RedVector RV-11068

2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes

2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-11068

SME: Fulton Cochran, CBO, CFCO

Average Rating

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Maintaining the life safety of building occupants, the protection of emergency responders, and limiting the damage to a building and its contents is of paramount importance. The purpose of 2015 International Fire Code®: Significant Changes is to familiarize fire officials, building officials, plans examiners, fire inspectors, design professionals and others with many of the important changes in the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC®). This interactive, online course is designed to assist code users in identifying the specific code changes that have occurred and, more important, in understanding the reasons behind the changes. It is also a valuable resource for jurisdictions in their code adoption process.

 

Developed in partnership with the International Code Council®.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Determine when emergency power systems shall automatically provide secondary power after primary power is lost
  • Identify the type of power required for electrical loads where interruption of the primary power could create hazards or hamper rescue or fire-fighting operations
  • List the conditions in which the fire code official is authorized to permit the removal of existing occupant-use hose lines
  • Recognize where ionization smoke alarms should be installed
  • Recall the building occupancy type in which carbon monoxide detection is and is not required
  • Determine in which cases sprinkler detection is and is not required
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Fulton Cochran, CBO, CFCO
Fulton has been involved in the fire service for over 35 years. He started as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Manitou Springs, Colorado. Wanting a career in the fire service, he worked as a career firefighter and then moved into fire prevention. He was Fire Marshal in Breckenridge, Colorado, and an active member of the Fire Marshals Association of Colorado prior to moving to Southern Nevada. For the past 20 years, Fulton was with the City of Henderson, Nevada, where he was the Deputy Fire Marshal – Engineering. During his tenure, the City of Henderson was the fastest growing city in the country for over 10 years. During this explosive growth, Fulton managed the fire plan check team that reviewed the following:
  • Master planned communities with over 10,000 homes
  • Major infrastructure projects such as a 600-MGD water treatment plant
  • Major commercial sites such as a regional mall and large strip centers
  • Regional distribution centers greater than 750,000 square feet with high-piled storage
  • Chemical plants with multiple hazards
  • High-rise hotels and casinos
  • High-rise hospital and medical office complexes.
Fulton has participated in code development starting with the legacy organization ICBO, and he attended his first code development hearing in 1985. Fulton has worked with the International Code Council (ICC) on numerous committees and councils. He was the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) representative on the Performance Code drafting committee. In 2007, he was appointed to the Fire Code Council, and in 2010 he was elected as Chairman of this Council. When ICC reformulated the Councils in 2011, creating the current Fire Service Membership Council (FSMC), Fulton was again selected by the governing committee to be the Chairman of the Council, a position he continues to hold after being reelected most recently in Atlantic City during the 2013 Annual Business Meeting.
 
Fulton is currently a member of the ICC Board for International Professional Standards (BIPS), which oversees the ICC certification and testing programs. He represents the fire service on the Codes and Standards Council, which advises the ICC Board regarding the technical code committees and code development. Fulton was a member of the cdpACCESS steering committee charged with developing the framework of this program and recommending these actions to the ICC Board of Directors.
 
In 2013, Fulton was honored by ICC as the recipient of the Fire Service Person of the Year award.
 
During his tenure at Henderson, Fulton has been involved in numerous code adoptions with extensive local amendments. He is an active member of the Southern Nevada Fire Code Committee and is a two-term past President of the Southern Nevada Chapter of ICC. Fulton is also the former chair of the EduCode Committee of the Southern Nevada Chapter for code training and professional development.
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