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    • 14 Dec 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Microsoft Teams Meeting


    Registration closes on December 11th. We will not be accepting late registrations.

    Date:  December 14, 2020


    Microsoft Teams


    Janice Van Mullem and Steve Moses


    11:30AM: Chapter Business

    11:45PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Meeting Link

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    Event Flyer

    December 2020 Meeting.pdf


    Water tanks for fire protection are ubiquitous in high rise buildings and other facilities. These tanks require ITM in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, but unfortunately they are often overlooked. This unique presentation will include the results of a comprehensive review of all Huntington Beach high rise buildings’ water tanks from both an AHJ’s and a tester’s perspectives. Fire Marshal Van Mullem will also include an overview of the requirements found in NFPA 22, Water Storage Tanks, the various types of tanks in use, and the applicable provisions for ITM found in NFPA 25. Mr. Moses will share his experiences in conducting numerous dive inspections on these tanks in California, including interesting and head-scratching findings that should pique everyone’s interest.


    Janice Van Mullem is with the Huntington Beach Fire Dept., where she has held the positions of Hazardous Materials Program Specialist, Assistant Fire Marshal, and now, Fire Marshal. She also serves as Second Vice President of the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers. Janice received her Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and two Master’s Degrees in Science Technology and Public Policy, and Civil / Environmental Engineering. Prior to the fire service she worked many years in the environmental field specializing in hazardous materials and hazardous waste management.

    Steve Moses has made his living for the last 35 years diving into unusual and dangerous situations throughout the United States. He and his company, Rubicon Applied Divers, have performed work in National Parks, The Great Lakes, The Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as many rivers and lakes. Since 2014 he has been making a splash exploring long-ignored fire protection supply tanks in California and other states, assisting in bringing them into compliance to NFPA 25.

Past events

15 Oct 2020 2020 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium
14 Sep 2020 Two-Way Communication Systems
08 Jun 2020 An Overview of NFPA 241 Fundamentals
11 May 2020 Water Mist Protection of Li-Ion Batteries
13 Apr 2020 How to Prevent Thermal Runaway in Lithium Ion Batteries
13 Mar 2020 Smoke Control Testing and Acceptance
24 Feb 2020 SFPE Golf Tournament - 5th Annual - Charity
10 Feb 2020 A Review of the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
13 Jan 2020 Smoke Control Approaches in Tall Buildings
02 Dec 2019 Holiday Party
11 Nov 2019 Soot Characterization of Porous Wildland Fuel Combustion
02 Oct 2019 2019 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium
09 Sep 2019 Storage Protection For Ceilings Higher Than 45 & 48 Feet
21 Aug 2019 Sony Entertainment Tour in Culver City
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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