About the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo

SFPE is proud to host the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo Gaining Ground on Global Fire Protection Engineering, 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 420 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 Tennessee!

Conference Program Committee

* J.C. Harrington, 2018 SFPE President (co-chair)
* William Steffenhagen, Middle Tennessee Chapter (co-chair)
* 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.
* 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

About SFPE

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4,600 members and 92 chapters, including 17 student chapters worldwide.

The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

SFPE supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer (PE) licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Several volunteer standing committees work under the Society’s auspices on technical projects to further advance the state of the profession.

Earn Professional Development Hours

By attending the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo, you will earn valuable professional development hours (PDHs) towards meeting your licensing requirements. Additional PDHs can be earned by attending the optional seminars.


SFPE is a registered provider for the American Institute of Architects continuing education system (AIA/CES) Provider # G219



SFPE is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council Provider # 1699