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Society of Fire Protection Engineers 
Greater Charlotte Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.

    February 3 SFPE Charlotte Meeting

    Emergency Responder Radio Coverage [Enhancement] Systems

      Presenter: Allen Dixon, - Zinwave

      Over a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry, Allen Dixon has held numerous positions including field engineering, product line management, marketing, and market development. He is currently Senior Director, Marketing and Partner Programs for Zinwave, working to expand the Zinwave brand and develop partnerships in the Enterprise space.

      A vocal proponent of the role of standards in industry, Allen is the co-founder and past chair of the HetNet Forum – a membership body within WIA – the Wireless Infrastructure Association -- and a veteran of the ATM Forum, TIA, and IEEE standards organizations.

      Allen is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida.

      • 02 Mar 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.

      March 2 SFPE Charlotte Meeting

      Seismic Overview - NFPA 13 - 2016

      The presentation will provide an overview of seismic requirements in the 2016 /edition of NFPA 13.  The presentation will cover the six elements of seismic protections for water based extinguishing systems.  The presentation will show different type of sway bracing on the market and available software to assist designers. 

        Presenter: Ralph Foster, P.E., - Foster Engineering & Consulting

        Ralph Foster is a Fire Protection Engineer licensed in multiple states.  He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering for the University of South Carolina and holds several NFPA certifications.  He worked for the SC State Fire Marshal's Office for 19 years before opening Foster Engineering & Consulting.  He is a member of SFPE, NFPA, ICC, and AFSA.  He is active in the CSRA Chapter of the SFPE, the SC Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, and the SC Fire Marshals Association.  He retired from the SC Army National Guard after 28 years of service.  He is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 10, and resides in Columbia with his family.

        • 06 Apr 2020
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.

        April 6 SFPE Charlotte Meeting

        Ditek Surge Protection

        Overview of surge protection. Including IBC codes for antenna protection on DAS, NFPA72 in 2013, NFPA 70 and requirements for surge protection on emergency generators that provide power to life safety. Review of new available AC protection devices. Overview of how different surge protection devices for fire alarms work and how they behave. Also including case studies on situations preventable with appropriate surge protection design.

        Presenter: Bill MacKenzie, - Ditek

      Past events

      06 Jan 2020 Smoke Control Systems
      02 Dec 2019 Changing our Views on Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires
      04 Nov 2019 High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Systems
      07 Oct 2019 Hospital Fire Alarm System Analysis & Design – A Case Study
      09 Sep 2019 Crucial Changes to the 2018 NCBC
      03 Jun 2019 June SFPE Charlotte Business Meeting
      13 May 2019 May SFPE Charlotte Dinner Meeting
      01 Apr 2019 April SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      04 Mar 2019 March SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      19 Feb 2019 National SFPE Board Meet and Greet with PBD Workshop
      07 Jan 2019 January SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      03 Dec 2018 December SFPE Charlotte Meeting (Toy Drive)
      05 Nov 2018 November SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      28 Oct 2018 2018 SFPE Annual Conference
      08 Oct 2018 October SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      10 Sep 2018 September SFPE Charlotte Meeting
      04 Jun 2018 June Meeting (Year End Business Meeting)
      07 May 2018 May Meeting - NFPA 20/Fire Pumps
      02 Apr 2018 April Meeting
      05 Mar 2018 March Meeting
      05 Feb 2018 February Meeting
      08 Jan 2018 January Meeting
      04 Dec 2017 December Meeting
      06 Nov 2017 November 2017 Meeting
      09 Oct 2017 October 2017 Meeting
      11 Sep 2017 September Meeting
      05 Jun 2017 Annual SFPE Carolinas Business Meeting
      08 May 2017 May SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      03 Apr 2017 April SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      13 Mar 2017 March SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      06 Feb 2017 February SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      09 Jan 2017 January SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      05 Dec 2016 December SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      07 Nov 2016 November SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      10 Oct 2016 October SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      12 Sep 2016 September SFPE Carolinas Meeting
      04 Apr 2016 April Meeting - Firestop
      07 Mar 2016 March Meeting - Building Egress
      01 Feb 2016 February Meeting - Wireless Fire Alarm
      11 Jan 2016 January Meeting - Building Mgmt Systems
      07 Dec 2015 December Meeting

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