Robert “Rob” Sontag, CFPS, FM, CFPE, CFI-II, CFEI, EFO

Robert “Rob” Sontag, CFPS, FM, CFPE, CFI-II, CFEI, EFO

senior fire protection consultant

Robert SontagRob brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to TERPconsulting’s Denver team with more than 25 years of experience working with building systems, fire protection, and firefighting. Prior to joining TERPconsulting, Rob served as the State of Colorado’s Chief Fire Code Official for 10 years. He was responsible for the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of the State’s adopted fire and life safety codes at the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control. Additionally, he led the creation, writing, promulgation, and implementation of the Division’s rules for fire suppression systems, schools, healthcare facilities, waste tire facilities, reduced ignition propensity cigarettes, casinos, and fireworks.

Also, under Rob’s purview as Colorado’s Chief Fire Code Official, he served as the Life Safety Code program manager and Primary Life Safety Code Official for the State’s Fire and Life Safety Code participation in the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contract with the State of Colorado. This role included surveying CMS-certified health facilities for compliance with federal- and state-adopted fire codes and life safety codes.

Holding myriad state and national certifications, Rob is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Fire Inspector, Fire Plans Examiner, Executive Fire Officer, and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigation Instructor. In the firefighting realm, he holds multiple state and national firefighting credentials, is FEMA-certified in Emergency Management, and served as national faculty for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in fire and life safety.

Rob has served on various National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code and standard committees including NFPA 80, NFPA 105 – Fire Doors and Windows, NFPA 99, NFPA 99B – Health Care Facilities, NFPA 99 – Fundamentals of Health Care Facilities, and NFPA 420 – Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities.

His professional affiliations include membership in the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), Colorado Fire Protection Association (CFPA), International Association of Fire Marshals (IAFM), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), International Code Council (ICC), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Emergency Medical Association of Colorado (EMSAC), and Fire Marshal’s Association of Colorado (FMAC).

In addition to possessing a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Rob graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2019.

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