Tony Cole, P.E., CFPS, CFEI
Vice President, US Operations
27 Years Engineering/33 Years Fire Fighting
Tony Cole, PE, CFPS, CFEI, MIFireE, is a self-motivated and goal oriented professional with 27 years of experience in industrial fire protection engineering and process/technical safety as well as 35 years in firefighting, emergency preparedness and disaster response. With more than 24 years of international and multi-cultural work experience, he is a proven leader in the fire protection field.
B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering Technology from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and a M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Tony has served on several NFPA and SFPE Technical Committees, Board of Directors for the CFPS Certification Program, and served on Technical Advisory Committees for two University Fire Engineering Programs.
Tony has his Professional Engineering (P.E.) License in several U.S. States, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator/Instructor (CFEI/CFII), and a certified NFPA 1001 (I and II) Fire Fighter, Industrial Fire Fighter NFPA 1081, NFPA 472 (Hazmat), and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor. He has numerous articles, contributing editor/reviewer for several books, and co-authored a book on industrial firefighting.
Tony has extensive experience in the industrial fire protection, process safety, and emergency/disaster response and planning. His experience covers design of fire protection systems, fire hazard analysis, risk assessments, response planning and equipment, commissioning, investigations, and training both in the US and throughout the Middle East and SE Asia.