Residential Fire Sprinklers: 360


Location: London Pub, 9724 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1V8

Fee: $15 plus a small Eventbrite processing fee


Presentation: Residential Fire Sprinklers 360 [PDF]


house-fireThe concept of using water as an effective means to extinguish fires was likely first discovered during the Palaeolithic era. This simple method of controlling or suppressing fire has been further honed from our Prehistoric ancestors’ first attempts. With any of the methods used in modern times we still rely on the same simple principle - putting water on fire is a good thing.

During this session we will examine the evolution of the modern fire sprinkler with an emphasis on residential types and uses. In 2007, fires in residential properties accounted for 69% of all structure fires and 79% of all structure fire deaths in Canada. As we continue to make major strides in improving public safety, we need to continue to examine simple and cost effective means to detect and suppress fires to prevent fire-related injuries and deaths. This retrospective review will include samples of NFPA 13R and NFPA13D Residential Sprinkler System Installation Standards, with background information regarding the development, design uses and calculation options, installation, and plans review will all be highlighted as we move forward to making homes safer for families.

speaker-scott-pugsleyScott Pugsley has been involved in the fire protection industry for over 21 years. He holds a NICET level IV certification in Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Layout, with a formal education from Seneca College’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology program with Honours. Scott began his career while in high school as an apprentice and has continued to advance with in-depth involvement both with full-time and volunteer positions. His work experience includes the disciplines of fire alarm, special hazard suppression systems, automatic fire sprinklers, Fire/Rescue emergency services, manufacturing sales/technical support, fire protection engineering/consulting and as a College Professor at Seneca College. Currently he is involved in several different professional committees within the fire protection community.

The price of the event is $15 per person plus a small Eventbrite service fee. Friends and family are also welcome. It’s Wing Night at the pub; buy a drink and York Chapter will buy you a pound wings.
*Note: Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director – PEO York Chapter
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