What is this event?

SFPE's SoCal Chapter holds the annual event for the purpose of funding an academic scholarship as well as providing its members professional development. The day-long event is designed to address a variety of interesting and new topics relating to engineering solutions to fire protection problems.

A variety of presentations are provided in the morning and afternoon, with plenty of time in between to network with professional peers. Exhibitors will display their latest technologies and are available for consultation!

Who can sponsor the event?

Any company can sponsor the event! We have plenty of spaces available for a wide range of different types of sponsorship level.

Sponsors and exhibitors are always advertised leading up to the event and are featured during the event as well.

See more information below on how to become a sponsor or an exhibitor.


The 2022 Symposium Event would not have been successful this year without our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and committee members.

Our exhibitors this year included Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Mainline Sales, Bureau Veritas, Detectors Incorporated, SG Architectural Specialties. Victaulic, Draeger, Viking, and Spears Manufacturing. Attendees appreciated the exciting new information and technology shared.

Our gold sponsors this year included Deep Blue Integration, Tornatech Fire Pump Controllers, and TERPconsulting. Our silver sponsors included P2S Inc. and Bureau Veritas. A special shoutout to our platinum sponsor for the even this year, JENSEN HUGHES! 

The Symposium Committee members were Jeff Halpert, Ray Bizal, Justin Reid, Gregg Vlahakis, Stephen Kostka, Michael Garcia led by Chris Wicker as the Chair. The SoCal chapter and its members sincerely thank these volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the success of the event.

We are so glad you were able to join us. If you need an attendance certificate, please email

Are you interested in joining the Symposium Planning Committee?

The Committee is always looking for more people to join the Committee with fresh ideas. Reach out to Chris Wicker at!

2022 Presentation Topics

Topics from the event included Flammable Liquid Storage + AFFF, Commissioning + System Acceptance Testing, Bridging the Gap between Fire Service and Design/Contracting Communities, and Challenges and Advances in Suppression Designs.

2021 Presentation Topics

Topics from the event included 2019 code changes, dust hazard analysis, two-way communication systems, WUI fire institute, Foam systems, and more!

2020 Presentation Topics

Topics from the event included cyber security for fire protection systems, ERRCS/BDA basics, the CFC and NFPA 4, code compliance impacts, oxygen depletion systems in warehouses, and energy storage systems.

Please contact a board member with any suggestions you have for the chapter. We hope to see you at our next event.

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