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  • 9 Oct 2018 4:11 PM | Dimitrios Savva (Administrator)

    “During Fire Prevention Week, we renew our commitment to preparedness, fire safety awareness, and individual responsibility.  We also honor our brave firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and their families, as well as those firefighters who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to safeguard our lives and property.  Our Nation’s firefighters are heroes, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for the selfless service they provide to our communities.

    Each year, an average of 1.4 million fires burn in the United States, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries along with billions of dollars in direct property damage.  This year, in the Western and Midwestern parts of the country, wildfires of unprecedented scale and scope have threatened local wildlife and the environment and have severely impacted local and regional economies through their devastating effect on agriculture and tourism industries.  In many areas, I have declared the wildfires a major disaster and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.  My Administration remains committed to providing help to those affected.

    As we mark Fire Prevention Week, all Americans must be vigilant and take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of fire and to protect their families and property.  It is critical to look for places in the home where fires can start, identify potential hazards, and take the steps needed to prevent these devastating fires.  It is also important to regularly check and maintain smoke alarms, as these devices can provide life-saving warnings if there is a fire in the home.  If a smoke alarm rings, it is essential to respond quickly, as you may have only minutes to escape safely.  Furthermore, you should at least identify two ways to exit every room, ensuring all doors and windows leading to the outside open easily and are free of clutter.  The National Fire Protection Association’s “Look. Listen. Learn.” campaign reinforces these basic but essential practices that every American must follow to help ensure fire safety.

    This week, we pray for all the Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial responders who are fighting wildfires and helping our communities recover, as well as for all those who have lost their loved ones or their homes due to these disasters.  We also recognize the importance of actively practicing fire safety to help prevent fire-related tragedies from occurring in the future.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 7 through October 13, 2018, as Fire Prevention Week.  On Sunday, October 7, 2018, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.  I call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.”



  • 9 Oct 2018 4:09 PM | Dimitrios Savva (Administrator)

    "National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and in New York City during the week in which October 9 falls. Every year, the FDNY, FDNY Foundation and its partners call on all New Yorkers to be #FDNYSmart by promoting fire and life safety education. National Fire Prevention Week was established in 1925."


  • 5 Sep 2018 12:41 PM | Cathleen Childers (Administrator)

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  • 3 Apr 2018 10:20 AM | Cathleen Childers (Administrator)

    Thanks to all our members and guests for participating in our bi-annual Technical Seminar at FDNY Headquarters this past Tuesday. With the registration fees and generous donations from Victaulic, JENSEN HUGHES, and Viking, we are able to donate a portion of proceeds to the FDNY Foundation - Lieutenant Michael Davdson's Children's Educational Fund. Please stay tuned for additional donations we will be making to other Fire Protection organizations. 

    See the following link for additional information on Lieutenant Michael Davidson.

    More Info

  • 19 Mar 2018 9:13 AM | Anonymous
    Copies of the presentations of the technical presentations given at each meeting are becoming available to members in good standing.

    1. Ensure that your membership status is up to date. If you feel your membership status is in error (we had to transfer our old records into the new system, so this is possible) please email SFPENYMetro@gmail.com.

    2. Log in to your account at SFPENYMetro.wildapricot.org.

    3. Access the Presentations site:



  • 6 Feb 2018 6:25 PM | Cathleen Childers (Administrator)

    Members of the Chapter participated in the annual PE Question Writing session last Tuesday. In addition to promoting the Chapter for National Recognition, this event helps promote and maintain a separate PE Exam for Fire Protection Engineers. If you're interested in this event, look for the next session January 2019!

  • 10 Jan 2018 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    Please joint SFPE NY Metro chapter member and director Maria Theodori for a live Webinar presented by SFPE National. 

    Monday, January 22, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time

    Register for SFPE Webinar!

    Presented by Maria Theodori, Fire Engineer, Arup

    Wildfires are occurring with increasing frequency and intensity as a result of longer and drier fire weather season due to climate change. Consequently, wildfires emit black and brown carbon aerosols into the atmosphere, which have been proven to be a large contributor of global warming. The technology and strategies that are used to mitigate wildfire risk should also be sustainable solutions to serve climate goals, since the two matters are interdependent. Recent advancements in WUI and climate resiliency against wildfires include the use of satellite monitoring for fire and emissions detection, the improvement of risk assessment and fire propagation models, and the enforcement of WUI building code and policy. As fire engineers, it is critical that we promote and continue to enhance these climate-smart solutions for mitigating wildfire risk.

  • 9 Jan 2018 7:09 PM | Anonymous

    This morning, the NY Metro Chapter of SFPE held its annual joint meeting with the Fire Safety Directors' Assocation. The meeting was held at the NYC Fire Museum and is one of the most heavily attended events of the year. Attendees were able to get an update on upcoming changes to Fire/Life Safety Director requirements from FDNY Chief of Fire Prevention Ronald Spadafora.

    The meeting closed with a presentation from Beth Tubbs, PE, FSFPE from the International Code Council, entitled "United Kingdom Grenfell Fire and ICC Codes."

  • 24 Jul 2017 2:38 PM | Cathleen Childers (Administrator)

    SFPE has recognized 8 of its members as Fellows for 2017. 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 engineers as individuals, but also their significant contribution to fire protection engineering and society globally.

    Two of the fellows are long-time members and frequent attendees of the NY Metro Chapter. Please join us in congratulating them!

    Link to Full Article

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