SFPE SoCal Chapter Newsletter

Welcome to the Newsletter! The Board will continue sending Newsletters to the Chapter Membership as needed. We hope to improve internal chapter relations and encourage more members to be involved. If you want to provide any feedback to the Board, please use the link at the bottom of the newsletter. The link can be accessed at any time.

Membership Drive

There is not that much time left for the membership drive! You only have 10 more days to sign up your coworkers and friends in the field to get a mug or t-shirt. Make sure you email the VP of Membership! Check the website for all of the details. 

ACE Award

The President has submitted the required paperwork for the Award for Chapter Excellence through the National SFPE. Our local chapter has won the Gold Award three years in a row and we are hoping for a fourth! We will update the Chapter when we find out the news!

Committee Participation

The Board and our Chapter Committees are seeking help from more of our Chapter Membership! The Committees are what drive the Chapter forward and are vital to our growth and expansion. Check out the list of the committees below and email secretary@sfpesocal.org to find out more information and get signed up!

  • Scholarship Committee - reviews scholarship applications and selects winners of the yearly scholarships (funded by the Symposium event)
  • Symposium Committee - plans and executes the Annual Symposium Event for the chapter by picking topics/speakers, coordinates with a venue and sponsors, assists the day of the event with registration and the schedule
  • Golf Tournament Committee - similar to the Symposium Committee but for the Annual Gold Tournament (benefits the UC Irvine Burn Unit)
  • Administration Committee - collects proposed Constitution and Bylaw changes, ensures the Board and Chapter operate in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws, presents changes to the Chapter for voting
  • Relationships Committee - maintains relationships with other professional organizations in the Southern California Region for events and membership expansion
  • Social Media Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by the Webmaster, the social media committee works to expand the chapter's LinkedIn following and proposes website updates as needed
  • Budget Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by the Treasurer, the budget committee proposes the yearly budget for the chapter
  • Technical Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by a registered fire protection PE, this committee works to ensure the Chapter is focused on and committed to its Mission Statement

Message from the Board

The Board would like to thank the Scholarship Committee's work last year in reviewing applications for the our annual scholarships. The awards were sent out by the Treasurer and happily accepted by this year's winners:

  • Kristen Dentici
  • Kelly Kessloff
  • Jacob David
  • Roberta Veliz
  • Hunter Gildart
  • Hailey Preston

Congratulations to the winners! Keep an eye on the Scholarship page of the website for details on how to apply this coming Fall.

Upcoming Events

Our next chapter meeting will be on May 10th, 2021. The presentation will be given on timber high-rise buildings by Robert Gerard. Elections will also take place during this meeting where eligible members will be able to vote.

Job Postings

There is currently one open position on the website for the County of Riverside.

If you would like a job posted, please email webmaster@sfpesocal.org with the details.

Open Survey

If you have feedback you would like to share with the Board, please fill out the open survey we have created. You can either remain anonymous or provide your contact information for a follow-up.


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