Live demo of sprinkler systems hosted at NFPA Expo

Blog Post created by susanmckelvey Employee on Jun 5, 2017


Matt Klaus, NFPA’s principal fire protection engineer, and John Johnson, manager of training services at Johnson Controls, showed NFPA Conference and Expo attendees how to test, install and maintain a sprinkler system using a 10' stainless steel, fully operational and self-contained suppression system. Together, Klaus and Johnson discussed how to take the system apart and inspect it.


Klaus noted that professionals need different information about the system based upon their job responsibilities. For example, facility managers who are around the system every day need a general understanding of how they work to ensure that they’re running properly. Inspectors who check the system annually need an in-depth knowledge of the system, and may need to take them apart to “figure it all out.” Authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) need to know how to reset the power, shut lights off and ensure full flow.


Our NFPA 25 Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection System 3-Day Training is a 3-day course that combines hands-on training in a lab setting with classroom learning hosted by NFPA’s Matt Klaus or other NFPA-approved instructors. Students will be able to review the 2017 Edition of NFPA 25, chapter-by- chapter with an expert NFPA instructor then apply what they’ve learned on actual equipment.


Upcoming trainings are planned for this July. (They sell out quickly, so if you're interested, sign up asap!)