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About the Program

At Viking, our goal is to create fire protection product training that results in durable learning and lasting knowledge — something achieved through applicable, accessible, and engaging programs. With innovative technologies and training approaches, our state-of-the-art training facility offers cutting-edge approaches to learning, including a variety of immersive labs.

Foam Fire Protection Systems explores the operation and components of fixed foam solutions and fire protection systems. This applications-driven program covers a wide variety of topics including introduction to foam, foam concentrates, system types, foam system components and commissioning systems. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar the attendee will be able to:

  1. Identify the need for a foam fire protection system in accordance with applicable codes. 
  2. Identify various types of foam systems. 
  3. Identify and describe the operation of the components of foam systems. 
  4. Differentiate between the various types of foam concentrates. 
  5. Describe the design of a foam fire protection system. 
  6. Describe the recommended installation practices. 
  7. Describe the process for all inspection, testing, and maintenance of foam fire protection systems. 


This program will be held at the Viking Learning Center located at 5150 Beltway Dr SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.

Seminar format will include lectures, activities and hands-on labs and demonstrations. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for each day of the training. 

Individuals participating in this training program are strongly encouraged to wear clothing favorable to hands-on training. Closed toe, closed heel and flat sole shoes are required. 

Day 1

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


  • Introduction to Foam
  • Foam Concentrates & Concentrate Update
  • Foam Storage Tanks and Proportioning Components
  • System Types
  • Discharge Devices
  • Proportioning Methods

Day 2

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


  • Concentrate Control Valves & Trims
  • Commissioning of New Systems
  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
  • Transitioning Existing Low Expansion Foam Systems

Hotel Accommodations

Additional meals and all other expenses such as travel, lodging and transportation are the responsibility of each participant. 

Local hotel recommendations for participants can be found here:


Courtyard by Marriott - Grand Rapids Airport

4741 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

  • $105.00 - $115.00 per night (standard room)
  • Includes complimentary airport shuttle
  • Breakfast, dinner and bar options are available
  • To book - Call hotel directly at (616) 954-0500 and mention "Viking Group Rate" to get the discount, or book directly here
  • 12 minute drive from Caledonia office. 


Sheraton - Grand Rapids Airport

The Plaza, 5700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

  • $119.00 per night 
  • Includes complimentary breakfast and airport shuttle 
  • Call Hotel Directly at (616) 259-0101 and mention Viking Group, Inc. rate to get the discount, or book directly here with code V6G. 
  • 12 minute drive from Caledonia office.


Hilton Garden Inn - Grand Rapids East

2321 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

  • 20% discount off current room prices
  • To book - Call hotel directly at (616) 608-8800 and mention "Viking Group Rate" to get the discount or book directly here
  • 12 minute drive from Caledonia office.