Principles of Fire Protection Engineering

Starts:  Oct 10, 2022 08:30 (ET)
Ends:  Oct 12, 2022 11:30 (ET)

This two and a half day course will be offered as part of the SFPE22 pre-conference program on Oct. 10-12, 2022.  It is open to all individuals interested in gaining or refreshing their basic to intermediate knowledge of the principles of fire protection engineering. This course presents the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. It covers areas of fire detection, suppression, and mitigation as well as human behavior and recommendations on how to maintain a tenable environment for evacuation during a fire scenario. Fire suppression systems components will be examined to include fire science, fire safety design, fire detection and fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems, automatic sprinkler systems and smoke control principles. Industry standards and variations will be discussed using NFPA codes and building codes.

Instructors: William "Bill" Koffel, PE and Christine Pongratz, PE

Target Audience: Fire Protection Engineers (FPEs), Fire Alarm Designers, Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

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*Please note that this does not register you for the Annual Conference taking place October 12-14.  To purchase a bundled registration, please visit



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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243-1502