Denis Hellebuyck, Sohe Consulting Belgium, Belgium in reference to the 2013 Engineering Technology Conference in Austin, TX
recently graduated from the International Master in Fire Safety
Engineering. During these studies I lived in four different countries -
Scotland, Sweden, Belgium and an internship in France - studying fire
with my 20 classmates coming from 17 different countries.
starting my professional career as a fire safety engineer, SFPE is
providing me with a similar international exposure as attendees of the
2013 Annual Meeting are coming from the USA to Saudi Arabia to China to
Thailand and more more other countries."
April L. Hammond-Berkol, New York, NY in reference to the 2013 Engineering Technology Conference in Austin, TX
was an excellent conference, one of the best SFPE has held. I enjoyed
the keynote speakers as well as the selection of presentations."
John William Bolduc, CFT Engineering Inc., British Columbia, Canada in reference to the 2013 Advanced Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview Seminar held in Austin, TX
has allowed me to tap into the knowledge base of professionals
internationally. While at the office there are ways to feed your
professional development through internal guidance and study of the
technical materials published by the SFPE, there is a unique valve that
can only be obtained from receiving instruction first hand from industry
professionals through SFPE."
Jerry Vuoso, International Paper, Memphis, TN in reference to the 2010 SFPE Engineering Technology Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, LA.
Jeffrey A. Talley, Aircon Corporation, Memphis, TN
| "This annual event is one of the
only times when experts from around the world meet to discuss and listen
to presentations related to a broad array of topics of interest to Fire
Protection Engineers. A vast spectrum of individuals including those
representing academia, consultants, industry, manufacturers and insurers
come together to network, learn and share. It's also a great time to
meet old friends and catch up. This is an important annual event that
everyone associated with fire protection engineering and associated
fields should attend"
in reference to the 2010 Dust Explosion: Hazard Recognition, Assessment, and Management in New Orleans, LA.
|"I wanted to seize this opportunity
to say that I really appreciate all of the efforts that went into
managing this past week's seminar in New Orleans. I attended this class
on Dust Explosion Hazards. It was well executed and the instructor (John
Cholin) was very knowledgeable about this subject.
Overall, this was a rich and
rewarding experience. I look forward to taking advantage of other
continuing education opportunities at future SFPE events when
Ralph K. Foster, III, Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC, Columbia, SC in reference to the 2010 SFPE Engineering Technology Exposition in New Orleans, LA.
"I always enjoy and benefit
from attending the SFPE Technology Exposition. The Expo provides an
update on research and introduces new technology in our field. The other
great benefit is you leave with a deep appreciation for the wonderful
fire protection engineers and scientist working to improve our world."
Jaime A. Moncada, IFSC, Highland, MD in reference to the 2010 Professional Development Seminars in New Orleans, LA.
|"SFPE Professional Development
Seminars are an excellent way to keep up with our changing profession.
Many of the tools available today were not part of the curriculum when I
studied fire protection engineering and therefore SFPE seminars are an
excellent solution in continuing education."
Claire Frechette, P.Eng., ing., Government of Canada in reference to the 2009 SFPE Annual Meeting Week in Scottdale, AZ
|"This was an extremely
well-organized conference with very relevant and up to date technical
sessions. It also offered an opportunity for exchange and discussion
amongst peers that is second to none!
The logistics for this event was
impeccable starting with registration process where a friendly welcome
awaited the participants. This set the tone for the next 5 days, there
was not a glitch in the organization and the clear information in the
participant's package contained all the details needed to plan our time
to make the most of the conference. The choice for the venue was
excellent; the Doubletree Resort offered a very comfortable and pleasant
environment. Everything was put in place to ensure that we were well
looked-after during the sessions as well as meal-time and during the
breaks - the food was excellent.
The technical sessions were
extremely useful in terms of the information shared and the ensuing
discussions. We were left with not only food for thought but also lots
of technical issues and concerns to talk about during the breaks and
informal get-togethers. Speaking of the social side, one of the elements
that struck me most was the camaraderie that developed quickly amongst
participants and the ease with which everyone could be approached. This
led to lots of sharing of information about the different issues of our
profession and jobs in different parts of the continent and of the world
(Guam, Philippines, Japan, Italy, etc.). I noted a lot of information
get-togethers amongst participants, even if they had just met, such that
there were many options to go out for dinner or do some sightseeing
with different groups every evening.
In a nutshell, this is one of the
most pleasant and energizing professional conferences I have attended.
This was my first time attending, and certainly not my last. Toutes mes