SFPE SoCal Chapter Newsletter

Welcome to the Newsletter! We hope to improve internal chapter relations and encourage more members to be involved. If you want to provide any feedback to the Board, please use the link at the bottom of the newsletter. The link can be accessed at any time.

ACE Award

The President has submitted the required paperwork for the Award for Chapter Excellence through the National SFPE. Our local chapter has won the Gold Award four years in a row and we are hoping for a fifth! We will update the Chapter when we find out the news!

Committee Participation

The Board and our Chapter Committees are seeking help from more of our Chapter Membership! The Committees are what drive the Chapter forward and are vital to our growth and expansion. Check out the list of the committees below and email webmaster@sfpesocal.org to find out more information and get signed up!

  • Scholarship Committee - reviews scholarship applications and selects winners of the yearly scholarships (funded by the Symposium event)
  • Symposium Committee - plans and executes the Annual Symposium Event for the chapter by picking topics/speakers, coordinates with a venue and sponsors, assists the day of the event with registration and the schedule
  • Golf Tournament Committee - similar to the Symposium Committee but for the Annual Gold Tournament (benefits the UC Irvine Burn Unit)
  • Administration Committee - collects proposed Constitution and Bylaw changes, ensures the Board and Chapter operate in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws, presents changes to the Chapter for voting
  • Relationships Committee - maintains relationships with other professional organizations in the Southern California Region for events and membership expansion
  • Social Media Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by the Webmaster, the social media committee works to expand the chapter's LinkedIn following and proposes website updates as needed
  • Budget Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by the Treasurer, the budget committee proposes the yearly budget for the chapter
  • Technical Committee (Ad Hoc) - chaired by a registered fire protection PE, this committee works to ensure the Chapter is focused on and committed to its Mission Statement

Message from the Board

The Board would like to remind everybody that the summer break is coming up but if you have ideas for events that you would like to see, please reach out to Jeff Halpert with your suggestions.


Upcoming Events

Our last chapter meeting of the year will be June 13th! The chapter will break for July and August until meetings resume in September. We hope you have a fun and safe summer this year!


Job Postings

There are job postings on the website on the Careers tab.

If you would like a job posted, please email webmaster@sfpesocal.org with the details.


Open Survey

If you have feedback you would like to share with the Board, please fill out the open survey we have created. You can either remain anonymous or provide your contact information for a follow-up.


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