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Dominick G Kasmauskas


Can assist ONLY with WATER-Based FIRE Protection Systems, specifically fire sprinklers. Legislative issues, education, home fire sprinklers, where to find resources, and promoting fire sprinklers as "Green". Mostly NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, 14, 20, 24, 25, 101 and model building, residential, and fire codes.

Experience in the area

Fire sprinklers, code enforcement, working with legislation, creating reports, presentations. Familiar with the LEED system. NY Regional Manager of the National Fire Sprinkler Assn. Member of two NFPA committees and the American Water Works Assn - Fire Protection Committee. I have done countless presentations and articles involving the fire sprinkler concept. Presently a memebr of the NY State subcommittee to the Codes Council for dwelling fire sprinklers.


NFPA, ICC, AWWA, SFPE, NYSBOC, NY Fire Marshals, Greater NYC FSDA, US Green Building Council.


NFPA Fire Service Section newsletter, SQ Magazine, NFSA Regional Reports.


Former NJ Certified Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Official, and Fire Instructor. Presently an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and NY Certified Code Enforcement Official.

Awards and Honors

US Army- GCM, and Honorable Discharge. Fire Service- 2 commendations.

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Recent Answers from Dominick G Kasmauskas

2015-08-18 Dripping Sprinkler head in my home foyer:

Mr. Parker~    I was just alerted to your letter and I'm sure you probably have this under control already.    Turning off the water is one option, but of course if you haven't already called, please call

2013-10-28 Underground Fire main:

Mr. Donegan~    This is an interesting issue and I have not been involved in a lot of underground issues such as yours. NFPA 24 isn't helping me either, but I will direct you to someone that may be more

2013-10-27 Where sprinkler need to be:

The installation standards NFPA 13, 13D, 13R do not require fire sprinklers in some residential areas of small closets or small bathrooms. Other areas as you mentioned may use other technogy such as CO2

2012-01-26 Underground Fire Main:

Simon~ Excellent question.     Without getting too technical, in my opinion when the fire sprinkler contractor's Layout Technician (who is hopefully a NICET Certified level II Layout Tech, at least) details

2011-08-28 fire sprinkler leaking:

John~  Interesting dilemma. Water coming in from the outside will travel for  long distance along pipes horizontally until it finds a "drip point".     I cannot think of any technical reason where water


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