2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium

  • 05 Oct 2016
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Old Ranch Country Club - 3901 Lampson Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740
  • 13


  • AHJ/Code Official/Fire Service fee through September 5th
  • AHJ/Code Official/Fire Service fee after September 5th
  • Member fee thru September 5th.
  • Member fee after September 5th
  • Non-Member fee through September 5th
  • Non-Member fee after September 5th
  • Student fee through September 5th
  • Student fee after September 5th

Registration is closed

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 


Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 


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                <<UNABLE TO PRESENT>>                                

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 

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