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Hospital Fire Alarm System Analysis & Design – A Case Study

  • 07 Oct 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.

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October SFPE Charlotte Meeting

Hospital Fire Alarm System Analysis & Design – A Case Study

This case study discusses major design and installation considerations entailed in a complete overhaul of a fire alarm system in a highly critical facility, and it examines life safety features of a fire alarm system in an existing high-rise hospital.  Features of the fire alarm system included in the discussion revolve around partial evacuation strategies, private mode signaling, emergency voice and mass notification applications, positive alarm sequencing considerations, distributed antennae for emergency responders retrofitting, and the construction of a fire command center to address the needs of the fire service.

Presenter: Justin Biller, P.E., FSFPE

Justin Biller, P.E., FSFPE is the owner and principal engineer for Emerson Graham & Associates, PLC, established in 2015 as a fire protection engineering and code consulting firm with offices in Roanoke, VA and Charlotte, NC.  In addition, Justin is an adjunct faculty lecturer for University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Eastern Kentucky University in each of their respective fire protection engineering technology programs.  Mr. Biller is also co-founder and technical director of AEGIS, a fire door/barrier management company serving the Mid-Atlantic region.  He is a graduate of the master of sciences program in fire protection engineering from Cal Poly and has almost 20 years’ experience in this field.



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