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Professional Qualifications Committee

Scope of Work

The Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications is charged with developing, disseminating and maintaining an occupational competency standard for the fire protection engineering profession, to include minimum criteria for professional licensing and credentialing; sustaining an engineering licensure examination within the standards (e.g. item quality and quantity, testing format, test specification refresh frequency, clean audit statement, etc.) established by the United States (U.S.) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES); establishing and promoting the profession’s Canons of Ethics and providing impartial evaluations on questions of ethics within the professional; facilitating the development of new fire protection engineering programs and courses; promoting new and existing courses in fire protection engineering; and assisting in new and continuing accreditation of fire protection engineering and technology programs.

Committee Members

Committee members are appointed by the SFPE Board of Directors for a three-year term. Members can request to be appointed to a second three-year term. Requests are reviewed by the Chair and the staff liaison and decisions are made by the Board of Directors. End of term is denoted in parentheses below.

Committee Chair: Anthony Militello
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Armira Del Aguila (2020)
Carl Anderson (2019)
Kamal Andrawes (2020)
Russell Bainbridge (2019)
Traci Bangor (2019)
James Bassett (2019)
Richard Beohm (2019)
Himanshu Bhartiya (2020)
David Bhuta (2019)
Justin Biller (2019)
Babanna Biradar (2019)
Frederick Bradley (2019)
Ben Brooks (2019)
Jason Butler (2019)
Joseph Cappuccio (2019) 
Virginia Charter (2019)
Flora Chen (2019)
Lily Xiaolei Chen (2019)
Janice Cheung (2020)
Will Clay (2019)
Bert Cohn (2019)
Will Cosey (2019)
Christopher Culp (2020) 
Daniel Dahl (2019)
Todd Daily (2019)
Richard Davis (2019)
Lori Dinney (2019)
Kenneth Dungan (2020)
Nelson Dunston (2019)
Martin Feeney (2019)
Doug Fisher (2019)
John Frank (2019)
Kiyioshi Fukui 
Krystyna Gavin (2020)
Sharon Gilyeat (2019)
Don Goosman (2019)
Daniel Gorham (2019)
Andrew Grenier (2019)
Dana Haagensen (2019)
Laura Hasburgh (2019)
Kenneth Isman (2019)
Jimmy Jonsson (2019)
Pisonth Keyuravong (2019)
Sandip Khairnar (2019)
Kelly Kidwell (2019)
Kouji Kobayashi (2019)
William Koffel (2019)
Jaewook Kwon (2021)
Daniel Lampke (2019)
Ben Laxton (2019)
John LeBlanc (2020)
Lawrence Lucken (2019)
Chester "Stan" Maciaszek (2019)
George McCall (2019)
Zephonia Moseki (2020)
Joseph Navarra (2019)
Christopher C. Pascual (2019)
Adam Paterson (2020)
Joseph Plati (2019)
Jim Quiter (2019)
Scott Rockwell (2019)
Alvin Kirk Rosenhan (2019)
Michael Rzeznik (2019)
Justin Schmeer (2019)
Darrell Stein (2019)
Geza Szakats (2019)
Andrew Taggart (2019)
Kelvin Turay (2020)
Allyn Vaughn (2019)
Beth Weckman (2019)
John W. Wilkus (2019)
Deidre Willard (2019)
Michael Wojcik (2019)
Aixi Zhou (2021)


Subcommittees

Higher Education

Subcommittee Chair: Virginia Charter
Staff Liaison: Louis Guerrazzi

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee on Higher Education is comprised of members with an interest, experience or expertise in the development and promotion of new and existing programs and courses at the university level in fire protection engineering. The Subcommittee is responsible for supporting the accreditation (e.g. ABET) of degree programs at the university level in fire protection engineering and allied professions (e.g. Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Fire Protection and Safety Technology).

Committee Members

  • Ben Brooks
  • Lily Xiaolei Chen
  • Janice Cheung
  • William A. Clay
  • Nelson Dunston
  • Donald Goosman
  • Christopher C. Pascual
  • Scott Rockwell
  • Michael Rzeznik
  • Andrew J. Taggart
  • Elizabeth J. Weckman
  • Michael J. Wojcik

PE Exam Development

Subcommittee Chair: Traci Bangor
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for PE Exam Development is comprised of members who are licensed Professional Engineers with technical subject matter expertise in fire protection engineering and have competency in developing and determining the standard of minimum competence for licensing fire protection engineers. The Subcommittee is responsible for sustaining an engineering licensure examination within the standards (e.g. item quality and quantity, testing format, test specification refresh frequency, clean audit statement, etc.) established by the United States (U.S.) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Committee Members

  • Carl Anderson
  • Justin Biller
  • Babanna Biradar
  • Richard Boehm
  • Frederick Bradley
  • Jason Butler
  • Flora Chen
  • Christopher Culp
  • Todd Daily
  • Richard Davis
  • Lori Dinney
  • Douglas Fisher
  • Krystyna Gavin
  • Daniel Gorham
  • Andrew Grenier
  • Laura Hasburgh
  • Kenneth Isman
  • Pisonth Keyuravong
  • Kelly Kidwell
  • Kouji Kobayashi
  • William Koffel
  • Jaewook Kwon
  • Daniel Lampke
  • Benjamin Laxton
  • Lawrence Lucken
  • Chester Stan Maciaszek
  • George McCall
  • Joseph Navarra
  • Joseph Plati
  • A. Kirk Rosenhan
  • Darrell Stein
  • Geza Szakats
  • Allyn Vaughn
  • John Wilkus
  • Aixi Zhou

Professional Ethics and Standard of Conduct

Subcommittee Chair: Ken Dungan
Staff Liaison: Louis Guerrazzi

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for Professional Ethics and Standards of Conduct is comprised of members with an interest, experience, or expertise in developing or administering professional ethics and standards of conduct for the practice of fire protection engineering. The Subcommittee is responsible for establishing and promoting the profession’s Canons of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. The Subcommittee is also be charged with providing the Board of Directors confidential and impartial evaluations on questions of ethics as they may pertain to the Society, its members, or the practice of fire protection engineering.

Committee Members

  • Joseph Cappuccio
  • Bert Cohn
  • Dana Haagensen
  • Sharon S. Gilyeat
  • John LeBlanc
  • James Quiter
  • Deidre Willard

Professional Competency & Credentialing

Subcommittee Chair: Jimmy Jönsson

Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for Professional Competency and Credentialing is comprised of members who have knowledge, experience and expertise in evaluating and determining the attributes of minimal competence for fire protection engineers. The Subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating minimum occupational competency standards and licensing and credentialing criteria for fire protection engineers in parts of the world that do not presently recognize and/or use the U.S. engineering licensure examination.

Committee Members

  • Russell B. Bainbridge
  • James Bassett
  • David S. Bhuta
  • Justin B. Biller
  • Ben Brooks
  • Joseph Cappuccio
  • William Cosey
  • Daniel A. Dahl
  • Martin J. Feeney
  • Kiyioshi Fukui
  • Sandip P. Khairnar
  • Justin Schmeer

To join a standing committee or subcommittee fill out and submit this volunteer application. The Board of Directors will review applications and make appointments on a rolling basis.

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