Fire sprinklers are the most common water-based fire protection system installed in buildings for the protection of people and assets. Proper design results in adequate system reliability and successful performance when a fire occurs. This course describes some essential engineering considerations related to the design of fire sprinkler systems, including the demarcation of responsibilities among the design professional, fire protection contractor, fire department and code enforcement official.
Speaker: Michael Klemenz, PE, PMSFPE
Mr. Klemenz is a licensed professional engineer with a B.S. in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Mr. Klemenz is Principal at Upstate Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC, adjunct faculty at SUNY/OCC Department of Fire Protection Technology and a 32-year fire service professional. He frequently imparts his fire protection engineering education, wisdom and experience at engineering and fire service conferences and seminars.
Within the fire service, Mr. Klemenz holds certifications from IFSAC and Pro Board® in fire service leadership and instruction. This fire service experience affords Mr. Klemenz the unique ability to relate to the concerns of emergency service agencies and code enforcement officials when designing fire protection systems.