November SFPE Charlotte Meeting
High-Rise Fire Sprinkler 101
Presenter: Ray Vance, Fire Design Concepts, LLC
This course will cover the design, installation, and testing of fire sprinkler systems and their unique challenges in a high-rise building.
December SFPE Charlotte Meeting
The Time is Now - Changing our Views on Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires
Presented by Daniel Gorham, P.E.
Daniel Gorham leads a team at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) dedicated to better understanding the wildfire hazard and how we can make communities more resilient. Through innovative tests at the IBHS Research Center and post-fire field observations, Daniel and IBHS are in pursuit of finding better ways to build, prepare and help communities reduce their risks. Daniel holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. In addition, his background as a firefighter/EMT helps guide IBHS research on what is important for communities experiencing fire risks.
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