Sprinkler Age magazine recently included an article by John Campbell, Vice President of International Services, Telgian Corporation, on the International Use of NFPA Standards: Spreading Fire Safety on a Global Scale.
According to Campbell, “For years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been recognized as the premier fire protection authority, but mostly, this has been strictly in the United States (U.S.) and Canada. Internationally, though, the use and application of NFPA codes and standards is gaining increasing ground. While much of the work is being done for U.S.-based companies, abroad, many international companies are recognizing NFPA as the global leader in fire protection.”
The article explains the need and methods to “train” international contractors in the installation of fire protection systems, specifically
as that installation conforms to NFPA requirements. “The body of information NFPA covers is vast, and for a novice to wade through it can be a daunting task,” says Campbell. “Having a consultant on site who understands the nuances of NFPA standards has been instrumental in the project continuing on track and providing the owner a level of comfort and safety knowing that the building is adequately protected.”
Campbell is uniquely qualified to address this issue. His specialized expertise in the fire protection industry includes engineering and consulting services on a wide variety of projects before, during and after construction. For example, he designs or recommends materials or equipment such as structural components protection, fire detection equipment, alarm systems, fire extinguishing devices and systems. Campbell also advises on location, handling, installation, and maintenance. In addition, he consults on other related issues related to fire and building codes and national fire protection standards.
To read the International Use of NFPA Standards: Spreading Fire Safety on a Global Scale, please click here: SprinklerAgeMagazine John Campbell.April.2014
Telgian offers clients a comprehensive roster of fire protection, security and life safety solutions. Our innovative fire, security and life safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, consulting and engineering/design services have kept our customers safe and compliant since 1985.
Telgian is comprised of two business units – Telgian Engineering & Consulting and Telgian Fire Safety – which together provide a single-source solution to customers in every sector, from commercial properties to government facilities, hospitality to higher education, plus retail, restaurant, and warehousing, among others.
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a worldwide provider of strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services. This full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializes in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects.
Telgian Fire Safety’s (TFS) expertise includes Fire Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, Clean Agent Systems and Fire Alarm Monitoring. The TFS customer-first culture ensures that clients receive the best possible service for their unique needs. Additionally, as unbiased provider separating the inspection and testing process from the repairs, TFS eliminates all conflict of interest.
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