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Engineer Insurance

Decatur, Georgia, 30030, United States
May 30, 2010

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Karen C.Armstrong

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Experience: Dekalb County Government Dekalb County Georgia

Fire-Protection Engineer 1994 to 2008

• Advised and assisted private and public organizations and military

services for purposes of safeguarding life and property against fire,

explosion and related hazards.

• Executed daily operations of the Plans Review Section.

• Conducted studies of industrial, mercantile and public buildings,

homes and other property before and after construction considering

factors such as fire resistance of construction, contents of buildings,

water supplies and water delivery.

• Wrote, designed and produced various forms for use by the Plans

Review Section.

• Designed and recommended materials and equipment such as fire-

detection equipment, alarm systems, fire extinguishing devices and

systems while advising on location, handling, installation and


• Was instrumental in working effectively with the Dekalb County

Building Dept on a daily basis.

• Recommended materials, equipment and methods for alleviation of

conditions conducive to fire.

• Trained and managed 6 Fire Protection Engineers on the Fire

Codes and Life Safety Codes and achieved significant

improvements in their productivity.

• Devised fire protection programs.

• Trained 6 Engineers in in the usage of the Fire Codes.

• Organized and trained personnel to carry out such programs.

• Supervised and managed 6 Engineers for County Government.

• Evaluated fire departments and adequacy of laws, ordinances and

regulations affecting prevention and fire safety.

• Supervised <6> employees, scheduled work hours, resolved

conflicts, determined salaries.

• Conducted research and tests on fire retardants and firesafety of

materials and devices to determine causes .

• Advised and planned for prevention of destruction by fire, wind,

water and other causes of damage.

• Structured and maintained a daily building permits that were


State of Georgia Atlanta,Georgia

Risk Management Consultant 1984 to 1994

• Tested noise levels and measured air quality, using precision


• Planned and directed safety and health activities in industrial plant

in order to evaluate and control environmental hazards.

• Administered hearing tests to employees.

• Trained and managed <several employees and achieved significant

improvements in their productivity.

• Trained forklift operators in order to qualify for licensing.

• Enforced use of safety equipment.

• Lectured employees to obtain compliance with regulations.

• Developed and monitored emergency action plans.

• Investigated accidents and prepared accident reports.

• Assisted management to prepare safety and health budget.

• Recommended changes in policies and procedures to prevent

accidents and illness.

• Prepared educational materials concerning fire prevention for

insurance companies.

• Conducted research to discover facts and performed research

directed towards investigation, evaluation and application of known

engineering theories and principles.

Allstate Insurance Company Atlanta,Georgia

Loss Control Consultant 1979 to 1984

• Prepared educational materials concerning fire prevention for

insurance companies.

• Examined sites of fires and collected evidence to ascertain causes

of fires.

• Questioned persons reporting fires, police and others to obtain


• Compiled investigation results, determined probable causes of fire

and reported results to superiors.

• Investigated and analyzed evidence of fires to determine causes

and testified as expert witness in court.

Education: Fisk University Nashville,Tn

B.S 1979

Additional Training:

• Working knowledge of all NFPA Codes and Georgia Accessibility


• Well-organized and efficient.

• Skilled with computer systems and software.

• Professional demeanor.

License: Certified Fire Plans Examiner

Affiliations: Life Safety Codes.International Fire Codes,Georgia Accessibility

Codes,all NFPA Codes.

References: Available upon request

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