As a student at Iowa State University in Civil Engineering, Scott determined that was not his career path and went to work for a fire sprinkler contractor. After a few years, he decided fire protection was interesting and began taking any classes he could. Scott has been in the fire protection industry since 1975 and continues to be challenged by the industry.
Scott has known and worked with Randy Christenson for many years, and choosing to work with KFI was appealing. Specifically, continuing his forensic fire engineering investigations and national and local committee work, but with the added possibility of mentoring young fire protection engineers, made it an easy decision. Scott joined KFI in August 2022 after successfully leading his own firm, Futrell Fire Consult and Design, for over 30 years. Scott’s goal is to continually improve fire and life safety, property protection, and firefighter safety by providing education for the fire protection industry, assisting in code and standard development based on his experiences, and writing specifications tailored to each project, not scope type specifications only.
Scott is an independent worker who strives to be as efficient as possible during all his assignments. His experience includes fire code consulting, specifying all types of fire protection systems, system design, project management, plan review for municipalities, code and standard writing, writing and reviewing test questions for NICET and NFPA certifications as a subject matter expert, instructing for firefighters, SFPE, AFSA, NFSA, NFPA, and more, and fire and failure investigations.
Outside the work environment, Scott has a cabin he enjoys year-round with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Golf and sports are all-around favorite activities at the cabin and at home.