26 Sep FIRE PROTECTION INDUSTRY VETERANS WAYNE GRISWOLD and STEVEN PARKER TO CO-PRESENT Alternate Methods & Materials SESSION AT 2023 FIRE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE ON OCTOBER 19th
TERPconsulting’s Wayne Griswold, PE, CFPS and Steven Parker, EFO, FM, MS of Arvada Fire have been selected to co-present at the 2023 Fire Leadership Challenge (FLC) being held October 16-20 at the Keystone Conference Center, in Keystone, CO. Wayne and Steven’s 45-minute seminar is titled Alternate Methods & Materials – How the Engineer and AHJ Work Together and will be presented on Thursday, October 19 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
“Our seminar will provide an overview of the International Fire Code allowances for alternate methods and materials to meet the prescriptive requirements of the code. We will also demonstrate how successful application of alternate methods and materials allowances requires an open dialogue between the engineer and the AHJ to ensure the intent of the code is met,” said Wayne, who is a principal fire protection engineer at TERPconsulting.
“This will be a dynamic presentation because Wayne and I will provide an interactive dialogue between a fire protection engineer and a fire code official based on our experiences. We will also provide recommended best practices to ensure a code-compliant outcome,” said Steven, who serves as the fire marshal at Arvada Fire.
Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ (CSFC)Fire Leadership Challenge offers leadership education for all ranks through the IAFC’s Officer Development Program and the Fire Marshal Symposium. To review the full schedule of educational presentations or to register for the conference, visit fireleadershipchallenge.org.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Steven Parker, EFO, FM, MS is the Fire Marshal for the Arvada Fire Protection District and has over 14 years of experience in the fire protection field. He received both his bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection and Safety, and a masters in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Steven also currently serves as the President of the Fire Marshals Association of Colorado.
Wayne Griswold, PE, CFPS is a principal at TERPconsulting, managing the firm’s Colorado and Saudi Arabia operations. With more than 15 years in fire protection engineering, Wayne is well-versed in design, consulting, hazmat, etc. with specialties in commissioning/testing of complex fire/life safety systems, code consulting, alternate means/methods, and litigation. He has also worked as an AHJ in multiple capacities throughout his career. Wayne is a registered fire protection professional engineer (PE) in Colorado, Wisconsin, and New Mexico, and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) as recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He is a board member of the SFPE-Rocky Mountain Chapter, serves on the Regional Fire Code Board of Appeals for the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA), and sits on three NFPA Standards Committees (NFPA 3, 4, and 915).
The vision of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (CSFC) is to partner with fire service and supplier partners across the State of Colorado in their efforts to protect all of Colorado’s life and property from fire and other disasters. It is a dynamic organization, characterized by integrity, innovation, community focus, and proactive leadership. CSFC strives to build strategic alliances, mentor aspiring leaders, and advance the safety of all Colorado communities by supporting the professional development of the fire and emergency services industry through training and continuing education. cofirechiefs.org