Calling all Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Safety Professionals! There are less than two weeks to register for the 10th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter Fire Safety Conference. This informative conference will be held March 11 & 12th, 2014 at the Gwinnett Center located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, GA. The conference will offer several full and partial-day seminars to choose from and will include important topics such as:

  • A User’s Guide to Simplifying NFPA 72 and the NEC with the President and Executive Director of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, Tom Hammerberg, SET, CFPS
  • NFPA 13 – Sprinkler System Installation Requirements with the Vice President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, James Lake
  • Hazard Analysis Calculations for Performance-Based Design Analysis with Professor and Department Chair of University of Maryland, Jim Milke, PhD, P.E.
  • Designing Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings with the Technical Director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (International), Morgan Hurley, P.E.
  • Photovoltaic Panels and the Fire Service with Senior Fire Investigator of the National Fire Protection Association, Robert Duval

The Fire Safety Conference Has Our Support!

I am so proud of the involvement that Harrington Group continues to exhibit in this outstanding learning opportunity for the fire protection industry. We have been a continued sponsor for the Conference Welcome Reception year after year. We have also had the honor of presenting at past conferences, including my session last year, The Continued Evolution of Clean Agent Systems. This year, I am excited that one of our Principal Owners, Phil Friday, has been working hard as the Conference Committee Chair to put together another exceptional program for the 10th Annual Fire Safety Conference.

Continuing education is important in most any field and the fire protection industry is no exception. With rapidly changing technology and code updates, upgrading skills and the ability to adapt to new situations is essential for fire protection engineers. The SFPE Fire Safety Conference is a great way for our industry to keep up-to-date with current technology and code changes, as well as to earn professional development and NICET hours.

Are We Going? You Bet!

Several of our Harrington Group fire protection engineers and consultants are already registered for the Fire Safety Conference. Look for future posts that highlight what we’ve learned during our two-days there. With today’s quickly shifting codes, standards, and research, our consultants need to stay plugged into a network of education and information to stay on top of all of the challenges, so that our clients get the best level of fire protection available.

How Can You Register?

The SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter’s annual conference is one of the largest, most well-attended fire safety conferences in the nation. The conference offers top-notch, expert speakers and typically draws several hundreds of fire safety professionals from around the country. Be sure to register for the 10th Annual Fire Safety Conference to reserve your spot today!

By Jeff Harrington, CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc.