We are working hard to bring you leaders in the SFPE and Fire Protection Industry who will bring their expertise to the programs and our membership.  If you have any suggestions for future programs, please forward them to Scott Nesvold or Warren Anderson.  
Information regarding the next chapter meeting can be found by clicking on the events listed below.  If possible, please sign up for the meeting in advance by following the "Register" link for the meeting.  Cash or check will also be accepted at the meeting.
See Meeting Location and Schedule page for meeting location and schedule.

We hope to see you at one or more of our programs this year!

Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Park Tavern

     Transition from AFFF to SFFF 



    Presenter: Josh Overholt

    During this presentation Josh will provide an overview of the low expansion AFFF foam system transition to the new SFFF. He’ll discuss the specifics of the associated components as well as the application of potentially higher densities.

    Joshua Overholt is a multi-certified fire protection professional employed by Viking Corporation as the Product Manager for special hazards systems. With over 27 years in the fire protection industry, beginning as a 2nd generation volunteer firefighter, Joshua transitioned his passion for the fire service into a career promoting through the ranks to Chief of Fire & Emergency Services. As Chief, Joshua oversaw daily fire department operations, conducted fire origin and cause investigations, performed fire protection system plan reviews, and supervised commissioning of new fire protection systems. Joshua earned his master’s degree in Emergency Services Management from Columbia Southern University and holds an undergraduate degree in Fire Science. Joshua is also currently employed as a Firefighter/EMT tasked with Fire Inspector/Investigator duties with the Caledonia Fire Department. He is a member of the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society (MFIS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-CFPS), and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI-CFI). Joshua also holds a variety of inspector certifications through International Code Council (ICC).


    We will be hosting our meeting at the Park Tavern once again for this meeting. The officers are currently working on reaching out to different locations to maybe try some other places in the upcoming meetings so stay tuned. For this meeting Josh will be presenting via video call, but Pat Machart (local Viking Territory Manager) will be in attendance in person to network with us during the social hour. Please try and get registered by no later than Wednesday, October 12th, so we will have an accurate headcount for the Park Tavern folks.


    Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



    Social hour - 5:00 p.m.

    Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

    Business Meeting - 5:45 p.m.

    Presentation - 6:00 p.m.


    Park Tavern

    3401 Louisiana Avenue South

    St. Louis Park, MN 55426


    Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

    $20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

    $25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


    Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 12th, 2022. 

Past events

21 Sep 2022 What not to do: How design, installation, and maintenance impact the life expectancy of a sprinkler system
18 May 2022 Historical Fires of MN
20 Apr 2022 Hazardous Materials with Emphases on Marijuana Growing & Extraction Facilities
16 Mar 2022 Electronically Actuated Sprinklers
16 Feb 2022 State of the State
19 Jan 2022 Hypoxic Air Systems in Cold Storage Warehouses
16 Dec 2021 MN SFPE Topgolf Holiday Party
17 Nov 2021 Sprinkler Fitters Local 417 Union Hall Tour and Demonstrations
20 Oct 2021 Conflagration to Code: How Historic Building Fires Shaped Modern Codes
15 Sep 2021 What's Up in the Attic
19 May 2021 WEBINAR - Chapter Elections and NFPA 915 - Remote Inspections, Where They Are Today and Where They May Go
17 Mar 2021 WEBINAR - Recent Updates and Development Plans for Pyrosim, Pathfinder and Related Technologies
25 Feb 2021 State of the State - 2020 Review
20 Jan 2021 NFPA 770 - Standard on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems
21 Oct 2020 New IBC Office Load Factor - When and How to Use It
16 Sep 2020 Air Vents and Corrosion: New requirements of 2016 NFPA 13
27 May 2020 Challenges of Cold Storage Fire Protection
15 Apr 2020 WEBINAR - Rule Renovation: What Recent Updates to the Ethical Rules Mean for Your Practice
18 Mar 2020 Rule Renovation: What Recent Updates to the Ethical Rules Mean for Your Practice
26 Feb 2020 State of the State
29 Jan 2020 Fire Alarm and Mass Notification: Code Changes, Intelligibility, & Addressable Notification
19 Dec 2019 MN SFPE Topgolf Holiday Party
20 Nov 2019 New In-Rack Storage Options in NFPA 13 2019 and FM Data Sheet 8-9
30 Oct 2019 Firestop - Special Inspections
25 Sep 2019 Maximizing Value in Fire Sprinkler Systems - Corrosion, Codes, and Best Practices
29 May 2019 MN SFPE May 2019 Meeting
17 Apr 2019 MN SFPE Education Opportunity
20 Mar 2019 MN SFPE March 2019 Meeting
27 Feb 2019 MN SFPE February 2019 Meeting
13 Dec 2018 MN SFPE Fire Test and Holiday Happy Hour
28 Nov 2018 MN SFPE November 2018 Meeting
24 Oct 2018 MN SFPE October 2018 Meeting
26 Sep 2018 MN SFPE September 2018 Meeting
30 May 2018 MN SFPE May 2018 Meeting
25 Apr 2018 MN SFPE April 2018 Meeting
28 Mar 2018 MN SFPE March 2018 Meeting
28 Feb 2018 MN SFPE February 2018 Meeting
31 Jan 2018 MN SFPE January 2018 Meeting
29 Nov 2017 MN SFPE November 2017 Meeting
25 Oct 2017 MN SFPE October 2017 Meeting
27 Sep 2017 MN SFPE September 2017 Meeting
31 May 2017 MN SFPE May 2017 Meeting and Elections
26 Apr 2017 MN SFPE April 2017 Meeting
29 Mar 2017 MN SFPE March 2017 Meeting
22 Feb 2017 MN SFPE February 2017 Meeting
25 Jan 2017 MN SFPE January 2016 Meeting
30 Nov 2016 MN SFPE November 2016 Meeting
26 Oct 2016 MN SFPE October 2016 Meeting
28 Sep 2016 MN SFPE September 2016 Meeting
25 May 2016 MN SFPE May 2016 Meeting
27 Apr 2016 MN SFPE April 2016 Meeting
30 Mar 2016 MN SFPE March 2016 Meeting
24 Feb 2016 MN SFPE February 2016 Meeting
27 Jan 2016 MN SFPE January 2016 Meeting
18 Nov 2015 MN SFPE November 2015 Meeting
28 Oct 2015 MN SFPE October 2015 Meeting
30 Sep 2015 MN SFPE September 2015 Meeting
27 May 2015 MN SFPE May Meeting
29 Apr 2015 MN SFPE April Meeting
25 Mar 2015 MN SFPE March Meeting
25 Feb 2015 MN SFPE February Meeting
28 Jan 2015 MN SFPE January Meeting
19 Nov 2014 MN SFPE November Meeting
29 Oct 2014 MN SFPE October Meeting
24 Sep 2014 MN SFPE September Meeting
28 May 2014 MN SFPE May Meeting
30 Apr 2014 MN SFPE April Meeting
26 Mar 2014 MN SFPE March Meeting
26 Feb 2014 MN SFPE February Meeting
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