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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


Your Membership Level



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

Platinum Level Sponsors

                                                                                         

April 2017 Board Meeting

SFPE SD,

This is a reminder that This Thursday (April 20th) will be the SFPE Board meeting held at the office of tk1sc. If you are interested in a board position or becoming more involved with the Chapter please attend the board meeting. The meeting is open to all members, but please RSVP to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com) as Lunch will be provided.

Don’t forget to register to our golf tournament in cooperation with SDFPA on May 8th. For more information please see the link on our webpage: http://sfpesandiego.org/golf-tournament/

Board Meeting Date: Thursday 4/20/2017

Time: 11:30-1 PM

Location:

tk1sc

4755 Eastgate Mall

San Diego, CA 92121

Please RSVP by Wednesday to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com).

NEW SD SFPE Meeting Update – Thursday – April 13th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Hi SFPE SD Members,

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Gary Dunger from OSHPD present “OSHPD Update” at our April 13th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

 

Gary Dunger – Business Process Manager, eServices with FM OSHPD

Topic:

This talk will focus on relevant updates from Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

Bio:

Gary Dunger is the OSHPD Business Process Manager and Program Manager for the Electronic Services Portal at OSHPD Facilities Development Division.  The eServices Portal is OSHPD’s web-based project tracking and plan submittal program that allows facility owners and design professionals to submit project applications and construction documents online for electronic document review.  Formerly the OSHPD Chief Fire & Life Safety Office and Regional Compliance Officer, Gary has been involved with health facilities construction for 30 years.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – April 13th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Prepay for your meal now:


Your Membership Level




 

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!

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.

 

SFPE SD Social Update

SFPE SD CHAPTER UPDATE

 

On February 9th Sooby Bhattacharjee, Ph.D and Fletcher J. Miller, Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University presented to the SFPE San Diego Chapter meeting.  The topic was “Fire in Space: How Gravity Affects Flames.”  The chapter had its largest attendance this year!  Look for an announcement regarding a visit to their research facility this summer!

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK

AWARDS BANQUET

 

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers were represented by Ariel Nunez, Will Fletcher, and Blake Johnson at the National Engineers Week Awards Banquet on February 24, 2017. Engineers Week San Diego activities help celebrate and raise public awareness of the contributions engineers make to build a better world in which to live and play. The San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC) works in conjunction with the local engineering societies to coordinate activities and lead the Engineers Week San Diego. This year’s theme was “Dream Big”.  The banquet included awards for Outstanding Engineer, Outstanding Engineering Educator, Outstanding Engineering Service, Dr. Thomas Avolt Kanneman, and the Outstanding Engineering Project.  The banquet concluded with a keynote presentation “Engineering for Humanity” by Brandon Reynante.   A preview of the IMAX movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” was shown.  The movie opens to the public on March 10, 2017 at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. This film shows firsthand how engineering makes a difference in this world and improves people’s lives.