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AFSA Announces Two Upcoming Webinars

Changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 in Two Parts

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to announce its upcoming two-part live webinar event: “Changes from the 2013 Edition of NFPA 13 to the 2016 Edition”.

The NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems 2016 Edition has been released and many changes have been made from the 2013 Edition. Unfortunately, due to changes in printing format, the revision lines are no longer included in the printed document. This two-part webinar series is not just an overview; it will explore in-depth the revisions throughout the standard. In order to accurately understand and apply this standard, it is imperative one understand the changes made and the rationale behind those changes.  Costly mistakes can be avoided by understanding these revisions.

Part I of the two part series will be presented on Wednesday, February 17 at 11 a.m. (CST). It will run for two hours and will cover all of the revisions from Chapters 1 through 11 (excluding Chapter 9 Hanging and Bracing) in detail with explanation and opinion on why the change was made. Attendees can earn .20 CEU and 2.0 CPDs.

Part II will be presented on Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. (CDT). It will run for 90 minutes and will cover all of the revisions from Chapters 12 through 25 in detail. Attendees can earn .15 CEU and 1.5 CPDs.

James Golinveaux

Both parts will be presented by 2014 Henry S. Parolee Award winner, James Golinveaux. “We are very excited for James Golinveaux to present these webinars,” says Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA’s meetings/programs coordinator. “His knowledge and experience will make these two events incredibly valuable to our members.”

This two-part event is FREE to all AFSA members! Cost for non-members is $250 per part. There is a $20 fee for CEU certificates for both members and non-members. To register, visit

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