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‘Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppress'n Sys Hood and Duct Plan Rev. Code Reqmnts" Reading 06/03/2013

Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems and

Hood and Duct Plan Review and Code Requirements


This comprehensive 1-day seminar will provide code officials with information, data, and strategic approaches regarding requirements for commercial kitchen fire suppression systems and hood and duct components required by various code documents. The course will thoroughly cover all topics associated with the design and installation these types of systems and equipment, as well as all inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements.
Course content –

  • Code requirements associated with commercial kitchen fire suppression systems
  • Hood & duct requirements associated with commercial cooking and kitchen fire suppression systems
  • Design approaches associated with commercial kitchen fire suppression systems
  • Use of various code documents related to commercial fire suppression systems
  • Plan review for commercial kitchen fire suppression systems and hood & duct system
  • Functional testing associated with commercial kitchen fire suppression systems
  • Functional testing associated with hood & duct systems for commercial cooking
  • Documentation and recordkeeping for inspection
  • Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for commercial kitchen fire suppression systems and hood & duct systems
  • Interconnections with other building systems relating to fire protection and life safety systems

Registration Fee: $90.00 – includes all course materials, coffee breaks, lunch, and certificate of completion
(8 UCC CEU’s included)

Berks County Building & Code Association (BCBCA)
C/O Terry Naugle
P.O. Box 6207 Wyomissing, PA  19610
610-375-8822 /
Register early - space is limited


A. Maurice “Moe” Jones, Jr., CFO, is the Fire Protection Systems Unit Supervisor for the Alexandria Fire and EMS Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to joining the fire department, he worked in the construction and fire protection industries for 15 years as a field superintendent, project manager, department manager and at FM Global as a Loss Prevention Consultant. He has been a guest lecturer and taught seminars on fire protection systems, means of egress, access control, and building construction for the American Institute of Architects, Virginia Fire Prevention Association, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, PENNBOC, Berks County Building and Code Association, Reading Fire Department and the Chambersburg Fire Department. He is an adjunct instructor with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, the Alexandria Virginia Fire Department’s Professional Development Center, Arlington County Virginia Fire Department’s training facility, Fairfax County Virginia Fire Marshal’s bi-monthly training, and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.   In addition, he is an adjunct instructor with the Fire Science Program at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Annandale, Virginia and a long time member of the Fire Science Curriculum Advisory Committee.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland, University College, College Park, Maryland, and Associates in Applied Science degrees in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Investigation, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Broadcast Engineering Technology from Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia. He is a certified Fire Official, Fire Inspector, Fire Protection Plans Examiner in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the author of the book Fire Protection Systems.

Wayne Cates has over 35 years of experience in the Fire Protection Industry ranging from technician work, building a successful fire protection company with over 100 employees, and now working as a Fire Inspector and Fire Protection Instructor for the Arlington County, Virginia Fire Department.  Over his career, Wayne has acquired over 30 Licenses and Certifications in the Engineering and Fire Protection field. In addition, he is a member of a number of professional organizations and associations that promote life safety and property protection.

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