50th  Annual Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association Conference

Blog Post created by afraser Employee on Oct 26, 2017


October 31-November 3, 2017

Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Founded in 1967, the mission of the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association is to unite for the mutual benefit those public officials, the general public, and private persons engaged in the prevention and suppression of fires through inspections. It provides for the exchange of technical information and developments. It cooperates with the State Fire Marshal's Office, Fire Departments, law enforcement agencies, and private industry in the public education, prevention, and suppression of fires. It encourages high professional standards of conduct among Fire Safety Inspectors and continually strives to improve inspections procedures and education of the general public.


Among the invited speakers at this year’s 50Th Annual Conference is Allan Fraser, CBI, CPCA, NFPA’s Senior Building Code Specialist and staff liaison to the Technical Committee on Construction and Demolition who will be presenting two sessions on NFPA 241:  Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations.  


“We've had fires in buildings under construction since we first started building them. Buildings under construction have additional fire hazards not found in completed structures. NFPA 241 is a unique standard in that it's not a "brick and mortar" standard but a standard about the process of putting the "brick and mortar" in place.


A building under construction needs constant supervision and inspection may not be possible or practical by municipal inspectors.


What is “OK” at 8:00am may have changed and not be ok by 5:00pm that day or even by noon.  This session will detail NFPA 241 and how it is to be used effectively to reduce fire damage if not eliminate construction fires all together.”