Qualifications & Expertise

We not only know the standards—we help write them.

Our industry-leading experts provide fire and life safety solutions worldwide. Our understanding of fire protection codes begins at the committee round-table. We are active in global code development organizations including NFPA, SFPE and ICC,  giving our clients the ultimate advantage in code compliance—a voice. This knowledge and understanding makes us second to none in the interpretation of any fire protection and life safety code that your project could encounter. We also utilize our industry connections and relationships with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to present more options to make sure your projects open on time and in compliance.

Several of our associates sit on over 30 different NFPA committees and are actively involved.  Telgian’s Executive Chairman and Board Member, Russell B. Leavitt, SET, CFPS, currently serves on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Board of Directors. NFPA board members are chosen from various disciplines and backgrounds and are elected based on experience in business, finance, or administration; respect of peers; respect as a member of the safety community; commitment to the association’s goals; and appreciation for the relationship NFPA must maintain with the changing needs of society.

Telgian is active on the following NFPA committees:

  • NFPA 3: Recommended Practice on Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
  • NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
  • NFPA 13: Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria
  • NFPA 13: Sprinkler System Installation Criteria
  • NFPA 13: Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 15: Standard for the Installation of Water Spray Fixed Systems
  • NFPA 16: Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinklers and Foam-Water Spray Systems
  • NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection
  • NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems
  • NFPA 30: Warehousing and Small Containers and Portable Tanks
  • NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
  • NFPA 30B: Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code®
  • NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • NFPA 72: Emergency Communication Systems
  • NFPA 72: Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property
  • NFPA 72: Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems

  • NFPA 92, 92A, 92B: Smoke Management Systems
  • NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code – Electrical Systems
  • NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code – Fundamentals
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®, Mercantile and Business Occupancies
  • NFPA 204: Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting
  • NFPA 232: Standard for Protection of Records
  • NFPA 600: Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades
  • NFPA 601: Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention
  • NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources Properties
  • NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historical Structures – Numerous International, National, State, and Local Fire Task Force Activities
  • NFPA 1037: Standard for Professional Qualifications Fire Marshal
  • NFPA 1221: Standard for the Installation, Maintenance and Use of Emergency Service Communications Systems
  • NFPA 5000: Building and Construction Safety Code®
  • NFPA 5000: Mercantile and Business Occupancies
  • NFPA 5000: Board and Care Facilities
  • ASTM E 05 Fire Test Standards
  • ASTM E 06 Performance of Buildings Committees