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Apr 1, 2020

This is the introduction show for the Fire Code Tech Podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear from the show host Gus Gagliardi about why he created the podcast and what you can expect from future episodes. Hope you enjoy the show! 


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Hello. All welcome to episode zero and our introduction to the show. My name is Gus Gagliardi, and I just wanna thank you for listening. I'm a fire protection designer and I have a bachelor's in science and fire protection and safety technology. During my college career, I really enjoyed all my fire protection classes, but some of my favorites were hydraulics, sprinklers, industrial hygiene, and special suppression and detection systems.

I started my career as a fire protection designer for a fire suppression contracting company. And most of my time was spent hydraulically, calculating designing, and stock listing water based fire protection, suppression systems. After some time designing only water based fire protection systems. I had a lot of curiosity about what other facets of.

Fire protection industry that I could learn about this led me to my current role as a fire protection designer for an architecture and engineering firm. I've had the privilege of being involved with a wide variety of fire protection systems and projects. Of course, I've had plenty of experience with fire suppression and fire alarm design.

But some of the more unique areas of fire protection I've been involved with are hangar, fire protection, combustible, dust, hazards, materials, and special hazards, suppression, and alternative detection means it makes the job interesting to design buildings that follow all sorts of codes and standards.

There are different sets of requirements for commercial, residential, and department of defense buildings. I've been involved with projects that have special insurance considerations like FM global standards. These buildings can be found coast to coast across the us. I recently have passed my exam for professional engineering, specializing in fire protection.

And I'm only a couple months away from obtaining my license. I've had a lot of experience recently with studying for the PE exam for fire protection and being a young professional in the fire protection industry. What I've learned is that trying to learn. All about fire protection through solely reading codes and standards and scholarly articles is that it's a very difficult process.

If you don't have the experience or the personal connections to contextualize the information compared to other industries like tech or even. Engineering disciplines like civil and mechanical fire protection, lacks resources for professionals. This podcast is my attempt to highlight the careers and experiences of successful professionals in the industry and, and create a resource for those who hunger.

For more knowledge about the industry. My goal is to produce content for those interested in fire protection and record some of the interesting experiences for fire protection professionals. The podcast is structured around individuals and the show is episodic and can be listened to in any order goal is to release two episodes of the podcast a month with the interview run time at about 50 minutes to an hour, the podcast will be released every second and fourth Monday of.

You can listen to the or you can listen to the podcast on Spotify or iTunes, be sure to subscribe. So you never miss an episode. I've had a lot of fun interviewing the guests so far and I've learned a lot. So I hope you enjoy the episodes. Thank you for tuning in and make sure to jump ahead to episode one of fire code tech with Russell Bainbridge, who is a professional engineer, a certified fire protection specialist, a consultant, a professor, and somebody who is involved with committees and the development of cogen standards.