“Watching my father retire as a fire fighter after 37 years it was clear that he still wanted to go work even if he wasn’t being paid to do it. As an engineer I have had to adjust the application in how I implement my father’s influence on my development, but it is the driver behind my involvement in this industry. His legacy serves as a reminder that life safety systems are designed for the occupants and that my work has the potential to have a positive impact on these inhabitants. That in the unlikely event anyone experiences the full capability of my design that those systems serve that population and client as intended with full integrity."

An experienced voice in your corner

Matthew Baker, CFPS

Senior Fire Protection Consultant, Director of Operations

12+ Years Experience

​"I was a fire fighter and architecture student.  When I learned that a specialized field existed that would allow me to apply science to building design, I knew I had found my calling.  The ability to affect building design before a fire ever starts is much more attractive than waiting until there is an emergency.  

​By helping to design new buildings, renovate and retrofit older buildings, I can leave a lasting legacy of safety and help my industry improve its product.  I can help save the lives of the future occupants and first-responders while I promote clarity in design and compliance."

​"I love the fire protection field, but I hate those loud sirens"

James Whitcomb

Fire Protection EIT

6+ Years Experience

Todd Daily, PE


24+ Years Experience

Lydia Hammond

Fire Protection EIT

8+ Years Experience

"I comes to Incandescence with more than two decades of experience in the built environment. I was a founding partner and CFO of a design-build company where I collaborated on projects in both the U.S. and Mexico. I also am a ceramic sculptor and installation artist represented by Walker Fine Art."

Garrett Pelton, PE 

Fire Protection Engineer

5+ Years Experience

“I entered the fire protection field because I have always had a passion for helping people. Our field prevents people’s lives from needing to be saved and the firefighters or rescuers who put themselves in harm’s way. I enjoy the challenge of trying to piece together all the fire protection disciplines into a building design, I look at it like a large puzzle and trying to make all the pieces fit into a work of art.”

Gabriel Levy, PE

Fire Protection Engineer

3+ Years Experience

“I am proud to hold such an important role in the building design process. Fire and life safety is a critical industry, and every day I feel like I make a positive impact on the world. Working at incandescence life safety has allowed me to develop valuable skills and flourish. I truly feel that I found the perfect career to match my skill set and interests."

Office Pups

Fire Protection Pups

4+ Years Experience

Meagen Svendsen 

Accounting Specialist

20+ Years Experience

"Every day seeing case studies in my chemical safety courses of completely preventable fires and explosions resulting in unnecessary fatalities due to the negligence of the designers frustrated me to no end – I needed to do something to help. I am proud of what we do at ILS and how we continue to mitigate safety hazards in buildings of varying magnitudes."

“Math and science came naturally to me in grade school so a career path in engineering was an easy choice.  Upon learning of the unique discipline of fire protection engineering in high school, it was an easy decision for me to move forward with it.  After graduating with a bachelor's and master’s degree in FPE, I have fully enjoyed being a part of the design and construction of new and existing buildings and making the world a safer place.”​