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NFPA Research Foundation Project Focuses on ITM Data Exchange Model September 18, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Fire Protection, fire suppression, Fire Systems, FSSA, Iowa Alarm Association, Mass Notification Systems, NFPA 770, NICET, VORTEX.
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A NFPA Research Foundation project focusing on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems is currently underway.  A published report is expected in June 2020.

According to the Project Summary of the study, the goal “of this project is to develop and pilot test a comprehensive, scalable, and extensible data exchange model to facilitate ITM data sharing from diverse ITM data sources.”

The background of this project notes that, “Many NFPA codes and standards establish minimum frequencies for periodic inspection,testing, and maintenance (ITM) for fire protection systems, including for example, NFPA 25, Standard forthe Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, and NFPA 72, NationalFire Alarm and Signaling Code. These frequencies are often historical requirements that are often not based
on empirical ITM data or observed deficiencies. In recent years there has been growing interest in
risk/occupancy-based and performance-based ITM frequencies; however, to be effective there is a need for
a more data-based approach to ITM frequencies. While the use of digital ITM data collection software are
evolving, there remains great variation in the format that ITM data is collected, stored, and analyzed. Due
to the inconsistency in ITM data collection methodologies, it is difficult to implement data-informed
decision-making regarding system reliability, ITM frequencies, and risk acceptability.”

To access the entire project summary, ITM Data Exchange Model Overview.

NFPA 770 Second Draft Meeting Underway In Denver September 17, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Fire Protection, Fire Systems, FSSA, Good Stuff to Share, NICET, Uncategorized.
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nfpa770 2nd draftNFPA’s technical committee on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems is meeting  in Denver, Colorado now through Wednesday, September 18th.

The committee is following NFPA’s Standards Development Process.   Milestones that mark the committee’s progress after the conclusion of this second draft meeting are:

Second Draft Report Posting Date: January 22, 2020

Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
NITMAM Closing Date: February 19, 2020

NITMAM Posting Date: April 1, 2020

Should no NITMAM’s be posted, this new standard could be released in the Spring of 2020.  If NITMAM’s are posted, then the release date would be after the NFPA Annual meeting in June of 2020.

 

To learn more about the committee and its progress click here.

All Around Rotary Podcast Episode 2 August 22, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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There’s no benefit to keeping successful membership development ideas confined to justRotaryPodcastIcon your club and no two Rotarians know that better than Matt Olson with the Rotary Club of Waukee and Steve Wieneke with the Rotary Club of Ankeny.  They readily share their successes with us during this month’s episode of All-Around Rotary.

Take a listen and let’s Grow Rotary.  If you’d like to learn more from either of our guests, contact them via e-mail at:  Matt Olson – olsonrotary@gmail.com or Steve Wieneke – sawieneke@gmail.com

Feel free to let us know what you think or ideas on how we can better use this medium to benefit District 6000 and Rotary over all.

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

 

All Around Rotary Podcast Episode 1 July 23, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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We are so excited to share our new podcast with all Rotarians of District 6000 and beyond. Our hope is that this new and innovative way of sharing information will be of benefit to you and your Club throughout this Rotary year. We plan to present at least one podcast per month during this year of Rotary service.

Feel free to let us know what you think or ideas on how we can better use this medium to benefit District 6000 and Rotary over all!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

 

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 50 June 24, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

This year of service has raced by far too quickly.  It’s hard for me to believe that my year T1819_ENof service is coming to a close.  I think Club 27 is staged for its best year yet under President-elect Don’s exceptional leadership.

President-elect Designee, Doug Saltsgaver, shares his thoughts and observations on his Rotary experience and his recent attendance at the Rotary International Convention.  I also share some closing comments, too.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 49 June 17, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

This week we have the wonderful opportunity to visit with our Executive Director, Kitte T1819_ENNoble who along with President-elect Designee, Doug Saltsgaver, has recently returned from the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.  Kitte shares her passion with Rotary and insights from this year’s Convention.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

New NFPA 770 Standard on Hybrid (water mist -inert gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems is subject of podcast June 13, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Fire Protection, fire suppression, Fire Systems, FSSA, Mass Notification Systems, NFPA 770, NICET, VORTEX.
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The new NFPA 770 Standard on Hybrid (water mist -inert gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems is the subject of  the new Fire Protection Podcast powered by Inspect Point.

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A great opportunity to learn more about how this new standard came about and the NFPA standards making process.  Thanks to Drew Slocum and the Inspect Point team for the opportunity to share more about this new standard on an emerging fire protection technology.

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President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 48 June 10, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

We’re highlighting the International Summit that took place on on Monday, June 10th as well as other opportunities to volunteer and support activities of our Club and other central Iowa Rotarians.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 47 June 3, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

Our Club 27’s incoming president-elect, Doug Saltsgaver and Executive Director, Kitte Noble, are attending the Rotary International Meeting in Hamburg, Germany.  They are joined by another Club 27 member, Steve Morain and Steve’s wife and incoming District Governor, Erna Morain.

We’re also highlighting the newly announced panelists from our upcoming International Summit on Monday, June 10th.  Plan now to attend!

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

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President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 46 May 28, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International.
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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

 

Each year various clubs from the Central Iowa area gather to host an event highlighting various issues within our local community.  CIVITAS is the name of the effort and it’s civitasbeing held tomorrow, May 29th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines.

I had the opportunity to visit with Tamara Kenworthy from the AM Club who shares some of the activities and presentations planned for this growing event.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)