fire inspectors association of indiana

2020 Annual Training Conference

March 10-12, Zionsville Indiana


Schedule:  (Click Here for detailed schedule)

  • Tuesday, March 10
    • 12:30-2:30: 13D Sprinkler Systems
    • 2:45-4:30: Incentives to Install Sprinklers
  • Wednesday, March 11
    • 8:00-4:30 pm: 
      • Track 1: IFC Fundamentals (For newer inspectors)
      • Track 2: Plan Reviews (For experienced inspectors)
  • Wednesday Evening, March 11
    • 6:00-7:00 pm - Social Hour
    • 7:00-9:00 pm - Banquet & Awards
  • Thursday March 12
    • 8:00am to 5:00 pm: 2012 IFC and IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions

The Fire Inspectors Association of Indiana (FIAI) would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us for our 2020 Training Conference held at the City of Zionsville Fire Headquarters in Zionsville, IN. 

This is the only conference in Indiana dedicated to the needs of the Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector, and will provide networking opportunities and quality training. FIAI is a Preferred Provider of the International Code Council (ICC), and ICC CEUs will be issued for all classes attended.

In addition, Building Inspectors, contractors, and those interested in the field of Fire Prevention may find this conference useful – please share this information with them.  The week will include a Banquet on Wednesday evening (cost included in the conference registration), and conference registration includes break snacks and lunches on Wednesday and Thursday.

Spouses and friends are welcome to join the Wednesday evening Banquet.


Includes book, breaks, lunch, banquet.

Includes annual membership with FIAI

Half Day Tuesday: $50.00

1 Day Conference, no banquet: $100.00

Select day in registration.

Includes annual membership with FIAI

Bring a Guest to the Banquet: $30.00


Zionsville Town Hall

1100 West Oak Street

Zionsville, Indiana, 46077


Parking will be at the Zionsville Christian Church,

120 North 9th Street

Zionsville, Indiana 46077

The property is next door, there is a short walking path to Town Hall from there. 

See the map below.

Shuttle service will be available for those staying at the Hampton Inn in Whitestown. 

LODGING INFORMATIONHampton Inn Indianapolis NW Zionsville IN


6005 South Main Street, Whitestown, IN, 46075, US

317-768-2330 Room Rate $112.00*

*Reservations must be made by February 21, 2020 to get the reduced Rate. Identify yourself as attending with Fire Inspectors Association of Indiana to get the rate. 

FIAI will provide a shuttle from the hotel to the conference and awards banquet. 

Detailed Schedule

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, 12:30-2:30

13D Sprinkler Systems

National Fire Sprinkler Association- Rowland Asp

This presentation will provide an overview of residential fire sprinkler systems for one and two family dwellings. NFPA 13D is the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured homes. This standard was originally developed in 1975 as a response to the 1973 report “America Burning”. Approximately 80% of the structure fires in this country occur in residential occupancies along with approximately 80% of the fire deaths. NFPA 13D was developed to combat these staggering statistics while allowing the systems to remain economical to install.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2:45 – 4:30

Incentives to install sprinklers

Peg Paul, HFSC Comm. Manager

Offering local developers home fire sprinkler incentives (trade-ups) is a proven method to protect new single-family home developments, especially where sprinklers are not required by code. Incentives can reduce construction costs and increase profit margins. Yet surveys show developers are not aware of them and would be interested if they were offered.

This presentation will spotlight case studies and detail how AHJs are achieving sprinkler developments. It will also address the importance of including sprinklers in new developments as part of local community risk reduction efforts. HFSC’s free resources will be offered to support AHJs and educate planners, building officials, water authorities, builders/developers and consumers. These resources can help overcome local challenges, identify incentives for each community and prepare the AHJ to make the offer to developers.

Wednesday, March 11th, 8:00 – 4:30  

Track 1–“IFC Fundamentals”

Darrel Cross, Fire Marshal Noblesville Fire

 This presentation will provide an overview of the 2014 Indiana Fire Code.  Focused on Chapters 3-10, this class will help you understand the organization of the code, the Indiana Amendments, and the reasoning behind the code.  Although titled as a fundamentals class, there is a wealth of knowledge and insight to be gained in these chapters, and practical application will be emphasized.  Bring your copy of the 2014 Indiana Fire Code to follow along or take notes.

Track 2 “Plan Reviews”

Dave Cook, IFD Battalion, Architect, Ralph Gerdes Consultants

Reviewing site and construction plans for the fire service.

Wednesday Evening  - Awards Banquet 6pm-9pm

6-7pm Social Hour

7-9pm Banquet and Dinner “Sponsored by Koorsen”

Awards will be given after dinner to the Inspector of the Year, Fire Prevention Bureau of the Year and the President's Award

A cash bar will be available. 


Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S 525 E, Lebanon, IN 46052

Thursday, March 12th 8:00- 5:00

“ICC Hazardous Materials IFC/IBC Provisions”

Patrick Vandergriff - International Code Council

The 2009 IFC and IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions seminar addresses requirements for buildings utilizing hazardous materials and requiring coordination between the fire and building codes. It reviews the requirements found in Chapters 27 through 44 of the IFC as well as Chapter 3 and sections 414/415 of the IBC.

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