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Fire Protection During Construction (BCD235)
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Fire Protection During Construction (BCD235)

When: Thursday, 7/13/2017
Available as eCourse
Where: Complimentary Webinar
United States
Presenter: Guy Colonna (NFPA), Allan Fraser (NFPA), Rob Neale (ICC)
Contact: 202-463-2704

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This 90-minute webinar will introduce attendees to several of the recent major fires and their causes, the many fire-related hazards that exist on a construction site, the International Building and Fire Code and NFPA requirements for fire protection safeguards during construction and solutions for developing simple fire safety strategies.  There also will be information on building materials and construction industry efforts to reduce fire losses.

•    Identify recent major fires and their reported causes
•    Identify the I Code regulations and linkage to NFPA 241 for fire safety during building construction alteration and demolitions
•    Develop a model fire plan for buildings under construction, alteration or demolition
•    Identify existing building materials and construction industry resources for training, education and mitigation


Guy Colonna joined NFPA in 1986 and is currently Division Director for the Technical Services department. He holds engineering degrees from the US Coast Guard Academy and Stanford University and is a registered professional engineer. He has served as Staff Liaison to committees dealing with safeguards at dust hazard process locations, explosion protection systems including venting of deflagrations, and chemical classification and is the editor of the NFPA Guide to Combustible Dusts. He currently manages the NFPA hot work training program conducted in collaboration with the Boston Fire Department.


Rob Neale currently serves as the International Code Council Vice President for Government Relations: NationalFire Service Activities. He is responsible for strategic guidance to help local fire organizations adopt and enforce the most recent version of the model codes and build relationships among code enforcement entities. In 2015, Rob retired as Deputy Superintendent for the United States Fire Administration National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. He led the development of curriculum aimed at improving the professionalism of America’s fire service. In 2012, he received the FEMA Administrator’s Award for Innovation in training for his development of the popular Coffee Break Training series. In 2004, he was awarded the International Society for Performance Improvement award for the National Fire Academy class “Evaluating Performance-Based Designs”. He has more than 30 years of experience in Washington state municipal fire protection as a fire chief, fire marshal, and fire fighter. Rob has a master’s degree from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Western Washington University. Rob has been published regularly in national fire protection trade journals, and for many years has been content developer and platform instructor on codes, standards and fire protection systems.


Allan B. Fraser, CBI, CPCA, is NFPA’s Senior Building Code Specialist. His projects include staffing six technical committees and NFPA’s “Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee". He represents NFPA on a number of committees of other organizations. An expert in Code Administration he was the Building Commissioner in five (5) different municipalities over a 27 year career. He’s been on State and Regional Technical Committees, taught Building Code at professional seminars and continuing education programs and holds both State and National Certification.

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