fire inspectors association of indiana

Upcoming Training Events

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • Harrison Township Fire District, Corydon IN

    Register on Acadis

    Class is Free

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 08:00 - 15:00
    • Web Based - ZOOM (link will be sent out prior to class)

    This seminar addresses the critical concepts of the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®) regarding Chapter 7, Fire and Smoke Protection Features. These concepts provide a basis for the analysis and identification of which components require fire-resistance ratings; where the fire-resistance-rated construction is required in building construction; where smoke-resistant construction is mandated; and the use of fire door assemblies, fire window assemblies, penetration firestop systems, fire dampers and smoke dampers.

    Instructor Terrell Stripling - Terrell was the ICC 2009 Code Educator of the Year and has been an instructor and code analyst with ICC since 1999. Prior to that he served as a Fire Protection Specialist with the Corpus Christi Fire Department. Terrell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fire protection engineering technology from Oklahoma State University.  

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 13:00 - 16:00 (CST)
    • North District TBD

    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Chicago Fire Sprinklers Local 281 Training Center, 11900 S. Laramie Ave. Alsip, Illinois, 60803

    A Strategic Approach to Fire Sprinkler Systems

    We see them every day and in a variety of occupancies but fire sprinkler systems, along with their components, can sometimes become complicated for even the most seasoned inspector.  This four-hour course will overview fire sprinkler basics and present unique issues that might not always be considered.  We will use selected sections of NFPA 13 for time-of-construction guidance and NFPA 25 to outline annual inspection, testing and maintenance requirements.  Classroom and practical (hands-on) activities will be used to enhance course topics and provide a foundation for compliance and confidence when conducting inspections.  Participants at any level will be able to take away information that can benefit their practice as fire inspectors.  Students holding certain certifications may also be eligible for CEUs. 

    Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP for a lunch count.  

    About the Instructor

    Jim Jaracz spent 24 years in the fire service in both public and private sector entities and led a municipal fire prevention bureau for most of his career.  Jim earned a Master of Science in occupational safety at Indiana State University, holds several national-level certifications and is a principal member on NFPA technical committees 1031 and 1037 addressing professional qualifications for fire inspectors, plans examiners and fire marshals.  Since retiring in 2013, Jim has been a frequent instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, focusing on the fire prevention and hazardous materials curricula and currently manages Calumet Health and Safety, LLC, providing a variety of fire and safety services.  He is based in N.W. Indiana and can be contacted at 

    Course Location

    Chicago Fire Sprinklers Local 281 Training Center 

    11900 S. Laramie Ave. 

    Alsip, Illinois, 60803

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Friday, March 18, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Valparaiso, Indiana

Mailing Address: 

1100 Cumberland Crossing Drive, #163 Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software