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

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Rose Vine Hall

     What Can Happen Over the Life of a Fire Protection System


    Presenter: Scott Futrell, PE, FSFPE, CFPS, CFEI, SET



    There is a large stock of buildings with fire protection systems installed. As professionals in the industry everyone has seen both positive and negative examples of the design, inspection, testing, and maintenance of these existing systems. This presentation will walk through common features and concerns of existing systems and what needs to be done to make improvements. Common occupancies such as healthcare, high-piled storage, factories including textiles, and business occupancies will be discussed. In addition, a look forward at how new equipment including automated (self-testing) devices could assist to ensure good fire protection continues. Examples of current problems will be included. 


    As president and founder of Futrell Fire Consult & Design, Inc. Scott has provided services related to fire code consulting, project management, system design, and loss investigation of fire protection systems for a broad range of building types and system failures since 1989. He is a Fire Protection Engineer registered in the State fo Wisconsin and has been in the Fire Protection industry since 1975. Mr. Futrell is a Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, is Chairperson and on the instructors for the task force that has written the curriculum for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers classes entitled  Sprinkler Design for Engineers (since 2000), the Protection of High-Piled Storage, and Hydraulic Calculations. For the National Fire Protection Research Foundation, he has served as a member on the technical panels for the Residential Sprinklers and Sloped Ceilings (2008 to 2010), Home FIre Sprinklers and Antifreeze Solutions Literature Review (2010), Home Fire Sprinklers and Antifreeze Solutions Phase II (2010), Antifreeze in Commercial Sprinkler Systems (2012), Reliability Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (2012), and other more recent projects. A large percentage of Mr. Futrell's time is currently spent investigating the failures of fire protection systems and fire protection system components. 


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



    Social hour - 4:30 p.m.

    Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

    Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

    Presentation - 6:30 p.m.


    Rose Vine Hall

    2801 Snelling Ave

    Roseville, MN 55113


    Meeting and Program Costs

    $20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

    $25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


    Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, November 26th, 2018. 

Past events

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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