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September 26th, 2023

The 2023 SFPE Great Plains Chapter conference date is set! We are teaming up with FSCAN for two days of activities for people involved in the fire protection community. Tuesday, September 26th will be the annual SFPE training conference, and Wednesday, September 27th will be the annual FSCAN Golf Outing. Both events will be held at the Tiburon Golf Club & Banquet Facility in Omaha. They will be offered as separate events, but wouldn’t it be a nice week if you were to sign up for both? Keep an eye out here for details as more information is finalized. As a reminder, this year’s training topic will be: 

Documents to the proposed changes to the Nebraska Life Safety Code and Fire Code:

State of Nebraska Amendments to the 2012 Edition of NFPA 1, final draft 3-11-19

State of Nebraska 2012 NFPA 101 Amendments 11-20-18 edit

Numerical Listing of Adopted NFPA Codes 3-14-19

Our Chapter has received the SFPE 2017 Award for Chapter Excellence!

Upcoming events

Chapter Information


“The SFPE Great Plains Chapter will be the single point-source for professional networking and knowledge advancement for members of the fire protection community in the Great Plains regions of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.’


“To provide a means of professional networking and knowledge advancement for the fire protection industry in the Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota regions."

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SFPE Member Discount Offers:

Fire Guard www.fireguardusa.com, is offering equipment at 30% off and another 10% discount for cash or check payment. Credit cards would be an additional 3% to cover the cost of credit card payment. 
Contact information is Bob Sorensen robert.sorensen@fireguardusa.com, 402-699-7983.

General Fire and Safety Equipment, www.gfsomaha.com, is offering their employee discount for fire extinguishers, alarms and first aid kits for SFPE member.  
Contact information is Jason McDonald jasonm@gfsomaha.com, 402-556-6100.

Associated Fire Protection www.associatedfire.net, would like to offer the SFPE Great Plains Chapter membership a 15% discount on ABC and Class K fire extinguishers.  Also, we would like to extend an additional 20% discount for any members wishing to conduct fire extinguisher training for their office. 
Contact information is Andy Blaszak ablaszak@associatedfire.net402-733-2800.

Student Outreach

SFPE Great Plains chapter - Student Outreach The Great Plains chapter of the Society for Fire Protection Engineers wants to reach out to high school and college students regarding careers in the field of Fire Protection Engineering. The SFPE has a presentation on Careers in Fire Protection that can be shared with high school or college students studying Engineering & Architecture. We would like to present it to the classes directly, or share it so the educators can present it if that is preferred, in order to encourage interest in the field of Fire Protection. The SFPE’s ‘Chemistry of Fire’ is geared to high school chemistry students. It will teach students the science behind fire as a way for students to fully understand the dangers of fire. As a result, it will increase the awareness of fire and the importance of home fire prevention. When chemistry students see real world applications of this fascinating science they may be inspired to explore an exciting career as a fire protection engineer. The interactive program comes on a DVD that can be distributed to educators as needed and there is a website with additional resources SFPE EDUCATION.

2022 SFPE Annual Conference Sponsors:





Our Chapter has been given the
SFPE 2016 Award for Chapter Excellence!
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