Credentials: NFPA, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) - Twenty plus years in the fire door industry, including the following skills: patented fire and sound doors, Fire door and fire door component development, testing (fire and sound doors), door inspection service center for manufacturers with field issues, a working relationship with almost all wood fire door manufacturers in the US and Canada, steel door temperature rise with one of the largest steel door manufacturers, inventor of a radiation door that does not contain lead, patented sound transmission class (STC) door rated at 48 in fixed testing. To my knowledge, this is the highest rated sound wood flush door on the market that does not contain lead.
Traveled internationally to promote U.S. fire door constructions in Great Britain, Europe and the Middle East.
I have worked with certified testing agencies; Underwriters Laboratories, Warnock Hersey, Exnova, Chiltern, International Fire Consultants. Experienced with ISO 9000, Internationally CE Mark and Q-Mark certifications. National and International Sales. I was also manager for two of the four major firerated component manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
How can our readers contact you to order a book, or get further information?
Readers can contact us through our web site, www.selffdi.com. If they have questions, they can use the “contact us” application.
What motivated you to write this book?
This training manual was developed for three reasons:
1) Life safety
2) Protect property and
3) The opportunity to get as many fire doors inspected in this country as quickly as possible.
The manual was originally designed for maintenance personnel to inspect their own properties. We have found many related fields such as fire extinguisher inspectors, fire alarm inspection, and door or hardware sales groups. Anyone with some knowledge of doors or hardware has an advantage from the start. We feel we could give this manual to high school students and they would be competent to perform these inspections.
What portion of the inspection is the most complicated?
Identifying which doors need to be inspected. If door labels have been removed from the door it can make identifying difficult. Typically many labels have been painted over. My advice is if the door is in a location that has a potential for fire or exit from the building it should be inspected.
How does a mechanic become qualified to perform field work on a UL Listed Fire Door Assembly?
The standard for qualification to inspect fire doors, as specified by NFPA, is the inspector having knowledge of what they are inspecting. Our training manual provides that knowledge and more. They still have to read the material and follow the steps for the inspection.
We have tried to make this process easy by supplying a laminated inspection sheet to carry while inspecting. We have also suggested tools that might be carried during the inspection for minor repairs.
The Perfect Raceway Program is the first Certified Personnel Program ever designed that allows for technicians to field modify fire listed doors, while still maintaining the door listing status.
Fire Door Solutions
Fire Door Solutions was created to assist commercial facilities management departments with the ever changing codes and requirements for fire rated doors. Most facilities management departments are currently maxed out on their responsibilities and manpower.
Fire Door Solutions was formed to help solve issues that every commercial facility encounters and are committed to developing and identifying products and services which make the NFPA 80 code compliance a less challenging tasks for commercial facilities.
- Fire Door Caulk
- Fire Door Thru-Bolts
- Fire Door Gap Gauge
- NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspection Packet
- eFireTrack – Fire Door Inspection Software
- Annual Fire Door Inspections,
- Fire Door and Frame Labeling,
- Fire Door Code Compliance Training/Education,
- Completing and Performing Statement of Conditions and Fire Damper Inspections
For more information, visit www.firedoorsolutions.com
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