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    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • 4080 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90232
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    Registration is closed

    Field Trip to Sony Pictures Entertainment

    The Southern California Chapter of SFPE is hosting a special additional tour to our 2019 schedule! There will be a limit of 25 attendees, so please register early. Parking is free but all attendees will be responsible to purchase their lunch in the Commissary after the tour. A photo ID is required! Please join us for networking and technical information.

    Description

    • A general tour of the studio lot where we will discuss the challenges of fire prevention in a campus that was mostly built in the 1920's. Construction, fire protection, space separation, fire lanes, etc.
    • A tour of the UL Listed Central Station where all of the fire signals are received
    • A tour of the very unique studio fire pump system, installed on op of an underground tank built in 1914.
    • Discuss and demonstration of the wireless heat detection systems used on the stages within the sets
    • Demonstration of the CAFS Fire Apparatus

    Tour Host

    Scott Falkenstein, PE, CBCP is the Vice President of Crisis Management and Emergency Services

    Schedule

    10AM: Meet up and tour

    Noon: Lunch in Commissary

    1:30PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Instructions Upon Arrival

    • Guests will enter in through the Overland Entrance and provide their name at the gate and then proceed to park in the Overland Parking Structure.
    • Once parked, walk to the visitor center, where you must provide a photo ID to obtain a guest pass.
    • Once you have the pass, you will be allowed onto the lot.
    • When inside the lot, we will assemble and meet on the right, just outside the visitor center.

    Event Flyer: 8-21-19 Meeting Flyer.pdf

    Refund Policy

    There are no refunds even if you don't attend.


    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Quiet Cannon, 901 N. Via Clemente, Montebello, CA 90604
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    Topic:  Ceiling Only Sprinkler Protection for Building Heights Beyond 45 and 48 Feet Tall

    Date:  September 9, 2019

    Location:

    Quiet Cannon

    901 N. Via San Clemente

    Montebello, Ca 90604

    Schedule

    11:30AM: Registration and Networking

    12:00PM: Meeting and Lunch

    12:30PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:30PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Monthly Meeting Sponsor (NEW)

    Monthly meeting sponsor $150.  SFPE SoCal is pleased to announce the introduction of a single meeting sponsor for regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The monthly meeting sponsor is provided with a 6 foot display table, and 5 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to address the audience.  If provided, the sponsor’s logo will be on the monthly meeting flyer and identified on the event on the website.  Set up for the display is at 11:30am the day of the meeting and tear down is after the meeting at 2pm.

    Event Flyer

    9-9-19 Meeting Flyer.pdf

    Speaker

    Gregg Vlahakis - National Technical Representative for Viking Corporation

    Description

    This presentation will cover the evolution of storage sprinklers right up to the latest technologies of today.

    Biography

    Gregg has represented the Viking Corporation for the past 29 years serving as a Territory Manager, National Technical Representative, and Business Development. Gregg's responsibilities include educating both contractors and engineers in the United States on current Building and NFPA codes, fire sprinkler heads and devices and their application. As the National Technical Representative/Business Development for Viking the past 18 years, Gregg has been responsible for the training and educating MEP firms, architects, consulting engineers, Fortune 500 company engineers, fire sprinkler contractors, and fire protection authorities throughout the Western region of the United States and Canada. Gregg has conducted training seminars for various sprinkler associations and has served as Co-Chairman of the Southern California Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Gregg sits on the NFPA 140 Committee and is a Professional Member on the National level of SFPE. Gregg has served for the past 10+ years on the SFPE SoCal chapter.

    Refund Policy

    There are no Refunds since fees are still paid by SFPE Socal to restaurant even if you don't attend.



    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Grand Conference Center 4101 E Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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    The SoCal Chapter of SFPE is hosting the 2019 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium. Invited speakers will present hot topics in the fire protection industry and the newest fire safety technologies will be exhibited. Proceeds benefit the Chapter Scholarship Fund! Come learn about fire protection engineering and support students.

    Check out the event flyer here:

    FPE Symposium Registration 5-10-19.pdf

    Agenda:

    Cal Poly Fire Protection Engineering Program Update

         Dr. Rick Emberley, Cal Poly SLO

    California State Fire Marshal's Programs Update

         Chief Mike Richwine, Acting State Fire Marshal

    Energy Storage Systems

         Howard Hopper, Underwriter's Laboratories

    Automated Retrieval System Protection

         Wes Baker, FM Global

    New Technology in Fire Alarms

         Dr. Shane Clary, Bay Alarm

    3D Printed Buildings

         Howard Hopper, Underwriter's Laboratories

    2019 California Building Code Update

         Kevin Reinertson, CAL-Fire Riverside County

    Fire Protection Engineering as a Career

         Nicole Testa Boston, SFPE

    Implementation of ESFR Sprinkler Obstruction Research

         Garner Palenske, WJE

    *Lunch is included in the cost of registration for the event.

    Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

    Please see the flyer below for more information.

    FPE Symposium Exhibitors Sponsors 5-10-19.pdf


    • 11 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Quiet Cannon, 901 N. Via Clemente, Montebello, CA 90604
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    Topic:  Soot Characterization of Porous Wildland Fuel Combustion

    Date:  November 11, 2019

    Location:

    Quiet Cannon

    901 N. Via San Clemente

    Montebello, Ca 90604

    Schedule

    11:30AM: Registration and Networking

    12:00PM: Meeting and Lunch

    12:30PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:30PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Monthly Meeting Sponsor (NEW)

    Monthly meeting sponsor $150.  SFPE SoCal is pleased to announce the introduction of a single meeting sponsor for regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The monthly meeting sponsor is provided with a 6 foot display table, and 5 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to address the audience.  If provided, the sponsor’s logo will be on the monthly meeting flyer and identified on the event on the website.  Set up for the display is at 11:30am the day of the meeting and tear down is after the meeting at 2pm.

    Event Flyer

    11-11-19 Meeting Flyer.pdf

    Speaker

    Delaney Seeburger - Reax Engineering

    Description

    This presentation will discuss the characterization of soot produced under varying oxygen/nitrogen concentrations during combustion of pine needles. These experiments were performed to analyze the effect variations in soot particle size may have on radiation in wildland fires. Because of the increasing frequency and severity of wildland fires, understanding the mechanisms of fire spread and the role soot particles play is of critical importance.

    Biography

    Delaney Seeburger graduated from California Polytechnic State University with an MS in Fire Protection Engineering in June of 2019. Over the past two summers, she has interned with the National Park Service and Jensen Hughes. During her last term at Cal Poly, Delaney worked as a research assistance at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, helping with various wildland fire projects. She is currently working for Reax Engineering in the Bay area, assisting with several projects on proactive de-energization thresholds for utility companies. Delaney is a member of SFPE, NFPA, and IAWF.

    Refund Policy

    There are no Refunds since fees are still paid by SFPE Socal to restaurant even if you don't attend.



Past events

10 Jun 2019 Classification and Implications of Heavy Timber for Structural Fire Protection
13 May 2019 Distilleries and Marijuana Extraction Facilities
08 Apr 2019 Fire and Life Safety Updates at OSHPD
11 Mar 2019 NFPA 13 Mandatory Air Vent Installation and Other Corrosion Related Products
25 Feb 2019 SFPE Golf Tournament - 4th Annual - Charity
11 Feb 2019 Alternative to Structural Spray Applied Fire Proofing
14 Jan 2019 Fire Safety and the Future of Transportation: From Hyperloops to Personal Drones
10 Dec 2018 SFPE-Socal Holiday Party
12 Nov 2018 Flexible Sprinkler Fittings
03 Oct 2018 2018 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium
10 Sep 2018 The Future of Fire Protection Engineering and SFPE International
18 Jun 2018 Encounter Media Facade - Performance-Based Fire Hazard Analysis of Exterior Video Cladding Wall
14 May 2018 Advancements in Storage Protection
09 Apr 2018 Wilshire Grand DTLA Tour with the Experts
12 Mar 2018 Prescriptive versus Performance-Based Fire Safety for Super High-Rise Buildings
26 Feb 2018 SFPE Golf Tournament - 3rd Annual - Charity
12 Feb 2018 Sprinkler Corrosion Protection with Vacuum Technology
08 Jan 2018 Energy Storage Systems - Fire Safety Concepts in the 2018 IFC and IRC
11 Dec 2017 SFPE-Socal Holiday Party
13 Nov 2017 Proliferation of Structural Fire Engineering in the USA
03 Oct 2017 2017 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium
11 Sep 2017 Technologies Related to Integrating Bldg. Lighting to Bldg. Emergency Systems
12 Jun 2017 DAS Fire Fighter Communications
15 May 2017 Field Trip to NETFLIX, Located at 5808 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
08 May 2017 Growing Pains: Fire Safety in the Budding Marijuana Industry
10 Apr 2017 Fire Fatalities - Know the Code
13 Mar 2017 Mass Notification Systems
27 Feb 2017 Golf Tournament - 2nd Annual - Charity
13 Feb 2017 Building and Comfort Sensors for Multi-Criteria Determination of Fire States
09 Jan 2017 Summary of the California Code Amendments for 2017 and proposed codes in the works
12 Dec 2016 SFPE-Socal Holiday Party
14 Nov 2016 Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems – Application, Compliance and Live Demonstration
05 Oct 2016 2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium
12 Sep 2016 Time and the Tall Building: Time Saving Technologies that Preserve Lives and Enhance Safety in Recently Constructed Tall Buildings”
11 Jul 2016 No Lunch Meeting in July
13 Jun 2016 Field Trip - ARTIC - The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Tour
09 May 2016 High-Rise Facade Fires: A World Wide Concern
11 Apr 2016 Ignitable Liquid Storage in Portable Containers
14 Mar 2016 Impact of Extinguisher Agents on Museum Collections
29 Feb 2016 Golf Tournament - First Annual - Charity
08 Feb 2016 Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Colleges & University Research Laboratories - 2/8/16 SFPE Socal Chapter Meeting
11 Jan 2016 Field Trip - Broad Museum Tour
14 Dec 2015 SFPE-Socal Holiday Party
09 Nov 2015 NFPA 13 - Silent Topics No One Talks About
12 Oct 2015 Lithium Ion Batteries – Hazards and Protection
08 Jun 2015 Roof Mounted Solar 6/8/2015 SFPE Socal Chapter Meeting
11 May 2015 Bangladesh Garment Facoties 5/11/2015 Chapter Meeting
13 Apr 2015 USS Iowa Field Trip 4/13/2015 Chapter Meeting
09 Mar 2015 Innovative approach to high piled storage protection 3/9/2015 Chapter Meeting
09 Feb 2015 NFPA 750 2/9/2015 Chapter Meeting
12 Jan 2015 Wireless Fire Alarm 1/12/2015 Chapter Meeting
08 Dec 2014 Holiday Party 12/8/2014
10 Nov 2014 Wharf Fire - Chapter Meeting 11/10/2014
08 Sep 2014 September 2014 Chapter Meeting
23 Jun 2014 June 2014 Chapter Meeting
12 May 2014 May 2014 Chapter Meeting
14 Apr 2014 April 2014 Chapter Meeting
10 Mar 2014 March 2014 Chapter Meeting
12 Feb 2014 February 2014 Chapter Meeting
20 Jan 2014 January 2014 Chapter Meeting
16 Dec 2013 December 2013 Chapter Meeting - Holiday Party
14 Oct 2013 October 2013 Chapter Meeting
10 Jun 2013 June 2013 Chapter Meeting
13 May 2013 May 2013 Chapter Meeting
08 Apr 2013 April 2013 Chapter Meeting - Cancelled
11 Mar 2013 March 2013 Meeting: Tour of Lawrence Doors Factory
11 Feb 2013 February 2013 Chapter Meeting - NFPA Process changes/Participation Opportunities
14 Jan 2013 January 2013 Meeting: Sprinkler Droplet Characterization
10 Dec 2012 December 2012 Chapter Meeting - Holiday Party
05 Nov 2012 November 2012 Chapter Meeting - El Segundo FD
08 Oct 2012 October 2012 Chapter Meeting
10 Sep 2012 September 2012 Chapter Meeting
19 Jul 2012 Chapter Board Meeting


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