Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Presents
Florida Administrative Code 61G - 3 hr.
Instructor: Steve Kowkabany, The Vertex Companies
(3 Contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrator and Fire Safety Inspector)
This course will teach attendees the thresholds at which signed/sealed engineering documents are required at the master permit level of building permitting for a wide variety of commonly encountered fire protection systems such as fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, smoke control systems, clean agent systems, special hazard systems, etc. Once the thresholds for a design professional are explained, then attendees will learn through an interactive session the specific informational requirements that must be present in the engineering documentation received at the master permit stage in accordance with the Florida Administrative Code section 61G15-32.
Date: January 18th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL - The online registration link will be emailed to registered attendees approximately 1 week before the event.
Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA
Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $95.00 to be able to use the member rate.
Point of Contact:
O: 904.652.4200 | C: 904.805.4283 | VERTEXENG.COM
THE VERTEX COMPANIES, LLC
1502 ROBERTS DRIVE
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32250
Deputy Fire Marshal, CFPE, CFEI
Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
5200 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34207
Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator 407-232-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTOR: Steve Kowkabany P.E.
Steve Kowkabany is the founder and president of Neptune Fire Protection Engineering in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which he founded in June of 2005. Mr. Kowkabany has been a practicing engineer for over 20 years. Mr. Kowkabany began his career as a project engineer and process system designer in the pulp & paper, power generation, and photographic film manufacturing sectors. He transitioned into the field of fire protection after working closely with a variety of industrial fire protection systems in a manufacturing environment. In addition to his extensive experience in heavy industrial and petrochemical fire protection, Mr. Kowkabany has extensive experience in the arenas of residential and commercial fire protection, and has designed fire protection systems for over 500 facilities, and has provided expert witness and third party review services for a wide variety of projects. Mr. Kowkabany is a licensed fire protection engineer in the states of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Outside of his corporate efforts, Mr. Kowkabany is passionate about advancing the field of fire protection and civic involvement. He serves as the vice-chairman of the board of the Florida Engineering Management Corporation and was recently appointed to the Florida Fire Code Advisory Council. He also currently serves as the founder and president of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, as well as serving on the board of directors of the National Fire Sprinkler Association Florida Region.