Fire and life safety are pivotal considerations in today’s building designs. The integration of fire alarm systems, fire protection, life safety, and other fire protection systems into the design of all building types is essential for safety, property protection and code compliance. As leaders among fire and life safety consultants, we're actively involved in the development process for many of the fire protection system codes and standards. This knowledge and experience allows us to prepare accurate, cost effective, state-of-the-art fire protection design and life systems.


In a fire or emergency, a well-designed fire alarm system is the cornerstone of your fire protection design strategy. Working with building owners, designers, and architects, we determine system performance requirements, produce detailed fire alarm design drawings and documents, perform manufacturer specific calculations, and evaluate the installation of your systems.


Extinguishing or controlling a fire quickly can help prevent catastrophic fire damage. Our fire protection engineers can determine system performance requirements, evaluate water supply systems, perform hydraulic calculations, and assess code compliance.


Smoke exposure is a primary concern in developing fire protection systems. We design smoke computer models to predict the movement of hot smoke and toxic gas through a building. Using these models, system performance can be refined and optimized prior to the procurement and installation of equipment, often resulting in substantial cost savings.

How We've Protected Your World

Fire & Life Safety Systems: Comply with NFPA 4 Standard for Integrated Testing?

Jensen Hughes' Dave LeBlanc discusses the importance of integrated testing for fire protection and life safety systems and how to stay compliant with the NFPA 4 Standard.

Single- and Multi-Station Low-Frequency Audible Signaling

Carson Cook discusses the challenge posed by the 2021 IBC requirement for audible alarms activated by single- and multiple-station smoke alarms and how to meet the requirement for non-transient occupancies.

The Importance of Performing and Managing Facility Inspections, Testing + Maintenance

Today’s buildings are part of a modern trend of larger structures. These larger structures not only require more advanced fire protection systems but also a more considered approach towards ensuring life safety for the occupants

Fire + Life Safety Systems Design Experts

Eric Babcock

Director/Senior Fire Protection Engineer

B.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Licensed PE: NY, CA, NC, KY, VA, MD

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Larry Rietz

Vice President, Global Service Line Leader Fire Detection + Alarm

AAS, Drafting for Industry, Management Development Certificate, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, Certified Fire Protection Specialist

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Donald Hopkins

Global Service Line Leader Fire Suppression

MS, Fire Protection Engineering, BS, Fire Protection Engineering, Cum Laude, Registered PE: CA, DC, LA, MD, NJ, NY, WY, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

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Arthur Parker

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Licensed PE: DE, FL, KY, MD, MI, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV, Member

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Matisen Anders

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

MS, Fire Protection Engineering, BS, Civil Engineering, PE: CA, FPE: CA, Project Management Professional

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Carson Cook

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

, BS, Mechanical Engineering, MS, Fire Protection Engineering, Registered PE: CT, MA, NH, NY, RI

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AAS in Fire Science Technology, Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire + Explosion Investigator (CFEI), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), Registered PI: NM, MT, WA, MI, Member, International Association of Arson Investigators, Member, National Association of Fire Investigators, Member, International Association of Arson Investigators

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MSc, Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) Ghent University, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Professional Engineer, MD, NJ, MN, Security Clearances: Secret, ,

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