2024 Conference Attendee Information – March 12-13

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Lineup of Seminars and Class Sessions for 2024

Tuesday Seminars March 12

8:30am – 4:30pm

Seminar 1

AM Session – Can you Hear Me Now, When You Need It – The latest on ERCES

Rick Rausch – Westell

PM Session – Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS)

(Seminar 2 was cancelled)

Seminar 3 Technology Symposium

Jason Cook – VuSpex

– Rosenbauer / NAFECO

– Detronics / Flame Detection

– AI for Plan Review

Seminar 4

FSSA – Special Hazards Class

Todd Stevens, IFP, Al Thornton, Chemours, Chris Crivello, RAN Fire Protection and Engineering, Lance Harry, StatX, Todd Stevens, Frank Savino, United Fire  Protection, Lee Kaiser, Orr Protection

Wednesday Sessions – March 13

Session 1A

Everything You Wanted to Know About NFPA 13 2025 Edition but Were Afraid to Ask

John Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE


Session 1B

AFFF Replacement: Practical Lessons from the Field

Jeremy Souza, P.E., CFPS Code Red Consultants

Session 1C

The Underestimated Fire Hazard of Modern Vehicles

Haavard Boehmer – Performance-based Fire Protection Engineering

Session 2A

Cloud Connected Life Safety

Don Austin – Honeywell

Session 2B

What is New at NFPA: Impacts on Recent Code Changes

Matt Klaus – NFPA


Session 2C

Battery Energy Storage Systems: Lessons from the FDNY and Beyond

Nick Petrakis, P.E. Energy Safety Response Group

Session 2D

Effects of Smoke Vents on Ceiling-Level sprinkler Performance

Wes Baker – FM Global, Yogish Gopala – FM Global


Session 3A

Cybersecurity in Emergency Communications Systems: Beyond the Manufacturers

Michael Pallett – Pallett Corner Consulting

Session 3B

PANEL – Performance-based Design Process: A Discussion Between the AHJ, Consultant and SFPE 

Craig Landolt – State Fire Marshal, Matt Guilfoyle – Harrington Group, Chris Jelenewicz – SFPE International

Moderator: Tom Gardner

Session 3C

Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Safety in the Data Center

Lee Kaiser – Orr

Session 3D

Community Risk Reduction

Chelsea Rubadou – NFPA

Session 4A

Healthcare Fire and Life Safety: Protecting Those that Can’t Protect Themselves 

Jim Peterkin – TLC Engineering


Session 4B

Research Initiatives

Amanda Kimball – NFPA Research Foundation

Session 4C

Fire Scene Operation / Response to Li-ion Incidents

Bob Duval – NFPA, Scott Stookey – Austin, TX

Session 4D

Using Thermal Radiation Modeling for Ignitable Liquid Tank Spacing

Stephen Haines, P.E. CFEI, Haines Fire and Risk Consulting

If you have any questions please reach out to Tracy Williams directly at 770-355-0774 or email at tracysfpeatlanta@gmail.com

CONFERENCE LOCATION – GAS SOUTH DISTRICT 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 (770) 813-7500


Hampton Inn by Hilton – Atlanta /NE Gwinnett $115

Hilton Garden Inn – Lawrenceville 1-85/Sugarloaf $129 – $139

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lawrenceville Duluth $135

Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta NE Duluth/Sugarloaf $179

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Atlanta/NE Gwinnett $196