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Larry Reitz

Larry Reitz


Jensen Hughes

Larry Rietz is Vice President and Service Line Leader for Fire Detection and Alarm for Jensen Hughes and works as a designer, instructor, author, and industry advocate. He is a NICET Level IV Certified Fire Alarm designer and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) with over 29 years of life safety industry experience. After working for almost 14 years with a large Fire Alarm manufacturer and service provider, he has spent the last 12 years with Jensen Hughes, 7 of those years as Director of the Denver office. Over those years, he directed a talented team of engineers and helped grow the Denver business over 300% in just four years. At the same time, he has designed and analyzed multiple large fire alarm and emergency communication systems for transportation, entertainment, and higher education campuses and was the Project Manager for the Denver International Airport Public Safety Notification Upgrade and On-Call Life Safety Systems projects. Larry currently serves on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NFPA 72 Chapter 24 (SIG-ECS), on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 72 Chapters 12, 21, & 23 (SIG-PRO), on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NFPA 1616 (1660) Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering and Re-entry, on the Technical Committee (Alternate) for NFPA 101/5000 Education and Day-Care Occupancies (SAF-END), on the Technical Committee (Principal) for NPFA 909, Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties and NFPA 914, Code for the Protection of Historic Structures (CUL-AAA), and he served on the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Board of Directors from 2014 - 2023. He also serves on three different UL Technical Committees (formerly Standards Technical Panel) (UL 864, 464/1480, and 2525). He is a frequent presenter at a large variety of industry events, is a Contract Instructor with AFAA, and is a guest lecturer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Maryland (UMD) fire protection programs. Publications: “Fire alarm changes and challenges”, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, March/April 2022, Larry D. Rietz “How to Choose the Right Process to Upgrade Fire and Life Safety Systems”, December 2021 “Is it Time to Replace Your Fire Alarm System?” fnPrime eBook, February 2021, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “FM Guidebook for Fire Alarm Inspection, Testing and Maintenance” fnPrime eBook, January 2021, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “Are Your Fire Notification Systems Up to Code?” fnPrime eBook, December 2020, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “Facility Manager’s Guide to Fire Alarm System Code Mandates” fnPrime eBook, November 2020, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “3 New technologies to consider for fire alarm upgrades” Building Operating Management, February 2020, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “Does your fire alarm system need an upgrade or replacement?” (3-part article) Building Operating Management, December 2019 (also, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz “Purposefully Delayed Fire Alarm Notification”, Electrical Contractor (, September 2017 “How to properly integrate fire alarm systems and HVAC systems”, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, December 2017, Wayne D. Moore & Larry D. Rietz


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Sept 29-Oct 1, 2024 • Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, FL
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