General Air Products at Red Deer College

At General Air Products, we know that hands-on training is the best way to keep fire protection industry professionals and newcomers both informed and prepared for situations they might encounter while working with equipment out in the field. That’s why we’re always thrilled when we’re able to assist other training facilities in becoming as comprehensive a learning experience as possible. 

Most recently, we worked with the School of Trades and Technologies at Red Deer College, a community college located in Alberta, Canada, to provide various pieces of General Air Products equipment to enhance their Sprinkler Systems Installer training room. The Sprinkler Systems Installer Apprenticeship program at Red Deer is a four-year long program in which students must complete both on-the-job and classroom training. Students who complete the program receive their Alberta Journeyman Certificate, allowing them to work in the industry. Among the new equipment was a wall mount nitrogen generator with an iGap and a Dry Air Pac on which Red Deer students can now train. 

Each year, students from Red Deer go on to have successful careers within the industry, and we’re excited to be a small part of their preparation and schooling.

Our Latest Webinar Wrap-up and Quiz Announcements: Air Supply Decisions

For our sixth webinar in our current webinar series, we went back to the beginning and offered our popular Air Supply Decisions presentation to anyone who may have missed it the first time around. We covered the pros and cons of a variety of air supply technologies — dry air, compressed air, and nitrogen — available for dry pipe and pre-action fire sprinkler systems, discussed corrosion mitigation, and provided in-depth questions that should help fire protection industry professionals decide which filling solution is best for their application.

After the webinar, we hosted a quick post-webinar quiz challenge, open to all attendees. Congratulations to the Top 10!

1st –  Jay Zollars / Castle Sprinkler & Alarm 

2nd –  Cory Yoder / Michaud Cooley Erickson 

3rd – Andrew Fischer / NYS Office of Fire Prevention & Control 

4th –  Gerald Osborne / Flocor 

5th –  Austin Funke / Michaud Cooley Erickson

6th –  Robert Muellerleile / Michaud Cooley Erickson

7th –  Curt Cullman / Boyer Fire Protection

8th –  Michael Combs  / City of Geneva Fire Dept.

9th –  Raj Mahal / RAM Fire Protection, Inc.

10th – Nicole Michael / Johnson Controls

For information on upcoming webinars, visit our events page.

All About Air Maintenance Devices Webinar Wrap-up!

On June 10, 2020, General Air Products hosted a webinar focused on the ins and outs of Air Maintenance Devices. It was a quick, 30-minute presentation, but it covered a lot: From the best practices for both installation and operation of AMDs, to a discussion about the codes and standards that speak to their use and talk about their application in practical terms.

After the webinar, all participants were eligible to take our post-webinar quiz and test their Air Maintenance Device knowledge. Congratulations to our Top 10, listed below!

1st –  Robert Muellerleile / Michaud Cooley Erickson

2nd –  Jim Thompson / Action Fire & Alarm

3rd – Gerald Osborne / Flocor 

4th –  Nicole Michael / Johnson Controls

 5th –  James Piper / Viking Group, Inc

6th –  Kelsey Callow / Viking Fire Protection Inc.

7th –  Charles Thurston / Pye Barker Fire & Safety LLC

8th –  David Baron  / Cybor Fire Protection Co.

9th –  Cory Yoder / Michaud Cooley Erickson

10th –  Mark Butler / VSC Fire & Security 

Interested in future webinars? Head over to our events page to see our most updated calendar and register today!