MHFPS April Educational Program

April 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
NFPA Headquarters
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169

Fire Safety Summit

  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace – Protecting Against Arc Flash
  • ITM Frequencies for Fire Pumps – NFPA 25 Chapter 8
  • NFPA 80 Fire Door Assemblies Yearly Testing – Vital Details

Hosted By – John Duraes, Directors of Facilities & Engineering, Signature Healthcare
Education Contact Hours 1.5/ CEUs 0.15

About the Presenters

Gil Moniz, NFPA Senior Electrical Specialist

Gil Moniz is a Senior Electrical Specialist on staff at NFPA. Previously Northeast Field Representative for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association; a Massachusetts Master Electrician and licensed journeyman; a Rhode Island licensed journeyman; and advisor to, multiple New York City, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts electrical committees and advisory boards.

Chad Duffy, CFPS, NFPA Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Chad Duffy is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer on staff at NFPA. Chad holds a degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology, is NICET-certified in Water-Based Layout, and is a CFPS – Certified Fire Protection Specialist.

Kristin Bigda, P.E., NFPA Principal Fire Protection Engineer

Kristin Bigda is a Principal Fire Protection Engineer on staff at NFPA. She is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) and holds a Master’s Degree in fire protection engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Fire Doors and Windows Technical Committee NFPA 80 and 105.

Learning Objectives

Electrical Safety in the Workplace – Protecting Against Arc Flash

Facility managers are responsible for the safety of personnel performing electrical work in the facility. Understand arc flash hazards; how arc flash hazards can be evaluated; and how a pro-gram to minimize or mitigate arc flash hazards can be employed to protect workers.

  • understand what arc flash hazards are;
  • realize that evaluation techniques for arc flash hazards exist; and
  • know minimization/mitigation methods against arc flash must be utilized.

ITM Frequencies for Fire Pumps – NFPA 25 Chapter 8

Scheduling ITM and maintaining fire pumps in your facility. Overview of NFPA 25, Chapter 8 Fire Pumps, focusing on what inspections, testing, and maintenance activities need to be per-formed and when. Review the testing to be performed after a fire pump has been repaired.

  • know how to navigate Chapter 8 of NFPA 25 to find ITM frequencies for fire pumps;
  • understand which ITM activities are required to be performed; and
  • Apply the testing requirements to a fire pump assembly after it has been repaired.

NFPA 80 Fire Door Assemblies Yearly Testing – Hot Topics

Ensuring that the required yearly inspection of fire door assemblies is performed in your facil-ity. Updates on hot topics such as (a) the installation of fire pins for “less bottom rod” door pairs; (b) inspection timing philosophies that can affect inspection compliance rates; (c) quali-fications for personnel conducting fire door assembly inspections; (d) one path for earning in-spection credentials, and (e) common door deficiencies to guard against.

  • understand issues associated with the unanswered question of who can install fire pins;
  • Options—Scheduling fire door assembly inspections, different inspection compliance rates
  • understand the skills mix needed to perform fire door assembly inspections.

Meeting Agenda

11:30 -12:00: Lunch and Networking
12:00 – 1:30: Presentation Fire Safety Summit
1:45 – 2:00: MHFPS Business Meeting