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Dear NCN SFPE Chapter Members:

I am looking forward to the upcoming 2016-2017 year serving as your Chapter President. The Executive Board will be conducting our summer planning session on July 8, 2016. At the planning session, we will be discussing the following items:

  • Monthly meeting schedule, topics and speakers. The Executive Board welcomes input from all Chapter members regarding topics and speakers that would be of interest to you.
  • Annual Seminar. We hope to hold the annual seminar in January 2017. The date will be posted on the website once it is confirmed. The 2016 seminar was well-attended and funds were raised for the NCN SFPE Chapter Scholarship Program.
  • Spring Golf Tournament. We will be scheduling the 2017 Golf Tournament likely for some time in May. The date will be posted on the web-site once it is confirmed. The 2016 Spring golf tournament was held at Tilden Golf Course. It was a beautiful day and very enjoyable. Funds were raised for the NCN SFPE Chapter Scholarship Program.

The Executive Board has discussed changing the Membership Dues cycle from a 12 month calendar year, due on January 1st to a one (1) year cycle based upon the date the member pays initial or renewal dues. In order for this change to take effect a two-thirds vote of the membership present at a monthly meeting is required to the By-Laws. Stated below are the current and proposed by-laws language regarding the dues cycle. The Chapter will be voting on this proposed By-Laws change at our September 16, 2016 meeting.  You can review the proposed changes at the end of the By-Laws page HERE.

The entire Chapter Executive Board is looking forward to seeing 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.