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Upcoming events

    • October 08, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • Webinar
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    All SFPE RMC board meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the board to attend. If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting, please register here. A meeting invitation with login details will then be sent to your email address. 

    • October 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
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    Presentation:  This presentation will examine the fire modeling process with real-life, tangible problems. Developing model inputs is frequently one of the most important and difficult challenges faced by fire modelers. As such, it is also a critical area for fire model review by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), third-party peer reviewers, as well as internal reviewers, and project management/supervisors. Frequently, the overall outcome is substantially determined by this phase of the project. A similar problem exists with regard to developing acceptable performance criteria against which to compare the fire model results. These issues will be addressed by looking at data development for a specific fire model analyzing an actual incident, but with wider implications to design approaches. This discussion will be tied in with the SFPE’s Guide to Substantiating a Fire Model for a Given Application. Fire modelers, reviewers, and AHJ’s will benefit by observing the process of fire model scenario development, implementation, and results analysis using this method.

    Guest Presenter: Christopher B. Wood is a co-founder and the managing member of FireLink, LLC. He has a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Management Engineering with an Electrical Engineering concentration.  Wood also holds an MS in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) from WPI and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. His work focuses on failure analysis and forensic engineering of primarily fire and explosion events. Wood also performs safety and design analysis, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and a variety of teaching activities.  Wood is currently an Adjunct Teaching Professor at WPI in the FPE department where he teaches failure analysis and forensic techniques. Wood is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). He is both a licensed Professional Engineer and a licensed attorney, although his practice focuses on engineering. Wood has also published and presented on a number of topics including conferences and handbooks.He is also the Secretary for the NFPA Technical Committee on Fires and Explosions responsible for NFPA 921 The Guide for Fire and Explosions Investigations.


    • November 12, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MST)
    • Webinar

    All SFPE RMC board meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the board to attend. If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting, please register here. A meeting invitation with login details will then be sent to your email address. 

    • November 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    • Webinar

    Presentation:  This presentation will detail the factors that affect occupant response in structure fires. Based on research over the past several decades and illustrated with videos from surveillance cameras and experiments, the presenter will show the characteristics of occupants, buildings and the environment that impact the decisions and actions of people experiencing fire or warnings of fire. The new edition of the SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire will be discussed as well.

    Guest Presenter: Rita Fahy, Applied Research Manager at NFPA

    Rita F. Fahy is a Manager in the Applied Research group of the National Fire Protection Association.  She is involved in statistical analysis and computer modeling work, mainly in the areas of firefighter deaths and human behavior in fire.  She has been active in evacuation and fire modeling and analysis for over 30 years and was involved in statistical studies of human behavior in four major fires in high-occupancy properties, including the World Trade Center in New York City, and has authored studies focusing on social and economic factors relevant to fire experience.  She has authored NFPA's annual study of on-duty firefighter fatalities since 1981.  She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S.I.E. in Operations Research from Northeastern University, and a PhD for Published Work from the University of Ulster.  She is a member of the International Association for Fire Safety Science, and currently a visiting lecturer at Lund University, teaching a course on fire-related human behavior.



    • December 10, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MST)
    • Webinar

    All SFPE RMC board meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the board to attend. If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting, please register here. A meeting invitation with login details will then be sent to your email address. 

    • December 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    • Webinar

    Presentation:  TBD

    Guest Presenter: TBD


Past events

September 10, 2020 Webinar: 2019 Denver Code Updates
September 10, 2020 September Board Meeting
May 15, 2020 Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
April 09, 2020 Webinar: Improving Fire Alarm Intelligibility Through Technology
March 12, 2020 Improving Fire Alarm Intelligibility Through Technology - Larry Rietz, SET
February 13, 2020 Smoke Control Systems & Challenges with New Codes - Greg Bradshaw
January 17, 2020 NFPA: Flammable Refrigerants
January 09, 2020 New IBC Office Occupant Load Factor - When and How to Use It - Warren Bonisch, P.E.
December 12, 2019 Fire Service Interaction with Building Fire Protection Features - Brett Lacey, CSFD
November 14, 2019 New Antifreeze Fire Sprinkler Technology and other Expert of the Day style TechNote topics - Mark Hopkins, NFSA
October 13, 2019 SFPE 2019 Annual Conference
October 10, 2019 Smoke Control Code Requirements and Applications - Ben Lombardo
September 18, 2019 SUPDET 2019 - Auto and Remote Testing & Maintenance Workshop
September 12, 2019 Application of Narrow-band Tone Signaling
August 29, 2019 National Society of Professional Engineers - Summer Social
May 17, 2019 FMAC meeting: Amazon Case Study and Facility Tour
May 13, 2019 NFPA’s Fire Service Photovoltaic & Battery Energy Storage Systems Safety Training
May 09, 2019 TopGolf - RSVP CANCELLED
May 09, 2019 Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood
April 11, 2019 SFPE RMC Symposium Reception
April 11, 2019 6th Annual Rocky Mountain SFPE Symposium
March 15, 2019 FMAC meeting: Off-Premise Signaling and Supervising Station Requirements
March 14, 2019 Surviving Suvivability - A User's Guide to Survivable Fire Alarm Circuits
March 04, 2019 2019 ICC Colorado Chapter Educational Institute
February 14, 2019 A Primer on Hazardous Materials
January 10, 2019 Fire Apparatus Access Issues
December 13, 2018 Fire Detection Video Analytics
November 08, 2018 Reorganization of NFPA 13
October 28, 2018 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo
October 11, 2018 Pikes Peak Summit Project: a Fire Protection Case Study
September 13, 2018 SFPE International President: State of the Society
June 20, 2018 Colorado Rockies v. New York Mets Baseball Game
May 11, 2018 PE Exam Problem Writing Session
May 10, 2018 Research Needs for the Fire Safety Engineering Profession: The SFPE Roadmap
April 12, 2018 Symposium Reception 2018
April 12, 2018 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium 2018
March 15, 2018 ICC Provisions for Tall Wood Buildings
March 05, 2018 ICC Colorado Chapter Educational Institute
February 08, 2018 Regulating Laboratories - A Challenge for Designers and Enforcers
January 11, 2018 Performance Based Design: A Case Study
December 07, 2017 Risk Assessment and Fire Exposure
November 17, 2017 Energy Storage Systems (partner FMAC Seminar)
November 09, 2017 Navigating the Relationship of NFPA 30 and NFPA 13: Sprinklers for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
October 12, 2017 Fire Research Underway at Metro State University
September 14, 2017 Legal Discussion - Colorado Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
May 19, 2017 Best of NFSA Expert of the Day (partner FMAC Seminar)
May 18, 2017 Proliferation of Structural Fire Engineering
May 17, 2017 PE Exam Problem Writing Session
April 20, 2017 2017 Symposium Reception
April 20, 2017 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium 2017
March 16, 2017 Fire Sprinkler Head Failure: Manufacturer Defect vs Installation and Service
February 09, 2017 Elevators: Sprinklers and Fire Alarm – Tying It All Together
January 20, 2017 Carbon Monoxide Requirements for the Code Professional
January 12, 2017 Business & Professional Ethics
December 08, 2016 LPG and CO2 [Marijuana] Extraction – the Importance of Engineering Peer Reviews and Field Verifications
November 10, 2016 Bureau of Reclamation Fire Protection Program
October 13, 2016 Colorado Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
September 25, 2016 SFPE North America Conference & Expo
September 16, 2016 Fire Marshals' Association (FMAC) meeting: CMS & DFPC Healthcare Topics
September 08, 2016 Cannabis Extractions, Concentrates, and Infused Products: A Colorado Perspective
August 19, 2016 Colorado Rockies v. Chicago Cubs Baseball Game
May 13, 2016 PE Exam Problem Writing Session
May 12, 2016 SFPE Design Guide to Human Behavior in Fire
April 14, 2016 Updates to the Denver Fire Code
March 10, 2016 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium 2016
February 11, 2016 Fire Protection in Mixed Use Buildings
January 14, 2016 Anatomy of an Arson
December 10, 2015 Improving Fire Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories
November 12, 2015 Advances in Air Sampling Smoke Detection and Optical Imaging Detection
October 08, 2015 Fire and Evacuation Modeling - A Discussion of the State of the Art
September 10, 2015 Large Opening Fire Protectives
July 21, 2015 Colorado Rockies v. Texas Rangers Baseball Game
May 20, 2015 May 20, 2015 Annual chapter meeting - ELECTIONS -
May 19, 2015 PE Test Writing Session - Hosted at DFD by SFPE
April 23, 2015 Post Symposium RECEPTION
April 23, 2015 Rocky Mountain Chapter Fire Protection Symposium
March 18, 2015 March 18 - Elevator lobbies & smoke dampers
February 11, 2015 February 11 - Investigation of Hash Oil Fires & Explosions
January 14, 2015 January 14 - SoniTech - Alternate Technology for Corrosion Inspections
December 10, 2014 December 10 - St. Joe's Case Study
November 12, 2014 November 12 - Life Safety Plans & BIM
October 08, 2014 October 08 - Low Frequency Sounders
September 10, 2014 September 10 - Reduced Scale Enclosure Testing
May 07, 2014 May 07, 2014 chapter meeting
May 06, 2014 Colorado Rockies v. Texas Rangers Baseball Game
May 06, 2014 PE Test Writing Session - Hosted at DFD by SFPE
April 09, 2014 April 9, 2014: Specifying Clean Agents
March 19, 2014 March 19, 2014: Water Mist Fire Protection
February 19, 2014 February 19, 2014: Treated Wood Products
January 21, 2014 January 21, 2014: Combined meeting with RMAFAA
December 11, 2013 December 11, 2013: Monthly meeting - Josh Elvove
November 13, 2013 November 13, 2013: Nitrogen Inerting for Corrosion Control
October 09, 2013 October 09, 2013: CMS and Life Safety Code
October 01, 2013 UL Fire Alarm Communications Pathways
September 11, 2013 Understanding ICC and NFPA Vertical Opening Construction Requirements
May 08, 2013 Fire Service Considerations: A Primer for Building and System Designers
May 07, 2013 PE Writing Session
April 10, 2013 Rocky Mountain Chapter Fire Protection Symposium
March 13, 2013 New Technologies in Flow Testing
March 04, 2013 ICC Colorado Chapter Educational Institute
February 13, 2013 A Fire Protection Solution for Industrial Exhaust Systems in Corrosive Service
January 09, 2013 Fire Life Safety Certification Programs
December 05, 2012 Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements with fire curtains
November 07, 2012 Public Safety Radio Amplification
October 03, 2012 Alternative to Fireproofing of Roof Structural Members in High Ceiling Gymnasiums and Recreation Facilities
September 05, 2012 Obstructions to Heat and Sprinkler Spray Discharge
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