Scott Golly, PE has joined TERPconsulting as a sr. fire protection engineer in the company’s Baltimore office. A subject matter expert in large commercial fire alarm and mass notification systems, Scott has almost three decades of experience in the fire protection field.

 “I want to be part of a team that delivers high quality, technical solutions while caring about their people and clients,” Scott explained of his decision to join TERPconsulting in February.I enjoyed managing a team of 45 people, but I felt the large corporate structure didn’t fit with my career goals anymore.”

Scott’s 30-year career includes more than 20 years at Jensen Hughes, first as a senior engineer and most recently as senior director of A/E services. In his director role at Jensen Hughes, Scott managed fire protection system installations, system failure investigations, and served as a technical expert for legal cases. Scott also has expertise working with residential fire alarm and security systems as well as experience with special hazard systems including clean agent, CO2, and foam systems.

Scott has worked on some impressive structures throughout his career including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and most of the Library of Congress buildings, with his favorite being the Thomas Jefferson Building. But he highlights one project in particular that he considers a career standout. “My favorite was the fire alarm and mass notification system on the USS Yorktown permanently moored in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, that is home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum,” Scott said.

The wealth of knowledge Scott brings to TERPconsulting includes expertise in NFPA 72 as he is currently a member of the trade association’s Technical Committee on Initiating Devices for Fire Alarm Systems (SIG-IDS). “I have been on SID-IDS for many code cycles. I am factory trained in Xtralis VESDA, Notifier (Onyx and Inspire), Simplex (4100U/ES and older 4010 and 4020 FACUs) and EST (EST3 and EST4). I have significant experience with Siemens (MXL, XLS, and Desigo), Keltron, Proprietary Stations, AES Intellinet, and most major MNS solutions. I have designed and/or managed some massive fire alarm networked systems and mass notification systems all over the world,” Scott said.

His markets of proficiency include new construction, additions to and renovations of existing buildings, high-rise office buildings, large assembly buildings, special use industrial facilities, detention/correctional buildings, healthcare facilities, and dormitories.

Scott is a registered PE in Virginia, Maryland, New York, and Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been an active volunteer firefighter for 30 years and currently serves as vice president for the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company as well as an active EMT and apparatus driver.

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