Ralph E. Bless, Jr. – VP, Projects
Mr. Ralph Bless joined TVA Fire & Life Safety, Inc. in July 1998 and has served in multiple technical and leadership roles. Mr. Bless currently serves as a Vice President of Design and is responsible for engineering/consulting which includes fire suppression systems, fire alarm and intrusion systems, hazardous material analysis, as well as municipal and shop drawing plan review.
Mr. Bless has 30 years of experience in various aspects of fire protection engineering, including system design, consulting, risk analysis, and code review. He has served as a liaison between customers, authorities having jurisdiction, and contractors/suppliers, and has expertise in the design of water-based fire suppression systems and fire and smoke modeling. Ralph is a Professional Engineer licensed in 6 states is a Level IV NICET senior certified fire sprinkler layout technician. He also holds several state and national certifications including that of Certified Fire Protection Specialist.