MN SFPE February Meeting

  • 26 Feb 2014
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Rose Vine Hall Banquet Center


Registration is closed

   Introduction to Fire Protection 
System Commissioning

We are pleased to announce Mr. Matt Klaus from NFPA as the presenter for  our February meeting. Matt Klaus is a Principal Fire Protection Engineer at the  National Fire Protection Association, where he is responsible for NFPA documents  addressing commissioning, integrated system testing and automatic sprinkler  systems. Mr. Klaus has extensive international fire protection engineering  consulting experience where he was a project manager for projects in Dubai, Abu  Dhabi, Qatar, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kenya, and Great Britain, as well as  projects across the United States.  His experience includes designing and  commissioning fire protection systems including smoke control systems,  suppression systems and fire alarm systems.
Mr. Klaus holds a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree  in Fire Protection Engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr.  Klaus is a member of the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering  Society.
NFPA 3 and 4 – Introduction to Fire Protection System  Commissioning
While the concept of commissioning has been around  for decades, commissioning of fire protection and life safety systems is only in  its infancy. In 2012, the first ANSI accredited document covering fire  protection system commissioning, NFPA 3 The Recommended Practice for  Commissioning and Integrated System Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety  Systems, was published. This presentation will look at some of the fundamentals  of fire protection system commissioning and answer some important questions:
Why is commissioning important?
Who performs commissioning?
Who  benefits from commissioning?
What are the project cost implications?
When  does commissioning begin and end?


Please plan to attend this important informational event. We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.

Make your reservations on our website - or by contacting Andrew Leahy; email:, phone: (952) 656-3626. Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged. See you there!


Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, February 24th, 2014.


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