New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

NYSAFC Codes Training

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Registration Deadline: May 23, 2022
 
Wednesday, June 15 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
@ The Oncenter (lower level) – Rooms 7-8
Registration Fee: $125 per day, per person
This training, coordinated each year by the NYSAFC Codes Committee, provides the opportunity to earn in-service codes hours. Special registration is required. Fee includes training, light breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and three One Day Tickets for the FIRE 2022 Expo (valid June 16-18).
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 COURSES
 
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Instructor:
Chief F.J. Spinelli (City of Newburgh)
 
“How Buildings Succeed or Fail – A Firefighter’s View” (T02-07-1999)
This presentation is a chance for members of the architecture and engineering worlds to gain perspective on how the evolution of today’s fire environment and modern building construction techniques and materials have changed the way firefighters view and respond to structural fires. Through sharing recent scientific data, live burn testing, and reviewing recent events, Chief Spinelli hopes to facilitate a productive discussion and allow participants to gain insight into how sometimes designs and materials don’t translate well into the real world. The program will also highlight misconceptions and misrepresentations in television and movies regarding fire sprinkler systems that are widely accepted as truth by the American public.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2
 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor:
Fire Marshal Christopher Roth (Town of Brighton)
 
“Means of Egress and Calculating Occupant Loads” (T02-07-3043)
This course addresses the provisions of Chapter 10 of the 2020 Building Code of New York State and the 2020 Fire Code of New York State regarding specific aspects of the means of egress, those components regulated as exits, and then determining and posting of occupant load.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2
 
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Energy Codes Specialist Chris Whittet (Performance Systems Development)
 
“(R1.1) ECCCNYS Residential Enforcement (Pt. 1): Plan Reviews in 15 Minutes or Less” (T02-07-2829)
Countless previous research shows that code officials have very limited time to perform thorough plan reviews and that energy code provisions are often the first items to be jettisoned. This course will assist participants to understand what’s required to do quick – yet thorough – document submittals and plan reviews.
In-Service Codes Hours: 1.5
 
“(R1.2) ECCCNYS Residential Enforcement (Pt. 2): Inspections in 15 Minutes or Less” (T02-07-2863)
This course will cover the five required inspections: footing and foundation; framing and rough-in; plumbing, mechanical, and final.
In-Service Codes Hours: 1.5
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 16 COURSES
 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor:
Regulatory Services Regional Manager Bruce Johnson (UL)
 
“Fire-Resistive Construction Requirements of the IBC NYS” (T02-07-2874)
This course will provide students with an overview of the 2020 Building Code of New York State (based on the 2018 IBC) Chapter 7 requirements for fire resistance-rated construction. This will include requirements for fire-resistant assemblies and fire-protection ratings for opening requirements. The class will provide students with insight on how walls, ceilings, structural elements, and opening protectives are tested to achieve fire-resistance or fire-protection ratings. Students will receive useful tips for conducting plan review and field inspections to ensure code compliance with IBC Chapter 7 requirements.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2
 
“Protecting Penetrations in Fire Rated Construction NYS” (T02-07-2865)
This course will provide an overview of the 2020 Building Code of New York State (based on the 2018 IBC) Chapter 7 requirements for protecting penetrations in fire resistance-rated construction and an explanation of how fire-stop systems are tested in accordance with UL 1479/ASTM E 814 to meet IBC requirements. The course also provides an overview of the latest UL resources that are available to support building and fire code officials with their responsibilities to ensure code compliance and the safety of the built environment and to locate and verify code compliant fire-stop systems.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2
 
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Fire Marshal Christopher Roth (Town of Brighton)
 
“Commercial Cooking Operations” (T02-07-3046)
This course will assist code officials, design professionals, contractors, and builders to understand the codes regulating commercial cooking exhaust hood systems. It will assist participants in learning all the associated codes and referenced standards involved; understanding how these systems are designed and how they function; and learning the vital components of these systems and how they are inspected.
In-Service Codes Hours: 4