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Rhino FPE provides the full range of fire protection and life safety engineering and design. We believe in customer service and common sense, and approach life safety engineering from a practical standpoint. We balance budgets with occupant safety and provide realistic solutions that meet jurisdictional code requirements as well as your bottom-line, all while keeping the safety of the public paramount.

Rhino designs fire sprinklers with an eye toward long-term value, maintenance, and sustainable construction.

Fire Suppression Systems

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Our engineers have designed hundreds of fire alarm systems for new and occupied buildings and facilities ranging in size and complexity.



Fire Alarm Projects >

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Well versed in the engineering codes as they relate to egress, fire suppression, occupancy limitations, and passive fire protection.

Life Safety &

Code Consulting

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With today’s most innovative architectural designs, Rhino can provide performance-based design using the latest engineering techniques.

Fire Modeling & Performance Based Services


As code or design questions arise, Rhino’s engineers quickly resolve inquiries so that construction proceeds as scheduled.

Third Party Review & Inspections

Inspection Projects >

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Rhino conducts surveys and risk assessments of facilities to assist clients in evaluating investments as well as to prepare for change in occupancies or building usage.

Due Diligence Surveys & Condition Analysis


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Rhino’s projects encompass the full range of fire protection systems and services and cross all markets. We invite you to browse the representative projects described in this website to learn more about how Rhino can be of service to you. Please email or call if you would like more information on any of these projects or others in our corporate resume.


Rhino's work in the Government Sector has included projects for numerous Federal, State, and Local agencies.



The higher education sector presents a unique challenge, since university campuses are home to a wide range of occupancy types


Education Projects >


Modern medical facilities are more complex and Rhino has the experience and technical expertise to ensure that your medical facility is protected.


Healthcare Projects >


Multi-tenant residential and hospitality occupancies face several unique challenges and Rhino has the expertise to provide cost-effective, code-compliant solutions.

Residential & Hospitality


Our design expertise to provide a safe experience for thousands of sports, concert, and theater performance fans.

Sports & Entertainment

Entertainment Projects >


Rhino understands the challenges facing nuclear facilities and can leverage our experience to maintain a safe environment in these demanding settings.


Industrial Projects >



Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC is a small business founded by three licensed professional engineers, all with degrees in fire protection engineering from the highly regarded University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering. Our sole practice is fire protection and life safety engineering and design.

Rhino FPE combines the customer service of a small business with the capabilities of a large company. We serve as your advocate and technical representative throughout the course of a project and provide the sound engineering judgment needed when dealing with complex life safety issues. Our responsiveness and depth of experience on projects both large and small are just two reasons why clients frequently return for follow-on projects.


We employ an ethnically and culturally diverse staff of professional registered fire protection engineers, junior engineers, construction administration specialists, and full service Computer-aided Design personnel. Our CAD staff has been utilizing Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) since 2009. The strength of our size comes from our tightly knit engineering team, most of which have been working together for many years.
Each member of our team brings a unique background that augments our capabilities in a particular facet of fire protection engineering. From fire alarm to explosion suppression and military facilities to kindergartens, Rhino’s engineers have direct experience and have created solutions that work.


Have a look through our website and see how we can help make your project a success.




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Reston Office

12359 Sunrise Valley Dr.

Suite 350

Reston, VA 20191


Penn State Office

412 Canterbury Dr.

State College, PA 16803


Reston Office



Penn State Office



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