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National Engineers Week

David Phillips, Derek Duval, and Will Fletcher represented the SFPE San Diego Chapter at the 2016 National Engineers Week (NEW) Annual Awards Banquet.  The banquet was held on Friday February 26 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

The banquet included awards for Outstanding Engineer, Outstanding Engineering Educator, Outstanding Engineering Project(s), Dr. Thomas Avolt Kanneman, Outstanding Engineering Service Award, and Co-sponsored Projects Awards.

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The banquet also included a keynote speaker Dr. Richard Hallion “Technological Invention and Innovation: A Selective Review” and networking opportunities with other professional societies in San Diego.

The National Engineers Week Foundation is a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.  The purpose of NEW is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.

For more information check out their website: http://www.new-sandiego.org/.

Please RSVP – February 2016 SFPE San Diego Meeting

Please note, we have made a change to the date!

The February meeting will be held on Thursday February 18, 2016 rather than Thursday February 11th, 2016. Please make that note.

Topic

Wireless Fire Alarm Code Updates and Lessons Learned

Bio

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John Strohecker,  V. P.  Alarm and Detection,  Cosco Fire Protection

John grew up in Northeast Ohio and received an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Youngstown State University in 1981.  He then was employed in the estimating department at Warden Electric in Youngstown, OH and EL-O Electric in Cleveland, OH.

In 1983 he joined Tri-S –Controls as a fire alarm technician and transferred to Southern California in 1985.

Since coming to Southern California he has been a technician, project manager, project sales, and sales manager for various companies and since 2005 has been the Vice President of Alarm & Detection for Cosco Fire Protection, Inc. and is based out of the Brea, CA location

John serves on the board of the California Automatic Fire Association and also participates with the Los Angeles Sound JASC.

John enjoys golf and enjoys a variety of sports especially hockey.

John currently lives in San Dimas, CA with his wife of 25 years.  He has 5 children and a new grandson.

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
Date:  Thursday – February 18th 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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Please RSVP – January 14th Lunch Meeting – SFPE-SD

Speaker

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Michael Koermer – Electronics Systems Sales Consultant – Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Topic

California Fire Alarm Code Upgrade

·            Class A Requirements in CFC

–          What is Class A Pathways

–          Circuit Separations

–          What Does This Really Mean

·         Fire Alarm Circuit Loading in NFPA 72

·         NFPA 72 – 2016 Edition UPDATE Chapter 23

Bio

Mr. Koermer has been working in the fire protection and life safety industry since 1991. He holds a BS in EET from DeVry Institute of Technology. He started his career as a service technician and progressing through the field ranks to a Project Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager for National Integrators in Southern California.  Mr. Koermer has been in a Sales Role now for over 7 years for one of the largest fire protection manufacturer and installer in the world and is responsible for growth and providing solutions in his territory. His past experience is in integrated low voltage systems and fire protection system for vertical markets from High Rise, Government, Commercial and Residential applications.

Outside of his career, Mr. Koermer enjoys playing tennis, hockey and coaching his two son’s hockey teams.

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
Date:  Thursday – January 14th 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.


Your Membership Level & Lunch Selection
Steak Cooking Level



Please RSVP – November 12th Lunch Meeting & December 10th Holiday Party – SFPE-SD‏

Speaker

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Joseph Cervantes – Western Region Business Development Manager for Space Age Electronics

Topic

Overview of Smoke Control Design/Application & Codes

Bio

Mr. Cervantes has been working in the fire protection and life safety field since 1996, beginning his career as an Installer and progressing through the field ranks to become a Project Manager, and Operations Manager for 2 very large organizations in Southern California. Mr. Cervantes has now moved his talents to the Manufacturing world, to bring about a change to the level of integration opportunities available to all of the Life Safety industry with innovative products and modifications to many of the pre-existing methodologies of installations. His past experience included the management of projects in all vertical markets from K-12, Higher Education, Government, Commercial, Residential, High Rise and Clean Room application.

Now the Western Region Business Development Manager for Space Age Electronics, Cervantes’ responsibility is the growth and development of Space Age presence in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska & Hawaii, providing solutions to complicated fire protection engineering and building code based problems.

Outside of fire protection, Mr. Cervantes enjoys a daily trip to the gym, photography, dancing and travel.

 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
Date:  Thursday – November 12th 2015 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.

For online payment, please make a selection below and click the pay now button.


Your Membership Level & Lunch Selection
Steak Cooking Level



Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Presentation

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 ** Please Don’t Forget        You’re all invited to our first Annual SFPE-SD Holiday Party at Dave & Busters in San Diego.
 
 

SFPE Holiday Party

Date:        December 10, 2015

Time:       11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Address:  2931 Camino Del Rio North
               San Diego, Ca. 92810
Cost:  

$15.00 for Government employees

$20.00 for members

$25.00 for non-members 

 Please join us for this fun social event where you will each get a $15.00 dollar game voucher towards the arcade games
along with a buffet style meal and soft drinks.
The Burn Institute will be attending for a brief overview of their most recent and upcoming events.
To Vendors – We welcome any gift prizes donations towards a raffle at our Holiday lunch meeting for our attendees.
1. Please RSVP by Monday December 7th and please pay on line on our website, link below.

SFPE-SD Holiday Party Website payment link

2.  On our SFPE-SD Website, please click on the  Green Subscribe button and fill out your information since this will add you to all our future updates such as this Holiday Flyer or lunch meeting invites that that will automatic ally be send to you whenever any updates are posted on our website.

We look forward to seeing you at our Holiday Party.

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