Cost Effective and Responsive Fire Protection Engineering

WFPE was established to provide creative and cost effective fire protection services to the development industry. We are licensed in Texas, Colorado, and Tennessee, and provide a wide range of fire protection engineering consulting and design services. We have a relentless focus on safety and work to provide every client with a tailored solution that takes into consideration schedule and budget. Contact us today to see how our expertise can bring your project to the forefront of safety.


Robert J. Waxler, P.E.

Owner and Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Robert J. Waxler is the founder and owner of Waxler Fire Protection Engineering. He has extensive experience as a fire protection engineer and has dedicated his career to advancing the field of fire and life safety through the practical application of fire science and engineering principles.


Robert is licensed to practice fire protection and mechanical engineering in Texas and Tennessee​ and has a proven track record of solving time sensitive fire protection issues for a variety of clients, large and small.

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UTSA, 2011

  • TX PE #125582 (by NCEES Examination)

  • TN PE #122391

  • CO PE #55554

  • NV PE #027678

  • International Firestop Council - Certified Firestop Inspector

  • City of San Antonio Special Inspector - Firestopping

  • Approved to perform City of San Antonio IB102 Reviews

Phone: 830-660-4229



Changing the Industry Standard

Waxler Fire Protection Engineering is located in New Braunfels, Texas and was founded in 2018 by Robert J. Waxler, P.E. to serve the niche industry of fire protection engineering, especially in South and Central Texas. 

Fire protection is often overlooked during the design process in the development industry. The standard practice of using fire protection performance specs in design documents abdicates important design decisions to installing contractors and causes wide ranging bids during the construction phase of projects. Our goal is to change this industry standard and bring fire protection engineering to the beginning of the conversation on design projects.

Whether we are part of a multi-million dollar design project or consulting with a small business owner, we strive to make every client feel like our only client by providing responsive communications and tailored solutions to their fire protection issues. We accomplish this by serving only a handful of clients at a time and teaming with experienced design professionals in the fire protection industry to provide technical assistance on larger projects. 

Please review our wide range of services below to see how we can assist your fire protection needs.

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Fire Protection Engineering and Code Consulting

  • HAZMAT and high piled storage evaluations

  • Occupancy Classification Letters (OCL)

  • Freeze protection calculations

  • Smoke control and stair pressurization

  • Design Rational Analyses

  • Fire Risk Analyses

  • Fire Line Hydraulic Calculations

  • Water Supply Evaluations

  • Life Safety Plans

Fire Protection System Design

  • Fire alarm and mass notification

  • Fire sprinkler systems

  • Foam suppression systems

  • Clean agent suppression systems

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Fire Protection System Testing and Commissioning

  • Fire hydrant flow testing

  • Fire pump testing

  • Water based systems testing

  • Alarm system testing

  • NAVFAC and USACE FPE Plan Reviews and Inspections


"Superb service exceeding all expectations."

- Scott K, Trinity Fire Sprinkler Designs


"A very knowledgeable Engineering Firm with prompt communication."

- Jason R, Mulder Fire Protection Inc.


Reach out to us today to see how WFPE can assist you with your fire protection engineering needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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