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  • September 19, 2019 3:43 PM | Dimitrios Savva

    On Tuesday's monthly meeting (September 17, 2019) Marc Rivard from WoodWorks spoke on the topic of mass timber and common misconceptions.  The presentation from that meeting can be found in the link below.


  • September 18, 2019 3:32 PM | Dimitrios Savva

    The NFSA Empire Chapter is holding a "Strike for Fire Safety" charity bowling tournament on Tuesday, October 29.  Donations will be made to the Burn Center through the Westchester Medical Center Foundation and will be held at Spins Bowl located on 47 Taft Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Additional information about the event, registration, and sponsorships are available following the link below.

    2019 NFSA October Bowling Event.docx

    Our SFPE NY chapter is looking to support the event by registering one or more bowling teams made from our members.  Anyone who is interested in attending the event and joining a team should contact Kevin Black (KBlack@cosentini.com).

  • September 18, 2019 3:01 PM | Dimitrios Savva

    On the behalf of Rudi Sherbansky, PE and the NYS Society of Professional Engineers, you are invited to participate on a panel presentation of PEs and to introduce your firm and work accomplishments in 15-20 minutes to a group of engineering students who would greatly benefit from your expertise and are looking to understand the conduct that is expected of them during their first year of work in an engineering firm.  The panel of professional engineers will meet several times a year, including on September 19, October 17, November 14 and December 12, 2019 and your invited to attend on at least one of these presentations.

    The topics of discussion are general and are based on your years of experience in the field of engineering.  The scope of topics is basic such as, a short description of the engineering firm you work for (or worked for in the past), type of engineering products or services provided, typical clients, and notable projects that you and the company participated in.  The panel will be asked questions like, a short description or examples of what a first year intern engineer is expected to do or accomplish at your engineering firm in the first year of work.  Type of activities, meetings, site visits, reporting, etc.

    To join the PE panel please click on the link below and fill in your contact information and the dates that you will be available to make your presentation.  The current dates of the presentation are on September 19, October 17, November 14 and December 12, 2019.  

    We thank you for your support and participation.


  • March 31, 2019 6:45 PM | Maurice Marvi

    Cat Childers and Eric Greenwald accept the Gold Chapter Excellence award for the SFPE New York Metropolitan Chapter at the SFPE National Conference in Nashville.

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  • October 09, 2018 5:11 PM | Dimitrios Savva

    “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.”



  • October 09, 2018 5:09 PM | Dimitrios Savva

    "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."


  • September 05, 2018 1:41 PM | Cathleen Childers

    Stay up to date with all your SFPE NY Metro news!


  • April 03, 2018 11:20 AM | Cathleen Childers

    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

  • March 19, 2018 10:13 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:



  • February 06, 2018 6:25 PM | Cathleen Childers

    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!

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