Past Events

Sep

25

Mon

Location:
Nick's Roman Terrace
Westland Shopping Center
8051 W Broad St
Henrico, VA (Map)
804-270-2988

Topic: Special Effects: Pyrotechnics, Flame Effects, Smoke, Lasers, and More!

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

Introduction to special effects used during theatrical performances and before a proximate audience. A brief description of special effects types and an overview of product design, set-up and safety aspects will be provided. Steven currently serves as the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office Compliance Officer. He is responsible for Special Operations of the SFMO. One major component of Special Operations is the explosives enforcement program. He has worked in emergency services for over 26 years. and served in a fire marshal role for 18 of the 26 years.

Presenter:
Steven Sites
Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office

May

22

Mon

Location:
Nick's Roman Terrace
Westland Shopping Center
8051 W Broad St
Henrico, VA (Map)
804-270-2988

Topic: Protection of Mini-Load Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Arrangements Containing Open-Top Plastic Containers

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

The presentation will cover an overview of the different types of ASRS systems, the research project on mini-load systems, and a preview of what changes are coming in the revised FM Global Data Sheet 8-34, Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems, which will be released in July.

Presenter:
Brent Wunderlich
Operations Chief Engineer
FM Global

Apr

24

Mon

Location:
Nick's Roman Terrace
Westland Shopping Center
8051 W Broad St
Henrico, VA (Map)
804-270-2988

Topic: Overview of the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Statewide Fire Prevention Code Adoption Process and Issues

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

Presenter:
Brian McGraw
State Fire Marshal
Virginia Dept. of Fire Programs

Mar

8

Wed

Location:
DeFazios Catering
2601 Tuckernuck Drive
Richmond, VA (Map)
804-577-8035

Topic: PEXa Plumbing Systems

Joint Meeting With ASPE

Starts: 11:30 a.m.

This is a joint meeting with local chapter of American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) The menu will be Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls and Butter, and a dessert plate.

Presenter:
Michael Gavin
Systems Engineering Specialist
REHAU

Feb

27

Mon

Location:
Nick's Roman Terrace
Westland Shopping Center
8051 W Broad St
Henrico, VA (Map)
804-270-2988

Topic: Arson Investigation

Includes K9 Demonstration

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

Lieutenant Brian Dalrymple has been with the Richmond Fire Department since 2002 and in the fire service since 1998. During his career with the RFD, Brian worked as a firefighter and company officer in several of the department’s specialized rescue teams as well as training incumbent firefighters in the department’s training division. He became a member of the department’s Fire and Arson Investigations Unit in 2014 after completing the Virginia Law Enforcement Academy. Lt. Dalrymple and K9 Pearl became partners in 2015 when they trained together for 5 weeks in Maine under the direction of Maine Specialty Dogs and certified under the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Presenter:
Brian Dalrymple
Lieutenant
Richmond Fire - Arson Unit

Jan

23

Mon

Location:
Tuckahoe Library
1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA (Map)
804-501-1910

Topic: Preventing Warehouse Total Loss Caused By Excessive Ventilation

Joint meeting with American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

The presentation will cover six major warehouse fires where excessive ventilation contributed to a total or near-total loss by causing the fire to accelerate rapidly. It will cover techniques to accomplish the objectives of ventilation without risking rapid fire growth.

Presenter:
John Frank
Senior VP
XL Catlin Property Risk Engineering

Nov

21

Mon

Location:
The Grapevine - Greek & Italian Restaurant
11055 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA (Map)
804-440-9100

Topic: Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

NFPA 13D, NFA 13R and Light Hazard occupancy protection. Focusing on CPVC compatibility and new residential sprinkler head technology.

Presenter:
Ben Johnson

Oct

24

Mon

Location:
The Grapevine - Greek & Italian Restaurant
11055 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA (Map)
804-440-9100

Topic: Paratherm Heat Transfer Fluids

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

Presenter:
Jim Oetinger
Paratherm

Sep

19

Mon

Location:
The Grapevine - Greek & Italian Restaurant
11055 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA (Map)
804-440-9100

Topic: High Public Occupancy Pre-Emergency Planning

Starts: 4:00 p.m. (Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)

A new NFPA committee is exploring creation of codes and standards for buildings and facilities with high occupancy loads.

Presenter:
Lieutenant Joseph Kluh
Special Response Team Commander
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police