Tom Smith; Technical Director and Principal of WABO accredited Sound Fire & Life Safety Inspection Services, LLC which is devoted to jobsite inspections of Firestop as well as forensic inspections of firestop installations for warrantee claims.
Prior to forming Sound Fire & Life Safety Inspection Services, LLC Tom devoted 12 consecutive years exclusively to working as Technical Sales Representative for two of the world's top manufacturers of Firestop products while concurrently filling the role of Senior Technical Representative for a national grease duct fire barrier wrap manufacture meeting the requirements of ASTM E 2336.
Mr. Smith grew and developed the Firestop business in the Pacific North West through educational training seminars and testing programs that certified installers employed by Firestop contractors on behalf of the International Firestop Council, (IFC), a trade association representing all the manufacturers of firestop products. These trainings provided the view of all Firestop manufacturers on how Firestop should be specified, installed and inspected to assure proper performance of Life Safety barriers in both new and retrofit construction. Tom is certified by U/L having passed their extensive, industry leading firestop examination. Tom resides in Marysville, WA, with his sons and his wife of 31 years.
Tom has developed Statement of Conditions and site-specific 'Plans For Improvement' for building owners that want to reduce the number of Fire Barriers they must maintain to stay in compliance with the annual reporting requirements of (IFC) Section 703.1 and 703.3.