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Construction Fire Safety Best Practices (BCD231)

This program provides information on best practices to assist the Fire Service charged with responsibilities for fire and life safety on a construction site. Click for more details.

12/4/2018
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
1:55pm - 3:30pm Eastern. 1.5 Hours of Education Credit will be awarded.
Where: Complimentary Webinar
Webinar
United States
Presenter: Ray O'Brocki, AWC
Contact: AWC Education


Online registration is available until: 1/1/2019
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Date:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time:
1:55PM-3:30PM Eastern
12:55PM-2:30PM Central
11:55AM-1:30PM Mountain
10:55AM-12:30PM Pacific

Construction Fire Safety Best Practices (BCD231)

 

This program provides information on best practices to assist the Fire Service charged with responsibilities for fire and life safety on a construction site. Builders and building officials will also benefit from the information provided. The purpose is to reduce the risk of injuries and losses from fire. The information applies to the design and planning stages as well as the actual construction phase of buildings. Many hazards can be addressed before they become an issue by adoption of best practices and rigorous code enforcement. The primary focus of this program is on large buildings during construction. Other topics that include demolition, alterations, renovations, repair and maintenance, as well as newly-completed buildings will be discussed. This program provides guidance that is based on compliance with Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Fire Code, Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Building Code, and NFPA Standards 1 and 241.

 

Learning Objectives:


1. Identify the main risks and hazards on construction sites that lead to fires in structures under construction.
2. Apply model codes and standards that pertain to safety precautions during construction.
3. Identify best practices regarding housekeeping, hot work, equipment fueling, smoking, food preparation and other hazardous activities on construction sites.
4. Identify the components included in a good fire safety plan and coordinate with contractors to develop a plan.
 

 

RAYMOND O’BROCKI, CBO, is the Manager of Fire Service Relations for the American Wood Council. Before that he was the Chief Building Official for the City of Rockville, MD. He retired as the Assistant Fire Chief the Baltimore City Fire Department in 2013. He was appointed fire marshal for Baltimore City in 2008. During his tenure as fire marshal, Baltimore City recorded the three lowest annual fire fatality totals in its history. O’Brocki has served on the Maryland State Child Care Advisory Council, Maryland State Fire Code Update Committee, State Fire Marshals Legislative Working Group in Annapolis and the steering committee for the Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference. He has served on the NFPA Urban Fire Safety Task Force and has presented at the National Fire Academy. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of law and a licensed attorney.

 

Equivalencies: 1.5 Hour of Instruction = 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1.5 Learning Units (LU)

The PDF of the presentation will posted 24 hours before the webinar, and can be accessed here.

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