125 episodes

Fire Code Tech explores all facets of fire protection. The host, Gus Gagliardi, is a fire protection engineer who interviews individuals with careers ranging from forensics to fire safety research. Topics discussed on the podcast include professional development, engineering, technology codes and standards, industry trends, design and more.

Fire Code Tech Gus Gagliardi

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Fire Code Tech explores all facets of fire protection. The host, Gus Gagliardi, is a fire protection engineer who interviews individuals with careers ranging from forensics to fire safety research. Topics discussed on the podcast include professional development, engineering, technology codes and standards, industry trends, design and more.

    75: Apprenticeship and Business Development with Erin Easton and Paul Inferrera

    75: Apprenticeship and Business Development with Erin Easton and Paul Inferrera

    How do you train and retain staff in the current job market? Erin Easton gives insight to workforce trends and shares the benefits of the Fire Alarm the Apprenticeship program at Cape Fear Community College. As a panel discussion Paul Inferrera and Erin share their knowledge about business development. 
     
    More information about the program. 
    https://cfcc.edu/job-training/construction-careers/fire-alarm-systems-training/

    • 27 min
    74: From Cave to Capitol with Tom Gardner

    74: From Cave to Capitol with Tom Gardner

    Episode 74 is a discussion about fire protection engineering. Sr. VP and Director of Business Development at Harrington Group Tom Gardner shares his incredible experience through a variety of occupancies, projects, and life experiences.

    • 53 min
    73: Research, History, and Projects with Casey Grant

    73: Research, History, and Projects with Casey Grant

    Episode 73 explores research, historical fires, and engineering. Join in an enlightening discussion with Casey Grant, a seasoned professional in fire protection. Grant shares invaluable insights drawn from his storied career  with history, technology, and personal experience.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    72: Development, Community, and Projects with Jeyra Arocho

    72: Development, Community, and Projects with Jeyra Arocho

    Jeyra is back on the podcast! If your interested in a discussion between two fire and life safety professionals about community involvement, professional development, and project updates than you are in the right place.

    • 27 min
    71: Digital Sprinkler Entrepreneur with Ryan Waterman

    71: Digital Sprinkler Entrepreneur with Ryan Waterman

    Ryan Waterman is a sprinkler designer, business owner, and innovator in fire safety. Tune in to hear about Ryan's business and career which all centers around fire sprinkler systems.
     https://designerhub.com/

    • 36 min
    70: Emerging and Deprecated Technology with Robert Solomon

    70: Emerging and Deprecated Technology with Robert Solomon

    How do fire and life safety professionals tackle challenges like sustainability, energy storage systems, and technology becoming obsolete? These topics and more are discussed in episode 70 of Fire Code Tech. Robert Solomon P.E. shares tremendous insight from his 30+ years at NFPA and 40 years in fire protection.
     
    00:07.11
    firecodetech
    Well Robert thank you for coming on the fire code tech podcast we're happy to have you today.
    00:13.10
    robert solomon
    Well thank you very much for having me I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you.
    00:18.15
    firecodetech
    Awesome! So how I usually get these things started to give the listeners some context and also for my own listening pleasure is usually asking about how you found fire and life safety How you found the field.
    00:32.93
    robert solomon
    So where I grew up. Um I grew up in a rural area in Western Pennsylvania and I think I was like maybe like a lot of little kids right? The fire truckcks you know pure actually going by. Would you know there's some level of excitement or you'd go to the. Annual ah fire department carnival in the local towns or whatever that were run by the fire departments and I I kind of got an interest I think from that you know childhood ah piece or kind of experience. When I was 15 I actually learned about the small town that I lived near they actually had a junior volunteer fire department program and I found out about that and um I joined that literally when I was fifteen years old so at 15 right? You can you can like wash equipment and fire trucks. You know you're not going to go to fires or car accidents or anything but I immediately kind of liked the firefighting aspect. A while later maybe a year later than two of the members who were getting their far science degrees at a community college. They came to the muddy night meeting and they have this photocoppied piece of paper about this fire protection engineering program at University Of Maryland I thought like.
    01:54.96
    robert solomon
    Sounds interesting. What what exactly does this mean and what is it so I made a trip to University Of Maryland ah that year I was in tenth grade then um I met Dr Brian Wright who is one of the more famous folks from Oklahoma. And he talked about the program and in I think in tenth grade he in tenth grade I think I was 99% sure I wanted to figure out how I could go to University Of Maryland to to go through that program. So um I was just blessed to kind of. Have all these things that kind of came together and that were kind of connected. Um I liked the farfighting part but I always had in the back my mind I wanted to be an engineer. My father was an engineer and ah, that's kind of how how it all started for me when I was when I was fifteen years old so and been been doing it ever since which is a long time for by age. So yeah.
    02:48.33
    firecodetech
    That's awesome. That's interesting to hear that seems like a common thread of involvement with the fire service and then ah, a proclivity for math and science or a family member that is related to engineering So that's good to hear. Well.
    03:00.00
    robert solomon
    Um, yeah, and for sure.
    03:04.26
    firecodetech
    Ah, so for a bit more of context. Um, would you mind explaining a couple more of the roles that you've held in during your career.
    03:13.75
    robert solomon
    Sure so the first kind of job I had in the fire protection engineering world. It was a summer intern job with the department of veterans affairs. It was the veterans administration back then but I had a summer internship in Washington Dc at the v a central office. And of course the e a does hospitals and nursing homes. So I learned a lot about the nfk life safety code and the fire safety evaluation system um is a part of that summer job working with the really you know smart fpes that were there. The supervisor that headed up that group bill Brooks. Um, one of the other things he did for me that summer is he arranged for me to go visit with

    • 55 min

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