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Dr.Garland Baker FPE

Senior Fire Protection Engineer - AMEC

Cleveland, OH

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I have over 22 years of experience in heavy industry, power generation, petrochemical and other projects. My key skills include fire protection systems design and review, NFPA and ICC code implementation, fire risk/hazard analysis, HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), and life safety assessments. I am experienced in codes including NFPA1, BOCA, SBCCI, UBC/ICBO, HAZWOPR, OSHA, CFR, ANSII, RPI, USCG and qualified in LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis), PFP (passive fire protection) DSEAR and other procedures. Oil and Gas Experience in the Upstream and Down Stream, Refineries and Offshore Platform Risk assessments. 
 
Professional registrations/qualifications 
Professional Engineer in IL and NM, USA 
Ohio Fire Academy, adjunct instructor in fire alarm/detection, water and gaseous fire suppression, fire cause and arson investigation 
Fire Inspector Certification 
HAZID, HAZOP and SIL Qualified

Work Experience

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

AMEC
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2012 to Present

Lead Fire Safety Engineer

McDermott Engineering
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2012 to 2012

2012

Representative projects

McDermott Engineering
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2012 to 2012

2012 
 
Design of active and passive fire protection systems, and fire and gas detection systems for onshore and offshore oil & gas projects. Duties also included safety and survival equipment location, specifications, procurement, and review and coordination with third-party consultants.

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

SMSI
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2008 to 2012

Los Alamos National Laboratory
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2008 to 2012

US DoE, CA, USA: Reviewed and designed fire protection plans for the laboratory's CMRR (Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement) project. Worked with client staff on design, code requirements, procurement, root cause analysis, risk analysis and safety ergonomics. Gained experience in process safety management, risk management, consequence analysis, and PHA (process hazard analysis) and LOPA workshop facilitation.

Fire and Life Safety Engineer

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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2009 to 2011

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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2009 to 2011

Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA: Managed the fire protection program for a hospital, offices and retail affiliates. Oversaw and performed code compliance and system implementation. Advised on maintaining compliance with NFPA, state, local, federal and insurance requirements. Provided fire protection training to maintenance and warehouse personnel. Work addressed system design procedures, safety, ergonomics, risk analysis, and health safety standards for all Cleveland Clinic properties, and enforcement of the Joint Commission /CMS Fire Code and Life Safety Code (NFPA101).

Fire Protection Engineer Nuclear

Shaw Engineering
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2008 to 2009

VC Summer and Vogtle, SCE&G/Santee Cooper/Southern Co, SC and GA, USA

Shaw Engineering
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2008 to 2009

Fire protection system design for the balance of plant of two advanced AP1000 PWR (pressure water reactor) nuclear power stations. Independently evaluated, selected and applied standards, techniques, procedures and criteria; prepared P&IDs; and performed system functional design calculations.

Senior Fire and Gas Protection Engineer

Sepam
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2007 to 2009

Sepam
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2007 to 2009

2007-2009 
Design of fire protection and PLC systems for upstream and downstream petrochemical projects, including refineries and offshore installations. Served as fire and gas systems expert for control system studies, design, implementation and operation. Performed risk assessment, LOPA and process safety assessments. Also responsible for HSSE compliance.

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Florida Power & Light
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Power, Florida, US
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2005 to 2006

Resident Fire Protection Engineer and Program Director

Florida Power & Light
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Power, Florida, US
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2005 to 2006

2005-2006 
* Duane Arnold, FL, USA: Managed day-to-day activities of the fire protection program at a nuclear power plant. Resident Fire Protection Engineer and Program Director, coordinating fire protection inspection, maintenance, and testing for both water-based and fire-alarm requirements.

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

FENOC First Energy Nuclear
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2004 to 2006

Primary onsite fire protection systems expert

Inspection
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2004 to 2006

maintenance, testing, and trending of all fire protection systems operations. Primary onsite fire protection systems expert.

Fire Protection Analyst

Home Depot
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2002 to 2004

Home Depot
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2002 to 2004

Planned and directed fire protection risk analyses for 1,547 retail stores. Responsible for safety, fire code interpretation, system installation management, system cost analysis, system test monitoring and approval, and all other fire protection matters.

Senior Fire Protection Consultant

Fire Protection Engineers
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2000 to 2002

Fire Protection Engineers
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2000 to 2002

Fire protection consulting including loss/risk analysis, code development, system inspection and design, life safety code interpretation/review, inspections and investigations, Hazmat control and storage, risk/loss analysis, plan review, and building code compliance for commercial and industrial structures.

Administrator

Clear Creek County, Fire District
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1996 to 2000

Clear Creek County
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1996 to 2000

Planned, organized, implemented and evaluated a 150-member fire and emergency medical services team. Duties included staff management, budget preparation and accountability, problem-solving, policy changes, code preparation and enforcement, fire investigations, review of plans for new and existing structures, hazardous materials control and storage, and public education.

Chief Fire Marshal

City of Steubenville
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1989 to 1996

City of Steubenville
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1989 to 1996

Supervised the Fire Prevention Bureau, conducted fire safety and code compliance inspections, reviewed plans for new and existing buildings and conducted investigations. Also responsible for explosion/pyrotechnics, hazmat control and storage, code enforcement and administration.

Education

Doctorate in Combustion Science

University of California -
Berkeley, CA

2013

Masters in Fire Protection Engineering

University of Maryland

2011

Bachelors in Fire Protection Engineering

Oklahoma State University

1989

Bachelors in Industrial Operations Engineering and Safety

University of Michigan

1979