Fire Flow for the Design Professional

April 28 Webinar Free for AFSA Members

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) will present “Fire Flow for the Design Professional” webinar on April 28, 2020, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Join AFSA to learn about the importance of coordinating fire flow requirements for manual fire suppression and fire protection systems, several of the more common methods of computing required fire flow, and what NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, says about water supply design.

In this webinar, sprinkler designers, contractors and code officials will obtain clarification regarding the language of locally adopted fire codes compared to internationally recognized performance standards found in NFPA 13.

Upon completion of this webinar attendees will be able to:

  • 1. Identify the difference between water demand for manual suppression and sprinkler fire protection systems.
  • 2. Identify three common methods for computing fire flow for manual suppression.
  • 3. Explain the role hose stream allowances play in sprinkler system water supply design.

The presenter for this webinar is Rob Neale with West Coast Code Consultants. He is responsible for commercial, multi- and single-family life safety and fire protection system plan review. He is the former vice president for national fire service activities at the International Code Council, deputy superintendent at the US National Fire Academy and served more than 20 years as a municipal fire marshal and fire chief in the Pacific Northwest. Neale and other fire professionals deliver additional online and face-to-face training at the WC-3 Academy.

This webinar offers 0.1 CEUs and 1.0 Contact Hours. For more details and to register online, visit

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