March 20, 2020 NCN-SFPE Meeting and Luncheon

Friday, Mar-20-2020 11:30 AM-Friday, Mar-20-2020 01:30 PM
Hayward Sprinkler Fitters Training Center
2525 Barrington Court, Hayward, 94545, CA, United States
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Please join us on March 20th, 2020 for the meeting and luncheon.

Human Behavior in Fire - Michael Willis, Fire Protection Consultant,

Telgian Engineering and Consulting

Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 483

2549 Barrington Court, Hayward, CA 94545

Michael Willis has over 12 years of fire protection experience, in portable, fixed and pre-engineered fire suppression.  He has functioned in multiple capacities throughout his career, as a technician, inspector, consultant, designer and installer.  Michael has experience in both passive and active fire safety systems that feature special emphasis on life safety, suppression, special hazard and signaling systems. Mr. Willis is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. 

Michael has multiple state and local licenses as well as NICET Certifications in Fire Alarms and Fire Sprinklers.  With Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC), Michael is a Fire Protection Consultant, focusing on servicing clients in the areas of plan review; due diligence; code research and interpretation; and commissioning for the protection of life and property from fire and other related hazards. His experience includes large commercial storage and use facilities and he provides services in regards to fire sprinklers, fire alarms, high-piled storage, industrial fire protection, and general fire and building code compliance. Michael has been instrumental in aiding in the acceptance and installation of various prescriptive and performance-based fire sprinkler designs across the country.  He is on track to obtain PE licensure in Fire Protection Engineering.

Presentation Summary

The Human Behavior in Fire presentation is an aspect of a building that needs to be included in the design of a building or facility. How does one account for and design to what is often times portrayed as panic and chaos? Michael Willis, Fire Protection Consultant, will discuss typical behaviors in alarm/fire events; devices that are in place to aid in the safe evacuation of occupants; and how we, as professionals, can help our clients improve on their fire emergency plans.

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11:30am Check-in & Networking, update on NCN-SFPE board activities
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Presentation
1:05pm-1:20pm General Discussion: Current Events
1:25 pm Program Chair adjourns meeting

Member: $45.00     Non-Member: $50.00       Retired: $35.00

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As always, we look forward to your participation and attendance at this month’s Chapter event.