March 2016 SFPE San Diego Meeting Topic

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James “Andy” Lynch

Director of R&D

Mr. Lynch serves as the Director of R&D for the Fire Risk Alliance (FRA). For over 15 years, Mr. Lynch has amassed a broad range of experience in fire protection engineering, code consulting, fire research and product development. Mr. Lynch has extensive fire testing experience having conducted numerous test series for litigation purposes, the military and commercial products. These projects include the development and testing of a volume sensor for shipboard use, smoke characterization and smoke detector response studies for litigation, comparative testing of smoke detector technologies and UL and FM standardized testing for smoke detectors, optical flame detectors, and suppression systems.

Mr. Lynch is familiar with developing and testing technologies to identify market opportunities, competitive advantages, applications, and obtaining the appropriate listings for use. Mr Lynch has prepared several test plans conducting literature reviews, evaluating code requirements, assessing the market and applications while using standardized testing practices to develop and execute productive test series. Mr. Lynch has analyzed soot growth using laser scattering to evaluate the effect of smoke particle size on smoke detector activation, examined soot deposits on smoke detector horns to identify activation, evaluated UV, IR, Visible and Acoustic detection of events, developed and tested Video Image Detection (VID) technologies, evaluated sprinkler nozzles and water additives and worked with NFPA, UL and FM to develop new code and testing standards for Video Image Detection.

Mr. Lynch has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.E. in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI. He is a member or the Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society, the National Fire Protection Association, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and the International Association Fire Safety Science. Mr. Lynch is a fire testing Committee member which includes NFPA 251NFPA 252NFPA 253NFPA 255NFPA 257NFPA 259NFPA 260NFPA 261NFPA 262NFPA 265NFPA 268NFPA 269NFPA 270NFPA 271NFPA 274NFPA 275NFPA 276NFPA 277NFPA 285NFPA 286NFPA 287NFPA 288NFPA 289NFPA 290NFPA 701NFPA 705 fire codes.

 

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

  source Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:   Thursday – March 10th 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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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!

source url 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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http://communicatebetter.net/pharmacy/mometasone/ 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.

 


Your Membership Level & Lunch Selection
Steak Cooking Level



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