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Past Schedules

2015 - 2016 Chapter Meeting Schedule:
Date
Program
Speaker
5/01/2017
A Case study of a Recent Fire Investigation
Roger Tate
Verite Forensic Engineering
4/03/2017
Fire Alarm Advancements in Notification Technology
Kirk Wells
SimplexGrinnell
3/06/2017
New and Current Methods for Detection Including Air Sampling
Stephen Miller
Southern Regional Sales Manager
Safe Fire Detection
2/06/2017
Hazard Analysis from an Insurance/Underwriting Perspective
Kaycie Cook
Ironshore Builders Risk
1/09/2017
Changes to NFPA 13
Kevin Kelly
Victaulic
12/05/2016
Mitigate the Risk of "Freeze-Ups" From a Design Perspective
Open Discussion
Director of Licensing
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Robert Opiela, P.E.
10/03/2016
Solar Energy as it relates to Fire Protection and Fire Prevention
Dan Lepinski
09/12/2016
Project Close Out Standards as related to surge protection, documentation, installation and ITM considerations
Bill Williams
2015 - 2016 Chapter Meeting Schedule:
Date
Program
Speaker
12/07/2015
Engineering Ethics
C.W. Clark, P.E.
Director of Compliance & Enforcement
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
11/02/2015
Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Panels.
Greg Willis
10/05/2015
Minimum Standards for Engineers Practicing Fire Protection Engineering in the State of Oklahoma. More information.
Brandon Wilkerson
SFPE Oklahoma Chapter
Poole Fire Protection
9/14/2015
Victualic and Kickoff meet and greet for the 2015/2016 year.
Zach Arnold
2014 - 2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule:
Date
Program
Speaker
September 8, 2014
Updates and Applications for VESDA Detection Technology
Piper Wick
Southwest Regional Manager
XTRALIS
October 6, 2014
Getting to Know UL
Jon Roberts
Lead Regulatory Engineer
Codes and Advisory Services
UL, LLC
November 3, 2014
Elevator Egress
Thomas Izbicki, P.E.
Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. + Hughes Associates
December 1, 2014
Engineering Ethics
Mr. C.W. Clark, P.E.
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
January 12, 2015
AHJ Panel Discussion
Kelley Stalder, Texas Fire Marshal’s Office
Bob Morgan, City of Fort Worth Fire Dept.
John Gilette, City of Frisco Fire Dept.
Todd Haines, DFW Airport Fire Prevention
Rahe Loftin, GSA Fort Worth
Jay Loucks, City of Dallas
Patrick McGehee, City of Dallas
James Williams, City of Dallas
February 2, 2015
Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems
Zach Arnold
Potter Electric Signal Company
March 2, 2015
Current status of the Fire Protection Program at OSU
Dr. Bryan Hoskins
Assistant Professor
Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology
Oklahoma State University
April 6, 2015
Fire and Life Safety in the Bangladesh Garment Industry
Robert S. Hicks, P.E.
Fire Protection/Life Safety
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May 4, 2015
A380 Fire Training Simulator Showcase
Onsite visit
Todd Haines
DFW Airport
2013 - 2014 Chapter Meeting Schedule:
Date
Program
Speaker
September 9, 2013
Victaulic Vortex® Fire Suppression System
Mr. Zachary C. Arnold and Mr. John Ashmore
Victaulic Company of America
October 7, 2013
Corrosion Solutions and Nitrogen Systems
Andy L. Kaempfer
November 4, 2013
Engineering Ethics
Mr. C.W. Clark, P.E.
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
December 2, 2013
Storage Sprinklers and Rule Changes
Zachary C. Arnold
Victaulic Company of America
January 13, 2014
Updates for DFW Airport
Todd Haines
Planning Chief/Fire Protection Engineer
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
February 3, 2014
Updates for Antifreeze Systems
Tom Wellen
American Fire Sprinkler Association
March 3, 2014
The FPE PE Exam and You
Roger Tate
Forensic Mechanical & Fire Protection Engineer
Verite' Forensic Engineering
April 7, 2014
Student's perspective about the FPST program
Austin Allen
Fire Protection & Safety Technology
OSU Chapter SFPE President
May 5, 2014
Tyco Fire Protection Products
Greg Gordon
2012 - 2013 Chapter Meeting Schedule:
Date
Program
Speaker
September 10, 2012
Mr. Mark S. Wise
The Solberg Company
October 1, 2012
Update on SFMO Activities and Changes
Mr. Chris Connealy
Mr. Mark Lockerman
Texas State Fire Marshal
November 5, 2012
Engineering Ethics
Mr. C.W. Clark, P.E.
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
December 3, 2012
Fiber Optic Cable Linear Heat/Fire Detection and Monitoring Systems
Mr. Greg McElyea
Mr. Doug Yates
of AP Sensing
January 14, 2013
Great Freeze of 2011
Mr. Roger Tate
February 4, 2013
Corrosion Management
Fire Protection Systems Corrosion Management, Inc. (FPSCMI)
March 4, 2013
Performance Based Design
Tom Izbicki
April 1, 2013
Randomness and Strategies for a Catastrophic World
Dr. Michael Larranaga
May 6, 2013
Hi-Fog Water Mist Protection Systems
Dale Shirley
2011 - 2012 Chapter Meeting Schedule
Date
Program
Speaker
September 12, 2011
CO2 Fire Safety Compliance 
Mr. Matt Wyman
Koetter Fire Protection, Inc.
October 3, 2011
Open Area Video Smoke Detection
Mr. Steve McGee
Xtralis
November 7, 2011
Emergency Communications Systems
Mr. Ken Clark
SimplexGrinnell
December 5, 2011
Engineering Ethics
Mr. C.W. Clark, P.E.
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
January 9, 2012
Special Hazard Fire Suppression
Mr. Ben Adams
Siemens Industry, Inc.
February 6, 2012
Video Image Fire Detection Systems
Mr. Rick Jeffress
Fike Video Image Detection
March 5, 2012
Things to Consider When Specifying Fire Sprinkler Systems
Mr. Greg Gordon
TYCO Fire Protection Products
April 2, 2012
Updates from the State Fire Marshal's Office: Licensing, Fire Investigations, Recent Issues
Mr. Joshua Lambert
Texas State Fire Marshal's Office
May 7, 2012
Update on Fire Safety and Fire Protection Initiatives
Mr. Randy Safer
National Fire Protection Association
2010 - 2011 Chapter Meeting Schedule
Date
Program
Speaker
September 13, 2010
Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets
2-0 and 8-9 
Mr. Roger Nance
Chief Engineering Technical Specialist
FM Global
October 4, 2010
Wildland Urban Interface Fire Problem in Texas
Mr. Bruce Wood
Texas Forest Service
November 1, 2010
Clean Agent Systems
Mr. Raymond Patterson
December 6, 2010
Engineering Ethics
Mr. C.W. Clark, P.E.
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
January 10, 2011
Anti-freeze Sprinkler Systems Update
Mr. Tom Wellen
February 7, 2011
Fire Sprinkler Underground Failures
Mr. Roger B. Tate, P.E.
Verite' Forensic Engineering
March 7, 2011
Fire Alarm Communication Methods
Malcom Reed
Southwest Dispatch Center
April 4, 2011
Current Developments in Video Smoke Detection
Mr. Tom Izbicki
Rolf Jensen & Assoc., Inc.
May 2, 2011
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis in Fire/Smoke Protection
Heejin J. Park, Ph.D., P.E.
Flonomix, Inc.
2009 - 2010 Chapter Meeting Schedule
Date
Program
Speaker
September 14, 2009
Vortex Suppression Technology

Mr. James Ashmore 
Vortex Sales Specialist
 Victaulic Company
October 5, 2009

Live Fire Suppression Demonstration

Mr. Todd Haines
Fire Protection Engineer DFW International Airport
November 2, 2009
Engineering Ethics


Mr. C.W. Clark
Director of Compliance and Enforcement
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
December 7, 2009

Cause and Origin of Fires and Fire Investigations



Mr. Don Moser
Senior Fire Consultant
Rimkus Consulting Group
January 11, 2010
Mass Notification Systems
Mr. Ken Clark
SimplexGrinnell
February 1, 2010
VESDA Technology Briefing
Mr. Steve McGee
Xtralis
March 1, 2010
Changes to the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code
Mr. Thomas Beare
SIEMENS Industry, Inc.
April 5, 2010
A Discussion on Computer Fire Modeling

Mr. Tom Izbicki
Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.
May 3, 2010
Fire Dos Water Driven Foam Proportioners
Mr. Wally Barker
Thermal Technologies, LLC

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