Fire Protection / Life Safety Engineering

In recent years, it has become increasing more difficult to navigate the important and complex regulatory requirements for fire protection and life safety in a building. These complex requirements are often misunderstood or misinterpreted by owners and design professionals alike and can result in either unsafe buildings or, more commonly, in the overdesign of fire protection systems and features. Overdesign leads to increased initial and ongoing maintenance costs. At Fitzemeyer & Tocci, our fire protection engineers are knowledgeable in overall building fire protection and life safety requirements and systems and ensure that regulatory requirements are met by innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Our Value Proposition

Fitzemeyer & Tocci’s Fire Protection & Life Safety Engineering team works seamlessly with building owner’s, architects, and contractors to develop safe, cost-effective, and code-compliant buildings. F&T engineers have a thorough understanding of building fire protection, are licensed fire protection engineers, and have advanced degrees in fire protection engineering. F&T strives to ensure fire protection systems in a building are fully-integrated and are designed in a cost-effective and minimally intrusive manner. When complex code situations are encountered, our engineers interface with the owner, architect, and local authorities to develop performance-based compliance strategies to meet the intent of the code and address challenges specific to the project. Our services include:

Fire protection system design and commissioning services include:

  • Fire protection systems (sprinkler, fire alarm, standpipe)
  • Fire pumps
  • Fire protection water supplies
  • Special hazard systems (clean agent, CO2, high pressure water mist)
  • Advanced fire detection (air sampling, “VESDA”, linear heat detection)
  • Smoke control systems (design, third party review, special inspection and testing).

Fire protection & life safety engineering services include:

  • NFPA 241 construction fire safety plans
  • Building, fire, and life safety code consulting
  • Hazardous materials consulting
  • Fire and smoke modeling
  • Performance-based design and engineering equivalencies
  • Egress analysis
  • Property condition assessments
  • Authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) negotiation


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