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2014-02-19 23:00:07

Forty-two percent of those surveyed named older adults as the most at risk of fire danger. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Older adults are more vulnerable to a number of risks including fire, either at home or in assisted living facilities such as nursing homes. In a recent survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), people correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group. Forty-two percent of those surveyed named older adults as...

2014-01-31 16:21:47

New hire will develop viable and creative fire solutions for clients BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today that Jonathan Eisenberg, P.E. has joined the company as an associate principal in the fire practice. Based in Boston, Jon brings more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in fire protection, chemical engineering, and chemical...

2014-01-08 23:00:12

SFPE announces new members to its Board of Directors for 2014. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Carl F. Baldassarra, PE, FSFPE, takes the office as president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2014. Currently, Baldassarra is an executive vice president at Rolf Jensen & Associates’ corporate offices in Chicago, where he has been since 2009. He also served as President of Schirmer (Aon) Engineering Corporation, where he worked for more than 35 years. A 40-year...

2013-11-24 23:00:02

SFPE Reports Inadequate Building Design Contributed to Deaths of 92 Children and 3 Nuns Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Shortly before the end of classes on December 1, 1958, a fire broke out at the Our Lady of Angels Elementary School in Chicago, IL. The fire left 95 dead and many others seriously injured. This fire, which occurred 55 years ago, is still one of the deadliest school fires in the history of the United States. “Poor fire protection design was a major contributing...

2013-09-03 23:00:17

SFPE releases infographic on pathways to become a fire protection engineer. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Fire is a danger that can impact entire communities. For example, each year in the United States more than 3,000 people die, thousands are injured, and billions of dollars are lost as a result of fire. To combat these significant losses, fire protection engineers are using science and technology to make our world safer from fire. Fire protection engineers work for an...

2013-08-22 23:00:17

Boston brings over 18 years of experience at leading associations in the engineering and construction fields to SFPE. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has announced the appointment of Nicole Testa Boston as its fifth executive director. Boston will assume her duties at SFPE on October 7, 2013. Boston is currently deputy director at Fiatech, an industry led-consortium based at the University of Texas at Austin. Fiatech helps deploy...

2013-03-25 23:01:42

New SFPE survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 A recent nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) revealed that 65 percent of Americans feel safer from the dangers of fire at home. Only 10 percent feel safer in a commercial or public building. “This is an alarming misconception,” said Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE´s program manager. “Actually, fires in dwellings...

2012-06-07 23:02:51

Fires in Dwellings Account for the Majority of Life Loss Due to Fire Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 In order to reduce the loss of life from residential fires, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) released a position statement supporting the use of engineered components, systems and technologies to reduce the fire hazard within residential structures and thereby reduce the loss of life from residential fires. Fires in dwellings account for the majority of life loss due to...

2012-04-04 23:03:52

Homeschoolers Awarded at 2012 National Engineers Week Future City Competition Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Arizona´s Veritas Homeschoolers were awarded for best fire protection engineering that keeps people and property safe from fire. This award was presented by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) at the 2012 National Engineers Week Future City Competition.     “The Future Cities competition gives students the opportunity to apply the...

2012-01-05 05:00:00

University of Maryland Professor to Lead Fire Protection Engineering Society in 2012 Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Professor James A. Milke takes office as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2012. Milke is a professor and the chair of the department of fire protection engineering at the University of Maryland. Milke has served on the Society´s Board of Directors since 2004 and is an SFPE Fellow. SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of...


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