Kyle Smith, Senior Hazmat Consultant for Telgian Engineering & Consulting and Battalion Chief of Cobb County Fire & Emergency, will be a featured speaker at the 2020 SFPE Greater Atlanta Fire Safety Conference. The event, slated for March 10-11, offers attendees the opportunity to learn from some of the fire protection industry’s foremost experts. Smith’s March 11 presentation (Session 1B) is entitled “Understanding NFPA 3000 ASHER Program – Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response.” Developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 3000 is an essential new tool designed to help prepare for, and deal with, the threat of hostile events.
As hostile events continue to occur across the United States and around the globe, it is critical for first responders, emergency personnel, facility managers, hospitals and community members to have the information they need in order to be truly prepared. The purpose of NFPA 3000 is to identify the minimum program elements necessary for organizing, managing and sustaining an active shooter or hostile event response program, as well as to reduce the risks, effect and impact on an organization or community affected by these events.
“The Standard provides for preparation, response and recovery,” explains Smith. “If one takes a realistic look at the solutions for this complex issue, the answer becomes clear. A holistic approach is required.”
During the presentation, Smith will review the NFPA 3000 Standard and its primary sections. In addition, attendees will learn about pre-incident planning needs and realistic solutions for facilities, AHJ risk assessment and planning, community and response plan management. Response planning for Police, Fire and EMS Agencies will be covered, as well.
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About Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith has over 25 years of experience in fire protection. As the lead hazardous materials consultant for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, he prepares and submits hazardous materials and high-piled storage plans and supervises the HazMat team and program. Smith also coordinates fire sprinkler design requirements by interacting with Authorities Having Jurisdiction to ensure code compliance and approval for various permits.
Smith is also a Battalion Chief with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, assigned to Battalion 5. An experienced instructor, he has worked with both career and volunteer fire departments and has been certified since 2004, teaching hands-on and in the classroom for local and State agencies throughout the United States. Smith has conducted training at FDIC, IAFC, FRI and MAFFC, among others. In addition, he has conducted apparatus and fire operations training for fire services internationally.
Smith is a member of the NFPA 14 Standpipe Systems Technical Committee and serves on NFPA 600/601.
About Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Telgian Engineering & Consulting is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. We provide professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses.
Telgian is a provider of strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services.
Our professionals are dedicated to delivering value through effective protection solutions that meet today’s risk challenges. In addition to a uniquely global perspective, we also provide in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal compliance matters.
Since 1985, Telgian has worked hand-in-hand with clients such as architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies. In addition to security for the healthcare sector, we serve industry sectors that include healthcare, government, commercial, education, hospitality, industrial, and transportation throughout the US and abroad.
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