About Walt

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Walter S. Beattie CSP, CFPS, CSHM


Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 34 years experience in fire protection and safety in the insurance industry.  Major areas of concentration include property account management, property/fire protection surveys, special hazard analysis, process safety management (PSM) audits, loss investigation and analysis, new construction plan review, and loss control management of large, complex industrial manufacturing accounts and facilities.  Experience in power generation, petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemical, high technology, telecommunication, mining (surface & underground), paper mills, airports and aircraft hangars, hotels/casinos, and warehousing industries.  Proficient in computer modeling and hydraulic analysis of sprinkler and underground fire systems. Accomplishments include CSP, CFPS, and CSHM professional designations.

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

2013 – Beattie Fire Protection & Risk Consulting, LLC

2001 – 2013 – AXA Matrix Risk Consultants, Inc. / AXA Corporate Solutions

2001 –   Winterthur International – Loss Prevention Account Consultant

1999 – 2000    Global Risk Consultants, Iselin, NJ

1986 – 1999     CIGNA Loss Control Services, Philadelphia, PA

1979 – 1986     Industrial Risk Insurers, Hartford, CT


Bachelor of Arts, Business Management, University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, UT

Associate of Arts, Fire Science Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA


Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Savoy, IL

Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fire Protection Specialist Board, NFPA

Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), Institute for Safety and Health Management, Weaverville, NC


ASSE Region VIII Safety Professional of the Year – March, 2013

ASSE Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award – Special recognition for outstanding service to the Society at the national level. June, 2011

ASSE Fire Protection Safety Professional of the Year Award – June, 2008

CIGNA Outstanding Personal Performance Award, April 28, 1995 and March 21, 1991

CIGNA ESIS’ Legendary Service Award,  September 12, 1996

Professional Organizations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Society and Philadelphia Chapter

2012 – present – Council on Professional Development Committee

2010 -2012 – Fire Protection Practice Specialty, Administrator

2005 –2010 – Fire Protection Practice Specialty/Branch, Assistant Administrator/Assistant Chair

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Principal member of NFPA Technical committee on Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases (2005 to 2013). This committee encompasses NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids; NFPA 655, Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions; NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids.

Alternate member of NFPA Technical committee on Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities (2012-2013). This committee encompasses NFPA 664.

Principal member of NFPA Technical committee on Fire Doors and Windows (1991 – 1999).  This committee encompasses NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Windows; NFPA 105, Smoke Control Door Assemblies

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) –Member

National Safety Management Society – Member

Published Articles

Several published articles – several may be downloaded from the Articles & Presentations page.

Fire Protection and Safety Professional


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