Russ is a Fire Smarts Faculty member and the Chairman and CEO of Telgian Corporation. Telgian is an international firm providing fire, life safety, and asset protection engineering and consulting services. Under his direction, Telgian provides a wide range of fire protection and life safety services including fire systems engineering and design, code consulting, loss control engineering, installation, and the inspection and testing of systems.
He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He is a licensed contractor and has over 27 years of experience in the design, installation, and testing of fire protection systems. Russ has worked on projects throughout North, Central, and South America, the Far East, and Europe.
He serves on the NFPA 13 correlating committee, NFPA 25 technical committee and the NFPA 5000 (building code) correlating committee. Russ conducts seminars internationally on a variety of fire and life safety related subjects and has authored a number of articles and training materials including the AFSA study guide for NICET certification in Inspections and Testing. Russ is a member of NFPA, AFSA, NFSA, and SFPE.View Articles