Meet the Fire Smarts Faculty

Internationally recognized industry experts with a proven ability and passion for teaching.

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Russ Leavitt

Russ Leavitt is the Executive Chairman of Telgian Corporation. With over 29 years of experience he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and a Certified...

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Tracey Bellamy

Tracey Bellamy has more than 25 years experience in the fire protection community including all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. He has extensive experience with fire suppression...

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Tom Parrish

Tom Parrish has more than 25 years’ experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical...

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Bob G. Caputo

Bob Caputo has more than 25 years experience in the fire protection community including all areas of the fire sprinkler industry. A former fire fighter trained in fire suppression...

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Steven Scandaliato

Steven Scandaliato is Principal at SDG, LLC, a fire protection design and consulting company. With over 30 years of fire protection engineering, design and project management...

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Terri Simmons Leyton


Terri Simmons Leyton is President of Terri Leyton Consulting, Inc. and serves as a Vendor Liaison for the California Fire Prevention Institute. With over 20 years experience she is a long-time advocate of fire...

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Ralph K. Foster

Ralph Foster is Principal of Foster Engineering and Consulting and is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in multiple states. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South...

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Bill M. Ramsey


Bill Ramsey has over 35 years of experience in designing and installing fire protection systems. Starting in the early 1970’s Bill opened his fire protection contracting company, which he operated until 1988, when he joined Central Sprinkler Corporation as their National Sales Manager. In this role Bill lead the CAD development for the fire protection industry and provided essential training for the use of this fire suppression technology. Since 1999 Bill has been nationally recognized as a leading fire code consultant in residential design and installation.

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