Seminars

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Upcoming Seminars:

Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP)
This seminar is being planned.

Human Behavior in Fire
This seminar is being planned.



Past Seminars:

Seminar: Beyond Cause & Origin - Engineering Analysis of Building Fires

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent two-day seminar through a special arrangement with the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

This seminar addressed different types of engineering analyses related to building fires, including ignition, fire spread, fire detection, fire suppression, fire confinement and egress analysis. This seminar also addressed the legal context under which most fire investigations are conducted. A number of case studies were presented to demonstrate the engineering analysis of building fires.

This seminar was of value to fire investigators for a number of reasons:
The learning objectives for this course included:
Instructor: Dr. Frederick W. Mowrer is the Director of Fire Protection Engineering Programs at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA (fpe.calpoly.edu), where he also teaches FPE graduate courses in the program. Dr. Mowrer holds a PhD in Fire Protection Engineering and Combustion Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mowrer served on the faculty of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland for 21 years before retiring with emeritus status in 2008. Dr. Mowrer is a Fellow and Past President of the SFPE (2002) and served as Chair of the Technical Steering Committee of the SFPE (2004-2015). He is the recipient of the John L. Bryan Mentoring Award and the Rolf H. Jensen Award for Committee Service. Dr. Mowrer has been involved in the investigation and analysis of hundreds of fires, including major fires at the MGM Grand Hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton, the First Interstate Bank, One Meridian Plaza, the World Trade Center, the Station Nightclub, and the Cook County Administration Building. He has lectured extensively to fire investigators and FPEs on the Engineering Analysis of Building Fires.

Date: Monday March 27, 2017 to Tuesday March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration on Monday is at 7:30 am)
Location: Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $ 595 per person

     The following discounts applied for registrations submitted before March 20, 2017
      $495 for individual registration
      $395 per person for organizations that send 3 or more persons



2016 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three-day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association.

Instructor: Robert Caputo has been a member of the fire protection community for more than 30 years. He is a member of NFPA® and AFSA. He is a principal member of the NFPA 13 Technical Committee (Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems) and the NFPA 25 Technical Committee (Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems), and a former member of the NFPA 20 Committee (Fire Pumps).

Date: Monday February 6, 2017 to Wednesday February 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration on Monday is at 7:30 am)
Location: Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $ 1295 per person

     The following discounts applied for registrations submitted before January 23, 2017
      $1195 for individual registration
      $995 per person for organizations that send 3 or more persons



2016 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineersare sponsored this excellent three-day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association.

Instructor: Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE. Ray is a Principal of Arup and the leader of Arup Fire in the Americas. He has served on a number of NFPA technical committees and is currently on the NFPA 13 Correlating Committee, the Premises Security Committee (NFPA 730 & 731) and the Notification Appliances Technical Committee of NFPA 72.

Date: Monday November 7, 2016 to Wednesday November 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration on Monday is at 7:30 am)
Location: Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $ 1295 per person

     The following discounts applied for registrations submitted before October 21, 2016
      $1195 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends
      $995 per person for organizations that send 3 or more persons

Attendees included:
Fire Protection Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Fire Officials, Fire Alarm Contractors

Seminar SFPE Hawaii Officers and Seminar Instructor Ray Grill


2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code Seminar - Okinawa, Japan

The Society of Military Engineers Japan Post and the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three-day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association.

Instructor: Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE. Ray is a Principal of Arup and the leader of Arup Fire in the Americas. He has served on a number of NFPA technical committees and is currently on the NFPA 13 Correlating Committee, the Premises Security Committee (NFPA 730 & 731) and currently chairs the Notification Appliances Technical Committee of NFPA 72

Date: Wednesday August 12, 2015 to Friday August 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration on Wednesday is at 7:30 am)
Location: Officers Club, Kadena Air Base

Cost: $ 1295 per person

     The following discounts apply for registrations submitted before August 1, 2015
      $1195 for SFPE Members, SAME Members, NICET Members, and DOD Personnel
      $1095 per person for organizations that send 2 persons
      $995 per person for organizations that send 3 or more persons


Seminar group photo


2015 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Essentials

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three-day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association. This was the only time this seminar was offered in Honolulu.

Instructor: Michael Crowley of Jensen Hughes. Mr. Crowley is a member of the NFPA 101 Healthcare Committee and a longtime NFPA 101 course instructor.

Date: Monday July 20, 2015 to Wednesday July 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration on Monday is at 7:30 am)
Location: Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse

Cost: Early Registration (on or before July 5, 2015) $1095 (for Chapter Friends only and with 3 or more from same company $995 ea)
After July 5, 2015 $1295, (for Chapter Friends only and with 3 or more from same company $1195 ea)

Attendees included:
Fire Protection Engineers, Architects, Fire Inspectors, and Healthcare Facility Engineers

Seminar SFPE Hawaii Officers and Seminar Instructor Michael Crowley


Lunch Seminar Presentation: New Foam System Technology - Applications for Department of Defense Projects

Speaker: Gregg Vlahakis, National Technical Representative, The Viking Corporation

Date: Thursday July 16, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: SSDAFire Conference Center, 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 412

Mr. Vlahakis has been involved in the fire sprinkler industry for the past 33 years. His responsibilities include educating both contractors and engineers in the Western United States on current Building and NFPA codes, fire sprinkler heads, and devices and their application. He has been the National Technical Representative for Viking the past 15 years.

Lunch: Bento box lunch
Cost: $15 advanced registration only
Registration: Please register at sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org or by clicking here

For more information, please contact Sam Dannaway, Program Chair, Hawaii Chapter SFPE
Telephone: (808) 529-9019
Email: ssda@ssdafire.com


Lunch Seminar Presentation: Advances in Clean Agent Suppression Systems Utilizing Higher Pressure Cylinders

Speaker: Derek Hughes, Western Suppression Manager for Minimax Viking Group

Date: Thursday June 4, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: SSDAFire Conference Center, 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 412

Mr. Huges has a bachelor’s degree in fire protection and safety from Oklahoma State University. He started in this business on the contractor side installing clean agent systems and has been involved with manufacturing now for the past 5 years. He will be presenting on the advances of clean agent systems and the added benefits higher pressure systems offers to design capability, retrofits of existing systems, and cost savings for the different agents available in the market place.

Lunch: Bento box lunch
Cost: $15 advanced registration only
Registration: Please register at sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org or by clicking here

For more information, please contact Sam Dannaway, Program Chair, Hawaii Chapter SFPE
Telephone: (808) 529-9019
Email: ssda@ssdafire.com


Lunch Seminar Presentation: Early Warning Smoke Detection - Air Sampling Detection and Open-Area Smoke Imaging Detection

This is a joint AFAA Hawaii and SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar Presentation.

Speaker: Rory Manley, Regional Sales Manager, Wester Region, XTRALIS

Date: Thursday March 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: SSDAFire Conference Center, 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 412

Lunch: Bento box lunch.
Cost: $15 for advanced registration
Registration: Please register at sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org or by clicking here

For more information, please contact Sam Dannaway, Program Chair, Hawaii Chapter SFPE
Telephone: (808) 529-9019
Email: ssda@ssdafire.com


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar: Storage Protection Using Horizontal Barriers and Large K-Factor Extended Coverage In-Rack Sprinklers

Speaker: David Asplund, PE, Director of Technical Services at Reliable Automatic Sprinkler

Date: Wednesday January 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Hale Ikena (Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse)

Cost: $20.00 for advanced registration. $30.00 for others.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Inspectors.


2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Seminar - Focus on Existing Buildings

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Honolulu Fire Department co-sponsored this excellent two day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association. This seminar was presented to help prepare for the adoption of the new State Fire Code. The new State Fire Code will be based on the 2012 Edition of NFPA 1, which references the 2012 edition of NFPA 101.

Instructor: Gregory Harrington, Principal Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA. Mr. Harrington has served as a Life Safety Code instructor for NFPA for over 10 years and is a co-editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook.

Date: Monday April 28 to Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Location: Honolulu Fire Department Charles H. Thurston Training Center, 890 Valkenburg Street, Honolulu, HI
Parking: Parking is located at the rear of the facility is available at no charge.

Cost: $450;
$300 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends;
Free for County, State, and Federal Fire Departments; Building Department AHJ's

Lunch was not included.

Registration:
For those paying to attend, please register at sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org or by clicking here
A registration code is required for the SFPE Member and Chapter Friend membership discount. To obtain the code, email ssda@ssdafire.com

For those attending at no charge, please register by contacting Sam Dannaway, SFPE HI Program Chair
Telephone: (808) 529-9019
Email: ssda@ssdafire.com


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar: Designing Buildings for the Fire Service

Speaker: Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE Engineering Program Manager

Mr. Jelenewicz provided a presentation on building design features that affect the Fire Department and how these features can be improved to enhance firefighter safety and operations. He also provided an update on SFPE activities.

Date: Friday February 21, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Ah-Lang Korean Restaurant

Cost: $20.00 for SFPE members and Chapter Friends. $30.00 for others.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers.



2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association.

Instructor: Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE, is a Princial at Arup and the leader of Arup Fire in the Americas. Mr. Grill serves on the NFPA 13 Correlating Committee, the Premises Security Committee (NFPA 730 & 731), and chairs the NFPA 72 Notification Appliances Technical Committee.

Date: Wednesday October 23 to Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Location: S.S. Dannaway Associates Conference Center, 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 412, Honolulu, HI

Eight hour parking validation was provided.

Cost: $1295;
$1195 for SFPE Members, Chapter Friends, and AFAA members;
$1095 per person for organizations that send 2 persons;
$995 per person for organizations that send 3 persons;
$795 per person for organizations that send 4 or more persons

Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Contractors, and Fire Departement Plan Reviewers

NFPA 72 2013 Seminar brochure

Ray Grill Seminar


SFPE Hawaii Dinner Presentation

Speakers: Joshua Elvove, SFPE President and Ray Grill, Arup

Mr. Elvove provided the SFPE President's Report (with Hawaii Chapter information added) that would be delivered at the 2013 SFPE Annual Meeting the following week. Mr. Grill provided a presentation on fire alarm system intelligibility.

Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The Willows Restaurant

Cost: $20.00 online. $40.00 at door.

Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers and Contractors

Josh Elvove Ray Grill
Presentation of Honolulu Fire Department Engine to Josh Elvove Current SFPE President Josh Elvove (center) with Past Presidents Sam Dannaway and Ray Grill


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar: Special Fire Protection Systems - Applications in Hospitals and Data Centers

Speaker: Gregg Vlahakis, National Technical Representative, The Viking Corporation

Mr. Vlahakis provided a presentation on preaction system types (single interlock, double interlock, pre-primed, and fail safe), MRI sprinklers, clean room sprinklers, dry ESFR sprinklers, and clean agent and detection system applications.

Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking is available at no charge.

Cost: $16.00 online. $20.00 at door.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.



2013 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association. This seminar was also available as a two day option.

Instructors: Robert Caputo, Vice President of East Coast Fire Protection a Fire & Life Safety America Company and President of Consolidated Fire Protection, Inc. and Sam Dannaway, President and Chief Engineer of S.S. Dannaway Associates. Mr. Caputo is a primary member of the NFPA 13 and NFPA 25 Technical Committees and former member of the NFPA 20 Committee. Mr. Dannaway is a principal member of the NFPA 13 Technical Committee on Hangers and Bracing and NFPA 101 Technical Committee for Educational and Daycare Occupancies and Healthcare Occupancies.

Date: Thursday April 18 to Saturday April 20, 2013 (Three day seminar)
        or Thursday April 18 to Friday April 19, 2013 (Two day option)
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Location: S.S. Dannaway Associates Conference Center, 720 Iwilei Road, Suite 412, Honolulu, HI

Parking was available at the Dole Cannery parking garage. There was no validation.

Cost: $1095 for three day seminar ($995 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends, $795 for groups of 3 or more from same organization). $795 for two day option.

Attendees Included: Fire Protection Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Contractors, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Building & Fire Officials, Building and Fire Inspectors, Plan Reviewers, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives

NFPA 13 2013 Seminar brochure



AFAA Hawaii Seminars

Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection Seminar
Date: Tuesday February 19, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II Prep)
Date: Wednesday February 20 - Thursday February 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Tom Hammerbert, SET, CFPS, AFAA President/Executive Director

Location: Honolulu Fire Department Training Center, 890 Vaulkenburgh Street, Honolulu, HI 96818

Cost: See seminar brochure. Discounted rated was available for AFAA and SFPE members and AHJs.

Attendees included: System Installers, System Technicians, NICET Engineering Technicians, System Designers, System Estimators, Engineers, Fire and Building Officials

Registration: See seminar brochure for registration instructions.

AFAA Seminars Brochure


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar: BIM and Fire Protection Engineering

Speaker: Chris Jelenewicz, Engineering Program Director, SFPE HQ

Mr. Jelenewicz provided a presentation on SFPE's activities in support of fire protection issues with BIM software.

Date: Thursday February 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking is available at no charge.

Cost: $25.00 online. $30.00 at door.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.



AFAA Hawaii Seminar: Fire Alarm Design in Complex Buildings

Speaker: Fred Leber of Leber/Rubes Inc.

Mr. Leber provided a presentation outlining issues encountered when designing a fire alarm system for installation in an existing, fully occupied building. The presentation discussed innovations developed to solve complex building retrofit and operations issues by employing available technologies and an objective / performance based design approach.

Date: Monday December 10, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $75.00 for AFAA or SFPE members, $125 for non-members, and no charge for AHJs.

Attendees included: Engineers, Architects, NICET Engineering Techs, System Designers, System Estimators.

Please RSVP by emailing Christine DeTommaso of AFAA Hawaii.

AFAA Fire Alarm Design in Complex Buildings Seminar Brochure


AFAA Seminar: Video Expands Limits of Fire Detection

Speaker: Patrick Calmes of Fike Corporation

Mr. calmes provided a presentation and demonstration of video detection for flame and smoke, including hardware and software,applications, and auxillary functions such as video surveillance and recording.

Date: Tuesday November 13, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Seafarers Training Center, 1874 Saratoga Avenue, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Click here for a Map to Building 1874.
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $75.00 for AFAA or SFPE members, $125 for non-members, and no charge for AHJs.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers, Fire Protection Contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

For more information, please contact AFAA Hawaii.

AFAA Video Detection Seminar Brochure

Attendees were able to try the programming software. Seminar


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar: Firefighting Foam - Aircraft Hangars and Environmental Issues

Speaker: Mark Pillow, Director of Sales and Service, Americas Region, The Solberg Company.

Mr. Pillow's presentation included the following topics:
Representatives from Flex Head, Reliable, and Tolco were also in attendance.

Date: Tuesday October 23, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Best Western, The Plaza Hotel, 3253 N. Nimitz Hwy

Cost: $20.00 online. $25.00 at door.

Attendees included: Fire Protection Engineers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

Mark Pillow Seminar


Changes to NFPA 13 - 2013 Edition

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this special half-day seminar in Hawaii.
Presenters: Matt Klaus, Senior Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA and Bob Caputo, President of East Coast Fire Protection.

Date: Tuesday October 16, 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $100 for SFPE members and Chapter Friends. $150 for non-members.

Attendees included: Engineers, Architects, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Building Officials, Insurance Company Representatives, and Fire Service Personnel.


Kidde Fire Fighting / National Foam - Foam Fire Protection Engineering Seminar

SFPE Hawaii members were eligible for the AFAA discount rate for the following seminar.

This seminar was the only one of its kind to be conducted on the West Coast this year. The seminar covered the following subjects:
Presenter: Frank Bateman of National Foam. Mr. Bateman is a member of the NFPA 11 Techincal Committee.

Date: Thursday June 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Seafarers Training Center, Building 1874, Saratoga Avenue, Kapolei

Cost: $75 for SFPE and AFAA members. $125 for non-members.

Attendees included Contractors, Fire Protection Engineers, and POL Engineers.

Frank Bateman Seminar


Changes to NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2013 Edition

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Hawaii Chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association sponsored this special one-day seminar through a special arrangement with the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA).

Presenter: Art Black of Carmel Fire Protection Associates. Mr. Black is chairman of the NFPA 720 Techincal Committee on Carbon Monoxide Detection and current president of AFAA.

Date: Thursday June 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Click here for a Map to the Hale Ikena Golf Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
Parking is available at no charge.

Cost: $125 for SFPE and AFAA members. $150 for non-members.

Attendees included Engineers, Architects, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Building Officials, Insurance Company Representatives, and Fire Service Personnel.

NFPA 72 2013 Seminar brochure



NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code Seminar - Seoul, Korea

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three-day seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Presenters: James Lathrop of Koffel Associates and Samuel Dannaway of SSDA, Inc. Mr. Lathrop has served as a Life Safety Code instructor for NFPA, Chief Life Safety Engineer at NFPA, and was previously Chief Editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook. Mr. Dannaway was previously President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Dannaway are members of several NFPA 101 Technical Committees.

Date: Monday July 9, 2012 through Wednesday July 11, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration on Monday is at 7:30 AM

Location: Best Western Premier Hotel Kukdo, Seoul Korea
310 Uljiro 4 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-849, KR
Phone: +82 2 6466 1234 Fax: +82 2 226 61445

Cost: $1,195 per person for registration on or before June 30, 2012 and $1,395 per person on or after July 1, 2012.
Group rate of $1,095 per person is available for groups with 3 or more people from the same organization, must register on or before June 30.

Attendees included Engineers, Architects, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Building Officials, Insurance Company Representatives, and Fire Service Personnel.

NFPA 101 Seminar Seoul Korea brochure

To register online, please visit sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org


SFPE Hawaii Lunch Seminar - Residential Fire Sprinklers

Speaker: Battalion Chief Socrates Bratakos, Honolulu Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau

Chief Bratakos discussed the recent activities of the State Building Code Council/State Fire Council Task Force for the installation of residential fire sprinklers.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel
Cost: $25.00 for advanced registration via PayPal. $30.00 at the door.
To register online, please visit sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org


NFPA 101 (2012 Edition) Life Safety Code Seminar - Okinawa

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and AE-5 members: OSK, Gushiken A/E, Tokuyama A/E, Kyowa Technologies Co., Ltd., SG Engineering Inc. co-sponsored this excellent 3-day seminar through a special arrangement with NFPA.

Presenters: James Lathrop of Koffel Associates and Samuel Dannaway of SSDA, Inc. Mr. Lathrop has served as a Life Safety Code instructor for NFPA, Chief Life Safety Engineer at NFPA, and was previously Chief Editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook. Mr. Dannaway was previously President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Dannaway are members of several NFPA 101 Technical Committees.

Date: Tuesday February 7, 2012 through Thursday February 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Officers Club, Kadena Air Base

Cost: $1,095 for registration on or before January 24, 2012 and $1,195 on or after January 25, 2012.
Group rates were available.

The 53 attendees included Engineers, Architects, Fire Inspectors, and Safety Professionals.

Group photo of instructors and attendees


SFPE Hawaii Luncheon Seminar - FM Data Sheet 8-9 Storage of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 & Plastic Commodities

Speakers: David L. Asplund, PE, Director of Technical Services at Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. and Brian Reef of Anvil International.

Mr. Asplund higlighted changes in fire sprinkler system requirements contained in FM Data Sheet 8-9. Mr. Reef discussed seismic bracing and separation assemblies (seismic loops).

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Cost: $15.00 for advanced registration via PayPal. $20.00 at the door.
To register online, please visit sfpehawaii.memberlodge.org


Automatic Fire Alarm Association Seminars

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers co-sponsored the following seminars held in Honolulu with the American Fire Alarm Association (AFAA).

Seminars were presented by Michael Baker, SET, AFAA Training Director.

Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection
      Date: Monday, January 9, 2012
      Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
      Location: Honolulu Fire Department (Valkenburgh St.)

Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements
      Date: Monday, January 10, 2012
      Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
      Location: Honolulu Fire Department (Valkenburgh St.)

Intermediate Fire Alarm (NICET Prep)
      Date: Monday, January 11 & 12, 2012
      Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
      Location: Hale Ikena Fort Shafter Golf Course Clubhouse


Water Based Fire Protection System Special Topics Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent 3-day seminar through a special arrangement with NFSA. The first day focused on protection from earthquakes. The second day focued on pumps and standpipes. The third day included hydraulics and storage.

Instructor: Ken Isman of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Mr. Isman is a member of the NFPA 13, 14, 20, and 25 committees. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland FPE program and is a SFPE Fellow.

Date: Monday December 12, 2011 through Wednesday December 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse (Hale Ikena)
Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $495 for registration before Novermber 30, 2011 and $595 after November 30, 2011.
A discounted rate was available for 3 or more persons registering from the same organization. See seminar brochure.

Water Based Fire Protection System Special Topics Seminar

Attendees included: Fire Protection Contractors, Building Officials, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Fire Protection Engineers, Building Engieers, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives.

Center left and center right:  Ken Isman and John Corso of NFSA


NFPA 101 (2012 Edition) Life Safety Code Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent 3-day seminar through a special arrangement with NFPA. The Life Safety Code provides the latest safety requirements for construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, and panic - in both new and existing structures. This 3-day seminar provided a introduction to, or refresher of, the fundamentals of the Life Safety Code and review of changes in the 2012 edition.

Presenter: James Lathrop of Koffel Associates. Mr. Lathrop has previously served as a Life Safety Code instructor for NFPA, Chief Life Safety Engineer at NFPA, and Chief Editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook. He serves on multiple NFPA 101 Technical Committees and is Chair of the Technical Committee on Means of Egress.

Date: Wednesday October 12, 2011 through Friday October 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse (Hale Ikena)
Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Parking was available at no charge.

Cost: $800 for registration before September 23, 2011 and $950 after September 23, 2011.
A 10% discount was available for 3 or more persons registering from the same organization.
Early Registration Deadline: Friday September 23, 2011

2012 Life Safety Code Seminar Brochure

Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Architects, Building Officials, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Health Care Facility Engineers, Safety Professionals, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives.


NFPA 101 (2009 Edition) Life Safety Code Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent 3-day seminar through a special arrangement with NFPA. The Life Safety Code provides the latest safety requirements for construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, and panic - in both new and existing structures. This 3-day seminar provided a introduction to, or refresher of, the fundamentals of the Life Safety Code.

Presenter: James Lathrop of Koffel Associates. Mr. Lathrop has previously served as a Life Safety Code instructor for NFPA, Chief Life Safety Engineer at NFPA, and Chief Editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook. He is a member of the NFPA 101 Technical Committee on Fundamentals and Technical Committe on Residential Occupancies.

Date: Wednesday July 27, 2011 through Friday July 29, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse (Hale Ikena)
Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
Parking is available at no charge.

Cost: $700 for registration before July 8, 2011 and $800 after July 8, 2011.
A 10% discount was available for 3 or more persons registering from the same organization.
Early Registration Deadline: Friday July 8, 2011

2009 Life Safety Code Seminar Brochure

Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Architects, Planners, Health Care Facility Engineers, Hospitality Facility Managers, Safety Professionals, Insurance Loss Control Representatives.

Life Safety Code Seminar James Lathrop, SFPE Hawaii Officers, and attendees from Okinawa


Overview of the Hawaii State Fire Code Seminar

SFPE Hawaii members were eligible for the AFAA discount rate for the following seminar.

Seminar was presented by James Dolan, Staff Member of the National Fire Protection Association and former New Jersey State Fire Marshall.

      Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
      Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
      Location: Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters Auditorium
      Cost: Free
      Registration: Seating was limited.


International Existing Building Code Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was a co-sponsor of the following seminar.

2009 International Existing Building Code Fundamentals
      Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
      Time: 8:00am - 3:45pm
      Location: Pagoda Hotel
      Cost: SFPE members can register at the AIA rate. See AIA Hawaii registration webpage.
      Registration was through the AIA Honolulu webpage.

      2009 IEBC Fundamentals Seminar Brochure


American Fire Alarm Association Seminar

SFPE Hawaii members were eligible for the AFAA discount rate for the following seminar.

Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET Level 1-2 Prep)
      Date: Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 18, 2010
      Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Location: Pagoda Hotel
      Cost: SFPE-Hawaii members are eligible for the AFAA discount rate.

      Click here for more information and the seminar registration form


Principles of Fire Protection Engineering Seminar

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent three day seminar which provided an overview of the field of fire protection engineering.

This three day course provided instruction on current fire protection engineering concepts and theory, as well as vital information on complex fire safety systems so essential to those persons responsible for ensuring a fire safe environment. The course was particularly useful for architects, engineers and code enforcers responsible for evaluating the adequacy of fire protection engineering solutions.

Course topics included:
  • Combustion and Ignition Phenomenon
  • Life Safety in Buildings
  • Human Behavior in Fire
  • Fire Endurance Evaluation
  • Smoke Management Systems
  • Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Detection and Alarm Systems


  • Instructors: Dr. James Milke of the University of Maryland and Sam Dannaway of S.S. Dannaway Associates
    Date and Time: Monday, January 11, 2010 through Wednesday January 13, 2010, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
    Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse

    Cost: $500.00 ($400.00 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends)
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 7, 2010

    Attendees Included: Fire Protection Engineers, Architects, Building & Fire Officials, Building and Fire Inspectors, Plan Reviewers, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives

    Click on the following link to download the seminar brochure, which includes the registration form.
    Brochure and Registration Form for Principles of Fire Protection Engineering Seminar


    2006 IBC and 2006 IRC Fundamentals Seminars

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was a co-sponsor of the following seminars.

    2006 International Building Code Fundamentals Nonstructural Provisions
          Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
          Time: 8:15am - 4:00pm

    2006 International Residential Code Fundamentals Building Provisions Seminar
          Date: Wednesday April 8, 2009
          Time: 8:15am-4:00pm

          Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
          Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
          Cost: See seminar brochure (Discounted rates available for SFPE Members)
          Registration Deadline: See seminar brochure.
          Brochure and Registration Form for 2006 IBC and 2006 IRC Fundamentals Seminars


    SFPE Hawaii Luncheon Seminar - High Expansion Foam Case Study

    Speaker: Sam Dannaway

    Sam presented an overview of a recent high expansion foam system project. A summary of the design and acceptance testing criteria was provided. The presentation include photos and video of system commissioning.
    Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
    Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
    Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends

    Special guest Chris Jeleneiwicz PE, SFPE Engineering Program Manager provided the Hawaii Chapter with a brief update from SFPE Headquarters.
    High Expansion Foam System Case Study Lunch Seminar High Expansion Foam System Case Study Lunch Seminar Chris Jeleneiwicz on far left


    AFAA Fire Alarm Seminars - January 2009

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers co-sponsored the following seminars held in Honolulu with the American Fire Alarm Association (AFAA):

          Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection Seminar
          Monday, January 12, 2009 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

          Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III and IV)
          Tuesday and Wednesday, January 13 and 14, 2009 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
    Cost: SFPE-Hawaii members were eligible for the AFAA discount rate.
    Registration Deadline: Full payment was required prior to attending seminar
    Click here for more information and the seminar registration form


    SFPE Hawaii Luncheon Seminar - Chemistry of Fire

    Our guest speaker was Chris Jeleneiwicz PE, Engineering Program Manager, SFPE HQ.

    Chemistry of Fire Luncheon Seminar
          Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008
          Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
          Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
          Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
          Cost: $20.00 ($15.00 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends
          Registration: Please call 526-9019 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited, so make your reservations soon.
          Registration Deadline: Wednesday March 12, 2008

    The following is from the Press Release on the Chemistry of Fire Program:

    The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has partnered with Discovery Education to create a new in-school program titled The Chemistry of Fire. The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Chemistry of Fire is geared to high school chemistry students. It will teach students the science behind fire as a way for students to fully understand the dangers of fire. As a result, it will increase the awareness of fire and the importance of home fire prevention.

    The interactive program includes a teacher’s guide with five lesson plans, a DVD that demonstrates exciting experiments included in the lessons, three classroom posters and a web site where teachers and students can find more classroom and career resources. The program is aligned to the National Science Teachers Association Standards for 9th - 12th grades. “Each year in the United States more than 3,000 people die and 18,000 are injured as a result of fire. Our goal is to bring the science of fire to the classroom as a way of increasing the awareness of fires and how to prevent them,” says Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE Engineering Program Manager. “It fills a void in the high school chemistry curriculum because this information isn’t currently provided in any high school texts.” “As a result of this partnership between Discovery and SFPE, high school students across the U.S. will have access to a high-quality program that will deliver enlightening and powerful fire-safety messages,” said Mary Rollins, director of sponsorships for Discovery Education. “This program will reach thousands of teachers, students and families.”

    Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of fire protection engineers. Their skills are necessary to protect people and property from the threat of fire. These lessons will help students explore career opportunities in the field of fire protection engineering.

    Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Building & Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Fire Protection Contractors, Building Engineers, Insurance Loss Control Representatives, Fire Investigators


    Hawaii Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction Seminar

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers co-sponsored this 2-day seminar with the Hawaii Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).

    Hawaii Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction Seminar
          Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19, 2008
          Time: (Check with IAAI)
          Location: Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 2nd Floor
          Cost: See seminar brochure
          Registration Deadline: No refunds after March 7, 2008
          Hawaii Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction Seminar Brochure

          Click here to register.

    Attendees included Fire Investigators, Fire Protection Engineers, Bomb and Arson Investigation Specialists, Coroner Investigators, Arson Prosecutors, Insurance and Fire Litigation Attorneys, Safety Engineers.


    2003 International Building Code Seminars

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was a co-sponsor of the following seminars.

    2003 IBC - Solving Means of Egress Issues in Commercial Buildings
          Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
          Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
          Location: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park
          Cost: $125 ($75 for SFPE Members, Chapter Friends, AIA Members, and CSI Honolulu Members)
          Credit: 1 Day ICC CEU Credit 0.6
          Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
          Registration Deadline: August 29, 2007 Noon
          Brochure for 2003 IBC Seminars

    This seminar covered the 3 part of a means of egress system, calculating occupant load, egress capacity, number of exits, arrangement means of egress, fire resistance rated construction for egress elements (including fire rated construction), lighting and signage, horizontal exits, egress in assembly spaces, smoke-protected assembly seating, etc.

    2003 IBC - Special Uses and Mixed Occupancies
          Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
          Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
          Location: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park
          Cost: $125 ($75 for SFPE Members, Chapter Friends, AIA Members, and CSI Honolulu Members)
          Credit: 1 Day ICC CEU Credit 0.6
          Experience Level: Advanced
          Registration Deadline: August 29, 2007 Noon
          Brochure for 2003 IBC Seminars

    This seminar covered mixed occupancies, hazardous materials, unlimited area occupancies, covered malls, high rise buildings, determining fire separation between mixed occupancies, tenant separation and means of egress in malls, smoke control system requirements, design alternatives permitted based on fire protection features, etc.


    2003 International Building Code Seminar

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was a co-sponsor of the following seminar.

    2003 International Building Code Fundamentals
          Date: Monday, September 10, 2007 or Wednesday, September 12, 2007
          Time: 8:15am - 4:00pm (Two days to choose from.)
          Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
          Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
          Cost: See seminar brochure (Discounted rates available for SFPE Members)
          Registration Deadline: August 29, 2007 Noon
          Brochure for 2003 International Building Code Fundamentals

    Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Building & Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Fire Protection Contractors, Building Engineers, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives.


    International Building Code Seminars

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers was a co-sponsor of the following seminars.

    2003 International Building Code Fundamentals
          Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 or Wednesday, August 22, 2007
          Time: 8:15am - 4:00pm (Two days to choose from.)
          Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
          Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse
          Cost: See seminar brochure (Discounted rates available for SFPE Members)
          Registration Deadline: See seminar brochure.
          Brochure and Registration Form for 2003 International Building Code Fundamentals

    2003 International Residential Code Seminar
          Date: Friday, August 24, 2007
          Time: 8:15am-4:00pm
          Location: Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu Street (Salt Lake)
          Cost: See seminar brochure (Discounted rates available for SFPE Members)
          Registration Deadline: See seminar brochure.
          Brochure and Registration Form for 2003 International Residential Code Seminar


    Luncheon Seminar - "Hi-Fog"

    Guest Speaker: Mr. Robert W. Stubblefield of Marioff, Inc., manufacturers of "Hi-Fog"
    Date and Time: Thursday, April 19, 2007 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter
    Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse

    Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 for SFPE Members and Chapter Friends)
    Registration: Please call 526-9019 or e-mail Sam Dannaway to reserve a spot by Wednesday April 18, 2007

    Mr. Robert W. Stubblefield is Central Gulf Coast Regional Manager of Marioff, Inc., manufacturers of "Hi-Fog". HI-FOG is an innovative fire protection technology utilizing high pressure to produce a fine water mist. HI-FOG combines the extinguishing characteristics of water with the penetrative qualities of gases without hazards to people or the environment. See www.hi-fog.com

    Attendees included Fire Protection Engineers, Building & Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives.


    Overview of NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent seminar through a special arrangement with the National Fire Protection Association in cooperation with the Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu AIA.

    Instructors: Ray Bizal and James Dolan of NFPA
    Date and Time: Monday, April 16, 2007 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Location: Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters (636 South Street)
    Click here for a Map to HFD Headquarters

    Cost: $50.00 ($40.00 for SFPE Members, Chapter Friends, and AIA Members; $20 for Building Officials and Fire Service)
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Attendees Included: Fire Protection Engineers, Architects, Building & Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Building Engineers, and Insurance Loss Control Representatives.

    Click on the following link to download the seminar brochure, which includes the registration form.
    Brochure and Registration Form for NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code Seminar


    AFAA Fire Alarm Seminars - January 2007

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers co-sponsored the following seminars held in Honolulu with the American Fire Alarm Association (AFAA):

          Fire Alarm and Inspection Seminar
          Monday, January 8, 2007 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

          Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I and II Prep)
          Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10, 2007 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Presenter: Michael Baker, SET, AFAA Training Director

    Location: Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse at Fort Shafter Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse

    Cost: SFPE-Hawaii members were eligible for the AFAA discount.

    Registration Deadline: Full payment was required prior to attending seminar


    Special Short Notice Seminar: Design & Commissioning of Pressurized Stair Enclosures and Passive Smoke Barriers

    Presenter: Dr. James Milke, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Fire Protection Engineering

    Date: Thursday March 23, 2006
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: The new Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters (Intersection of South Street and Queen Street)
    Cost: $125 ($75 for SFPE members and Chapter Friends)
    Registration Deadline: Space was limited (especially since we did not have a location yet) so participants were asked to register ASAP.

    This seminar did not offer official CEU's or learning units. Lunch was not included.

    Attendees included: Engineers, Building Officials, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors.


    NFPA 101 (2006 Edition) Life Safety Code Seminar

    Presenters: James Lathrop of Koffel Associates and John Sharry of Sharry Associates. Both are Life Safety Code instructors for NFPA. Both have served as Chief Life Safety Engineer at NFPA and Chief Editor of the Life Safety Code Handbook.

    Date: Monday March 6 through Wednesday March 8, 2006
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse (Hale Ikena) Click here for a Map to Fort Shafter Golf Clubhouse Parking was available at no charge.
    Cost: $750 ($650 for SFPE members and Chapter Friends and Fire Service Personnel)
    Registration Deadline: Friday March 3, 2006

    The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers sponsored this excellent 3-day seminar through a special arrangement with NFPA. The Life Safety Code provides the latest safety requirements for construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, and panic - in both new and existing structures. The 2006 edition of the Life Safety Code has been totally reorganized to present a more logical flow of information that makes it easier to find facts fast and apply requirements correctly.

    Attendees included Architects, Engineers, Building Officials, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, Health Care Facility Engineers, Safety Professionals, Insurance Loss Control Representatives.

    2006 Life Safety Code Seminar James Lathrop 2006 Life Safety Code Seminar
    John Sharry 2006 Life Safety Code Seminar Sam Dannaway, John Sharry, and James Lathrop


    Introduction to Structural Fire Protection

    Presenter: Dr. James Milke, Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland
    Date: Friday August 5, 2005
    Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Airport Plaza Hotel, Plumeria Room, 3253 North Nimitz Highway. Parking was available at no charge.