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Pioneered the use of FDS for the Houston Fire Department. Co-author of textbook for FDS 3, FDS 4, FDS 5 and Smokeview by NIST for UHDT, SFET department.

Completed Citizens’ Fire Academy training course, Houston Fire Department.

Nine years experience using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and its adjunct programs Smokeview and PyroSim, from FDS 1 through FDS 5. Served as Beta tester for FDS 5.

Currently serving as Consultant, Expert Witness, Software Specialist and Volunteer on multiple FDS projects nationwide.

Strong history with eleven industrial 3D software programs in environments such as petrochemical facilities, pipelines, offshore, subsea and pumping stations. 30 years experience in Piping, Drafting, Design and Model Building. Roles included drafting team manager, instructor, senior designer, designer and draftsman. Related responsibilities included estimating, cost control, safety and fire prevention layout & design (including sprinkler systems) and software support/& tutoring.


Houston Fire Department – Academy
Chief Pat Little – HFD Homeland Security 713-885-3974
HFD Accreditations – Simulate NIST Report Findings Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiments

Build & Burn Live Fire Training Structure Positive Pressure Attack for Ventilation & Firefighting Burn Building, using FDS 5.

Chief Kriss J Garcia / American Fork, Utah 435-241-1028

Training Material and Expert Witness Chief Kriss J Garcia / American Fork, Utah 435-241-1028

Consulting – Training Material Jerry Tracey, Retired NYFD e-mail

Research Consulting – University of Texas at Austin Continuing a study on Particle Manipulation in Dual Fractionation Unit, showing vaporization and condensation in pressurized vessels, followed by a leak and fire. Contact: O.A. Ezekoye, Ph.D., P.E., Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 512-471-3085


Apr.-May 2010 Mr3D Computer Graphics, Houston, TX Consultant, Expert Witness, Software Specialist Created FDS model of the Forward Street Fire 2007, a 4 Story, 6 Unit, wind driven building fire, for the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association and the Ottawa Fire Department using FDS 5. Model was presented at the OTTAWA FIRE 2010 Symposium, a four day conference of the International Fire Instructors Workshop, May, 2010. Contact: Captain Peter McBride 613-526-1454 ex.223

Fall 2009 Job Prospect, Worley-Parsons Engineering Created preliminary model of a Dual Fractionation Unit in FDS 5. Contact: Jason LeBlanc 713-892-0321

Jan-Oct 2009 UHD, Houston, Texas Student Instructor then Laboratory Instructor Specialist Instructor: Fire Dynamics Simulator/Smokeview. Computer support in Engineering Dept., including version control, license monitoring and user support for software and hardware.

April, 2009 NIST Fire Conference Created presentations representing UHD SFET Department. Conference topics included wildland-urban interface, new materials, and the latest improvements in and studies using FDS.

2005 to Date – Houston Fire Department - Fire Academy Volunteer Projects include Burn Building and Multiple Burn Chambers, 7 Story Atrium Building, 5 Story Research Laboratory using FDS 4 and FDS 5. Also studying the HFD Accreditations from NIST. Contacts: Chief Pat Little 713-885-3974 and Captain Tony Reed 713-640-0327

2004-2008 Volunteer study project for Wright Engineering Created model of an Offshore Platform - Living Quarters, and Nigerian Offshore Well Blow Out with H2S Stream using FDS 3 and FDS 4. Contact: Robert Harvey 713-476-8235 Used in Textbook for FDS Modeling, UHD, for FDS 3, FDS 4, FDS 5

2003 Individual project modeling the Watts Street Fire – New York using FDS 2 and FDS 3. Used in Textbook for FDS Modeling at UHD for FDS 3, FDS 4, FDS 5. Currently being developed for training for NYFD. Chief Jerry Tracey, Retired NYFD e-mail

Jan. 2001 Oct 2002 HFD and UHD, Houston, Texas Created several alternate simulations showing 50 minutes of the Fourleaf Tower Fire using FDS 1 and FDS 2. Used in litigation and in textbook for FDS Modeling, UHD, for FDS 3, FDS 4, FDS 5. Contact Chief Pat Little 713-885-3974


University of Houston, Downtown: Jan, 2004 to date FDS and Smokeview – Student and/or Assistant Instructor SFET

Summers 2008-2011 Instructor, CompuCamp -- 2 week sessions on Visual Basic, building computers, web page design and game design.

July, 1997 PDS 1 & 2 - Assistant Instructor , UHD

August, 1996 Pro-Pipe 13.1- Instructor , UHD

December, 1995 Pasce Solid Modeling - Assistant Instructor - SPED

December, 1995 AutoCAD 2D Beginning & Advanced – Assistant Instructor - ABTC


BS Safety and Fire Engineering Technology (SFET), University of Houston Downtown, 2009.

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