Water-based fire protection systems are frequently required to protect the people and assets that occupy buildings. The success (or failure) of a fire protection system to control a fire may depend on the adequacy of the water supply. This course describes some of the essential engineering considerations that should be incorporated into the design of fire protection water supplies.
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.