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Fire Prevention Engineer - Chula Vista, CA

The City of Chula Vista Fire Department is currently recruiting for its second permanent/full-time Fire Prevention Engineer position. Chula Vista is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and San Diego County's second largest municipality. This position will play a key role in the review process of complex architectural/engineering and life safety plans along with building construction inspections. This mid-management position has safety benefits and has a 4% cost of living raise (COLA) in January 2008 (4% COLAs are also anticipated in both 2009/10).

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Fire Detection Past, Present and Future from the European Perspective

The session will be presented by Andrew Brink of Siemens. He will give background on the first Cerberus smoke detectors and the evolution of the high voltage detection; the present state of the art of fire detection; and the future advances in Fire Detection being developed in Europe.

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Fire Dynamics Simulator Workshop

Location:Vancouver, BC - Venue TBD
Date:Tuesday, February 27 & Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Time:Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Seminar 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch included)
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Gypsum Board Firewalls and Annual General Meeting

The new BC Building Code now allows materials of “other” than concrete or masonry in a 2 h firewall. Kim Tompkins, CTR, the Architectural Sales Manager for Western Canada will be presenting Georgia Pacific Corporation’s 2 Hour Gypsum Firewall assembly. Kim will be providing an overview of the system, a tutorial on the installation and showing a recent installation in the field. Kim is the Past President of BC Building Envelope Council, Past President of the BC Wall and Ceiling Association, and is Chair of the upcoming Construction Specification Canada National Conference being held in May 2007.

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Special Meeting on High-Rise Topics

The BC Chapter of SFPE will be holding a special dinner meeting on the evening of Wednesday October 4, 2006 in conjunction with the Fall Meeting of the NFPA Advisory Committee on High Buildings in Vancouver.

A member of the NFPA Committee and a former resident of Vancouver, Mr. Jake Pauls and the rest of the Committee will be keen to hear presentations from local professionals and SFPE members on a variety of issues on high buildings in Vancouver and British Columbia.

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