The Fire Protection Education classes are absolutely, positively the best classes I have ever attended in my 36-year career. The information and insight you will gain from the live, online Fire Protection Education classes are guaranteed to bring your code knowledge to a whole new level.

While the majority of the course attendees are located in California, I have found that the content of these courses is relevant regardless of what region of this country your projects are located in. The classes are offered from 9:00am to 1:00pm PST or PDT (noon to 4:00pm EST or EDT). This is extremely convenient for me on the East Coast since I can get most of my work done in the morning and spend the afternoon immersed in the class.

I’m a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist with HENRY ADAMS, LLC, an MEP/FP consulting engineering firm located in the Baltimore/Washington area. The majority of my work is on the East Coast, although I also have projects in other regions.

I began my career in 1986, and have always had a passion for “all things fire protection,” especially as they relate to elevator systems. During the last 36 years, I have amassed a collection of elevator design and code information. With that, I serve as a resource to my staff, architects, and clients for elevator design and modernization projects. My goal on every project is to do the design right. When it comes to elevators, however, this is always a challenge, since every jurisdiction adopts and enforces slightly different codes and standards. With the continual code cycle revisions, and advances in elevator technology, I am always on the lookout for the latest information. In the fall of 2020, when I received an email announcement from Fire Protection Education for an eight-hour class called Interfacing Elevator Controls with Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems, I decided to give it a try. I’m certainly glad that I did. This was one of the best classes I had ever attended. I enjoyed this class (and then all subsequent classes) immensely. I especially appreciate being part of the diverse group of attendees - AHJ’s, engineers, designers, contractors, and product manufacturers. I have found that every attendee shares the common goal of improving fire, elevator, and life safety and that we learn from each other’s comments and questions.

The in-depth information presented during each class, the unlimited question-and-answer time at the end of each class, and the fact that I can reach out to Sagiv weeks (even months) after the classes were held has only intensified my skills at articulating code requirements to architects, Owners, contractors, AHJ’s, and permit reviewers, and explaining design concepts to my colleagues, engineers, and designers.

To date, I have attended the following four classes, and I eagerly look forward to attending future class offerings.
  • Interfacing Elevator Controls with Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems
  • Two-Way Emergency Communications Systems and Emergency Responders Radio Coverage Systems Code Updates
  • New Code Requirements for Fire Service Access Elevators and Occupant Evacuation Elevators
  • NFPA 72-2022 Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems- New Code Changes class 

Jeanne C. Schmager Tebera, PE, CFPS
HENRY ADAMS, LLC Consulting Engineers
Baltimore, MD