In this series we cover different types of sprinkler systems and how they're arranged. What terms to we use to describe different parts of a system? When do we choose tree systems vs. loops vs. grids? When are each allowed to be used? When are wet, dry, pre-action and deluge systems chosen? We cover all this as part of this series.

Our objectives include:

  1. Understand the four main types of fire sprinkler systems today, and when they're used.
  2. Understand the different ways a fire sprinkler system can be arranged, and when each is used.
  3. Begin to understand the decision-making and operation of a fire sprinkler system at a high level.

FX120 - 2023 - 1.5 HOURS



Chris Logan, CFPS, RSE

Designer & Sprinkler Fitter at Wallace-Kent Sprinkler Systems | Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Chris Logan is a fire protection specialist and third-generation sprinkler fitter. He has been a Sprinkler Designer & Sprinkler Fitter at Wallace-Kent Sprinkler Systems since 2014, overseeing the installation of fire suppression systems.

Since 2007, Chris has been a dedicated Fire Sprinkler Fitter, installing various fire suppression systems. He hosts The Fire Sprinkler Podcast, which aims to educate a broader audience about fire safety. Chris also contributed to the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association's Technical Committee from 2015 to 2018. With a deep-rooted passion for his field, Chris looks forward to continuing his family legacy and shaping the future of fire protection.

Joe Meyer, PE

Owner / Fire Protection Engineer at MeyerFire | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Meyer, PE is a St. Louis-based Fire Protection Engineer and creator of MeyerFire, an online resource platform for professionals in the fire protection industry. Passionate about the field, Joe is committed to creating impactful resources to help grow and improve the practice of fire protection engineering.

Joe's engineering journey started at the University of Kansas and continued at the University of Maryland. Before founding MeyerFire, he led a fire protection group in St. Louis and worked for a large MEP group in Kansas City. Joe is also an avid illustrator and ran an online art shop from 2012 to 2020.

Today, Joe is the creative lead for MeyerFire among other roles. He has authored the leading prep guide for the Fire Protection PE Exam, contributed to NFSA’s Layout Book, compiled the NFSA Expert of the Day volumes, has served as a Chapter President in SFPE, and lectured at the university level.

Joe is driven to make the world a little better each day by working to provide industry professionals (engineers, contractors, architects, and building owners) with the resources they need to create a more firesafe world.

Franck Orset

Senior Loss Prevention Engineer at Emani | Greater Nice Metropolitan Area, France
Franck is a fire loss prevention engineer working in the insurance business. After 15 years within a conventional international insurance company based in France visiting industrial facilities – mostly in Europe – to perform technical risk assessments as support to underwriting and claims adjustment departments, as well as technical support to insured clients, Franck joined a mutual organization for nuclear facilities in 2010. He now performs loss prevention visits worldwide for fire prevention, fire protection and natural hazards evaluations and provide technical support in nuclear power plants, research centers, waste management facilities, nuclear fuel manufacturing facilities, etc. Since 2018, Franck is also a Member of the NFPA Technical Committee “Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (FIF-AAA) – NFPA standards 801, 804, 805 and 806. With a background of Chemical Engineer, he was trained as a fire loss prevention engineer in the USA by Kemper International in Long Grove in the mid-90’s.