Lea Dighello

Consultant

As a fire protection consultant, Lea is responsible for performing fire and life safety evaluations, facilitating drawing reviews, and developing code-compliance strategies for both new and existing buildings. She enjoys collaborating with architects, clients, contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to engineer resolutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues. Lea’s experience includes conducting life safety assessments, designing fire alarm systems, managing performance-based egress design projects, and executing smoke control testing plans for natural and exhaust type smoke control systems. Her project work has spanned healthcare, hospitality, business, and detention facilities. Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Lea served as a life safety officer for a large healthcare institution where she was responsible for multiple facets of life safety and regulatory compliance.

With an academic background in electrical engineering and fire protection, Lea applies her expertise to her professional interests in fire alarm design and electrical life safety. She excels at providing attentive and responsive client service with a keen eye for details and effective project management. Always open to learning new skills, Lea enjoys that the fire protection engineering profession is fluid and constantly evolving as we learn more about the mechanics of the construction world and further our study in fire research.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that I work with a group of people who have the same goals and aspirations for the fire protection industry that I do. We all truly care about the work we’re doing. Working in an industry focused on the safety of others is the most rewarding part of my job and why I originally got into the field.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES)

As a fire protection consultant, Lea is responsible for performing fire and life safety evaluations, facilitating drawing reviews, and developing code-compliance strategies for both new and existing buildings. She enjoys collaborating with architects, clients, contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to engineer resolutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues. Lea’s experience includes conducting life safety assessments, designing fire alarm systems, managing performance-based egress design projects, and executing smoke control testing plans for natural and exhaust type smoke control systems. Her project work has spanned healthcare, hospitality, business, and detention facilities. Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Lea served as a life safety officer for a large healthcare institution where she was responsible for multiple facets of life safety and regulatory compliance.

With an academic background in electrical engineering and fire protection, Lea applies her expertise to her professional interests in fire alarm design and electrical life safety. She excels at providing attentive and responsive client service with a keen eye for details and effective project management. Always open to learning new skills, Lea enjoys that the fire protection engineering profession is fluid and constantly evolving as we learn more about the mechanics of the construction world and further our study in fire research.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that I work with a group of people who have the same goals and aspirations for the fire protection industry that I do. We all truly care about the work we’re doing. Working in an industry focused on the safety of others is the most rewarding part of my job and why I originally got into the field.