Fire, security, and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation today announced that Dan Vandergriff, vice president of operations for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, will present on prioritizing fire protection upgrades for the long term within limited budgets at the Shared Purchasing Solutions Healthcare Member Conference November 2-3. Shared Purchasing Solutions (SPS) is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) based in Wisconsin and an affiliate member of Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes. The conference will be held at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Today’s healthcare facility managers and safety officials encounter a full range of campus sizes and occupancy types. Vandergriff’ s session will present a systematic method for assessing needed corrective actions against the fire protection and life safety improvement benefit of each to identify the greatest associated cost benefit. Participants will learn strategies for prioritizing upgrades when several are needed, managing costs and long term planning.
Vandergriff oversees operations of the engineering, consulting, fire alarm design and fire suppression design teams for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, a strategic business unit of Telgian Corporation. Telgian is a worldwide provider of fire protection, security, and life safety services. Vandergriff, with more than 20 years in the fire protection and life safety industry, began his career as a firefighter for several years in addition to serving as a code enforcement official. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), where he serves on the committees for NFPA 1037 (Standard Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications) and NFPA 22 (Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection).\
“Limited budgets, competing priorities and time constraints can complicate assessment and implementation of needed fire and life protection upgrades,” said Vandergriff. “I look forward to sharing strategies for managing and maximizing fire and life safety investments for the long term within limited budgets with healthcare facility managers and campus safety officials.”
Telgian is a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services. Telgian partners with clients to produce innovative solutions that reduce exposure to loss from fire and other disasters. The result is productive, profitable environments that keep businesses safe and compliant.
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