CEMS Fire protection engineers are experts in the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environment from the destructive effects of fire. Our fire protection engineering team works hand in hand with building and fire officials, construction personnel, facility managers, architects, and other engineers to ensure the proper design, construction, maintenance, arrangement, and use of buildings, materials, and structures to protect people and mitigate damage from fire. Our team provides a working knowledge of fire suppression and alarm systems and the principles of building construction as they relate to fire protection and life safety.


Water based fire suppression system

  • Wet pipe
  • Dry pipe
  • Pre-action

Special hazard systems

  • Clean agent gaseous fire extinguishing systems
  • Low expansion aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) suppression systems
  • High expansion foam suppression systems
  • Dry and wet chemical exhaust hood suppression systems

Fire alarm and reporting systems

Water supply and distribution systems

  • Fire mains
  • Fire hydrants
  • Fire pumps
  • Water storage tanks

Passive building systems

  • Construction types
  • Construction materials
  • Interior finish
  • Structural fire resistance
  • Compartmentalization
  • Vertical openings
  • Protection of openings in fire-rated construction

Means of egress

  • Exits
  • Marking of means of egress
  • Occupancy types
  • Occupant loads

Emergency lighting

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