The purpose of SFPE International is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education. The mission of the Chapter is to reinforce the Society's purpose here in Southern California.
SFPE has recognized 8 of its members as Fellows for 2017. SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellow not only recognizes the achievements of fire protection engineers as individuals, but also their significant contribution to fire protection engineering and society globally.
Our Southern CA SFPE Chapter is excited to announce that one of the eight individuals is a member of our Chapter. Please congratulate Tina King for her commitment to the Society and being recognized as a Fellow! We thank her for her dedication and contributions, and look forward to rely upon her leadership in moving our great profession forward. Again, please congratulate Tina as a member of the the 2017 class of Fellows!
Tina King is a registered P.E. in Fire Protection in the State of California. She started her early career in the 1990’s with IRI (Industrial Risk Insurers), where she gained her solid background in fire protection through their extensive hands-on training program. Over 15 years ago, using the SFPE Reference Manual as a guide, Tina developed on-line P.E. Review Sessions that she taught internally to her peers to help more engineers within the company pass the P.E. Exam in Fire Protection. The Review Sessions were a success and proved to help her colleagues pass the exam. Over the years, her P.E. Review Sessions were offered outside of her organization, and today, through a partnership with the SFPE, and with the assistance of many instructors, the courses touch over 100 participants globally each year. The pass rate of those who engage in the P.E. Review Sessions has grown to approximately 80%. Since the onset of these P.E. Review Sessions, the national average pass rate has increased significantly, yielding more registered P.E.’s in Fire Protection each year! Throughout her career, Tina worked as a field engineer, technical advisor, engineering field leader, and now manages large global accounts for XL GAPS, providing consultative services to help ensure proper fire protection features are in place.
I am looking forward to the upcoming 2017-2018 year serving a second term as your Chapter President. The Executive Board held its annual planning meeting on July 10. The purpose of our Chapter is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education. As it endeavors to advance these purposes, the Southern California Chapter of SFPE holds monthly technical/educational meetings and hosts its Annual Golf Tournament along with the Annual Fire Protection Engineering Symposium. Through these events and chapter membership, it raises funds that are distributed through various outreach opportunities, including the UCI Burn Institute and student scholarships. This will be our first year to award scholarships to students actively studying the profession. These scholarships will be awarded subsequent to our October 3 Symposium.
Last year our Chapter received the 2015-2016 chapter year BRONZE Award for Chapter Excellence. Congratulations are due again! Our Chapter has just received the 2016-2017 chapter year SILVER Award for Chapter Excellence! This award recognizes our chapter’s accomplishments in demonstrating excellence in contributing to the needs of the members and the Society.
Thank you to the dedication and hard work of both our membership and Board members for elevating our chapter to the point of being recognized as excellent. It is no small task organizing successful meetings. The entire Chapter Executive Board is looking forward to seeing you at our events during this upcoming 2017-2018 year. We welcome your attendance and participation!