Fire Protection Engineering

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Safety Focused

EBL's fire protection division provides design and consulting services for fire protection, life safety, and code interpretation and compliance. Our team of fire protection engineers provide a full range of services, from consultation to intricate design challenges, to assure the safe functionality of facilities and processes.

Fire Protection Expertise

We are staffed with licensed fire protection engineers specifically trained in risk analysis, hazard assessment and the design of fire protection and detection systems. We integrate fire, building, Life Safety Code® and International Building Code® requirements to produce compliant program and design solutions that are consistent with a building's projected use.

Fire Protection Services


  • Design for Fire Alarm, Fire Detection, Fire Sprinkler,
    and Fire Pump Systems
  • Hydraulic Calculation Analysis and Preparation
  • Special Hazards Systems
  • Fire Protection Water Supply Systems
  • Annual Focused Standards Assessments
  • Equivalency/FSES Engineering Technical Letters


  • Computer Fire Modeling
  • Fire Loss Investigation/Litigation Support
  • Smoke Management System Design
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment Services
  • Code Interpretation and Compliance
  • Life Safety and Egress Studies
  • Evaluation of Fire-Resistant Building Elements
  • Fire Safety Evaluation System and Audits
  • Fire Protection Condition Assessments and Audits
  • SFO Surveys
  • Witness Testing of Fire Protection Systems


National Park Service, Nationwide


EBL's experience with performing Fire Protection Condition Assessments (FPCA’s) for the National Park Service (NPS) is extensive.

Our inspections and visual field surveys with the National Park Service has taken us into almost every conceivable building occupancy that exists within the NPS inventory of buildings.


For every site, we generated an executive summary, 7-page code evaluation checklist, an occupancy specific checklist and hydrant waterflow testing/water supply evaluation.  From these checklists, specific code deficiencies were generated for each building, as well as, overall park water supply deficiencies (if applicable). Those deficiencies were entered into a website maintained by the Structure Fire Program in Boise, ID. In addition, Class C estimates of probable construction cost were assigned to relevant deficiencies.






EBL Engineers, LLC

The Professional Engineering Center

8005 Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21234-5701


(410) 668-8000 phone

(410) 668-8001 fax

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