Events




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Upcoming events

    • October 12, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: Fire Research Overview of Metro State University (Denver) Fire Science Program

    This presentation will cover three separate fire research experiments that are currently being conducted at Metro State University.  The research topics will include: Macroscopic Examination of Soot Deposition/ Agglomeration on Smoke/CO Detectors; Gypsum Wall Board Calcination by IR Examination; and Reproducible Fuel Package used in Reduced Scale Enclosure Hypothesis Testing.  The speaker will discuss the experiments being conducted; will present the theory behind the research; and will explain why the research is important (i.e., what will we learn or how will it change the way we do things in the future).

    PRESENTER: Mark Campbell (Fire Protection Engineer at Denver Fire Department)

    Mark Campbell, CFPS, IAAI-FIT, CFPS, is a Fire Protection Engineer with Denver Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau.  He has spent over thirty years in both the public and private sector including law enforcement, fire service, consulting, and private litigation support.  He currently instructs class and conducts fire research through Metro State University Denver’s Fire Science Program.  His work has been published in Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction (2012) and the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology (2012, 2014).

    • November 09, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: Navigating the Relationship between NFPA 30 & NFPA 13


    PRESENTER: Bob Upson, Manager of Engineering Services (National Fire Sprinkler Association)




    • December 14, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: The SFPE Foundation: mission, goals, and current research projects


    PRESENTER: Deborah L. Shaner, P.E.  (Shaner Life Safety/SFPE Foundation)




    • January 11, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: Understanding Performance Based Design [tentative] 


    PRESENTER: Dr. Bryan Hoskins  (Assistant Professor of Fire Protection & Safety at Oklahoma State University)




    • February 08, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: Regulating Laboratories - A Challenge for Designers and Enforcers


    PRESENTER: Joshua Lambert, PE  (Fire Protection Engineer - University of Texas)




    • March 15, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: ICC Provisions for Tall Wood Buildings


    PRESENTER: Carl F. Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.)




    • May 10, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Presentation: [tentative] The Latest at SFPE 


    PRESENTER: Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE - SFPE International




Past events

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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