2022 Conference Attendee Information – March 15-16

Register now to attend the SFPE GAC Fire Safety Conference! THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE WILL BE IN PERSON!  

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


Holiday Inn Infinite Energy Center- Rate $109 per night use code SFP thru Feb. 12, 2022

Tru by Hilton Lawrenceville Atlanta/I-85/Sugarloaf – Rate $89 per night

Hilton Garden Inn – Atlanta NE/ Gwinnett Sugarloaf – Rate $129 per night

Embassy Suites – Rate $159 per night  

Hampton Inn – Rate $129 per night 6010 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 678-407-0018

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Lineup of Seminars and Class Sessions for 2022

Tuesday Seminars March 15

Seminar 1

8:30am – 4:30pm

Fire Pump Fundamentals Class & SPP Pumps Tour

Wills Lacrosse, Kevin Biando, Chris Dilday

Seminar 2

8:30am – 4:30pm

Technology Symposium.

Li-Ion Tamer: Achieve The Earliest Possible Indication of Battery Failure

New Fire Sprinkler Technologies

Foam-Free, Chemical-Free Fire Protection, A New Way Forward Explained in NFPA 409

Bridging the Gap Between Fire & Emergency Notification Systems

Industrial Gas Detection

Hypoxic Air Systems in Cold Storage Warehouses

Seminar 3

8:30am – 4:00pm

NICET Emergency Response Radio Coverage Systems (if you sign up for this class you may attend Day 1 of this class and if you would prefer to attend the “conference classes” on Day 2 that will be allowed: but you must attend the full day on Day 1)

Seminar 4

8:30am – 4:30pm

FSSA Special Hazards Class -Content equivalent to NICET Level III certification

CO2 Steve Nelson, SET, CFPS,  Director of Operation ORR Protection,  Snelson@orrprotection.com

Novec 1230 – Chris White – Koorsen Fire & Security – chris.white@koorsen.com

Hi Ex Foam – Joe McElvaney – The Hiller Companies– jmcelvaney@hillercompanies.com

Water Mist – Jeremy Wheeler – 3S Incorporated – jeremy.wheeler@3s-incorporated.us


Wednesday Sessions – March 16

Session 1A

8:30am – 9:45am

Cannabis: The Secret to Kaboom Free Extraction

Traci Harvey, Spokane Valley, WA Fire Department


Session 1B

8:30am – 9:45am

Existing Building Challenges of the IEBC & NFPA 101

Steve Skalko, P.E., Principal, Stephen V. Skalko, P.E. & Associates, LLC

Session 1C

8:30am – 9:45am

Updates to FM Global Data Sheet FM8-9

Wes Baker Staff VP/ Sr. Engineering Technical Specialist FM Global and James Golinveaux   President & CEP Viking Corp.

Session 1D

8:30am – 9:45am

Mobile Food Trucks – Bringing your food to you (NFPA 96)

Bob Duval N.E. Sr. Fire Investigator NFPA


Session 2A 

10:15am – 11:30am

Hottest Testing and Final Extinguishment Experience with ASRS, a Panel Discussion

John Frank, P.E., FSFPE, Property Center of Expertise Leader AXA XL Risk Consulting Tracey Bellamy, Wes Baker Staff VP/ Sr. Engineering Technical Specialist FM Global- Ingunn Haraldseid Product Specialist Fire and Safety Autostore, Tom Gardner Moderator


Session 2B 

10:15am – 11:30am

Tall Mass Wood Timber Buildings: What are they and What are the Concerns

Peter J. Gore Willse, P.E., FSFPE, MASCE President Willse Engineering PLLC


Session 2C 

10:15am – 11:30am

Li-Ion: Prevent the Opportunity from Becoming the Risk

Noah Ryder, P.E. PhD Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC

Session 2D 

10:15am – 11:30am

Investigating Damage from a Frozen Sprinkler System: Not What it Appears

Carl Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE Principal/Manager Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.


Session 3B 


A “Shot” of Prevention: Fire Protection for Micro Distilleries Panel Discussion

Jim Chastain – Owner Rep/DISCUS, Rock Toler  Cobb County Fire Department, Lindsay Shapiro – Insurance HUB International

Moderator: April Musser

Session 4A 

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Coordinated Fire Attack: Understanding the Impact of Attack Strategies on Firefighter and Occupant Safety

David Rhodes Battalion Chief (retired) UL Fire Safety Research Institute, Sean Gray Captain – Cobb County Fire 


Session 4B 

3:30pm – 4:45pm

NFPA 13, 14, 20: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

John Denhardt, P.E., VP Engineering and Technical Services- American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)

Session 4C 

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Can you understand me now? A Discussion on voice Intelligibility

Brian Patrick, CTS-D Principal/Arpeggio, LLC & Curt Graber, Wattre, Inc. 

Session 4D 

3:30pm – 4:45pm

How to Determine Design Fire Scenarios in PBD

Dr. Jim Milke Professor and Chair Dept. of Fire Protection  Engineering University of MD / Jack Poole, President of Poole Fire Protection


Enjoy the Conference!