Advanced Technician Training - Baltimore, MD
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5/5/2020 to 5/7/2020
When: May 5 - 7, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: NFSA Headquarters
514 Progress Drive
Suite E
Linthicum Heights, Maryland  21090
United States
Contact: Training Coordinator
(443) 863-4464

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This class has been cancelled.


As a result of the regulations on gatherings and travel due to the spread of COVID-19, the Advanced Technician Training scheduled for May 5 - 7, 2020 has been cancelled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  


NFSA has another Advanced Technician Training class scheduled for June 23 - 25, 2020 in Zionsville, IN.  More information regarding the June 23 - 25, 2020 class can be found using the link below.  If you would like to transfer your registration to the June class, please just let me know and I will process the change and send confirmation.


June 23 - 25, 2020 Advance Tech Training - Zionsville, IN



Advanced Technician Training

This program covers a number of advanced topics over a three-day period including advanced topics, including hydraulic calculations for mixed hazards, Darcy-Weisbach calculations, velocity pressures, and Hardy Cross loop analysis. This seminar also includes pump suction calculations and sizing for fire pumps, as well as a variety of other advanced installation issues. Due to the advanced nature of the program, it is an excellent study session for those people seeking NICET Level III and Level IV certification. The assumption is that the participant will already know how to use the Hazen-Williams friction loss equation.

By the end of the program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Submit input to the NFPA process on the development of codes and standards.
  2. Perform hydraulic calculations for sprinkler systems where the sprinklers are not at uniform spacing.
  3. Perform hydraulic calculations using the room design method.
  4. Calculate friction loss using the Darcy-Weisbach method.
  5. Perform hydraulic calculations using the Velocity Pressure method.
  6. Layout a sprinkler system with CMSA and ESFR sprinklers with proper sprinkler spacing and location while avoiding unacceptable obstructions.
  7. Layout a sprinkler system to protect a freezer/cooler.
  8. Calculate the flow of water around a loop or grid using Hardy Cross loop analysis.
  9. Calculate the suction pressure at a fire pump given the water supply conditions.
  10. Select proper size fire pumps for situations with multiple pumps and/or situations with multiple water supplies.
  11. Recognize the computer fire models that engineers use to justify the installation of sprinkler systems with variations from the prescriptive rules of NFPA standards.
  12. Review work done by others and recognize the proper application of NFPA standards.

For a complete syllabus, click HERE.

Participants should come to class with a scientific calculator. 


Come visit the NFSA Headquarters!  Use the promo code "HQ2020" for a 60% discount!!  


Registration Information:


To register for NFSA Training seminars you must have an individual NFSA account and log in.  If you do not have an account, click the "Create Your Account" link.   Member pricing will only be available to signed in members.  



Registration fee per seminar:


NFSA Member: $475  ($190 with promo code)


Non-Member: $950 ($380 with promo code)


Hotel Information:

NFSA has a room block at the Holiday Inn Express with a reduced rate of $109 a night. 

Hotel Reservation Link

514 Progress Dr, Suite A
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
(443) 863-4464