AFSA Florida NEXT GEN Training

AFSA Florida NEXT GEN Training
Leadership and Management for Fire Protection Contractors; "Hand Me Another Sprinkler" Fire Sprinkler Systems: Beyond Connecting the Dots

Leadership and Management for Fire Protection Contractors; "Hand Me Another Sprinkler"

Most people want to be considered a Leader, but the truth is very few have the attributes and skills it takes to be and “Effective Leader”.  There is a difference between acting like a Leader and actually being a Leader.  What is the difference?  Attributes of Effective Leadership take on different forms when it comes to the construction industry and even more so when you get to the specific business of fire protection contracting.  Whether you started in the field as a helper or inherited the family company, becoming an effective leader is not for the weak of spirit. This seminar is specifically developed for those with careers in fire protection contracting that want to learn more about effective leadership and what it takes to become one.  

1. Identify the important attributes the make people effective leaders.

2. Describe the skill set necessary to develop these attributes.

3. Learn the importance relationship development and maintenance has in becoming an effective leader.

Fire Sprinkler Systems: Beyond Connecting the Dots     

Many people in the fire sprinkler industry got their start in the design department or out in the field joining the installation crew.  Either way, in many cases, they were handed a “red book” or NFPA 13 code book and told to read it and they will make a life for themselves.  Not a good way to get started.  Unfortunately, a method of employment that is still practiced today.  The perception that goes with this is that all the answers must be in “the book”.  A tragic unintended consequence.  This seminar will focus squarely on the methodology of NFPA 13 with insight on how the NFPA 13 committee works and the process used to evaluate new proposals as well as change and revise existing ones.  You do not want to miss the chance to better understand NFPA 13 and its intentions.

1. Describe how the NFPA codes and standards process works.

2.Identify the two objectives for sprinkler design and installation.

3.Understand the difference between Light Hazard and Extra Hazard beyond the obvious.



12pm - 1pm Registration and Lunch

1pm - 4:30pm Leadership Training

5pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour (The Big Catch)

136 Fourth St. N. Unit 201 St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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