Rob has more than 40 years experience in municipal fire protection, training, fire and building code consulting, and fire loss investigation.
He served as a member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee for Standard No. 1031 "Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner,” and a charter member of the Technical Committee for NFPA Standard No. 1037 "Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal."
Rob has extensive experience in fire code and fire protection system training, building and fire code interpretation and application, plans examination and fire loss investigation. He has served as an expert witness in fire protection and life safety cases, post-fire investigation, and arson prosecution.
Rob's professional portfolio includes fire and life safety consulting and code compliance plan review efforts for:
An experienced course developer and presenter, Rob has developed custom training on building construction, fire protection system and equipment, and fire investigation.
In 2012, he was given the Federal Emergency Management Agency's "Administrator's Award for Innovation" for developing the National Fire Academy's Coffee Break Training series and in 2004 earned the International Society of Performance Improvement “Award of Excellence” for Evaluating Performance-Based Designs.