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  • 12/12/2019 8:45 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    The new Fire Protection Water Supply Standard for unincorporated Harris County is now posted on the Harris County Engineering website.  Check out the second document on the line under "Supporting Information" as well.  Any questions contact Charles Vento or Bryan Clevenger at Harris County Engineering.

  • 11/22/2019 12:27 PM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    We had a great meeting last night.

    Thanks to Advantage for hosting and thanks to the Harris County Fire Marshal for presenting.

    We had 50 people attend, the largest meeting we've had in years.

  • 10/28/2019 2:21 PM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    Just letting everyone know, the chapter was Awarded the Bronze Award for Chapter Excellence.  Congrats! 

  • 12/12/2018 9:41 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    We collected $300.00 for Toy for Tots and lots of toys.  Thanks everyone for donating.  The party was fun.  Have a safe Holiday and Happy New Year.

  • 10/12/2018 10:00 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    Thanks Sargeant DeMilia for the presentation and Advantage Interests for hosting the event last night.

    Anyone who is interesting in information on last night's event, see the website below.

  • 08/28/2018 12:40 PM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    I’m happy to share with you some exciting news. Soon, our SFPE Chapter will be joining with SFPE at the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo, which is shaping up to be our strongest annual conference to date. This two and a half days conference (October 28-30) with post optional Professional Development Seminars (October 31 – November 2) will provide fire safety and fire protection engineers with the knowledge, resources and connections that they need to excel.

    Attendees can access over 55 sessions to get up-to-date on technical trends and case studies. Earn 14 PDHs over these two and a half days (plus up to 21 PDHs available from the optional Professional Development Seminars offered after the conference.)

    I would like to personally invite you to join me and participate in this engaging conference. Don’t miss your chance to network with other fire safety and fire protection engineers in the vibrant and beautiful music city capital of the world, Nashville — at the heart of our SFPE North America Chapters — and further your career and connections.

    Register before the $200 discount opportunity passes you by at

    I look forward to seeing you there.

  • 07/10/2018 8:11 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    The Fire Service Subcommittee is proud to announce that there will be scholarships for up to 10 full-time fire service personnel that will cover registration for the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, this October 27–November 2. Application requirements and forms can be found at the below link. Applications are due August 10, 2018.

    In addition to the scholarship, the Fire Service Subcommittee is sponsoring a dedicated track at the annual conference focused on fire service. Topics in this track help to bridge the gap in knowledge needed by both the fire protection engineer and fire service personnel. See the conference agenda for additional information about this event and the speakers involved, link to website below.

    Link to Application and Requirements

    SFPE Nashville 2018

  • 07/05/2018 10:54 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    SFPE National is asking for volunteers from Licensed PE Members.

    See below.

    As background, the October 2018 administration of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) fire protection engineering professional licensing exam will be the inaugural administration for the most recent exam blueprint.  Upon completion of the October 2018 exam, the cut score, which is the lowest raw score required to pass the exam, must be established.

    WHAT: A procedure called a standard-setting study is used to establish the cut score for benchmark exams or for exams to which the equating process is not applicable. The benchmark exam is the first administration of a new exam or the first exam after a specification change. For subsequent administrations, the equivalent standard is maintained by statistical equating.

    WHO:  The standard-setting study is conducted with 10-15 practicing licensed professional engineers who are familiar with the level of knowledge a minimally competent candidate should possess to satisfy this step in the licensing process.  This cadre must be diverse in field of practice, business sector, years, of experience, gender and geography.  Volunteers will be evaluated and accepted on a first come, first serve basis, with a need to ensure an inclusive and representative distribution.

    WHEN: The cut score session will take place in on November 28-29, 2018. Both days will be all day sessions and volunteers must attend both days.

    WHERE: Chicago, Illinois

    Anyone interested in participating or nominating someone from their company to participate in this exam standard-setting study, can please feel free to contact me, Mr. Tony Militello, PE., at:

  • 05/01/2018 10:48 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

    At last weeks meeting, the following officers/board members were voted in:

    President – Jared Thibodaux

    Vice President – Scott Herreth

    Treasurer – Will Gilthorpe

    Secretary – Dale Jenkins

    Immediate Past President – Tony Pyle

    Board Members – Will Clay, Ed Cope, Rob Hicks, Peter Rollinger

    Thank you to all past officers and board members for your support of the society.

  • 02/05/2016 10:40 AM | Deleted user

    We are saddened to inform you that Larry Owen, Past President of the local Houston SFPE chapter passed away 2/03/16. He and his wife Lina were killed in an auto/pedestrian accident. Larry’s career in the fire protection industry spanned more than 45 years. He served the local SFPE chapter in several capacities in the early 1990’s including serving as President from 1993 to 1995. During his career Larry was able to accomplish several key things:

    • During his tenure as local SFPE chapter President he included many meetings with new and innovative fire protection solutions and products
    • Larry was also committed to finding new solutions (and developed or improved existing methods) in fire protection
    • Larry was highly respected as the consummate professional in how he dealt with his customers and others in the fire protection community.
    • Larry always continued to improve his knowledge through education, training, and contributions to professional societies and technical committees.

    After his early years in the business in the Dallas Fort Worth area Larry moved to Houston in1978 and became an instrumental part of the early success with Webb, Murray and Associates. Larry moved to Dooley Tackaberry in 1996 and finished his career there. Since 1970, Larry had worked in a variety of fire protection roles including Consulting, Project Management, and Business Development. Most of Larry’s experience was directly related to the petrochemical, offshore, and power industries. He held a B.A. in Fire Prevention Technology and Fire Administration and served as Chair of the NFPA 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems. He also was a Committee Member on the NFPA 15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems, the ISA-SP84, Programmable Electronic System (PES) for use in Safety Applications Standard, and ISA-SP12.13, Performance Requirements for Combustible Gas Detectors Standard. Larry was also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Instrument Society of America (ISA).

    Larry loved life and tackled his hobbies of fishing, golf, dirt track racing and traveling with the same intensity and dedication that he gave to his professional life. Larry also was highly involved in his church and family life. Larry and Lina were on the way to one of their grandchildren’s school event when the accident occurred.

    Larry and Lina are survived by their daughters Michelle Owen and Denise Perry and seven grandchildren.  

    The memorial services will be at South East Church of Christ at

    10:00 am Saturday February 6th 2016

    2400 West Bay Area Boulevard

    Friendswood, Texas 77546


    Larry was a benchmark in the fire protection industry and he will be greatly missed.


    The SFPE Officers

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