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Last updated: 11/15/2017
James Tucker CET, Raytheon Missile Systems
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Raytheon Missile Systems
Fire & Life Safety Engineer
2082 W Cholla Vista Dr
85704-1087  United States
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(520) 444-9642 (Phone)
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I have over 30 years of diverse and responsible fire prevention/protection, plan review, architectural design, code research and interpretation, and cause and origin investigation. I have developed skills and abilities in oral and written communication, analytical problem solving, and synthesizing of information.


Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona 8/08 to date
Fire & Life Safety Specialist
I review plans for new construction, tenant improvements, and special events for fire code and life safety aspects. I provide design input and approval of fire protection systems for new construction and existing facilities. I inspect new construction and existing facilities.

Golder Ranch Fire District, Tucson, Arizona 8/04 to 8/08
Fire Prevention Specialist II
I reviewed plans for new construction, tenant improvements, and special events. I inspected new construction sites, existing facilities, and special events. I investigated structural and vehicular fires for origin and cause. I instructed firefighters and the public on issues and responsibilities pertaining to fire prevention/protection.

Tucson Fire Department, Tucson, Arizona 3/00 to 8/04
Fire Protection Specialist
I reviewed fire protection plans for new construction, tenant improvements, special hazards, and special events

Northwest Fire District, Tucson, Arizona 9/97 to 3/00
Fire Prevention Specialist II
I reviewed plans for new construction, tenant improvements, and special events. I inspected new construction sites, existing facilities, and special events. I investigated structural and vehicular fires for origin and cause.

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 4/96 to 9/97
Lead Fire Equipment Technician
I implemented a preventive maintenance program for the inspection and testing of water-based fire suppression systems for all protected buildings on campus. I surveyed, inventoried, and mapped the entire campus for reference by university fire safety and risk management departments as well as the local fire department.

AlliedSignal Aerospace, Tucson, Arizona 2/84 to 3/95
AlliedSignal Aerospace, Los Angeles, California 7/80 to 1/84
Facilities Engineer
I managed the site’s property loss prevention program per national and industry standards as a highly protected risk. I designed, inspected, tested, and maintained fire protection systems. I coordinated space planning and tenant improvements of a new 450,000 square foot industrial facility. I investigated structural fires for origin and cause for the site.


University of Southern California BS in Architecture, 1975
International School of Theology MA in Biblical Studies, 1982


Industrial Risk Insurers (not tested) Industrial Fire Control Concepts, 1992

NFPA / IFMA (not tested) Principles of Fire Protection Engineering, 1997

National Fire Academy (tested) Principles of Fire Protection: Structures and Systems, 1999
Fire & Life Safety Plan Review, 2008
Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
Plan Review, 2009
Evaluation of Performance -Based Designs

Oklahoma State University (tested) Hydraulic Design of Automatic
Sprinklers 1992
Structural Design for Fire and Life Safety

Oklahoma State University (not tested) Fire Protection Water Supply Analysis, 1993
Fire Pumps, 1994
Plan Review and Evaluation of Automatic
Sprinkler Systems, 1994

Pima Community College (tested) Fundamentals of Fire Prevention, 1992
Advanced Fire Prevention, 1995
Fire Protection Systems, 1993
Hazardous Materials First Responder, 1993
Basic Fire Investigation, 1995
Advanced Fire Investigation, 1996

National Fire Protection Association (not tested) Life Safety Code, 1989, 2012 Automatic Sprinkler Systems, 1991
National Electrical Code, 2012
Special Suppression Systems, 2013

US Department of Labor (tested) OSHA 510 Construction Industry, 2011
OSHA 511 General Industry, 2010

National Fire Sprinkler Association (not tested) Advanced Hydraulics, 2013

IAAI / Arizona Chapter (tested) Arson I, 2004
Arson II, 2005
Arson III, 2005
Arson IV, 2006

e-Hazard (not tested) Low Voltage Qualified NFPA 70E-2012

ICISF (not tested) Individual Crisis Intervention and
Peer Support, 2012
Grief Following Trauma, 2013
Suicide Prevention, Intervention
& Postvention, 2013


Society of Fire Protection Engineers

National Fire Protection Association
International Fire Marshals Association Section
Industrial Fire Protection Section
Building Fire Safety Systems Section

International Code Council

National Fire Sprinkler Association


National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technicians (NICET)
Fire Protection Engineering Technology #092738
Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Layout Level II

International Code Council
Fire Inspector II #0560620-67

National Fire Protection Association Fire Inspector II

Department of Defense Fire Inspector I
Fire Inspector II
Fire Instructor I
Haz Mat Awareness

Arizona State Fire Marshals Office
NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I
NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I

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