Michael Stewart

Department Head


MS, Fire Protection Engineering, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo


About Michael Stewart

Michael has over 20 years of experience in design, project management and consulting in fire protection. He is known for progressing protocols and optimizing efficiency. He has experience successfully handling complex, high-profile projects with many stakeholders. He also has civil and mechanical engineering knowledge which complements his perspective and approach. His area of expertise and credentials include hazardous storage, risk assessment, NFPA building and fire codes, international building and fire code, life safety plans/code analysis, smoke modeling, suppression systems, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems, fire pumps and hydraulic analysis.

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