November 17, 2009

Posted by BxNSPE on June 06, 2009  /   Posted in Meetings

Firestopping Seminar
Peter Schmidt
Firestop Solutions Inc.


Firestop Solutions has presented firestop seminars to a wide range of professionals, including building inspectors, fire marshals, construction managers, hospitals, state agencies, building managers, architects, and engineers.


This presentation will bring clarity to the intent of the ICC and local codes concerning proper installation of firestopping.  We will review the various components of a tested and listed UL firestop system and discuss the importance of independent testing standards. It will be clear why a zero tolerance approach to compliance is critical and why many building professionals are turning to approved specialty firestop contractors.

Speaker Bio:

Peter Schmidt is committed to raising the standards of life safety and building preservation through public awareness and improved regulatory practices in the firestop industry.  He is actively involved with the training of building professionals, including Inspectors, Fire Marshals, many State Agencies and Professional Associations and the Department of Health.  He has had the opportunity to write the firestopping specification for the code compliance division of the Dormitory Authority for the State of New York and train over 50 engineers for the PANYNJ in preparation of proper firestop inspections on the Freedom Tower.  Peter Schmidt is employed by Firestop Solutions, the country’s first Factory Mutual FM 4991 Contractor, first Hilti Accredited, and is one of the country’s first UL Approved Firestop Contractors.  Firestop Solutions is a division of Medigas Lifesafety Group.

March 24, 2009 

As discussed below, we  held a follow up meeting to the ethics program of Feb. 25 in which the student teams presented the proposed submissions to the contest.

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