Event Announcement: 2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium, 05 Oct 2016

Upcoming event information:
2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium Old Ranch Country Club – 3901 Lampson Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740
Date: 05 Oct 2016 7:00 AM PDT

The Southern California Chapter of SFPE is hosting the 2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium.

Invited speakers will present hot topics in the fire protection industry. Also, the newest fire safety technologies will be exhibited.

Proceeds benefit the Southern California Chapter of SFPE Scholarship Fund.

Come learn about fire protection engineering and support students.

Check out flyer (for complete details)

Old Ranch Country Club

3901 Lampson Avenue

Seal Beach, CA 90740

Information

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

AGENDA

7:00 – 8:00     Registration and Refreshments

8:00 – 8:15     Welcome

8:15 – 9:00     Fire Safety of Large Wooden Structures
                       Dr. Frederick W. Mowrer, Cal Poly SLO

9:00 – 9:45     Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wooden Buildings

Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation                                                

9:45 – 10:00   Break and Refreshments

10:00 – 10:45   Fire Alarm Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Dr. Shane Clary, Bay Alarm                    

10:45 – 11:30  Healthcare Facilities Construction Update from OSHPD

Gary Dunger, OSHPD                            

11:30 – 12:00   The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of the Regulator Relationship

                         Chief Tonya L. Hoover, California State Fire Marshal                                                

12:00 – 12:45   Lunch Provided

12:45 – 1:30    Lithium-Ion Battery Flammability Characterization for Storage Protection & Current Research                                                                                   

                        Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation                                            

1:30 – 2:15      Preventing Lithium-Ion Battery Therma Runaway

Nicholas Johnson, 3M                              

2:15 – 2:30      Break and Refreshments

2:30 – 3:15      Obstructions and Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Sprinklers Garner 

                        Palenske, Jensen Hughes                          

3:15 – 4:00      Addressing Corrosion Concerns in Sprinkle Systems

Jake Lehmann, South-Tek 

Lunch included with Symposium Fees

To Benefit SFPE Scholarship Fund
See links below for Sysmposium Agenda, Registration, and Exhibitor/Sponsor Forms : 2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium

FPE Symposium Agenda.pdf

FPE Symposium Registration Flyer.pdf

FPE Symposium Exhibitors and Sponsors Information.pdf

Please visit http://www.sfpesocal.org/event-2285295 for more information.

Outgoing Message From WIlliam Fletcher, 2015 Chapter President & SFPE Award for Chapter Excellence

Hi SD SFPE Chapter,

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone of you for your help and support during my term as president of the chapter. As Derek prepares to take over the chapter with his first meeting in September I hope that you will provide him with the same support and effort!

I am proud to share with you that our chapter received the Gold Award for Chapter Excellence from SFPE. My first year we did not get recognized, last year we received the bronze, and this year the GOLD.     We’ve made a lot of changes, hopefully for the better and I think Derek is the right guy to continue this effort.

 

So Derek best of luck, I’m glad my reign can end on a positive note.  This chapter is yours.

Hope you all have a safe summer!

The SFPE Board of Directors established the Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE – formerly known as the Chapter Excellence Awards) to recognize Chapters that demonstrate excellence in contributing to the needs of their members and the Society.  Three levels of recognition are awarded – Gold, Silver and Bronze.  The 2016 winners are:

GOLD

Carolinas Chapter

Central Savannah River Area Chapter

Central Virginia Chapter

Great Plains Chapter

Hawaii Chapter

Mid-South Chapter

San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

Southern Ontario Chapter

St. Lawrence Chapter

Taiwan Chapter

Tennessee Valley Chapter

 

SILVER

Chicago Chapter

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter

Greater Atlanta Chapter

Houston Chapter

Middle Tennessee Chapter

Mo-Kan Chapter

New England Chapter

New Jersey Chapter

New York Empire Chapter

Northern California – Nevada Chapter

Oklahoma Chapter

Philadelphia-Delaware Chapter

Pittsburgh-Three Rivers Chapter

P.R. China Chapter

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Spanish Chapter

Swedish Chapter

U.K. Chapter

 

BRONZE

Arizona Chapter

Benelux Chapter

Central Gulf Coast Chapter

Chesapeake Chapter

Columbia Basin Chapter

French Chapter

Hong Kong Chapter

Japan Chapter

Michigan Chapter

Minnesota Chapter

National Capital Region Chapter

Northeast Ohio Chapter

Southern California Chapter

Southern Nevada Chapter

Triangle-NC Chapter

University of Queensland Student Chapter

Utah Chapter

 The Awards for Chapter Excellence will be presented on Sunday, September 25th during the SFPE Annual Business Meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. as part of the 2016 North America Conference & Expo:  Engineering for Peak Performance being held September 25-30 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, CO.  For full conference details or to register http://www.sfpe.org/?page=Denver2016.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CHAPTER AWARD RECIPIENTS!

 

SFPE SD – JUNE 2016 MEETING UPDATE – JOHN STOFA – PLEASE RSVP HERE

john

Bio: John Stofa

Topic: ECS/MNS Concepts

John Stofa is the National Sales Manager for Honeywell Fire Safety and has worked in the fire alarm and life safety industry for over 20 years in key management positions.  John is a subject matter expert in Mass Notification & Emergency Communication concepts and solutions. In addition, he was a call firefighter in the States of New York, Connecticut and Vermont and was a professional EMS provider in New York State for 10 years. John holds a Bachelors degree in Fire Science, an Associate degree in Fire Protection Technology and is currently completing his Master’s degree in Labor Relations. John is NICET certified in Fire Alarms, a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and a two time recipient of the Regional Sales Manager of the Year and Honeywell ACS President’s Club Award.

Summary: An effective Mass Notification System is critical in protecting today’s public and educational environments. You understand the importance of emergency preparedness, now it’s time to become familiar with the specifics of Mass Notification/Emergency Communication (ECS). In this session we will explain the critical codes, listing and laws that are in place for ECS. We will review the specific standards that dictate the design, operation and interfaces required for Mass Notification as outlined by the Department of Defense’s UFC 4-021-01 Standard, NFPA 72 and UL2572.

 

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – JUNE 23RD 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.

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Board Meeting

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Your Membership Level & Lunch Selection
Steak Cooking Level



SFPE SD – May 2016 Meeting Update – Cary Webber – PLEASE RSVP Here

Cary Webber

Biography for: Cary M. Webber

Cary Webber is a 38-year veteran of the fire protection industry, having held positions as designer, estimator, project manager, service manager, and inspections manager. Mr. Webber was hired in 2012 by The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. as a Technical Service Manager for the West Coast region. Cary has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Spokane Community College. He has been N.I.C.E.T. certified as a level IV Senior Engineering Technician in fire protection technology automatic sprinkler system layout.

Topic:  Major Changes to NFPA 13 – 2016

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – May 12th 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.

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Board Meeting

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Your Membership Level & Lunch Selection
Steak Cooking Level



SFPE SD Update

Hi SFPE SD Members,

Our next two meetings will be on  May 12th and June 23rd. We have two great topics that will be announced shortly.  Note that the June meeting is on the 4th Thursday of the month.  After the June meeting we will be off until our September meeting.

Elections for board positions will occur at the June meeting and take effect in September.  The following positions are available:

  • President
  • VP of Operations
  • VP of Administration

If you would like to run for a position please send an email to sfpesd@gmail.con by June 9th.

Also, if you are interested in Corporate Sponsorships, please complete the attached PDF and send to sfpesd@gmail.com and head over to the Sponsorship Page to complete the payment process via Pay Pal.

 

SFPE San Diego 2016 Corporate Sponsor Letter