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Fire Protection/Life Safety Components of a Reserve Study

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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APRA Webinar Series - 1 CE Credit

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Join APRA on August 3rd for a webinar on

Fire Protection/Life Safety Components of a Reserve Study

Join APRA on this webinar and learn:

  1. What is fire protection?
  2. What are the major components of fire protection and Life Safety?
  3. Why are the components of a fire protection system important to a reserve analyst and the association?
  4. What are the most common types of fire life safety/fire protection components observed in an inspection?
  5. What conditions are you looking for during your inspection
  6. How to respond and report when you observe something that appears to be out of compliance. 


Michael Stewart, PE
Fire Protection Engineer

Education, Licenses, and Certificates

  • M.S. Fire Protection Engineering - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology - Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), 2013
  • Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (Oregon, Washington, California, Montana)
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), 2014
  • NICET Level III Certified, Automatic Sprinkler System - 2007-Present

Key Skills
Mr. Stewart has experience designing smoke control systems, fire suppression systems, fire protection code consulting, assessing hazards, reviewing construction documents for clients and has a broad knowledge of building components and mechanical principals.

Specific skills include:

  • Prepared fire sprinkler system designs for new and existing facilities in wide range of commercial, industrial, and high-challenge properties including high-rises and stadiums.
  • Design and analyze of egress and smoke control systems utilizing NIST developed Fluid Dynamics Simulation (FDS) and Advances Movement Simulation (Pathfinder) software
  • Conducted hydrant/water supply flow tests in conjunction with fire sprinkler hydraulic calculations for new and existing facilities.
  • Work with local AHJ’s, contractors, architects and other mechanical trades to identify and resolve fire protection issues.
  • Prepared technical report for AHJ on hazardous and flammable liquid storage applications. This included quantifying and classifying hazards, identifying the maximum allowable quantities (MAQ) and determining appropriate level of detection and suppression protection based on fire codes and engineering judgment.
  • Coordinate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades to execute building information modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD and Navisworks to develop cohesive and integrated designs prior to installation.
  • Prepare reports, appeals, AM&Ms and engineering judgments for approval by jurisdictions.


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