The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was founded on January 6, 1955.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except July and August.  There is a gala holiday meeting held in December, and a golf outing held in the Spring. Meeting locations rotate location around the Los Angeles area to accommodate the locations of our members. Be sure to check the event location that you are attending!  In addition to sponsoring regular tours to Southern California facilities that are of interest to the fire protection engineer, our Chapter also schedules in the Fall an educational one-day Annual Symposium.

Executive Board

 PresidentSteven Dannaway
 1st VP - Membership Armen
 2nd VP - ProgramsJeff Halpert
 Past President Ray Bizal
 Treasurer Evan Ross
 Secretary Meghan Goodwin

Members at large

Deborah Freeland
 Anna Santoro
 Chris Wicker
Greg Vlahakis


This Constitution of the Chapter is the most up to date version.                      

SFPE SoCal Chapter Constitution Amended 2018.pdf


These Bylaws were adopted in March 2020 at which time all previous Bylaws were rescinded.

SFPE SoCal Chapter By-Laws with comma Amended 7.2018.pdf

Past Presidents

The Chapter would like to thank all below who have provided the leadership for this Chapter which made it what it is today.

Ray Bizal 2018 - 2020

Chris Reimer 2016 - 2018

Ryan Rigsbee 2014 - 2016

AJ Campanella 2012 - 2014

Brian McLaughlin 2010 - 2012

Sam Toren 2008 - 2010

Justin Reid 2006 - 2008

Tina King 2004 - 2006

Mike Ball 2003 - 2004

Andy Grenier 2002 - 2003

Monica Hayden 2001 - 2002

Mike Madden 1999 - 2001

Ann Holman 1998 - 1999

Debra Boice 1996 - 1998

Tom Bryson 1994 - 1996

Rayy Grill 1993 - 1996

JK Lee 1991 - 1993

Edward Fixen 1990 - 1991

Deborah Freeland 1988 - 1990

Rob Salek 1986 - 1988

Ralph Dellinger 1984 - 1986

Russ Hoetzel 1982 - 1984

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Please contact a board member with any ideas or suggestions you have for the chapter. We would love to hear from you.

We hope to see you at our next event!

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