Most building fires originate within a defined room or compartment. The design and installation of fire detection and suppression systems must involve at least a basic understanding of compartment fire dynamics. The theatrical fires we observe on TV and in Hollywood do not accurately represent actual conditions within a fire compartment. This course is an introduction to fire chemistry and compartment fire dynamics and addresses essential engineering considerations related to the design of in-building fire sprinkler and fire detection systems.
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.