Telgian is pleased to announce that Russ Leavitt has been appointed chair of Technical Committee for Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (NFPA 13). Mr. Leavitt, the Executive Chairman of Telgian Corporation, has been involved with the NFPA code and standards development process for nearly two decades. In addition to the TC for Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria, he serves as a member of the NFPA 25 Technical Committee, the Technical Committee for Commissioning and Integrated Testing (NFPA 3 and 4), the Building Code Technical Correlating Committee (NFPA 5000) and the Sprinkler System Installation Criteria Technical Committee (NFPA 13).
Mr. Leavitt is an internationally recognized fire sprinkler system expert. He is a well known speaker at professional and industry conferences. Russ is a senior instructor for the NFPA Professional Development series, the American Fire Sprinkler Association seminar programs, and for Fire Smarts LLC. He has authored numerous articles and training materials including the AFSA Training Guide for NICET Certification in Inspections and Testing and the AFSA Hydraulics online training courses. He was a major contributor for the NFPA 25 2011 Handbook and has served as the subject matter expert for the NFPA Sprinkler Track in their professional development series.