September 14th Meeting Update – Welcome to 2017

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Daniel Bak from Ivey Engineering, Inc. present “Prescriptive versus Performance-Based Fire Safety for Super High-Rise Buildings” at our September 14th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

Daniel N. Bak, Ph.D., P.E., FSE – Sr. Forensic Fire Protection Consultant with Ivey Engineering, Inc.

Topic:

The topic of the presentation will be Prescriptive versus Performance-Based Fire Safety for Super High-Rise Buildings.  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

Bio:

Presently, Daniel N. Bak is a Senior Forensic Fire Engineer at Ivey Engineering Inc.’s San Diego, California Office.  Prior to that Daniel was also a Senior Forensic Fire Engineer at SEA Limited’ s Columbus office.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering.  He also earned a Master of Science from Texas A&M University in Safety Engineering, and Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering.  His research work for his thesis and dissertation were both focused in fire engineering.

His role of forensic engineer brings together over 37 years of cumulated experience in fire protection engineering and performance-approach (fire and smoke modeling) to be applied in the most testing and challenging environment of the litigation world.  Prior of his return to the States, Dr. Bak did an engineering circuit that included New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and Thailand where performance-based approaches are rather the norm.  He also practiced extensively in Japan.

Dr. has had extensive experience in Code Consultation in various jurisdictions in the United States and around the world as well as hands-on practice of designs of all type of fire suppression, fire alarm, and mass notification systems globally.  Dr. Bak has, historically, combined his acquired academic and practical experience to serve clients nationally and internationally with the best cost-effective fire engineering and risk sensible solutions.  The presentation that he will share with you is just one example of many demanding projects he spearheaded.  Dr. Bak is a past president of the SFPE Singapore Chapter.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – September 14th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Great news! We are now accepting credit cards as a form of payment for membership renewals and for meals.  No more stopping at the ATM or writing checks!


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It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

Thank you again to all our SFPE-SD corporate sponsors for our chapter.

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SFPE SD Chapter WINS GOLD!!

Thank you to all of our members and Board Members for a successful year . We have some exciting news to share with you with the award of the Chapter Excellence Award of Gold for the second year in a row. We could not have done it for you. Please see the message below from the National SFPE Team on our award.

“Dear Derek,

On behalf of the SFPE Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate you and the chapter for the receiving the GOLD Award for Chapter Excellence.  This award recognizes your chapters accomplishments in demonstrating excellence in contributing to the needs of their members and the Society.

The awards will be presented on Monday, October 9th during the SFPE Annual Business meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as part of the 2017 North America Conference & Expo:  Accent on Fire Protection Engineering being held October 9-11.

Congratulations on your chapter receiving this honor and recognition from SFPE.

Kind regards,

Julie A. Gordon, CMP

Director of Membership and Chapter Relations

Society of Fire Protection Engineers”

 

SFPE SD June Update – Year Closing Message From Our Chapter President Derek Duval

Dear SFPE San Diego Chapter Members and Affiliates,

I want to thank all of you for making our chapter a success this year. I especially want to thank the board members in making sure we had successful meetings every month. It is no small task organizing successful meetings and I could not have done it without them. Next year we will continue our success and will reach out to new individuals that are be interested in joining our organization that share our goal in protecting this city from fire.

From our last meeting, we approved our new by-laws which now reflects what we are doing as a chapter. We also voted to Ariel Nunez as Secretary and Roland Gutierrez as Membership Chair to both to continue another year. We hope in this upcoming year we can find others who are interested in serving as part of the board. If you are interested, we encourage you to reach out to the chair and myself.

This summer, we are planning on a couple of informal events to keep us engaged through this busy summer. Keep your eyes open for announcements of these events. One event is a trip to the San Diego State University Combustion research lab. Other events will be a social gathering at one of the many local breweries.

This summer, the board will be working to make some changes in the coming year. We will be revising our Sponsorship program to entice sponsors helping our chapter become even greater. Additionally, in an effort to spread the outreach of the Fire Protection Engineering field, we are palling on putting together a program for the local Engineering Colleges.

Have a Safe and Wonderful Summer,

Derek Duval, SFPE SD Chapter President

 

SFPE-San Diego June 8th Lunch Meeting @ 11:30 am – Topic NFPA 25

Hi SFPE SD Members,

At our next meeting on June 8th, we have a couple of important items for business.

First, we have elections for open board positions, currently the only nominations are those that are currently in the position and willing to run again for another term with the approval from the board.  The following positions are available:

  • VP of Membership
    • Current Nominations: Roland Gutierrez
  • Secretary
    • Current Nominations: Ariel Nunez

If you would like to run for a position please send an email to sfpesd@gmail.com and dduval@tk1sc.com by June 8th with your name, the position you would like to run for, and a short blurb of why you would be a good fit.

Second, we will be voting on our updated by-laws to better reflect what we currently doing as a chapter. See attached for the current by-laws for your review.

2017-4-20- SFPE San Diego Chapter – By Laws

At this meeting we will be having Bruce Lecair from NFSA presenting on “Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.”

Please RSVP and Pay for your lunch meeting below.

Speaker:

Bruce Lecair, Associate Director of Regional Operations, Southwest Regional Manager with National Fire Sprinkler Association

Topic:

Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.

Bio:

 

 

Bruce Lecair is the Associate Director West and Southwest Regional Manager for NFSA. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration.  Bruce was awarded the 2010 Cal Fire Partnership Award for superior performance and outstanding contribution demonstrating the ability to work in a cooperative partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for his efforts in the initial adoption of the California Fire Sprinkler Regulation.  This past March, he was awarded the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Division – Southern Section William E Fox Award in recognition of service, leadership, and constant dedication to the Fire Service, the safeguarding of life, and fire protection. Bruce is the 10th recipient of the Award.

 

Bruce wrote the request for action to the California Office of the State Marshal on behalf of the California members of  the NFSA when contractors were experiencing fines for the discharge of water during NFPA Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.  He was a member of the OSFM Work Group that wrote the Water-based Fire Protection Systems Discharge Best Practices Manual, the OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Group, the NFPA 25 Work Group and served on all 3 of the Residential Study Groups during the adoption of the Statewide Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirement.

 

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – June 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting


Your Membership Level




Great news! We are now accepting credit cards as a form of payment for membership renewals and for meals.  No more stopping at the ATM or writing checks!

It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

Thank you again to all our SFPE-SD corporate sponsors for our chapter.

Platinum Level Sponsors

                                                                                             

 

 

SFPE-San Diego June 8th Lunch Meeting @ 11:30 am – Topic NFPA 25

Speaker:

Bruce Lecair, Associate Director of Regional Operations, Southwest Regional Manager with National Fire Sprinkler Association

Topic:

Update on the Significant Changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.

Bio:

Bruce Lecair is the Associate Director West and Southwest Regional Manager for NFSA. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration.  Bruce was awarded the 2010 Cal Fire Partnership Award for superior performance and outstanding contribution demonstrating the ability to work in a cooperative partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for his efforts in the initial adoption of the California Fire Sprinkler Regulation.  This past March, he was awarded the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Division – Southern Section William E Fox Award in recognition of service, leadership, and constant dedication to the Fire Service, the safeguarding of life, and fire protection. Bruce is the 10th recipient of the Award.

Bruce wrote the request for action to the California Office of the State Marshal on behalf of the California members of  the NFSA when contractors were experiencing fines for the discharge of water during NFPA Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.  He was a member of the OSFM Work Group that wrote the Water-based Fire Protection Systems Discharge Best Practices Manual, the OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Group, the NFPA 25 Work Group and served on all 3 of the Residential Study Groups during the adoption of the Statewide Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirement.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – June 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Pay Ahead


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Thank you again to all our SFPE-SD corporate sponsors for our chapter.

Platinum Level Sponsors