73 minutes - Originally Presented June 2005
This seminar includes a brief review of how residential sprinklers got their start, current state-of-the-art information such as sloped and beamed ceilings and "S x L" for high-rise residential occupancies using a .1 density. It also offers some insight as to where the residential codes are headed in the near future.
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Roland LaFontaine is the Manager of Technical Sales for the Viking Corporation in Hastings, MI. He has been in the sprinkler industry since 1966 and has an extensive design background in Special Hazards and Commercial sprinkler system design and hydraulic calculations. He has been with The Viking Corp. since 1991, and is a co-presenter of the monthly Viking 2-day seminar. He is NICET Certified as a Level IV Automatic Sprinkler Systems Layout Technician, and serves as an NFPA Committee Member on NFPA 850 - Recommended Practice for Fire Protection For Electrical Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations, NFPA 851 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection of Hydroelectric Generating Plants, and NFPA 853, the Standard For the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants. Mr. Lafontaine is very familiar with residential sprinkler systems and has participated in many residential sprinkler fire tests.
For additional information about residential sprinklers, see the following sources:
American Fire Sprinkler Association - provides general information about residiential sprinklers.
Residential Fire Safety Institute - provides information on residential ordinances, including 'how-to' guides for ordinance adoption and examples of residential ordinances.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition - provides educational material for the general public, homebuilders, and the fire service.