Telgian’s Chief Engineering Officer Tracey Bellamy recently shared his vast knowledge of the fire safety industry with Reeves Journal for the December issue. Reeves Journal is the premier trade magazine for plumbing, solar thermal and radiant hydronic heating contractors. Bellamy’s expertise, which includes more than 30 years in fire protection, provided a unique perspective for the article, “Lives vs. Assets: What Residential Sprinkler Design Standards Should be Used?”
The piece traced the evolution of residential fire sprinklers through the development of NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, to the current Building and Life Safety Code. Selection of the appropriate system was also outlined, as well as the lives vs. assets objectives of various systems.
For 30+ years, Bellamy has been a leader within fire protection industry. With over 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry, Bellamy is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He represents Telgian on a number of NFPA technical committees including NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000. He is also a certified instructor with NFPA and teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics.
Bellamy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a certified instructor with NFPA, and teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics. He is also a registered Professional Fire Protection Engineer and Civil Engineer.
To read Lives vs. Assets: What Residential Sprinkler Design Standards Should be Used? in its entirety, please visit Reeves Journal.
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