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The Northern California-Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers offers scholarships to students interested in the field of fire protection. 

Application Process

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To Download the Application CLICK HERE

Committee review of Applications:              February 11 – February 16, 2017

Selection of Scholarship(s):                        February 17, 2017       

Scholarship Presentation to Students:        Joint meeting with Northern California Fire Prevention Officers  

                                                     April 28, 2017 (Location: Irish Cultural Center – San Francisco, CA)


President’s Message:

NCN SFPE Chapter Members:

Happy New Year! I hope all of you had an enjoyable, healthy and productive holiday season! Although at our September Chapter meeting it was voted to change the Chapter By-Laws to a membership cycle that corresponds with the date of annual dues payment for a one year cycle, the majority of current Chapter memberships expire on December 31, 2016 for this year. So please remember to renew and pay your annual dues either on-line or when you attend the next Chapter meeting. The following are our upcoming events:

  • January 20, 2017 Chapter meeting. Victaulic will provide a hands on presentation regarding Flexible Drop Sprinkler Technology.
  • February 17, 2017 Chapter meeting. John Kitchens with CASE Forensics will present a fire investigation case study.
  • March 29, 2017 Annual Seminar. The theme for the all-day event is “Existing Buildings: Assessment, Protection, Maintenance, Enforcement”. We are currently lining up our list of speakers and will be distributing an announcement shortly. The seminar will be held at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.
  • April 28, 2017 (4th Friday). Joint meeting with the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers and presentation of Scholarships.

Looking forward to seeing you at Chapter meetings and the Annual Seminar.


Cheryl L. Domnitch, P.E.


Northern California-Nevada Chapter SFPE


President's Welcome

Welcome to the NCNSFPE website

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing in the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has approximately 4,100 members in the United States and abroad, and 51 regional chapters, 10 of which are outside the US.

The Northern California/Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (NCN SFPE) was founded on January 27, 1954 in San Francisco. The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

The Society supports the development of the annual Professional Engineering licensing exam in fire protection and grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Several volunteer committees and task groups work under the Society’s auspices on technical projects to further advance the state of the art and to provide continuous learning opportunities and scholarships to qualified applicants that are pursuing higher education in the field of fire protection engineering.

NCN SFPE Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, except July, August and December and are held at various locations throughout the San Francisco area (refer to the Events page for upcoming chapter meeting locations). The NCN SFPE chapter is dedicated to the providing its chapter members opportunities to network with colleagues, local building and fire officials, industry equipment suppliers, installation contractors, property owners and experts in the field of fire protection engineering.