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Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance that will detail topics and presenters at the Great Plains Fire Suppression Symposium.

The Certificate may be used by members of different professions who wish to document their attendance at this Symposium for continuing education credit.

What:
A free half-day symposium dedicated to information and education for professionals involved with fire suppression as owners, consultants,
specifiers, and end-users.

When:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Omaha, NE
Registration and complimentary 
buffet breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Presentations start at 8 a.m. and will conclude at noon.

Where:
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St. - Omaha, NE

Who:

Robert Ballard, P.E., Fire Suppression
Technology Manager, Victaulic

Timothy Carman, P.E., Regional
Sales Director; Janus Fire Systems

Shane Clary, Ph.D. Vice President,
Codes & Standards, Development;
Bay Alarm Co.

Shane Mullen, Managing Director,
Device Disposal & Consulting

Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator
Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator

Great Plains Fire Suppression Symposium

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Omaha, NE

Registration and complimentary buffet breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Presentations start at 8 a.m. and will conclude at noon.

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Plan now to attend this free, important and
informative event. Learn from leading industry
experts on how to maximize your fire suppression options. Topics will include:

NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Requirements for Delivering Higher Stakeholder Confidence  Fire_Alarm__Detection_Systems.png

Learn more about NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 from Shane Clary, Ph.D. who is a member of both technical committees. He'll provide background and insights on these important documents and outline key factors on how best to implement these requirements that bolster stakeholder confidence in all fire systems.

Innovations in Fire Suppression Technologies

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Understand how maximizing agent delivery technologies from Tim Carman, P.E. is impacting fire suppression systems by using higher discharge pressures.
Innovations like these are making fire suppression more affordable and accessible than ever.

Hybrid (Nitrogen Water-Mist) Fire Suppression Technology and the new NFPA 770
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Learn directly from patent holder, Robert Ballard, P.E.on how the advanced technology of hybrid fire suppression systems is addressing real world applications. Plus discover how the new NFPA 770 standard is being
developed to address these systems.

Understanding ATF Regulations Affecting Fire
Suppression Releasing Devices

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Understanding important ATF regulations affecting several existing fire suppression systems is crucial for anyone involved with such systems. Shane Mullen will highlight key requirements for safely handling and disposal of devices.


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MEET THE EXPERTS



ballard.jpgRobert Ballard, P.E.

Bob Ballard earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering and currently serves as the Fire Suppression Technology Manager for Victaulic. In his current role, he leads a team of product development engineers responsible for multiple fire suppression markets. Ballard has more than 22 years within the fire protection industry having spent the last 15 years with a focus in the special hazards industry.

Ballard is listed as the inventor or co-inventor on 7 patents for products within the fire protection industry. Bob is a member of the SFPE and ICC organizations and technical committee member with the FSSA association as well a technical committee member on NFPA committees such as, 75 Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment, 318 Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities, 750 Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, and 770 Standard on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems.

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tim-carman.jpgTim Carman P.E.

Timothy Carman has worked in the fire protection industry since 1985. He has specialized for the past 17 years in Special Hazards suppression systems including; Clean Agents, CO2, Dry Chemical, and Detection & Control Systems, and has held roles in Product Management, Sales, Engineering, and Business Development.  He is currently the Western Regional Manager for Janus Fire Systems and is a Past President of the Fire Suppression Systems Association.  Tim is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in the State of Oregon and resides in Portland.

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clary.jpgShane Clary, Ph.D.

Shane M. Clary has been in the fire alarm industry since 1974. He has been with Bay Alarm Company since 1984. Since 2002 he has been Vice President, Codes and Standards Compliance, and oversees all fire alarm designs and NFPA 72 and 25 inspections that Bay Alarm performs. Bay Alarm is the largest independently owned alarm company in the United States. Shane is licensed as an electrical or fire alarm contractor in over fifteen states.

Shane serves on a number of NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 1, 3, 4, 70, 72, 101, 730, 731, 909, 914 and 5000. Clary was a member of the NFPA Standards Council for six years, and served as the Chair of the Technical Committee on the Fundamentals of Fire Alarm Systems for the 2007, 2010 and 2013 editions. Clary also is a member of a number of IEC and ISO committees internationally.

Clary is a past president of the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association and past chairman of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. He is the current chairman of the Western Burglar and Fire Alarm Association Unilateral Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Clary writes a monthly article on fire alarms and fire protection for Security Sales & Integration.

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sdm.jpgShane Mullen

As Managing Director of Device Disposal and Consulting, Shane Mullen brings over 25 years of experience to the emerging field of ATF-compliant device disposal. Having specialized expertise with class 1.4B and 1.4S explosives, Mullen has been instrumental in developing techniques for properly complying with both federal and state laws surrounding these units.

A graduate of Hastings College, Mullen has had roles in corporate safety including ATF and local code compliance certifications prior to founding DD&C in 2012. DD&C’s detonation facility is located on 10 acres of the decommissioned World War II-era Naval Ammunition Depot outside of Hastings, Nebraska.

 

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Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance that will detail topics and presenters at the Great Plains Fire Suppression Symposium.

The Certificate may be used by members of different professions who wish to document their attendance at this Symposium for continuing education credit.

Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator
Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator