SP Fire Research Expands in the United States

SP Fire Research, holding offices in Sweden and Norway are by their 130 employees the largest fire research and testing facility in Europe. Having a strong position in the field of vehicle fire safety, SP is now expanding its’ competence through presence in the US and the establishment of a working relation with the well-known vehicle fire safety expert, Joseph (Joey) Peoples.

Joey Peoples was previously the Manager of the Commercial Ground Vehicle group at Kidde Technologies, Inc.  He has worked in the special hazards fire protection field for 27 years.  His background includes system design, research and development, live fire testing and vehicle fire investigation for both military and commercial hazards.

For the last 12 years he has focused on Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression systems for the transit, school bus and coach industries.  He has presented at numerous trade conferences and is a contributing member of the APTA Bus Safety Working Group.

Together with SP, Joey will engage in fire safety concerns within the coach, school bus and transit market, starting from April 1st in Raleigh, NC.

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