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March 2018

18th Annual IFPA-SFPE Fire Protection Product Show

March 13, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Medinah Banquets, 550 N Shriners Dr.
Addison, IL 60101 United States
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18th Annual IFPA-SFPE Combined Fire Protection Product Show Free Admission to Show & 2 Free PDH/CEU Classes Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, 2:45 - 7:00 PM The Illinois Fire Prevention Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers are once again hosting their annual product show. One of the largest exhibitions of products, services and related industrial components of the Fire Protection industry in the Chicagoland area.  We expect to have more than 50 exhibitors.  Admission to…

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April 2018

April 2018 – First Annual Joint Chicago/Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

April 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.
Kenosha, WI 53142 United States
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  Solving for ‘Why?’ Exterior Cladding and Fire Protection - More Than Skin Deep Agenda • Registration - 11:30 am • Buffet Lunch - 12:00 pm • Presentation - 1:00-2:00 pm Cost •  $25 per person CEUs •  1 pdh Presenters Nicholas Ozog & Anthony Cinnamon from WJE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.   Description In recent years, we have all watched in disbelief as a series of fires around the globe propagated, in part, by a combination of exterior wall…

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May 2018

2018 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinley Park VFW Post 2791, 17147 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477 United States
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• $55 for members ($60 after May 17) • $55 for non-members ($60 after May 17) • $40 for firefighter in uniform 5:00pm - 10:00pm (dinner at 6:00pm) Payment in full is required to hold all reservations. Please note we are limited to 125 tickets. Reservations must be received by May 17, 2018, in order to receive the lower price. Group reservations will be held under the point of contact name and can be paid with a single check   As always,…

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September 2018

2018 Annual Golf Outing

September 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ruffled Feathers Golf Course, 1 Pete Dye Drive
Lemont, IL 60439 United States
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Our Annual Golf Outing benefits The Loyola University Burn Center and From Tragedy to Triumph, two groups which provide care and support to victims of burns.  Please join us in support of these great organizations. Outing Schedule •  Registration/Practice - 7 am •  Shotgun Start - 8 am •  Presentations & Lunch to Follow Registration •  $150 per person Includes: •  lunch  •  cart   •  green fees Sponsorship Opportunities Have fun and help raise additional funds by participating in sponsorship opportunities. …

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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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