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David L. Oar, PE

David L. Oar, PE PhotoDavid L. Oar, PE
ExpertiseRegistered Professional Engineer - Washington, Oregon and Idaho
Current OrganizationFire Protection Engineering Services, LLC
Type of OrganizationConsulting/Engineering
Major ProductFire Protection, Risk Management, Needs Assessment and Design of Fire Protection Systems
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.S., Electronic Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1969
Honors & AwardsMeritorious Service Medal
AffiliationsSociety of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)-Chapter President; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Reserve Officers Association (ROA)-Chapter President; U.S. Army Reserves (USAR, CW4, Retired); Tri-City Area Chamber of Commerce-Ambassador's Club; Boy Scouts of America (BSA)-Unit Commissioner
Hobbies & SportsTravel, hiking, tennis, golf, photography, hunting, camping
Career AccomplishmentsRecognized as an expert in fire protection of industrial, institutional and commercial facilities providing alternative solutions to prescriptive requirements
Work HistoryMore than 33 years experience in both the nuclear and commercial power industries, along with many other industrial, commercial and institutional facilities; Developed safety programs to reduce overall risk in performing hazardous operations; Reviewed projects for code compliance and evaluated alternative approaches to assure equivalency; Supervised engineering, design, testing, operation, construction and commissioning of sophisticated fire suppression, detection, protection, process controls and ventilation control systems; Established and implemented fire protection programs for nuclear facilities incorporating the latest Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Dept. of Energy (DOE) guidelines and regulations; Developed Fire Hazards Analyses (FHA's) for facilities utilizing engineering practices consistent with nationally recognized codes and standards
Military ServiceU.S. Special Forces, 1962-65; Arizona National Guard, 1971-80; U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), 1981-2002
ChildrenChristie E., 34; Derek L., 31
SpouseCheryl Ann (Hansen)
MarriedMarch 26, 1966
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