ES&H Manual

Fire Protection Supplement


Text Box: Chapter 13: Fire Protection Staff Qualifications

NOTE:  ES&H Manual Chapter 6900 Fire Protection Program provides Jefferson Lab’s policy statement regarding fire protection.


1.0         Purpose


This document outlines the qualifications of the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) fire protection staff required by the Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) letter titled: Fire Protection Program Requirements and Delegation of Authority, dated June 19, 2013, Enclosure titled: Contractor Fire Protection Program Requirements, paragraph 4.c. The delegated authorities must be exercised by an individual who is experienced in the field of fire protection. The qualifications of the JSA Fire Protection Manager must be submitted to TJSO.


2.0         Scope


DOE Order 420.1C titled FACILITY SAFETY Chapter II Fire Protection outlines requirements for a comprehensive fire protection program that JSA must provide. The following paragraph from this section identifies the staffing requirements:


Paragraph 3. d. (2) (a) Staffing. The contractor must ensure it has access to qualified, trained fire protection staff (that includes fire protection engineers, technicians, and firefighting personnel) needed to implement the requirements of this chapter. JSA accomplishes the staffing requirements different than the majority of the DOE Office of Science facilities due to the relatively small size of Jefferson Lab and its location within the City of Newport News.


The City of Newport News Fire Department (NNFD) provides the full range of emergency services required to support Jefferson Lab operations and hazards. The capabilities of the NNFD are reviewed periodically and reported in the Baseline Needs Assessment (BNA). The BNA document is available in the Fire Protection folder in Docushare.


The scope of this Supplement is to provide detailed qualifications of the JSA Staff that comprise the fire protection staff.


3.0         Responsibilities


3.1              Fire Protection Manager

·         Provides the overall technical guidance for the fire safety of Jefferson Lab facilities and experimental programs.

·         Ensures the Jefferson Lab fire protection program maintains the elements necessary to satisfy the requirements of the JSA contract with DOE for the operation and maintenance of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).

·         Assumes the authority of the FPE and the Fire Protection & Security Technician in their absence.


3.2              Fire Protection Engineer (FPE)

·         Accomplishes the day-to-day oversight of fire protection activities necessary to maintain the integrity and readiness of fire protection systems.

·         Reviews and approves proposed construction projects and designs at multiple stages in the design process for compliance with fire protection code requirements and site-specific fire protection requirements.

·         Assumes the authority of the Fire Protection Manager in his absence.


3.3              Fire Protection & Access Control Technician

·         Maintains the integrity and operability of the various fire protection computer networks and computer equipment.

·         Manages projects for the installation and upgrade of fire protection systems and equipment.

·         Assumes the authority of the FPE in his absence and represents the Fire Protection Manager in the rare occasions that he and the FPE are unavailable.


3.4              Safety Wardens

·         Accomplish specific duties that support the fire protection program in addition to a wide range of personnel and property safety assignments.

·         Safety Warden responsibilities are outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2500 Appendix T1 Safety Warden Inspection Requirements


4.0            Qualifications


4.1              Fire Protection Manager: Incumbent – Edward B. Douberly Jr.


·         Summary of Education, certificates/registrations and experience:

o   Bachelor of Science Degree-Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, Clark School of Engineering.


o   Diverse graduate coursework in MBA, Engineering Management and Political Science.


o   Associate of Science Degree-Fire Science

Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA.


o   Professional Member-Society of Fire Protection Engineers.


o   30 years responsible charge of diverse fire protection engineering and occupational safety in fossil & nuclear power generation and heavy industrial environments.

·         Narrative of Experience:

o   Mr. Douberly began his career in the U.S. Navy with duty assignments at Naval Station Pearl Harbor and Naval Hospital Portsmouth. Upon discharge, he became a fulltime Emergency Communications Officer with Chesterfield County, VA Fire Department, earned an Associate Degree in Fire Science and served as a fire fighter and Engine Company Officer. From there, he went on to the University of Maryland where he earned a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering with a minor in Industrial & Nuclear Safety.


o   From 1980 to 1996, Ed held various positons at Virginia Power from Fire Protection Engineer to Senior Staff Engineer-Nuclear QA to Director of Safety, Environmental Health & Loss Prevention for the company’s Power Generation Sector covering 9 conventional and 2 nuclear power plants and over 5,000 employees. During that time he gained outstanding experience as an engineer and as a manager of engineers. He also was responsible for melding and managing the power generation fire protection program and the EHS program under one unified organization, supervising over 20 fire protection engineers and safety professionals.


o   Since leaving Virginia Power, Ed has spent over 20 years as a consultant to the energy industry, working with many of the country’s large utilities in the fields of fire protection engineering, risk engineering and safety engineering.


o   In 2014, he was appointed Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Fire Science Technology at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA, where he continues as an Adjunct Professor.


o   Prior to joining JLab, Ed served with Naval Facilities Engineering Command at Naval Station Norfolk as a civil service Fire Protection Project Engineer.


4.2   Fire Protection Engineer: Incumbent – Timothy D. Minga


·         Summary of Education, certificates/registrations and experience:

o   Associate of Applied Science Degree-Fire Science

Thomas Nelson Community College, Newport News, VA.


o   30 year career in the Fire Service

§  46 technical certifications as a professional firefighter

§  20 years Hazardous Materials Response Specialist

§  25 years Certified Fire Inspector

§  13 years Certified Fire Investigator

§   5 years Site Plans Reviewer

·         Narrative of Experience:

o   Mr. Minga brings 35 years of experience as a fire fighter, Certified Fire Investigator, and Certified Fire Inspector to the SME positon of Fire Protection Engineer at JLab.


o   Tim capitalizes on his years of experience in firefighting, fire science, hazardous materials, fire investigation and incident management to focus 100% of his time dedicated to the day-to-day oversight of the JLab Fire Protection Program. His experience and knowledge provide exceptional programmatic value for managing the fire protection program in the constantly changing research environment at Jefferson Lab. From on-site construction, to daily IT&M, to evolving experiment building uses, Tim provides hands-on support in ensuring compliance with JSA/DOE fire protection programmatic requirements.


o   Tim has successfully maintained his Fire Investigator and Fire Inspector certifications from the State Of Virginia since leaving the Newport News Fire Department (NNFD). This, in turn, provides outstanding support and credibility to the site fire protection program and its outstanding relationship with the NNFD.


o   Prior to joining JLab, Tim served as Deputy Fire Marshal, NNFD, City of Newport News, VA.


4.3 Fire Protection & Access Control Technician: Incumbent – John D. Riesbeck


·         Summary of Education, certificates/registrations and experience:

o   Associate of Science Degree-Electrical Engineering

Thomas Nelson Community College, Newport News, VA


o   Currently enrolled in B.S. in Electrical Engineering Program

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


o   Virginia State Master Electrician License


·         Narrative of Experience:

o   Mr. Riesbeck began his career in the electrical trade as a union electrician and progressed to obtain a Master Electrician certification by 1999. During that time he gained experience and skills with power distribution, motor controls, programmable logic controls, process controls, telecommunications and uninterruptable power systems.


o   From 2000 through 2006, John worked in supervisory rolls with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintaining the unique equipment required to operate the Monitor Merrimack Bridge Tunnel and the James River Bridge.


o   Upon joining JLab in 2006, and for the next 4 years, John shared the fire protection program field responsibilities in diagnosing fire protection system problems and directing the activities of the Inspection, Testing & Maintenance sub-contractor. John now devotes a greater portion of his time to managing the electronic security access control, video monitoring and video intercom systems.  However, he remains fully involved with the Jefferson Lab fire protection program as the lead for maintaining the dedicated fiber optic fire alarm monitoring network and the dedicated copper VESDA network. John is also tasked with leading most of the fire alarm system upgrades and fire alarm control panel replacements.


o   Prior to joining Jefferson Lab, John was Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Poquoson City Public School system where his responsibilities spanned a wide range of facility operations including fire protection and building security. The experience he gained satisfying the demands of teachers, school principals and school board administrators has proven to be an asset in working with the diverse research community of Jefferson Lab.


5.0         References

·         DOE Order 420.1C Facility Safety

·         DOE Standard 1066-2012 Fire Protection

·        TJSO letter titled: Fire Protection Program Requirements and Delegation of Authority, dated June 19, 2013, Enclosure titled: Contractor Fire Protection Program Requirements


6.0         Revision summary


Revision 1.0 – 03/30/16 – Updated TPOC and Fire Protection Manager from D.Kausch to E.Douberly

Revision 0.0 – 06/10/14 New content to address Contractor Fire Protection Program Requirements










Fire Protection Department

Ed Douberly




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