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SFPE San Diego December Meeting – Cancelled

SFPE SD membership,

I wish to inform you that we will not be having a December meeting. With all of our busy schedules and the board has been focused on our own SFPE Golf Tournament for this year we decided that it would be best to cancel this months meeting.

We have some pretty exciting meetings and events for the new year. First, we are putting on our own golf tournament and we need your help. If you are interested in being a sponsor or golfing with us, please let one of the board members know. You can also visit our Golf Tournament tab on our website for more information.  We plan on hosting a joint meeting with the San Diego Fire Protection Association as well in the spring. Lastly, we are looking at presenting to students at either UCSD or SDSU to educate them about the field of Fire Protection Engineering.

Our next meeting going will be January 11th.

Also, if you haven’t paid your dues for this year yet, please do so by going to the becoming a member tab on the website. Additionally, we are still looking for chapter sponsors so we can continue to put on these great events.

Wishing you all a great and safe holidays.

SFPE San Diego

SFPE San Diego Nov – 2017 Update

Hi SFPE SD Members,

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict with the previous speaker, we have a speaker change for the upcoming SFPE San Diego Chapter Meeting. The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Elley Klausbruckner from Klausbruckner & Associates to present “Marijuana Growing and Extraction Facilities” at our November 9th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

Elley Klausbruckner, P.E. – Principal and Fire Protection Engineer,  Klausbruckner & Associates Inc.

Topic:

The topic of the presentation will be “Marijuana Growing and Extraction Facilities”  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

Bio:

Elley Klausbruckner, PE is a Fire Protection Engineer and Principal of Klausbruckner & Associates, a San Diego based consulting firm, for almost 20 years.  She has worked on hundreds of projects dealing with high-piled storage and hazardous materials. Ms. Klausbruckner has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She was appointed to the California Building Standards Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013 and continues to serve California in this capacity.  She is an active participant in codes and standards development processes, in both ICC and NFPA, and was named educator of the year by San Diego County Fire Chiefs and Fire Prevention Officers.

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

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

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 

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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.

Interested in becoming more involved? Our board is looking for active members who are interested pursuing future position on the board or just becoming more involved. Those who are interested please send an email to Derek Duval at dduval@tk1sc.com!

 

Thank you to our sponsors in 2017!

 

SFPE SD October 2017 Chapter Meeting Update

Hi SFPE SD Members,

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.

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Garner Palenske from Jensen Hughes present “The Effect of Obstructions on ESFR Sprinkler Performance” at our October 12th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

Garner A. Palenske, P.E.  – Vice President  with Jensen Hughes

Topic:

The topic of the presentation will be “The Effect of Obstructions on ESFR Sprinkler Performance.”  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

The presentation will discuss the results of recent testing which explored the relationship between ESFR performance and various obstruction scenarios. Eight full-scale and approximately 40 Actual Delivered Density tests have been completed to date. The goal of this ongoing project is to ultimately develop a tool which could be used to provide the reliable analysis of the impact of obstructions on ESFR sprinkler performance. In addition, the results of the project will be submitted to the National Fire Protection Association for code changes

Bio:

Garner A. Palenske, P.E., is a vice president for Jensen Hughes in San Diego, CA. Mr. Palenske is currently a member of the NFPA 13 Committee. He has robust experience in full scale fire testing, commodity classification testing, and Actual Delivered Density protocol. Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, Mr. Palenske, worked as the Fire Protection Engineer for the San Diego Fire Department, and as an engineer at FM Global.  He earned bachelor’s degrees in both Structural Engineering and Business Administration and is presently enrolled in the Cal Poly MS Fire Protection Engineering program.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

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

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 


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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!

Interested in becoming more involved? Our board is looking for active members who are interested pursuing future position on the board or just becoming more involved. Those who are interested please send an email to Derek Duval at dduval@tk1sc.com!

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!


Your Membership Level



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 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”