SFPE Announces Its Fellow Class of 2020

SFPE has recognized 9 of its members as Fellows for 2020. Congratulations to our own Armin Wolski, P.E., for this well-deserved recognition for all his efforts in Fire Protection Engineering. Who's next? 

SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellow not only recognizes the achievements of fire protection and fire safety engineers as individuals, but also their significant contributions to fire protection engineering and society globally.

Out of a total SFPE Membership of over 4,700, there are only 322 fellows. The 9 members recommended to Fellow by the 2020 Qualifications Subcommittee and approved by the SFPE Board of Directors are listed below. SFPE President Michael A. Crowley, P.E., FSFPE remarked on the newly-named Fellows, “We are excited to recognize and honor the recently elected Fellows of the Society... Congratulations! The Class of 2020 represents well the high level of service and commitment to the Society and to the profession that characterizes elevation to the grade of Fellow. We sincerely thank them for their valued contributions to date and look forward to continued service and leadership in the future.”

Congratulations, Armin!!!

Armin has more than 25 years of experience in the field of building fire safety design and fire protection engineering.  With a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, he was introduced to fire protection engineering while working as an assistant in its fire research laboratory.  He holds an M.Sc. in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he capped off his studies with a thesis on Acceptable Risk in Performance Based Fire Safety Regulations.  Following his passion for the subject, he continued on to publish and present at numerous international conferences on the subject of acceptable risk in fire safety codes. He is a recognized Fulbright Specialist, awarded two grants to share his specialty knowledge in Madrid, Spain and Seoul, South Korea.  Armin regularly volunteers in the building fire safety code development arena, appointed as committee member to the ICC Means of Egress Committee for three code cycles and to the State of California Technical Sub- Committee on Building, Fire, and Other for five code cycles.  He contributed to the SFPE Tall Buildings Design Guide, its forthcoming revision, the forthcoming 2nd Edition of the SFPE Engineering Guide on Fire Risk Assessment, and co-authored the chapter Fire Risk in Mass Transportation in the SFPE Fire Protection Engineering Handbook.  His professional resume includes landmark buildings such as the Venetian Macao, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and the Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Also...The Award for Chapter Excellence (ACE)

The NCNSFPE has once again been awarded The Silver Award for Chapter Excellence. While we always hope to gain Gold, and had a long streak of achieving it, we missed out on several events that brought down our score a little this year. However, we are proud to be recognized as one of the best chapters in the world, and look forward to doing the best we can to serve our membership in these challenging times. 

Congratulations to the board on keeping things rolling as smoothly as possible over the past year!