LAYOUT OF CONTROL EQUIPMENT
In this series, we talk about locations and positioning for fire alarm control equipment. What spaces does the control equipment usually occupy? How much space is needed? What are the mounting heights under NFPA 72 and in more-restrictive specifications? We'll cover that and more in this series.
Our objectives include:
- Understand and be able to identify common locations for fire alarm control equipment.
- Understand dimensional limitations for locations of fire alarm control equipment.
- Be able to identify correct and incorrect installations based upon NFPA 72 and WBDG specifications.
Owner / Fire Protection Engineer at MeyerFire | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Meyer, PE is a St. Louis-based Fire Protection Engineer and creator of MeyerFire, an online resource platform for professionals in the fire protection industry. Passionate about the field, Joe is committed to creating impactful resources to help grow and improve the practice of fire protection engineering.
Joe's engineering journey started at the University of Kansas and continued at the University of Maryland. Before founding MeyerFire, he led a fire protection group in St. Louis and worked for a large MEP group in Kansas City. Joe is also an avid illustrator and ran an online art shop from 2012 to 2020.
Today, Joe is the creative lead for MeyerFire among other roles. He has authored the leading prep guide for the Fire Protection PE Exam, contributed to NFSA’s Layout Book, compiled the NFSA Expert of the Day volumes, has served as a Chapter President in SFPE, and lectured at the university level.
Joe is driven to make the world a little better each day by working to provide industry professionals (engineers, contractors, architects, and building owners) with the resources they need to create a more firesafe world.
CEO/President at Collings & Associates, LLC | Ventura, California, USA
Mr. Yakel is President of Collings & Associates, a Fire Protection Engineering Consulting Firm located in Ventura, California. Mr. Yakel holds degrees in Fire Science Technology, Business Management, and is a graduate of the Firefighter 1 Academy. In addition, he is an ICC Certified Building Inspector and Plans Examiner, NICET Certified (#142617) Fire Alarm Systems Level IV, and holds California State Fire Marshal certifications. Mr. Yakel has over twenty eight years of experience in the fire protection industry. He lives in Ventura with his wife of 30 years and is the father of four adult children.
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