FPI Engineering

The Fire Protection International Consortium, Inc. (FPI) was founded in 2001 as a full service professional security and fire protection consulting and engineering firm in the United States....


Our full scope of fire protection and security services includes facility review, risk assessment, systems planning, design and engineering, architectural recommendations....

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The Fire Protection International Consortium, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ms. Claire Brezinski has joined the Chicago office as a Fire Protection Engineering Consultant. Ms. Brezinski is a recent Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). As a recent graduate, she brings a fresh approach to fire protection and a unique understanding of communicating in this digital age.  It is anticipated that our clients will see a shift in the way that we send out information in an attempt to try to assist our clients in understanding their fire protection exposure. Ms. Brezinski also further strengthens the firm and will help FPI round out the organizational structure.

Carl Anderson, P.E. - Seattle, Washington
Carl Anderson, P.E. - Seattle, Washington

Carl Anderson, Principal at the Seattle office of The Fire Protection International Consortium, Inc. is assisting with the development of a training program for fire pumps on behalf of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.  SFPE will be presenting the initial offering of this course following the SFPE Annual Conference and Expo in Montreal in October, 2017.  This will be an eight hour program titled “ Fire Pumps – Beyond the Basics: Engineering Solutions to Hydraulic Challenges,” and is geared toward the practicing fire protection engineer.

FPI is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Owen has joined the Washington office as a Fire Protection Engineering Technician and Designer. Mr. Owen joins FPI from his previous job with a sprinkler design firm working on numerous large sprinkler system installations.

Carl Anderson, P.E. - Seattle, Washington

Carl Anderson, Principal of our Washington Office, had an article published in the July 2015 edition of Fire Protection Engineering magazine. The article, entitled, "Changes to NFPA 13, Tying the Need to Research to Changes in the Standard" discusses how technological changes have impacted the standard.

Jerry Schultz, P.E. - Fire Protection Engineer - Chicago, Illinois

Jerry Schultz was recently interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the ProMat conference in Chicago. Follow the link to hear the latest on sprinkler systems and code changes affecting warehouse storage.

FPI is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Outing! More than $84,000 was raised in 2014. Read more about this great cause in the following link. http://www.ilburnpreventionassoc.com/

Carl Anderson, P.E. - Fire Protection Engineer - Seattle, Washington

Carl Anderson is participating in the NCEES Professional development week in Clemson, SC.  In previous years, this week was dedicated to the development of the test questions for use in the fire protection professional engineering exam. This week he will be assisting in writing the study guide for the FPE exam.

The National Fire Protection Association Research Foundation recently published "Obstructions and ESFR Sprinklers - Phase 1." This  study was initiated to develop a tool that could be used to provide reliable analysis of the impact of obstructions on ESFR sprinklers based on existing test data and to develop technical information for the NFPA 13 Technical Committee to assist in the development of new requirements and guidance. The document is available on the NFPA website.


Congratulations to Carl Anderson, Principal of The FPI Consortium, Inc. who served on the Project Technical Panel.

Sarah Reiff - Fire Protection Engineer - Chicago, Illinois

FPI is excited to welcome Sarah Reiff to our engineering team! Ms. Reiff has six years of experience, mainly supporting clients in the nuclear energy industry. 

FPI is hiring! We are seeking engineers for our Downers Grove, IL and Seattle, WA offices. FPI is considering all experience levels and provides a competitive compensation package. Read more about these positions on our Jobs page.

In the late 80’s, early 90’s, the fast response sprinkler concept became an industry practice as many of our clients installed either quick response sprinklers in the racks or Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinklers at the ceiling of their warehouse. The time for testing these sprinklers is now.

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