Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC President Leonard Ramo was recently appointed to Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Foundation Board of Governors. The SFPE Foundation was established in 1979 with a mission to expand the science of fire protection engineering, protecting against fire events. Strategic goals for the Board include the creation of a long-term and sustainable research programme, the establishment of sustainable funding sources to support research, the proactive communication of the Foundation’s vision, and engaging student participation in research and outreach.
‘I am honoured to serve on the SFPE Foundation Board of Governors,’ says Ramo. ‘I look forward to supporting this organization and its essential mission, which is to identify and promote fire research. The knowledge gained by the SFPE Foundation will help safeguard not only people and property but also mission, heritage and the environment from the negative impacts of fire for years to come.’
A globally recognized professional, Ramo has had a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years as a fire protection engineer and consultant to international organizations. His professional accreditations include registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in all 50 US States, District of Columbia and select Territories, as well as a P. Eng. in select Canadian Provinces. In addition, Ramo is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and holds a US Department of Homeland Security CVI certification.
He plays an integral role in international codes and standards development by serving on select National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees. In addition to the SFPE Foundation Board of Governors, Ramo is a member of both the SFPE Standards Making Committee on Performance-Based Fire Safety Design and the SFPE Committee on Outreach and Advocacy (COA). He is the past president of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of SPFE as well, and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
To learn more about the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Foundation Board of Governors, please visit the SFPE Foundation