Conference Program Committee

J.C. Harrington
SFPE 2018 President 
William Steffenhagen
Middle Tennessee Chapter 

Committee Members
* Sam Barrack, Tennessee Valley Chapter President
* Chuck Boyte, Middle Tennesse Chapter
* Tom Christman, Tennessee Valley Chapter
* Kenneth Dungan, Tennessee Chapter
* Tom Feng, Arizona Chapter
* Scott Grainger, Grainger Consulting Inc.
* Jerome Hall, Arizona Chapter
* Timothy Hawthorne, Utah Chapter
* David House, 2018 Middle Tennessee Chapter President
* David J. Icove, University of Tennessee
* Corey Kinsman, Tennessee Chapter
* Jimmy Landmesser, Jr., Tennessee Chapter
* Jerry Vuoso, International Paper

Gaining Ground in Global Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE is proud to host the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo, which will be held on October 28-30 in Nashville, Tennessee. This annual event is frequently cited as the top source of the latest technical information on fire protection engineering issues and emerging trends, case studies, research, and codes and standards. With more than 425 leading professionals from around the globe participating in this annual event, it offers unparalleled opportunities for networking with peers and exploring new products, technologies and business opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to the Music City known as Nashville!

Registration Is Open

Featured Speakers

Paul Dorherty
President & CEO
TDG (The Digit Group)
Dr. Albert Simeoni
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Tony Watson
Fire Chief
Pigeon Forge Fire Dept

Our Attendees

Our attendees are comprised of fire protection engineers, fire safety engineers, fire engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals. Will we see you there?


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