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Richard Roberts, Senior Industry Affairs Manager, Honeywell Fire Safety
Presentation Agenda: Requirements that eliminate noise and interference to the public safety macro system; Survivability requirements for backbone cables and backbone cable components; Performance requirements that align with various ICC and NFPA model codes; New testing requirements
Presenter: Richard Roberts is Senior Industry Affairs Manager at Honeywell Security and Fire with over 35 years in the fire alarm and life safety markets. His experience spans the installation, sales, and the development of products/systems. Currently, Mr. Roberts is a member of thirteen NFPA Technical Committees, member of several ICC Fire Code Action Committee (FCAC) Working Groups and a member of two Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP). He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fire and Life safety Section (FLSS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) and is the Chair of NEMA’s Building Codes Committee as well as a member of the Model Codes Committee of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM).
Larry D. Rietz, SET, CFPS, Vice President,
Presenter: Larry D. Rietz is Vice President and Service Line Leader for Fire Detection and Alarm for Jen-sen Hughes and works as a designer, instructor, author, and industry advocate. He is a NICET Level IV Cer-tified Fire Alarm designer and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) with over 28 years of life safety industry experience. After working for almost 14 years with a large Fire Alarm manufacturer and service provider, he has spent the last 11 years with Jensen Hughes, 7 of those years as Director of the Denver office. Over those years, he directed the talented team of engineers and helped grow the Denver busi-ness over 300% in just four years. At the same time, he has designed and analyzed multiple large fire alarm and emergency communication systems for transportation, entertainment, and higher education campuses and was the Project Manager for the Denver International Airport Public Safety Notification Upgrade and On-Call Life Safety Systems projects. Larry currently serves on the Automatic Fire Alarm As-sociation (AFAA) Board of Directors as Secretary, on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NFPA 1616 Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering and Re-entry, on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NFPA 72 Chapter 24 (SIG-ECS), on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 72 Chapters 12, 21, & 23 (SIG-PRO), on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 101/5000 Education and Day-Care Occupan-cies (SAF-END), and on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NPFA 909, Code for the Protection of Cul-tural Resource Properties and NFPA 914, Code for the Protection of Historic Structures (CUL-AAA). He also serves on three different UL Standards Technical Panel (UL 864, 464/1480, and 2525). He is a fre-quent presenter at a large variety of industry events, is a Contract Instructor with AFAA, and is a guest lecturer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Maryland (UMD) fire protection programs. NIFAD
The Compliance Engine
Nick Immekus, Vice President, Business Development, BRYCER
Presenter: Nick Immekus, is the Vice President of Business Development at BRYCER, the creators of The Compliance Engine. Nick began his career in the fire and life safety market working with Tyco Integrated Security, now known as Johnson Controls. Prior to beginning his career at both Tyco and BRYCER, Nick graduated and was a Varsity Letter Winner at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has spent the past 8 years educating the industry-wide shift to 3rd Party Inspection Reporting of Fire Protection Systems, Cross Connection Solutions, Conveyance Systems, Boilers and Pressure Vessels. Nick works closely with AHJ's, ITM's (Service Providers) and Fire/Sprinkler Associations throughout the United States.
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