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Fire and Life Safety Standards by Russ Leavitt

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Fire and Life Safety Standards Explained

The most recent issue of Fireline magazine includes Fire and Life Safety Standards, an interview with Russell Leavitt, Executive Chairman of Telgian Corporation. In the piece, Leavitt discusses standards development in the fire sprinkler industry. In addition, he explains why he believes that new standards could be developed to address the commissioning and testing of integrated fire and life safety systems, as well as to set requirements for mass notification systems.

Leavitt, Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc., is an industry leader in the fire, life safety and security space and offers over 39 years of industry experience. He holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation. In addition, he is a Board Member for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is the Chair of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria Technical Committee. Leavitt also serves on the NFPA 13 Installation Committee, as well as NFPA 3, NFPA 4 and NFPA 25 Technical Committees.

In addition to Fire and Life Safety Standards, he has also authored industry training materials and numerous articles including Fire Safety Codes and Standards: What You Need to Know, Understanding Fire Protection Classifications, and the International Fire Sprinkler Opportunity, among others.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here: Fireline – Vol .6 No. 3- Russ Leavitt

About Telgian 

Since 1985, Telgian has provided innovative fire, security and life safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, consulting and engineering/design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Telgian is a trusted partner to companies around the globe, providing solutions throughout the US and abroad. The company is headquartered in Phoenix with regional offices across the nation, in Canada and Latin America. 

We offer our clients a single-source solution for all of their fire protection, security and life safety needs through two focused business units including Telgian Engineering & Consulting and Telgian Fire Safety. Our industry-leading experts are active in global code development organizations, as well as industry-leading organizations such as NFPA, SFPE and ICC. Click for more information about Telgian’s expertise and qualifications.

For Media and Interview Inquiries:

Susan McNeill, Corporate Communications Manager

Telgian Holdings, Inc.


Phone: 480-621-5031

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