SFPE San Diego MARCH MEETING UPDATE- Wednesday – March 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Hi SFPE SD Members,

NOTICE: The March Meeting has been moved to the second Wednesday, March 8th.

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Harris Crozier from FM Global present “Ignitable Liquid Storage in Portable Containers” at our March 8th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

Harris Crozier – Account Engineer with FM Global

Topic:

This talk will focus on the protection of water miscible ignitable liquids in small plastic or glass containers, in palatalized or rack storage arrangements, as outlined in FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet (DS) 7-29, Ignitable Liquid Storage in Portable Containers. We will look at some background regarding the development of these protection options, and fire test videos that demonstrate the basis of the protection recommendations in the data sheet. The primary application of this presentation is regarding storage of distilled spirits in small glass and plastic containers, including how and why protection options might differ for plastic vs. glass.

Bio:

Harris Crozier is an Account Engineer at FM Global. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working at FM Global in the summer of 2013 as a Field Engineer, before moving into his current role a couple years ago. During his time at FM Global, he has worked with many different clients involved in a wide range of businesses and occupancies, including warehousing, real estate, electronic assembly, and machine shop manufacturing.

 Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

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

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 

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.

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Job Opening: Fire Protection Engineer IV

Job Opening: Fire Protection Engineer IV

Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

JPL’s Occupational Safety Program Office (OSPO) is committed to ensuring safety across the Laboratory through identification and management of health and safety risks for all areas of JPL while maintaining operational effectiveness. OSPO is responsible for all areas of occupational health and safety which include the following areas: construction safety, industrial hygiene and health, hazardous materials, and health physics (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation) safety programs.  The OSPO establishes and maintains an environment that promotes a culture of safe-working practices across the organization, promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential while also ensuring employee awareness and compliance with Laboratory policies, procedures, practices, and regulatory requirements.

The Fire Protection Engineer works under the supervision and authority of the Fire Protection and Life Safety Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and, under the direction of the AHJ, is responsible for administering decisions concerning fire and life safety compliance issues.  Identify, assess, and mitigate risk to personnel, mission critical structures and flight hardware.  Provides determination, application, execution of fire codes and referenced codes/standards in collaboration with other technical experts on Lab and the AHJ.  Develop policies and procedures relating to fire code/standard.  Provide coordination with JPL institutional organizations, NASA and other agencies and external organizations on fire and life safety issues.  Provide advice, insight, analysis, and risk assessment of the designs, activities, and operations. Review, evaluate hazard analysis and render opinion on performance-based design applicable to fire prevention and fire protection scenarios. Participate in all phases of design and construction, from conception to completion, providing continual feedback to Facilities engineer and project customers related to ensuring a completed project meeting code requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of fire protection engineering.
  • Holds a valid Professional Engineering License in Fire Protection Engineering or equal engineering discipline.
  • An active, licensed professional fire protection engineer.
  • Working knowledge of State of California Building, Mechanical, and Fire Codes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Works well in team environment as lead or team member.

Desired Skills:

  • Recognized expert in Fire Protection and Life Safety community with extensive experience in assessing, developing, and implementing effective fire and life safety programs.
  • Strong experience in applying principles of fire suppression, building egress, hazardous materials storage, etc. to the design and construction of buildings.
  • Strong experience in reviewing design blueprints to ensure compliance with applicable fire/building codes.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in the following areas: Fire Protection Engineering, hydraulics, loss control, risk analysis, chemistry, codes (both prescriptive and performance design).

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online at the following link:   http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov (Job ID 2017-7889).  JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

SFPE SD Meeting Update Thursday – February 9th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Sooby Bhattacharjee, Ph.D and Fletcher J. Miller, Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University present “Fire in Space: How Gravity Affects Flames” at our February 9th Chapter meeting.

Speakers:

Sooby Bhattacharjee, Ph.D and Fletcher J. Miller, Ph.D.

Topic:

Fire in Space: How Gravity Affects Flames

Bio:

Fletcher Miller earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley in 1988 in the area of radiation heat transfer in participating media.  After a 2 year research position in Germany, he worked for 16 years in the microgravity combustion program at NASA Glenn Research center studying the flammability of liquids and solids in the absence of gravity.  Dr. Miller conducted several experiments on board unmanned rockets, flew many missions on the 0g aircraft, and performed many drops in the NASA Zero-G facility.  He became the fire prevention lead for the fire safety program at NASA Glenn before moving to San Diego State University in 2007.  At SDSU Dr. Miller has been working on an apparatus to simulate the flow conditions in microgravity to allow some experiments to be conducted on earth while still having microgravity relevance.  Since joining the faculty he has collaborated closely with Prof. Bhattacharjee on flame measurements continuing research for NASA with the new apparatus and planned experiments on the International Space Station.

Professor Bhattacharjee, known by his friends as Sooby, earned a B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Washington State University, Pullman, USA in 1988. After two years of post-doctoral work on a NASA project, he joined San Diego State University in 1991 and currently holds Professorship in Mechanical Engineering Department and Adjunct Professorship in Computer Science Department. For more information on Professor Bhattacharjee see attached.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – February 9th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

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Reminder 1st 2017 Lunch Meeting – January 12th, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Dear SFPE San Diego Chapter,

Please join us for our January 12th Meeting!

Speaker:

Daniel M. Bridgett, PE

Topic:

Daniel Bridgett will present on the changes to the DOD UFC 3-600-01, “Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities” 08 August 2016 Edition with Change 1, 28 November 2016.

Bio:

Daniel Bridgett recently retired from the Naval facilities Engineering Command Southwest, after 30 years as an FPE in NAVFAC facility design and construction.  NAVFAC is the design and construction agent for Military construction projects throughout the southwestern United States.  Facility types include everything from aircraft hangars, hospitals, training facilities and maintenance facilities to dining facilities, gymnasiums, barracks and family housing.

He was the Technical Discipline Coordinator (TDC) for the Fire Protection Engineering Community at NAVFAC SW for the past 8 years.  The TDC is a technical expert in a leadership position at NAVFAC SW. The FPE TDC is considered the authority for that discipline at the Command

In 2009 he was presented with a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and was NAVFAC SW Engineer of the Year in 2008.  He was Chairman of the San Diego Board of Building Appeals and Advisors from 1995-2003 (volunteer position), and I was a member of the Emergency Communications Systems Technical Committee for the National Fire Protection Association Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) from 2008-2015.

Daniel Bridgett is a graduate of the University of Maryland school of Fire Protection Engineering and is a licensed FPE in the state of California (CA Lic # FP1183).

He is also a Member of NFPA and SFPE.

Since retiring from NAVFAC he has started Bridgett Engineering LLP, and have worked on several design/build projects as the Contractor’s FPE DOR and FPE QC Specialist, responsible for the fire protection and life safety related portions of designs and QC oversight of fire protection systems and features during construction.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – January 12, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Please use the pay pal link below to prepay and remember to enter your cooking preference for your steak should you choose that option.

 


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SFPE SD December Meeting Update

SFPE SD Members,

Please join us for this fun event, our December Holiday Bowling Part on Wednesday December 14th, 2016.

Please RSVP and Pay for our Holiday party below.

Sponsors Needed;

We would  welcome any Sponsors with donations towards this event such as $50, $100, $150 in addition to any Raffle prizes.

December 14th –  Holiday Bowling Party    – Right now we reserved 7 lanes (28 or 35 people)

Date:  Wednesday  December 14th, 2016

Time: 11:30am – 2 pm

Presentation by Susan Day with Burn Institute (11:30 am – noon) in bar area

Bowling (noon – 2pm)

Location

Kearny Mesa Bowl    – (858) 279-1501

7585 Clairemont Mesa Bldvd

San Diego, CA 92111

www.kearnymesabowl.com

Cost:  

Members $20

Non-Members $25

Included in payment: Bowling for 2 hrs (inc.l shoes) and food

Food: Pizza, Salad, Appetizers and Sodas (Beers not included)


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SFPE Website Updates

Good Afternoon, Please make note that we have made some updates to our website this morning. Our events page has been updated to show you the dates for the rest of the year for our meetings and social events that you can take part in.

Also, please head over to our JOB POSTING page to take a look at some new positions that have been created and forward that information to anyone you know that is currently looking for a new position.

SFPE SD November 10th –  Lunch Meeting

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Speaker: Gregory Anderson

Topic: We will plan on discussing the following:

  • Changes to the 2016 Title 24 that the SFM brought forward (not model code changes)

o   WUI- new ASTM Standards

o   Fixed Guideway Transit Systems

o   CFC Chapter 56 on Explosives and Fireworks

  • Supplement to the 2016 codes (effective July 2018)

o   WUI Task Force

o   I-3 Task Force

o   Model Code Changes (Energy Storage Systems, Solar, Mobile Fueling, etc.)

  • Title 19 Changes
  • Recent Code Interpretations or Information Bulletins
  • Any other pertinent updates within other SFM Divisions (Fire Engineering, Fire and Life Safety)

Bio:

Gregory Andersen has been the Division Chief of Code Development & Analysis for CAL FIRE/Office of the State Fire Marshal since September 1, 2016.  Greg began his State service in November 1994 at California Highway Patrol as a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist.  In 2001 Greg accepted a position at CAL FIRE as a Deputy State Fire Marshal in West Covina.  During Greg’s career has promoted through the ranks, from a field deputy, a plan reviewer and a Supervising Deputy Fire Marshal responsible for the Fire & Life Safety Division in the Central Valley.

Greg started on the education path with a major in physics, but holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, an Associate of Science in Business Administration, and an Associate of Science in Fire Technology.  Greg is also a certified Fire Marshal by the State Board of Fire Service.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – November 10, 2016 11:30 AM PDT 

Important Update

Sizzler’s has changed their menu for our lunch meeting where individual meals are not  available but instead  everyone still has access to their Salad Bar, and we will order Chicken and  Steak buffet style platter sets as needed.

Please use the pay pal link below to prepay and remember to enter your cooking preference for your steak should you choose that option.


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SFPE SD October 20th –  Lunch Meeting

Speaker:  Jay Levy – EATON – Life Safety

Topic:    Mass Notification and the Latest Codes

Summary:

The presentation will cover Mass Notification and the Latest Codes. It begins with the evolution of MNS and how the code has developed.          Also Emergency Communication Strategies, Where to begin, Elements of Risk Analysis, Emergency Response Plan & Stakeholders

 

Bio:

I’ve been in the industry for over 40 years having worked for Honeywell, System Sensor, Fire-lite, Radionics, Detection Systems, Bosch, Morse Products, Hochiki and currently at Eaton in their Life Safety and Mass Notifications Systems division.

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – October 20, 2016 11:30 AM PDT 

 

Important Update

Sizzler’s has changed their menu for our lunch meeting where individual meals are not  available but instead  everyone still has access to their Salad Bar, and we will order Chicken and  Steak buffet style platter sets as needed.

Please use the pay pal link below to prepay and remember to enter your cooking preference for your steak should you choose that option.


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September 2016 Meeting Announcement – Modeling the Impact of Ventilation in Residential Construction with FDS

Bio:

Aric Carracino is an Associate Fire Protection Engineer in the San Diego Jensen Hughes office where his experience includes smoke control system design, and design and review of fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems for private and military projects. Aric received a B.S. in Materials Engineering and an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Presentation Topic: Modeling the Impact of Ventilation in Residential Construction with FDS

Summary: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has conducted large-scale fire experiments ion one and two story residential structures intended to represent typical single family residences. The main purpose of these experiments was to evaluate and develop fireground tactics that can be used by firefighters to fight modern residential fires more effectively and safely. As a graduate school project at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, fire models were developed using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to recreate the one story and two story fire experiments conducted by UL. The ultimate goal is to use these models for firefighter training purposes so that firefighters can explore the effects of different ventilation tactics on expected fire conditions. The presentation will review the development of the FDS fire models including the required material properties to develop two different pyrolysis models to recreate the flame spread and fire growth recorded in the UL fire experiments.

Meeting will be held : Thursday 9/22/2016

For those who plan to attend, could you please RSVP ASAP for our menu planning purposes at Sizzlers.

 Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988


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Also, please be advised, new 2017 membership fees are due as of 9/1/2016.

Please visit http://sfpesandiego.org/join-the-sd-chapter/ to pay your 2016-2017 dues.

Come Join The SD SFPE Chapter!!

The SFPE San Diego and Imperial County Chapter will be having an informal meeting and Happy Hour at Alesmith Brewery at 5:30 pm on August 23, 2016. We encourage all members to attend, if not to provide some ideas/presentations for the upcoming year for our chapter, but to enjoy the company of individuals who see the importance of fire safety in the San Diego area.  If you or anyone you know has a general interest in fire safety and want to know more, we encourage you attend.  Please join us for some good company.

 

Reminder, Dues for the upcoming year are due September 1st.

 

Event: Meeting/Happy Hour

Date: Tuesday August 23, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Alesmith Brewery,  9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, CA 92126