Fire Protection Seminars Available from Liberty Mutual

BOSTON--()--Fire protection seminars from Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Property Loss Control Institute are available to help risk and safety professionals across a range of industries better protect facilities, employees and the public.

While Liberty Mutual regularly works with commercial insurance policyholders to help them understand fire protection equipment and best practices, the Boston-based insurer will offer similar three-day seminars to non-policyholders at its state-of-the-art fire lab in Wausau, WI on September 17 – 19 and November 5 – 7.

“Fires cause hundreds of millions in commercial insurance losses each year,” notes Dave Hague, who manages Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Engineering Technical Unit, which oversees the fire lab. “We offer our fire protection expertise to the public to help minimize this loss and support our mission of helping people live safer, more secure lives.”

The September three-day seminar covers:

  • Day 1 – Sprinkler Systems:
    • The different types of systems (wet, dry, pre-action and deluge systems)
    • Basic design requirements
    • Demonstrations of wet and dry fire suppression systems
  • Day 2 – Fire Pumps/Water Supplies:
    • An overview of fire pumps and public and private water supplies
    • Basic fire pump design and inspection
    • Testing and maintenance requirements
  • Day 3 – Industrial Hazards Protection:
    • Overview of industrial hazards
    • Proper use of fire extinguishers
    • Detection, special suppression systems and fire doors

The November seminar is an advanced workshop focused on sprinkler systems and water supplies. Participants will learn how to diagnose sprinkler system issues, test and evaluate fire pumps, identify water supply concerns, and apply relevant standards from the National Fire Protection Association.

More information on the public seminars – including fees and registration – can be found at

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2012 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $120.1 billion in consolidated assets, $101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, group life, reinsurance, surety, individual life and annuity products. Liberty Mutual Insurance ( employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world.


Liberty Mutual Insurance
Richard Angevine, 617-574-6638

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Commercial Fire Protection Seminars Available from Liberty Mutual Insurance


Liberty Mutual Insurance
Richard Angevine, 617-574-6638