Conference Schedule

The conference will feature 45+ presentations structured around the topics of building design, energy storage, fire-safety and water-based systems, sustainability, fire service, engineering strategies in the wildland urban interface, and much more. The opening keynote will feature a presentation by Fire Chief of Louisville Fire Department Brian O’Neill. Additional general sessions include the topics of special hazard systems, recent code changes, and fire risk assessment. A panel discussion on the best takeaways from SFPE Energy Storage Symposium, poster presentations and sessions specifically curated on SFPE Foundation initiatives will also be featured.  A total of 14.50 hours of professional development credits are available.  

Program schedule

speaker bios

2024 Featured Speakers

Brian O'Neill, Fire Chief, Louisville Fire Department

Todd Spalding, Fire Chief, Bardstown Fire Department John LeBlanc, Senior Engineering Technical Specialist, FM Global Milosh Puchovsky, Professor of Practice & Associate Department, Head of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Carl Baldassarra, PE, FSFPE, Senior Principal, Fire Protection, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

2024 SFPE Annual Conference Top Abstract Award

This prestigious award is selected by the Annual Conference Program Committee, and it is awarded to the highest rated abstract submission. The winning abstract technical presentation titled Applying the Fire Risk Assessment Process to Existing Group I Aircraft Hangars will be presented on Monday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Congratulations to this year’s winners! 

James Milke, PhD, PE, FSFPE, Professor Emeritus University of Maryland Jack Poole, PE, FSFPE

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