Don't forget to apply for out local scholarship offering. We typically only see a few applications and the scholarship awards have historically ranged between $1000 to $1500. Last year, our chapter gave the most scholarships (4) and the most award money ($6,000) than we were able to in a decade. All it takes is a cover letter and resume to apply. See the following link for more information: http://www.mokansfpe.org/students.html
We want to thank the many participants and speakers for this week's 2016 Technical Seminar held on Tuesday. The event supported 12 different presentations on a wide range of topics and raised $2,525 towards local fire protection scholarships for students.
The sessions included:
Risk Management in Critical Manufacturing Facilities by Ron Stein of AON Risk Solutions
Understanding Commissioning and System Acceptance Testing by Jack Poole of Poole Fire Protection
Common Installation Challenges for Firestopping by Mark Chrisman of Henderson Engineers
Challenges & Opportunities of Flexible Sprinkler Armovers by Jordan Van Loon of Victaulic
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in College and University Labs by Jeff Schumacher, Rocky Edwards, and Andy Thul of Cosentini Associates
Significant Changes in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 by Christopher Culp of Henderson Engineers
Challenges & Applications of Low Pressure CO2 Systems by Mark Harris and Courtney Santmire of Tyco
Environmental & Health Considerations in Clean Agent Technology by Luis F. Gonzalez of 3M
Challenges & Applications for Large Dry Chemical Systems by Mark Harris and Courtney Santmire of Tyco
Understanding Survivability by Jack Poole of Poole Fire Protection
Incident Management System Intelligibility and Feasibility by Morris Stoops of Edwards Technology
Code & Industry: Fire alarm Monitoring Trends & Technology by Paul Bridges of Notifier
We are very thankful to the participants, speakers, our platinum sponsors American Fire Sprinkler, Ferguson Fire & Fabrication, George Butler & Associates, Henderson Engineers, Victaulic, and our host Henderson Engineers. The feedback we have received thus far has been positive and we hope that it was a worthwhile event for those who attended.
For those who requested PDH certificates, please monitor your email for further details.
Thank you again for your help in making this a very successful event! We look forward to starting up chapter meetings again in the fall. Have comments? Feel free to post below.
Just a brief reminder that we will not have a monthly meeting in April, but we are excited about the full day technical seminar on May 3, 2016. You can see the latest lineup (9 different sessions) of speakers and presentations as well as register all on our Seminar page.
Thanks to a good handful of interest we have already gathered a day long lineup of speakers for our Technical Seminar on May 3rd. Are you interested in presenting? We are looking to gather about a dozen more presentations for the Seminar. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Meyer at email@example.com for more information.
You can register for the event on our Seminar page and see all of the speakers and topics who are already presenting. We look forward to a great seminar this year.
Interested in promoting the use of residential sprinklers within Kansas and Missouri? NFPA has developed state-specific Fire Sprinkler Coalitions to educate and advocate on behalf of the benefits for fire sprinkler safety in order to enhance the well being of consumers and fire fighters alike. Learn more about the Kansas Fire Sprinkler Coalition or the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
For those not interested in golfing, Jade Alarm and the Lenexa Fire Department are hosting a full day training on Fire Alarm and UL Certification at 24000 Prairie Star Parkway (Lenexa Fire Department Statino #3) on September 3rd. See the attached Training Flyer for more information.
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