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NFPA 13 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2007 Edition to the 2010 Edition of NFPA 13

approx 60 minutes - 4 parts

CEUs = 0.10   /   CPDs = 1.0   (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)

The 2010 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, has been available for more than a year, yet many are still unaware of the benefits of being “in the know” as it relates to the most recent changes to the standard we use every day.  This program will highlight the significant technical changes to for the 2010 edition of NFPA 13. 

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to identify new and/or revised requirements found throughout the standard and recognize the reason for the revisions or additions to the standard

Participants will also acquire a greater knowledge base and be able to compare the requirements of this edition of the standard with prior editions while employing the latest requirements in the design, installation or review of fire sprinkler plans and installations.

The target audience for this presentation includes:

  • Architects
  • Building Officials
  • System Layout Technicians/Designers
  • Plan reviewers
  • Fire Marshals
  • Sprinkler salesmen
  • Sprinkler installers

NOTE: Important Note to the Student: This program covers many specific references to particular sections, paragraphs or figures in the 2010 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. To effectively follow along with the technical requirements being discussed by the speaker and understand the subtle differences between certain sections, each student should have a copy of that standard readily available before beginning this program.
In addition, discussion in this program will highlight differences between the 2007 and 2010 editions of NFPA 13. Therefore, having a copy of the 2007 edition will be helpful, although not as imperative as the 2010 edition.
If you do not have a copy of the referenced standard(s), a downloadable pdf can be purchased from the National Fire Protection Association at www.nfpa.org/catalog/.


To sample the audio presentation download the following file.

Download First Audio Segment  (zip/mp3)   SAMPLE AUDIO






Bob Caputo

Bob Caputo has been a member of the fire protection community for more than 25 years and has experience is all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. A former fire fighter trained in fire suppression at the U.S. Naval Fire Fighting Training Center in San Diego, Bob has been an instructor since 1989, teaching seminars for both American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and NFPA. He holds fire sprinkler contracting licenses in multiple states. He represents AFSA on the NFPA 13 Installation Committee and is the author of AFSA's Project Management Tools program. He was named FPC Magazine's “Man of the Year” in 1994 and was named San Diego County Fire Prevention Officer of the Year in 1999.