Welcome to the Web page for the British Columbia Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. This webpage is for members of the chapter and for those interested in fire protection engineering in British Columbia.  

Fire Protection and Life Safety In the Movie Industry

The evolution of moving picture images dates back to the late 1800s.  The last 40 years have established Vancouver as a significant movie industry centre leading the way in modern production techniques.  The production of films requires a fascinating array of skills- reflected in the latest digital technologies for the creation of computer animation. Production still requires locations or studio production which involves temporary construction of sets, actions and processes that rarely meet conventional levels of fire and life safety.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:30
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2018 SFPE Annual Conference and Expo

Nashville

The 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo will be held on October 28-30 in Nashville, TN. Take control of your professional development with up-to-date technical trends including BIM, Large-Scale Fire Testing, Resiliency, Navigating the Rules, Fires Service, Industry Applications, and many more while earning 14 PDHs (plus up to 21 PDHs available from the optional professional development seminars), and unparalleled networking opportunities with the right people. We look forward to welcoming you in Nashville! sfpe.org/mpage/Nashville2018

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Passive and Fixed Fire Protection Controls for Commercial Cooking Operations

Fires in commercial cooking operations are common due to the production of combustible vapours, accumulation of fat/oil residues, over-temperature and ignition/fire spread to the building structure.

The applicable standards including NFPA 96 are designed to prevent fires and control fire spread in addition to direct extinguishment of fires.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 17:30
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SFPE’s Strategic Plan: Meeting the Challenges of a Global marketplace

Nicole Testa Boston C.E.O. of SFPE is visiting Vancouver as part of her mandate as CEO of SFPE's national body. Part of her work is visiting existing and new Chapters in the SFPE network. This is the first visit from a CEO since Peter Lund- then Executive Director- visited the Chapter back in the 1980s.

SFPE is reaching out to meet the burgeoning demands for international skills and expertise in fire protection engineering.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 17:30
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The History of Building Size Limits in the Building Code

Over the last 80 years, prescriptive height and area limitations have remained relatively unchanged in North American building codes while technological advances and fire service capabilities have improved considerably. Through an examination of historical code development and identification of the risk factors on which codes are based, we can set the stage for a re-examination of public perception with regard to combustible construction.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 17:30
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