John W. Poole  Standard Member

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19910 West 161st Street
Olathe, KS, 66062


Mr. Poole has served as project manager, project engineer, and lead fire protection engineer on hundreds of projects for public and private sector clients. His responsibilities have included serving as a primary contact between clients, planning design schedules, scheduling manpower and staffing, meeting the confines of the budget, and coordinating the fire protection engineering tasks to ensure a complete and correct fire protection design.

Mr. Poole is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, member of the NFPA Standards Council, a member of the following NFPA Technical Committees: Airport Facilities (NFPA 409, 415 & 423), NFPA 101 & 5000 for Detention and Correctional Occupancies, NFPA 72 on Notification Appliances (SIG-NAS), NFPA 75 on Electronic Computer Systems, NFPA 99 for Health Care Emergency Management and Security, NFPA 418 on Helicopter Facilities, NFPA 303 on Marians and Boatyards, and the Chairman of NFPA Technical Committee on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (SIG-PRO) and the NFPA Technical Committee on Subterranean Spaces (NFPA 520). He is also a Past President of the American Backflow Prevention Association, a Past President of MO-KAN Chapter of SFPE and an ICC Certified Special Inspector for spray-applied fire resistive materials.

A regular speaker at regional, national and international conferences on the topics of fire protection and life safety issues, Mr. Poole has also contributed to many published books and journals, including “Developing Code-Compliant Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety Inspection, (ASHE, 2021) and NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook (NFPA, 2018).

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John W. Poole, III, PE FSFPE


Mr. Poole has thirty-six years of experience and is a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer in 49 states, Washington, DC and Guam. As Principal of Poole Fire Protection, his expertise includes fire suppression, fire alarm & detection system design, fire hazards analyses, fire risk assessments, construction management, fire protection water distribution system evaluations, and project management. He has also provided legal testimony for fire cause and origin investigations; building and fire code analyses; life safety; slip, trip and falls; and fire protection system design, inspection, testing and maintenance. Mr. Poole has experience performing computer fire and egress modeling simulations to analyze the growth rates, smoke movement, the effects and characteristics of the fire, to evaluate the available safe egress time of large assembly, business, industrial, storage and educational occupancies and analyze post-fire events.

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Fire Protection   ,   Fire - State Fire Code Compliance   ,   Slips Trips and Falls   ,   Fire Cause   ,   Fire Protection System Design

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