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.  

Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association Upcoming Seminars

The Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is holding three seminars in Vancouver soon:

April 29, 2014 - Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

April 30, 2014 - Acceptance Testing and Hydraulicss for Plan Reviewers

May 1, 2014 - Pumps for Fire Protection

See the attached documents for more information.


Techniques for Forensic Analysis of Fires- Case studies

The analysis of fires to determine fire cause and account for the physical evidence as well as accounts of what transpired leading up to and during the fire event has often relied on experience and known patterns of fire behaviour for various types of fires. Over the last 20 years the use of fire science and investigation techniques have developed to the point thatanalysis of large fires relies increasingly on correlation of the predicted fire behaviour with the actual observed or recorded information from witnesses, responding agencies such as the fire service etc.

Peter Senez and others from the Sereca fire team will present an overview of these techniques illustrated by actual examples taken from real cases.

A future session may be held should there be further interest in the application of CFD modelling to support complex investigations where replication of fire behaviour in particular cases is possible.

Date: February 18, 2014
Time: Registration and Reception 5:30pm
Location: False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)
Cost: Members - $30; Non-members $35. Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers to cover the cost of dinner.
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2014

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.

Start date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 17:30

Building Policy Engineer - City of Vancouver

Job Posting Title
Building Policy Engineer

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Licences and Inspections, Community Services


City of Calgary Fire Department: Fire Protection Engineer

Reference #203403

Closing Date: 10-JAN-2014

Basic Job Information

Posting Title: Fire Protection Engineer

Business Unit/Section: Calgary Fire Department/Community Standards and Training

Location: 3705 - 35 Street N.E.

Union/Position: Exempt/Permanent # TBD

Compensation: Exempt Engineer Level E

$82,000 - 123,811 per annum (2014 Rates)

Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week


The APEBC Guide to FPE Practice in BC - Paving the Way to Future FPE Practice

The Association of Professional Engineers of BC (APEGBC) recently published the Guidelines for Fire protection Engineering Services for Building Projects.

The publication of this guide is as a result of efforts by the
Building Code Committee of APEGBC and those fire protection engineers who spent over a decade contributing to various constituent sections. Bob Heikkila will make a joint presentation with Murray Johnson overviewing the guide to practice and presenting details that will highlight the key requirements relevant to FPEs, fire protection contractors and other engineers. Final format for the presentation may change.

All FPEs, sprinkler contractors, specialist designers, building officials, CPs and other interested parties are asked to attend.

A brief overview and follow up discussion will follow on the new Surrey Assurance of Independent Fire Suppression Systems Design Concept Review.

Date: December 3, 2013
Time: Registration and Reception 5:30pm
Location: False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)
Cost: Members - $30; Non-members $35. Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers to cover the cost of dinner.
Registration Deadline: November 29, 2013

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.


Start date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 17:30


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