Nicholas "Nick" Kalina, CFPS - President and Founder

Nick developed a passion for the fire service at an early age. He graduated in 2001 from the "West Point of the Fire Service", Oklahoma State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. Since graduating, he has worked in the insurance industry, municipal fire service, and the private consulting, inspection, and plan review sector. He is currently a full-time firefighter, licensed paramedic, and hazardous materials technician for a large suburban career fire department in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Throughout his fire service career, Nick has worked on his days off reviewing fire protection, life safety, and building plans; performing code consultation and interpretation, and conducting fire inspections for a private third party company in the Chicagoland area, and more recently, for a large suburban fire department in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He has experience in all types of occupancies ranging from highly protected risk groups to residential. He is a member of the International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, Fire Prevention Association of North Texas, and the North Texas Fire Investigators Association. He is a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and holds active ICC certifications as a Fire Inspector 1 and 2, Fire Plans Examiner, and Residential Fire Sprinkler Inspector/Plans Examiner.