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Upcoming events

    • March 01, 2021
    • (MST)
    • March 05, 2021
    • (MST)
    • Online - GoToMeeting

    The 2021 ICC-Colorado Chapter Education Institute will be virtual this year.

    Cheap CEU's / PDU's / LU's!  Each of the single-day classes will be eligible for continuing education Learning Units as required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and designed to meet the continuing education requirements for Professional Development Units required by the State of Colorado Electrical Board (DORA).

    Please see for details and registration.

    NOTE: the registration deadline is Friday, February 19!

    • March 11, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    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. 

    • March 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    • Webinar

    Presentation:   Remote Inspections - In the Codes and in Practice

    The presentation will provide a brief overview of the NFPA technical committee standards development process. Then two members of the NFPA 915 technical committee will discuss the history and development status of NFPA 915 Standard for Remote Inspections. In addition, our presenters will discuss their personal experiences with performing remote inspections at CU Boulder and Clark County Washington.

    Guest Presenters: 

    Jim Muir, Clark County Building Safety Division and NFPA 915 Technical Committee Chair

    Jim Muir has been the Chief Building Official for Clark County Washington for 16 years and was previously the building official of Washington County Oregon, where he worked for 12 years.  He had a 20 year career in construction that included spray applied fire proofing, insulation, metal buildings and general contracting prior to working in the public sector.

    Jim currently chairs the NFPA 915 Standard on Remote Inspections committee which was scoped as a new standard in 2019 and is now in the first draft RFP stage. Jim has been involved in codes for nearly three decades. He was on the Uniform Fire Code committee for its last edition.  Jim was a member of the NFPA Building Code Development Committee after its first meeting in 2003 and chaired that committee for about 12 years until its sunset in 2019.              

    Jim is also very active in innovation, emerging technologies, and public outreach. Even though he works in Washington, he chairs the Oregon Building Officials public outreach committee.  In 2011, Clark County was presented with the ICC Raising the Profile award for outreach; they currently have a 30’ interactive trailer that has everything from an earthquake shake experience, a Rube Goldberg-like Home Hero machine, to a Pipe the Poop game.

    Jim and his wife, Karen, live in Tualatin, Oregon.

    Zac Niehues, University of Colorado Boulder and NFPA 915 Technical Committee Member

    As Director of Engineering in Planning, Design and Construction at the University of Colorado Boulder, Zac leads technical planning, quality assurance, and code compliance for construction on campus.  He is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SFPE, joined the NFPA 915 technical committee in 2019, and is unabashedly proud of being a Fire Protection Engineer in the great State of Colorado.

    Bob Sullivan, NFPA Southwest Regional Director. 

    Bob Sullivan is NFPA’s Southwest Regional Director, assisting with code adoptions, legislative advocacy, and stakeholder engagement in the States of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.  Mr. Sullivan has over 31 years of experience serving on fire departments in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado, including several years as a company officer.  Prior to coming to NFPA, he served on the Thornton Fire Department in Colorado as the Senior Fire Protection Engineer and Deputy Fire Marshal, focusing on new development construction and fire code enforcement.  He has a Master's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.

    • April 08, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    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. 

    • April 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

    Presentation:  Join Vernon Champlin and Andrew Taggart, PE from Jensen Hughes for a case study and discussion of the design, construction, and commissioning of the most advanced cannabis processing facility in Colorado.   This presentation will examine code compliant design for cannabis processing, high-piled biomass storage, combustible dust, CO2 and hydrocarbon extraction, winterization, crystallization, and distillation of CBD. Integrated solutions were applied to this project that provide layered safeguards via sprinklers, fire alarm, hazardous materials management, electrical safety, gas detection, and emergency ventilation. This presentation will challenge even the most experienced fire professional as considerations will be discussed that strike a fine balance between hazard analysis, engineering controls, public safety, and effective emergency operations.

    This presentation will feature the following learning objectives:

    • Appreciate the hazards associated with cannabis production and storage.
    • Recognize the design and coordination challenges associated with hazardous materials related projects. 
    • Understand how risk analysis and management tools may be used to assist with comprehending the interaction between multiple building safety systems and emergency response.
    • Recognize the shortcomings of the prescriptive fire and building code requirements applicable to cannabis facilities. 

    Guest Presenter: 

    Vernon Champlin, Jensen Hughes

    Vernon Champlin, MPA/EFO/FM, is a Senior Consultant with Jensen Hughes. Mr. Champlin’s fire service career spans two decades in both operational and prevention capacities from firefighter to Chief Officer, and Fire Marshal. Mr. Champlin’s real world field experience contributes significantly to his basis of design and application of codes and standards to achieve an effective, yet realistic compliance strategy.  In addition, he has worked extensively with design professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and all levels of government involving urban, suburban, and rural development and construction projects. Mr. Champlin has presented both nationally and internationally on topics of fire suppression, fire protection, life-safety and wildland fire protection.

    Andrew Taggart, PE, Jensen Hughes

    Andrew J. Taggart, PE, is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer – Manager with 14 years’ experience. Mr. Taggart’s experience includes fire protection engineering, project management and technical oversight responsibilities for projects involving, fire and life safety code consulting; fire protection system analysis and design; storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids, and other hazardous materials; development of alternate compliance means for existing facilities and unique operations; fire hazards and risk-based analysis; emergency response; construction management; and fire protection system commissioning.  Mr. Taggart’s work experience includes projects in a variety of sectors with a focus on the industrial, manufacturing, and oil & gas sectors.

    • May 13, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    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. 

    • May 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

    Presentation:   TBD

    Guest Presenter: TBD

Past events

February 11, 2021 SFPE RMC Webinar: Elevators: Sprinklers and Fire Alarm – Tying It All Together
February 11, 2021 SFPE RMC Board Meeting - February
January 20, 2021 STI Webinar: Firestop Specifications - What Architects Need to Know
January 15, 2021 FMAC Webinar: Energy Storage Systems Best Practices
January 14, 2021 Webinar: AFFF - Risk vs. Reward in the face of environmental concerns
January 14, 2021 January Board Meeting
December 10, 2020 Webinar: NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems
December 10, 2020 December Board Meeting
November 12, 2020 Webinar: Fire-Related Human Behavior
November 12, 2020 November Board Meeting
October 08, 2020 Webinar: Fire Modeling: How Forensic Examples Apply and Inform the Building Design Process
October 08, 2020 October Board Meeting
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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