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The SFPE North America Conference & Expo provides you with two days dedicated to your professional development and networking. This annual event is frequently cited as the top source of the latest technical information on fire protection engineering issues and emerging trends, case studies, research, and codes and standards. With more than 400 leading professionals from around the globe participating in this annual event, it offers unparalleled opportunities for networking with peers and exploring new products, technologies and business opportunities.

Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Board of Directors Meeting (board only)
  • SFPE 60th St. Laurent Chapter Anniversary Reception (invitation only)
Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Board of Directors Meeting (board only)
  • Committee Meetings (committee members only)
  • Chapter Leadership Forum (formerly senate meeting)
  • Annual Business Meeting (all members are invited)
  • President's Welcome Reception and Expo Kick-Off - Sponsored by (all invited: included in registration)
  • Young Engineers of SFPE (YES) Speed Networking (invite only)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Sunrise Walk/Run (optional - no fee)
  • SFPE: Everything You Need to Know from A-Z (optional, breakfast included)
  • Conference Program
  • Leadership Luncheon (invite only)
  • Featured Speaker - Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues into the Economy's Direction, Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
  • Featured Speaker - Montreal Underground Transit System; Substructure Fire and Safety Considerations for Safe Operation, François Chamberland, CEO, STM Montreal’s Public Transit
  • Fellows Ceremony and Reception Sponsored by (all invited: included in registration)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Sunrise Walk/Run (optional - no fee)
  • Past President's Breakfast (invite only)
  • 20/20 National Strategies for Loss Prevention, Victoria Valentine, SFPE; Tom Platt, Chair, SFPE Fire Service Subcommittee; J Gordon Routley, Division Chief, Montreal Fire Department (optional, breakfast included)
  • Conference Program
  • Featured Speaker - An Overview on Fire Testing and Modeling, Armelle Muller, Director of Fire Laboratory, CNPP Entreprise
  • Featured Speaker - When the Circus Comes in Town! Fire Safety at Temporary Venues, Jean François Simard, Cirque du Soleil
  • Dine Around Town (included in registration)
Technical Tours (optional)
*Note: The technical tours are an additional fee.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Technical Tour: Montreal Mass Transit Authority Fire Training Centre
Time: 6:00-8:30 AM - (This tour will be over in time to do one of our educational courses.)
Description: The Montreal Mass Transit Authority (STM) Fire Training Centre, is a live underground infrastructure that accurately reproduces a section of the metro system and an environment conducive to student learning. The centre provides training to over 500 people each year, using simulated exercises that closely reproduce real-life incidences. See a demonstration of an intervention by STM fire-fighting crews responding to an incident. You will also gain a first-hand appreciation of the power and efficiency of the emergency ventilation system operating in Montréal’s underground network. Transportation via Metro and small morning snack will be provided.
Cost: $40
Max #: 30 participants

Technical Tour: Mont-Royal Transit Tunnel Fire Truck
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
Description: Get a chance to see the new railroad fire truck for the Mont-Royal Transit Tunnel. The fire truck deployment exercise is dedicated to respond to any tunnel incidents. Transportation via Metro and a light snack will be provided.
Cost: $40
Max #: 30 participants

Technical Tour: 1976 Olympic Stadium
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM - (All educational courses will be over in time to do this tour.)
Description: Visit the 1976 Olympic Stadium and its funiculaire. Since its inauguration in 1976, more than 67 million visitors have come. The famous Montreal Tower has become the international symbol of Montreal! This project required unique code compliance to transform an inclined tower into occupied business offices. Transportation via Metro and a small evening snack will be provided.
Cost: $40
Max #: 30 participants
Educational Courses
*Note: *The educational courses require advanced registration and require an additional fee.

One Day Course: Thur. Oct. 12  ||  Two Day Courses: Thur.- Fri., Oct. 12-13  ||  Three Day Courses Thur.-Sat., Oct. 12-14
  • Application of Fire Risk Assessment (2 day)
  • Beyond Cause & Origin: Engineering Analysis of Building Fires (2 day)
  • Emergency Communications Systems, Design and Use (2 day)
  • Engineering Human Response in Fire: Principles, Models and Applications (2 day)
  • NEW: Fire Pumps – Beyond the Basics: Engineered Solutions to Hydraulic Challenges (1 day)
  • UPDATED: Performance-Based Design and Codes (1 day)
  • Principles of Fire Protection Engineering (3 day)
  • UPDATED: Protection Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2 day)
  • Sprinkler Design for Engineers (3 day)