Fire Sprinkler Systems for the Fire Investigator

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Date: 5/20/2021 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Fire Sprinklers for the Fire Investigator: Not All Systems are Created Equal

Not all fire sprinkler systems are created equal, but they are all designed with a specific mission - to aid in life safety and/or to protect the building and contents by controlling a fire. How do you know what to include in your fire investigation and report? This session will help you to identify the fire sprinkler system during the fire investigation; to evaluate the fire sprinkler system’s operational effectiveness; to utilize the interface with the fire alarm panel to assist in the development of the fire timeline; to identify reasons why a sprinkler system may not perform as anticipated; and to ask key questions about the fire sprinkler system. Fire sprinkler systems come to life through photos, videos and real-life construction and fire investigation experiences.


  • Margueritte Hickman

    Since 1987, Margueritte Hickman has spent time in wildland and structural departments. During the last 13 years of her public service career as the Division Chief of Fire & Life Safety/Fire Marshal in a small city in Oregon, she provided inspections in both new construction and existing buildings, plan reviews, fire investigations and public relations. She is an IAAI-CFI and an ICC Fire Inspector II. She continues her passion for teaching and mentoring through Sage Fire Solutions, LLC, and the local community college. In her non-working life, she is a pilot, camper, hiker and traveler with her husband Don.

  • Trace Lawless

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