Illinois Fire Prevention Association

22nd Annual IFPA/SFPE Chicago Chapter Fire Protection Product Show

The Medinah Banquets

550 N. Shriners Dr. Addison, IL 60101

October 4, 2022

Free Admission to Show & 3 Free PDH/CEU Classes

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The Illinois Fire Prevention Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers are once again hosting their annual product show.

  • One of the largest exhibitions of products, services and related industrial components of the Fire Protection industry in the Chicagoland area.   Admission to the show is Free.
  • Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors, Insurance Organizations, Engineering Companies and Fire Prevention Associations will exhibit the cutting edge of fire products, services and information.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served in the banquet hall for all attendees.  Cash Bar.
  • Door Prizes awarded
  • We will offer 2 FREE CEU or Professional Development Class’s prior to the show. 

The schedule will be:
2:00-2:45pm and 2:45-3:30: Class #1 & 2
3:30-4:15pm: Expo
4:15-5:15pm: Class #3
5:15-6:30: Expo
6:30pm: Announce winner of the raffles

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Class #1

Title: Bringing Fire Protection to the Forefront of Architectural Design
Presenter: Steven Barrett, SmithGroup

Abstract: Often many fundamental design decisions are made very early in project design: connections to other buildings, an iconic façade, or a grand sweeping atrium. All of these design elements have a significant impact on fire/life safety and code compliance. When discussed early in a project, during the conceptual stage, these factors can be thoughtfully integrated into project design, versus fire/life safety and code being seen as an afterthought and a clunky obstacle to overcome.
This presentation will provide key project examples of fire protection engineers engaging early and collaborating with architects and owners to design safe and code compliant buildings.

Bio:  Steven Barrett is a licensed professional engineer in the discipline of fire protection with over 14 years of design experience in the practice of fire protection, fire alarm, building code, and life safety. Mr. Barrett is the Fire Protection Discipline Leader for the SmithGroup Chicago office and the Fire Protection Discipline Regional Leader of their Madison, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Pittsburgh offices. Mr. Barrett is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois where he teaches Plumbing and Fire Protection Design in the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department to bachelor’s and master’s students. Mr. Barrett serves as the Chair of the SFPE Sub-Committee on Membership Growth and Engagement and as an executive board member of the Chicago SFPE Chapter.

Class #2

Title: NFPA 30: Concepts for Protection of Flammable/Combustible Liquids
Presenter: Kamal Aljazireh, Jensen Hughes

Abstract:  Flammable and combustible liquids are used in a variety of industries; whether at a petroleum refinery or a pharmaceuticals laboratory, these materials can pose significant fire hazards. NFPA 30 is a code that has long been the overarching consensus document presenting methods to protect against fires and explosions resulting from storage or use of flammable liquids. This class intends to cover the regulatory framework and an overview of fire and explosion protection concepts in NFPA 30 for an effective understanding of how to best protect against flammable/combustible liquids.

Bio: Mr. Kamal M. Aljazireh, PE, is an industrial fire protection consultant based in Chicago with experience in hazard analysis and evaluation, hazard mitigation techniques and requirements, code compliance studies, and specification of fire protection features for various industrial applications. His experience focuses on developing fire and explosion risk reduction solutions for industrial processes handling hazardous materials such as flammable/combustible liquids and combustible dusts.

Class #3

Title: NFPA 14 Changes to Standpipes and NFPA 13/13R/13D Draft Code Changes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo, Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology

Bio: Cecil Bilbo started in the industry in 1986. As a fire sprinkler design technician, he received national certification in 1992. Throughout his career he’s served in various capacities within the Fire Protection industry, including as the Director of Technical Services for the NFSA, and is currently serving as CEO of the Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology Inc.

Cecil has been recognized as Fire Protection Contractor Magazine’s (FPC) “person of the year” for 2011, and is currently the principal member of several NFPA committees, including: standpipes, sprinkler system installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, system commissioning, and integrated testing (NFPA 3, 4, 13, 14, 25, 72, 88A).

Additionally, he is also a member of the Building Commissioning Association’s Professional Development Committee, and an author – helping write articles for the NFPA, SFPE, FPC, NFSA, AFSA, ASPE, CS Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, NIFSAB, FFSA, as well as following:

  • The Step-by-step Hydraulic Calculation supplement in the 2013 Sprinkler System Handbook (NFPA 13 Handbook) from NFPA. (Author)
  • “The Layout, Detailing, and Calculations of Fire Sprinkler Systems” from NFSA (contributing author)
  • “Handbook for the Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems” from NFPA (contributing author)
  • “The Hydraulic Calculations of Sprinkler Systems” from NFSA (contributing author)

For more information contact:
Sean Kelly (IFPA) 312-859-1380 [email protected]
Lee Mullin (SFPE): 913-687-3668 [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you soon!.

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