Ralph Bless currently serves as Telgian Corp.’s vice president of account management and has more than 37 years of experience in fire protection, including a broad range of water-based and special hazard system design, code consulting, and fire protection engineering services. He is licensed as a professional engineer in six states, is a Level IV NICET Senior Fire Sprinkler Layout Technician, and holds a Level II in Inspections & Testing of Water Based Systems, a Level II in Fire Alarm Systems, a Level II in Special Hazards Systems Layout and a Level I in Special Hazards Systems. In addition, Bless holds several state and national certifications, including that of certified fire protection specialist.
Bless chairs the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee for Record Storage, NFPA 232, and serves as a member of the NFPA Technical Committee for Water Spray Systems, NFPA 15. He is also a member of the NFPA 13 SSI (Installation) and the Correlating Committees.