2022 Conference Attendee Information – March 15-16

Register now to attend the premier Fire Protection conference of the year! THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE WILL BE IN PERSON!  

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


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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

Technology Symposium

  1. Safespill
  2. Li-ion Tamer / Siemens – BESS
  3. New Fire Sprinkler Technology Jim Lake
  4. Spark Detection/Grecon
  5. CV Technologies
  6. CO or Methane Gas Detection
  7. Ultra Electronics (Hyper Spike)

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 

Steve Nelson, CFPS, CET CO2 Safety, Chris White Novec 1230


Wednesday Sessions – March 16

Session 1A

Cannabis: The Secret to Kaboom Free Extraction

Traci Harvey, Spokane Valley, WA Fire Department


Session 1B

Existing Building Challenges of the IEBC & NFPA 101

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

Session 1C

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

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

Bob Duval N.E. Sr. Fire Investigator NFPA


Session 2A

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

John Frank, Tracey Bellamy, Wes Baker- Ingunn Haraldseid Product Specialist Fire and Safety Autostore, Tom Gardner Moderator

Session 2B

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

Li-Ion: Prevent the Opportunity from Becoming the Risk

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

Session 2D

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

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


Session 3A

Performance Based Solutions – Using Performance Based Technologies

Ryan Sandler, Director of Industry Affairs, Training and Support National Fire & Life Safety Team ADT

Session 3B

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

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

Moderator: April Musser

Session 3C

An FPE’s Postmortem of a Large Steel Mill Fire

Nick Nava – Exponent and Dan Arnold – Seneca Fire Engineering, LLC

Session 3D

Dust Hazards for AHJ’s – Need a Dust Hazard Analysis?

Rob McFeaters AVP, Associate Project Manager  and Mo Alam, Industrial Process Safety Consultant  Harrington Group, Inc

Session 4A

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

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


Session 4B

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

Can you understand me now? A Discussion on voice Intelligibility

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

Session 4D

How to Determine Design Fire Scenarios in PBD

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


Enjoy the Conference!