Engineering A Fire Safe World

Find out what is new and exciting in the fire protection engineering industry! Click on any of the individual news postings to find out more.

If you have any newsworthy information that might be of interest to our members including promotions, retirements, transfers, change of employment, articles that you have come across, we encourage you to send it to us. Forward your story to for consideration.

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    We’d like to thank our membership for their continued support and voluntary contributions towards our annual Thomas Chiang Memorial Award. To kick-start our 2013/14 campaign, attendees at our December meeting donated $165 towards the award this season. Your donations are appreciated! The donation will be matched by the Chapter to raise the total contribution to $330!! In May, deserving students in our region who are pursuing education in the fields associated with Fire Protection will be presented with the award.

    Currently, members are able to make a donation when they register for an event online or in person at one of our meetings. Soon, we will also be adding a new feature to our website to allow donations to be made directly to the Award online. Please consider donating to the award to help our Chapter fulfill our mission to support the future of our industry.

  • Monday, September 23, 2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ammonia is flammable at higher concentrations, can burn the skin and can be a major liability issue. The Ammonia Safety & Training Institute is setting up safety day events across the country for 2013 focusing on safety and emergency response.

    The Toronto safety day event will be on October 16, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Brampton (2648 Steeles Ave E., Brampton, Ontario)

    For more information, please see ASTI's flyer.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    $4350.00 raised for The Children's Wish Foundation!

    Once again our annual charity golf tournament was a huge success and The Society of Fire Protection Engineers - Southern Ontario Chapter, would like to thank all of our participants, hole sponsors, volunteers, and prize donors for your continuing participation and support.

    The folks at Cardinal came through once again and provided us with a great course and wonderful food.

    The weather posed a few challenges but spirits were up and we still had loads of fun overall.

    Congratulations to all our prize winners.

    Can't wait to see all of you on the course again next year!

    Click here to see the letter of appreciation from the Children's Wish Foundation.

    Nicole LeBlanc,
    Golf Chair

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are very excited to begin our Lunch & Learn program this season! We look forward to introducing the Chapter to new speakers and welcoming previous speakers back to SFPE SOC.

    In October this year we will be hosting a Site Tour at the OPG Wesleyville Fire Training and Incident Training Facility. This event has very limited space (24 people!) so be sure to register in advance if you are interested in attending!

    Remember to mark these dates on your calendar so you don't miss any of the interesting topics we have lined up!

    • Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
    • Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    • Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
    • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
    • Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
    • Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
    • Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
    • Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

    This year we have revised our costs to encourage early registration and payment! The discounted rate will only be available for purchase in advance of the event and all payments received after the early registration deadline will be subject to the regular ticket prices regardless of the booking rate. We understand that members that are accustom to reserving by email and paying at the door will need to make an adjustment, however, the majority of members that already pre-pay for events online will not be affected. We feel this will improve the sign-in process for all our members and reduce congestion at the door. We also feel that the new online registration and payment process is much simpler than in past years.

    For more information on our revised registration policy, please visit our Events page.

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All Chapter memberships are set to expire on August 31st, 2013.

    To renew your membership for the 2013/2014 season, please complete our Application Form. This is a one-time application process to create your personal account in our new membership database. If you are Corporate member, please have your company administrator apply for membership then add you as a member.

    If you require any assistance or have questions, feel free to contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.

    For more information on Chapter memberships, visit our Membership page.

  • Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website is integrated with our membership database and will allow us to automate many of the tasks that we were previously handling manually. Some of the new features include giving you access to securely update your contact information, register for events, renew membership, and pay membership dues all online in real time. Additionally, corporate member administrators will have access to manage their own members.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the new website, please contact

  • Monday, August 19, 2013 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFPE members are invited to attend Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association's upcoming Fire Sprinkler Educational Seminars that will be taking place in Toronto, ON—Tuesday September 17th thru Thursday September 19th—and in Ottawa, ON—Tuesday September 24th thru Thursday September 26th. All seminar attendee’s will receive a free workbook, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon coffee break. For more information and to view all of CASA's Seminar Topics and Locations across Canada please visit our website at Please feel free to pass this information on to any of your colleagues who may be interested in attending the seminars.

    TORONTO, ON –Tuesday September 17th thru Thursday September 19th

    Tuesday September 17th & Wednesday September 18th –Sprinkler Protection for Storage Applications

    This two-day program provides the participant with the latest procedures for design, layout and Installation of fire sprinkler systems providing fire control and suppression for storage and warehouse occupancies. The course will discuss in depth the sprinkler protection of General Storage, Rack Storage and Special Storage in accordance with NFPA 13.

    Thursday September 19th–Plan Review Procedures & Policies

    This one day seminar provides attendees with vital information on determining compliance with fire sprinkler system design and installation rules in accordance with NFPA 13.

    OTTAWA, ON –Tuesday September 24th thru Thursday September 26th

    Tuesday September 24th & Wednesday September 25th -NFPA 13 Overview

    This Two-day seminar provides the information necessary to navigate through the requirements of NFPA 13 “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”. Using lectures, videos and basic sprinkler plans the participant will locate the vital information for determining compliance of the sprinkler system design.

    Thursday September 26th –Inspection, Testing & Maintenance for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

    This One-day seminar will focus on the two primary questions that all AHJs are concerned with when it comes to water-based fire protection systems, “will the system work?” and “how do I know”. Through interactive discussion and activities this seminar will cover the administrative chapters (1-4) and the corrective chapters (14-15) of NFPA 25. Centering on documentation and processing, this seminar will provide the attendee with guidance on developing and continuing a relevant enforcement program.

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous
    Dear friends and avid golfers,

    It's that time of year again!

    Please join us for a great day of golf, food and friendship at our 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation. Once again, we will be returning to the beautiful and challenging Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket. 

    Here are some of the details:
    Golf, Cart rental, BBQ lunch, steak dinner and prizes are all included for $200.00 per person. Save $25.00 if you register before May 15th, 2013!

    Registration begins at 10:30 AM and the golfing starts at 1:00 PM.

    For more information please visit our tournament registration page!

    See you on June 6th.

    All the best,

    Nicole LeBlanc
    Tournament Organizer
    Cell: 416-529-2465

  • Monday, January 21, 2013 10:40 AM | Anonymous
    The Ninth Annual Fire Safety Conference, sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers will be held on March 11, 12, and 13, 2013.

    Once again, there will be two days of pre-conference seminars. These seminars cover a broad range of current fire protection engineering topics such as:  Fire and Evacuation Modeling; Principals of FPE; Changes to NFPA standards; Fire Pumps (including a tour of a local pump manufacturer); Combustible Dust; Emerging Technology; Fire Alarm ITM and, of course, How to Study for the FPE/PE Exam.

    Wednesday is the Fire Safety Conference. The conference has expanded to five different tracks offering programs that appeal to all facets of the fire safety community: engineers, contractors, fire service members, and insurance underwriters. 
    Attendees receive a great value, three days of training for between $449 and $599. AHJs can attend all three days for between $199 and $299. For those who attend the seminar How To Study For The FPE/PE Exam, the Fire Safety Conference is FREE! Please see the conference brochure for more pricing options.
    The Fire Safety Conference and Pre-Conference seminars continue to be a great (and relatively inexpensive) way to stay abreast of fire protection engineering topics and earn continuing education to maintain engineering licensure and other certifications.
    For more details, please visit the SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter on the web at
  • Friday, January 18, 2013 5:10 PM | Anonymous
    The Canadian Fire Safety Association is pleased to announce three upcoming technical sessions that may be of interest to Chapter members. Note that the “Orillia Student Housing” one includes a lunch, and the intent is to have an extensive discussion period following the presentation, to identify key safety issues regarding student housing and propose some solutions and next steps. 

    Chapter members will enjoy the “member rate”. Simply indicate that you are an SFPE SOC member and write the name "Susan Clarke" on the registration form so that the Registrar will honour the offer.

    For more details, see the individual event postings: 


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