Stan Szpytek, AAS in Fire Science

Stanley J. Szpytek, Jr. is the president of Fire and Life Safety, Inc. He is responsible for leading all projects and related services.

Mr. Szpytek is a fire service / safety professional with more than thirty (30) years of emergency service, loss control and asset protection experience. Mr. Szpytek is a former deputy fire chief / fire marshal of a metropolitan Chicago area fire protection district. His responsibilities included emergency management and the delivery of fire protection, emergency medical service, technical rescue and hazardous materials response and disaster planning to a suburban community with a population of approximately 24,000 permanent residents and a response area of 15.5 square miles. Additionally, Mr. Szpytek was responsible for fire prevention bureau management and the delivery of code enforcement, fire investigation, building plan review and public education programs within the jurisdiction. Mr. Szpytek honorably retired from the fire service in June of 2003.

As a safety consultant and a founding partner of Fire and Life Safety, Inc. (FLS), Mr. Szpytek has developed a firm that provides its clients with a variety of proactive safety solutions that are designed to identify and eliminate risks subsequently decreasing an organization’s operating costs and increasing levels of emergency preparedness. FLS proudly services clients in a variety of occupancy-types including business, industrial, educational, board and care, skilled healthcare, public assembly and senior housing. Some premier clients include Brookdale Senior Living (select locations), Sante Rehabilitation, CopperSands, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., Presbyterian Homes (Chicago), Presbyterian Homes of Northern California, Gallagher Bassett, RCCS and Catholic Charities of Chicago. Additionally, Mr. Szpytek is a founding member of the Emergency Management Alliance (EMA), a group of specialized consulting firms providing disaster preparedness, emergency management and security assessment and training services to the insurance industry and individual facilities in a national marketplace.

Areas of Expertise

  • Life Safety Compliance
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Prevention

Professional Associations

  • National Fire Protection Association
  • North America Fire Marshals Association
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Arizona Health Care Association
  • California Association of Health Facilities
  • Coyote Crisis Collaborative
  • Arizona Fire Marshals Association

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