 Aleksandar Hoffman P.Eng is the Regional Manager of Viking Fire and a member of the NFPA 13 committee.

Date:  June 18, 2013
Time:  Registration and Reception 5:30pm
Location:  False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)
Cost:  $25 Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers to cover the cost of dinner.
Registration Deadline:  June 14, 2013

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.


Start date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 17:30


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