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Chapter News

NCN SFPE Chapter Members:

At the September meeting, the present Chapter members voted to modify the membership cycle from an annual cycle to one that corresponds with the date of dues payment for a one year time period. If you are current now, you will be current through December 31, 2016. If you are not current on your dues please consider re-joining the Chapter. Additionally, dues were slightly restructured to require all individuals, including fire and building officials, to pay dues of $35 annually. The change to include the nominal dues fee for building and fire officials, is to assist the Chapter with tracking current and non-current members. We have also added the capability to pay for a complete year of events, including Chapter dues, monthly meeting attendance and the annual seminar. The monthly meeting fee has also been restructured. The fee for current members is $45 or $35 for “early bird”. The fee for non-members is $50 or $40 for “early bird” for non-members. This change was necessary to accommodate the venue costs and lunch pricing in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is simply not possible to sustain the significant discounts that were previously offered to retired members and building/fire officials. We certainly hope that you will all be able to participate in the upcoming year’s events. Being active with the Chapter contributes to professional development, networking and keeping current with industry changes. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. Our speaker for the October meeting is Tom Dusza with Jensen Hughes. Tom will be speaking on the upcoming changes within the 2016 California Building Code and the impact the changes will have on our profession.

The annual seminar has been scheduled for March 29, 2017. The seminar will be held at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center. We are currently in the process of developing topics and selecting speakers for the seminar. We will keep you updated as the schedule develops!

The entire Chapter Executive Board is looking forward to see you at our events during this upcoming 2016-2017 year.


Cheryl L. Domnitch, P.E.


Northern California-Nevada Chapter SFPE


President's Welcome

Welcome to the NCNSFPE website

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing in the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has approximately 4,100 members in the United States and abroad, and 51 regional chapters, 10 of which are outside the US.

The Northern California/Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (NCN SFPE) was founded on January 27, 1954 in San Francisco. The purpose of the Society 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.

The Society supports the development of the annual Professional Engineering licensing exam in fire protection and grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Several volunteer committees and task groups work under the Society’s auspices on technical projects to further advance the state of the art and to provide continuous learning opportunities and scholarships to qualified applicants that are pursuing higher education in the field of fire protection engineering.

NCN SFPE Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, except July, August and December and are held at various locations throughout the San Francisco area (refer to the Events page for upcoming chapter meeting locations). The NCN SFPE chapter is dedicated to the providing its chapter members opportunities to network with colleagues, local building and fire officials, industry equipment suppliers, installation contractors, property owners and experts in the field of fire protection engineering.