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October 2018

2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo

October 28, 2018 - October 30, 2018
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Soon, our SFPE Chapter will be joining with SFPE at the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo, which is shaping up to be our strongest annual conference to date. This two and a half day conference (October 28-30) with post optional Professional Development Seminars (October 31 – November 2) will provide fire safety and fire protection engineers with the knowledge, resources and connections that they need to excel. Attendees can access over 55 sessions to get up-to-date on technical trends…

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November 2018

Monthly Meeting: New Sprinkler Technologies – Large Orifice And Smart Sprinklers

November 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Haymarket Brewery, 737 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Mitch Bortner present new sprinkler technologies at JCI. Register at Club Express. Registration is required Payment: Payment In Advance Only Registrants & Fees : Fire Service in uniform $35.00 Member $40.00 Non-Member $45.00 Student $35.00

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December 2018

Advanced Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and Smokeview

December 3, 2018 - December 4, 2018
IL United States + Google Map

Seminar Description This two-day seminar is a hands-on seminar on advanced techniques in using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) modeling and Smokeview visualization software. The course is intended for current users of FDS who are comfortable creating simple FDS input files from scratch without assistance. The course consists of many short modules covering specific topics. Each module includes a lecture section and a workshop section in which the student works example problems on a personal laptop computer. Seminar Objectives Upon…

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Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies

December 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map

Course Description This one-day seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them. To enhance learning, attendees will be asked to participate in simple, qualitative hazard, risk or reliability analyses, fire and life safety strategy development for representative building configurations and fire scenarios, and fire safety management and evacuation planning exercises. Due to time constraints there will be no quantitative or computational analyses. The topics and sequence…

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Performance-Based Design and the Codes

December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, 330 Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Where: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 United States CEUs: Earn up to CEUs .7 | PDHs 7 Minimum:10 - *if we do not meet the minimum the seminar will be cancelled Description: This one-day seminar will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection. This process identifies methods of a) defining a project scope, b) developing goals, objectives and performance criteria, c) selecting design fire scenarios and design…

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December Holiday Party

December 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Haymarket Brewery, 737 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Join us for the annual SFPE Chicago Chapter holiday party! When: Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM Registration is required Payment: Payment In Advance Only Registrants & Fees : Fire Fighter in Uniform or Student -$35.00 Member -$40.00 Non-Member- $45.00

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January 2019

January Monthly Meeting: Fire Fighting Foam – Current State And Complexities Of Foam Containing Fluorine

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Haymarket Brewery, 737 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Fire Fighting Foam - Current State And Complexities Of Foam Containing Fluorine When: Monday, January 28, 2019, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM Harold Larson, with National Foam, will present the current state of fire fighting foam. Many states are banning or phasing out certain perfluorinated foams.Register Now. ________________________________________ Registration:is required Payment: Payment In Advance Only Registrants & Fees : Fire Fighter in Uniform or Student - $35.00 Member - $40.00 Non-Member - $45.00 Non-Member Guest - $45.00

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February 2019

February Monthly Meeting – Large Scale Testing of Energy Storage Systems

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Underwriters Laboratories, 333 Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Adam Barowy and Sean DeCrane UL LLC Presenting on "Large Scale Testing of Energy Storage Systems: Fire Protection and Response Considerations" Adam Barowy is a Research Engineer with over 10 years experience in large scale fire testing in the laboratory and in the field. Sean DeCrane is a UL fire protection industry liaison and retired Battalion Chief at Cleveland Fire Department. This presentation will provide a working understanding of UL 9540A, Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in…

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April 2019

Wisconsin & Chicago Chapters April Joint Meeting

April 15 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.
Kenosha, WI 53142 United States
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Guide to Human Behavior in Fire: Speaker is Dan O’Conner – Jensen Hughes Presentation Abstract: An overview of the 2nd Edition of the Guide to Human Behavior in Fire will be presented. The goal of this expanded 2nd Edition of the Guide is to provide a common introduction to this field for the broad fire safety community: fire protection engineers, design professionals, and code authorities. The presentation will review changes from the First Edition of the SFPE human Behavior Guide…

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May 2019

Annual Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tinley Park VFW Post 2791, 17147 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477 United States
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CHICAGO CHAPTER SFPE Announces the Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner SAME Location as Last Year & SAME Great Food! When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Time: 5 PM - 9 PM (Dinner at 6 PM) Location: Tinley Park VFW Post 2791 17147 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477 Dinner Tickets: $55 ** $60 after May 9th ** $40 for all Fire Service Personnel Payment in full is required to hold all reservations. Please note we are limited to 125…

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