The recent Fire Protection Corner Column by Past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Sam Dannaway, P.E. in the January 2013 issue of Plumbing Engineer Magazine is entitled The Engineer and the Technician Revisited. The article discusses an interesting take on the joint SFPE, NSFPE, NICET Position Statement entitled The Engineer and the Engineering Technician.
To view this article go to http://www.plumbingengineer.com/jan_13/fire.php.
The purpose the joint SFPE, NSPE, NICET Position Statement is to describe reasonable and prudent roles and responsibilities of licensed professional engineers and certified engineering technicians when designing fire protection systems.
“The position statement stresses the point that both engineers and technicians play an essential role in the process as long as both practice within their areas of competence,” said Jelenewicz. “Moreover, it establishes basic rules for the relationships between design, code compliance and construction entities. As a result, the general public, firefighters, property and the environment will be better protected from fire.”The joint SFPE, NSPE, NICET Position Statement can be found at http://www.sfpe.org/Portals/sfpepub/docs/pdfs/About-Us/nspe-sfpe-nicet_position_statement_july_28_2008_final_nicet-nspe-sfpe_approved_version.pdf.