On February 25, 2017, the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers participated in the 33rd Annual DuPage County STEM Expo at IIT-West.

The Expo was formerly known as the e-Week Exhibition and was rebranded as the STEM Expo this year.


Approximately 2,000 students and their families attended this event.  The Chicago SFPE provided hands-on demonstrations of a fire alarm panel and a fire extinguisher simulator in which students were able to use a life-like portable fire extinguisher to extinguish a simulated fire.


The Chapter would like to thank Brian Cullen of Siemens; Karen Connors of Phoenix Fire;, Elizabeth Mullin, of WJE; Alex Popov and Manuel Hurtado of Jensen Hughes and Tom Miller of Hanson Engineering for assisting our efforts during the Expo.


We would also like to extend a special thanks to Siemens for providing the fire alarm panel demonstration and to Phoenix Fire for providing the fire extinguisher simulator.

Submitted by: Joe Talbert