The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, technology, engineering and math industries to teaching in high need middle and high schools. The Fellowship is a one or two-year pathway that includes training, guest teaching, and earning a teaching credential in a highly supported environment with a cohort of professional peers. No experience required, just a desire to share your talent and passion with students. Join almost 1,000 EnCorps Fellows across California making a profound impact by passing on their knowledge to the next generation.



@EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellows educate and inspire using their industry experience. Do you want to become a teacher?

NCN-SFPE is proud to partner with @EnCorps to support industry professionals becoming #STEM teachers in high need schools

LINKEDIN / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM  @encorpsstemteachers

Leverage your industry expertise as a teacher in CA public schools! Nationwide, our children are struggling with STEM literacy and achievement. EnCorps STEM Teachers Program provides the pathway for professionals to get into the classroom with teaching, 1:1 support, a network of peers and schools and earning your CA teaching credential. Consider a career transition to teaching middle or high school, apply by April 27th:

Inspire the next generation of innovators by becoming a teacher

Have you considered teaching as your next career? The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, technology, engineering and math careers to middle and high school teachers. Fellows engage in weekly guest teaching with a mentor teacher, online and in person training, 1:1 coaching, earn a California teaching credential and work in various public district and charter schools. As a professional coming from STEM industry, you are uniquely positioned to inspire and engage students who need you most – those in our country’s most disadvantaged schools. As a professional coming from STEM industry, you are uniquely positioned to inspire and engage students who need you most – those in our country’s most disadvantaged schools.

EnCorps Teacher Krisztina Hagey connects her students to real applications of math and science in her math classroom. <Watch the video>

EnCorps is accepting applications, apply today.


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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 with the intent to return to work, study, and/or perform research in the field of fire protection engineering within our regional chapter area. For information on scholarship applications, go to or click on the following link NCN-SFPE

Applications must be received by March 31, 2020.  The notice can be accessed by clicking here, and the application is found by clicking here.  

For more information on careers in fire protection, go to or click on the following link Careers. Note that Fire Protection Engineering is highly specialized, and there is a large demand and great potential compensation for a very interesting, diverse, and personally rewarding profession.

Application Process

Deadline:                                  March 31, 2020

Review of Application(s):          April 1, 2020 – April 15, 2020

Selection of Recipient(s):          May 15, 2020               

Presentation to Recipient(s):     June 19, 2020 NCN-SFPE meeting  

The annual award(s) are made to engineering student(s) seeking a BS or MS in FP Engineering or a BS in another engineering discipline with the intent of enrolling in an MS in Fire Protection Engineering. Fire Protection Engineering Students with residency in Northern California or Northern Nevada are highly encouraged to submit their application

Past amounts have been up to $2,000 per year. The NCN SFPE Executive Board has discretion to award more or less than this amount depending on other considerations including available budget.

We look forward to reading your application and wish you success in your academic and professional endeavors.


You are invited to attend the Johnson Controls, Sabah International, 3M Fire Protection Seminar at the Parc 55 San Francisco

Register by Thursday November 7th

On Thursday November 14th join us to meet industry experts from Johnson Controls,Sabah International and 3M to learn more about Johnson Controls Ansul Brand 1,015 PSI (70 Bar) SAPPHIRE® fire suppression product line using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.

Earn 1 hour of continuing education

Designed for engineers, architects, and end users, this event will cover a variety of industry topics, including clean agent fire protection using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, updates to industry codes and standards, new product introductions, and a detailed look at a SAPPHIRE® PLUS system.

There is no fee to attend this event and attendance certificates will be provided. Please register at this LINK and provide your name, company, dietary and continuing education certificate needs. Feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and clients. Contact David Olds at with any questions.


We usually have a few NCN-SFPE members attending either in person or online. 


Regulation Workgroup Notice 

To Interested Parties:
The Office of the State Fire Marshal has scheduled a stakeholder meeting regarding proposed adoptions and amendments for the 2019 California Building Standards Codes (Title 24) as part of the 2019 Intervening Rule-making Cycle.
October 4th, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or completed)
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sequoia Conference Room- space is limited
2251 Harvard St., 4th floor
Sacramento Ca, 95811
Conference call number: 888-251-2909
Participant code:  204798
GoToMeeting:  Join Skype Meeting
  • Overview of SFM rulemaking process
  • Review of proposals from the OSFM workgroup proposals
  • Wildland Urban Interface workgroup
  • I-3 Occupancy workgroup
  • Elevator workgroup
  • L-Occupancy workgroup
  • Tall Wood Building workgroup
  • ICC 2021 regulations early adoption
    • Puzzle/ Escape Room
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • Automatic Parking Garages
  • Other
  • Adjourn
  • The Express Terms and Initial Statement of Reasons will be posted on the Code Development website when they are completed:
If you are unable to attend the meeting on October 4th, please feel free to direct any comments or suggestions to Greg Andersen, Division Chief, by telephone at: 916-568-2915 or email at:



SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have attained significant stature and accomplishment in engineering. Fellows have been members of the Society for at least 10 years and have been nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to the advancement of fire protection engineering and valuable service to SFPE.

The number of living Fellows at any time shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total Society's living membership.

The 2018 Qualifications Subcommittee recommended, and the Board of Directors approved, to elevate thirteen members to the prestigious member grade of Fellow. Out of a total SFPE membership of over 4,500 there are only 305 fellows. 

The three members elevated to the grade of Fellow are:

Thomas J. Forsythe, P.E., FSFPE 

Jeffrey A. Maddox, P.E., FSFPE  


John P. Woycheese, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE