Meet UFPEMichael J. Klemenz, PE, SFPE
Principal/Fire Protection Engineer
My Bachelor's of Science degree is in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. After civilian employment with the Navy at NAS Norfolk (VA), I transferred into the private sector where I operated as the fire protection department manager with a New York engineering consulting firm. Afterward, I served as the corporate FPE for an upstate New York fire protection contractor.
In 2009, I formed Upstate Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC, to fulfill the demand for professional fire protection engineering and consulting services in upstate New York and wherever else UFPE is needed. This followed nearly two decades of practical experience in fire protection engineering design and construction projects.
- National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) - Professional Member
- Society of Fire Protection Engineers - New York Empire Chapter (Past President)
- Liverpool Fire Department
- Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Emergency Service Experience
As of 2012, I have 20 years of service with the Liverpool Fire Department in Onondaga County, New York. During this time, I served as firefighter, lieutenant, captain and deputy chief. This followed 8 years of service with fire departments in Oswego and Erie Counties (NY) and Prince George's County (MD).
Mrs. Klemenz's Bachelor's of Science Degree is in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego. Cathy has worked in a variety of fields - Hospitals, Restaurants/Banquet Facilities, Manufacturing, Software Development and, most recently, Engineering. Mrs. Klemenz is the engine that drives Upstate Fire Protection Engineering. In addition to her UFPE duties, Cathy is the Treasurer of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers-New York Empire Chapter, and was recently Treasurer for the Liverpool Middle School PTCO. When not billing or analyzing financial data, she can be found shuttling UFPE's junior associates to Liverpool Little League games, All District Chorus, piano lessons, musical rehearsals, softball and other activities.
Ms. Klemenz is a freshman at Liverpool High School. In addition to her academic pursuits, Ms. Klemenz is active in student council affairs, plays piano and assists in UFPE tasks when needed.
Mr. Klemenz is attending to his 6th Grade studies at Longbranch Elementary School. Lately, he has expressed interest in the field of architecture. Mr. Klemenz continues to demonstrate excellent academic performance. 2012 saw Matt once again in the Liverpool Little League All-Stars.