Ross Nichols

Fire Suppression/Lightning Protection Technician

O: 205-348-5919

C: 205-331-1094




Ross has worked with the university since 2008 and with the Environmental Health and Safety Department since 2013. He is a certified Lightning Protection Institute Master installer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, maintain and repair lightning protection systems on campus
  • Installation of lightning protection systems in select facilities
  • Maintain campus rain gauges


  • LPI Master Installer
  • Certified Fall Trust Systems
  • Fall Protection
  • NAFED Pre-Engineered Extinguishing Systems
  • Fire Inspector I


  • OSHA Fall Protection
  • NIMS
  • ICS
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Nitrogen Generation/Fire Protection