Rhino Fire Protection Engineering’s mission is to protect people and property from the dangers of fire and explosion through the application of advanced fire protection technologies. Rhino’s professionals help business and government executives understand and implement cost-effective, fire safety technological solutions that provide for the safe egress of building occupants in the event of an emergency and provide a safer environment for emergency responders.
Mr. Escalante brings years of experience in special fire suppression and detection systems for industrial applications including the design of fire suppression, fire alarm, detection mass communication, and smoke control systems. He is also the lead for Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Rhino FPE.
He is also very familiar with building codes and design guidelines such as IBC, Veterans Affairs Fire Protection Design Manual, UFC, and NFPA codes. His projects have included hospitals and medical facilities, museums, historic properties, federal, higher education, laboratories, high-rise buildings, malls, hotels, industrial, oil, gas, and petrochemical facilities.
Mr. Escalante holds an M.S., Fire Protection Engineering degree from the University of Maryland as well a B.S., Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes. He has been practicing fire protection engineering since 1985.
Founder & CEO
Mr. Mitros specializes in fire sprinkler and suppression engineering and design and applies his sprinkler installation experience to many of our sprinkler designs. He has extensive experience in all aspects of fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting, third party commissioning, and witness/acceptance testing particularly for government clients in both domestic and international venues.
Mr. Mitros provides cost estimating, contract management, and executive oversight for many of our projects. He also conducts site investigations, Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) and NFPA 101A surveys, and provides guidance with respect to code analysis and compliance.
He holds a B.S., Fire Protection Engineering degree from the University of Maryland and has been practicing fire protection engineering since 1999.
Founder & CEO
Mr. Thompson specializes in fire alarm engineering, design, and commissioning. In addition to his engineering expertise, he has extensive knowledge of fire alarm components/systems and their applications from his tenure at one of the largest worldwide fire alarm manufacturers.
Mr. Thompson’s projects often include design and implementation of fire suppression systems, smoke control evacuation management, voice evacuation and mass notification, egress analysis and calculations, and fire modeling. He is skilled in managing the design and implementation of retrofit fire alarm and sprinkler projects with compressed schedules to minimize disruption to occupants and on-going activities.
Mr. Thompson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has been practicing fire protection engineering since 1992.
Founder & CEO