Society of Fire Protection Engineers 
Central Savannah River Area Chapter


The CSRA Chapter believes that community involvement is critical to promoting our profession and furthering the goals and objectives of our society. At the local level, one way the chapter is involved in the community is through the Habitat for Humanity project. The CSRA chapter was the first chapter ever to provide sprinklers in three Habitat houses simultaneously - a feat which has not yet been matched. The chapter also published a homeowners guide which can be found on this site.

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  • 19 Sep 2014 1:52 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    Stan Maciaszek received his Past President's pin and award plaque at the September meeting.

    (Pictured: Ralph Foster presenting Stan Maciaszek with his Past President’s Pin and Award Plaque)

  • 11 Sep 2014 2:15 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    Members of the CSRA SFPE Chapter attended the 2014 College Night in Augusta, GA, to inform high school students and parents about the vast array of careers in Fire Science and Fire Protection Engineering. Tom Allison, Jason Butler, Nick Everett, and Mark Legrand represented the Chapter at this event. Students and parents were given information on colleges that offer degrees in fire protection and career opportunities available upon graduation. Over 6,000 students were in attendance.

    (Pictured, from left to right: Tom Allison, Jason Butler, and Nick Everett at our booth during the influx of students)

  • 26 May 2014 1:42 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    (Left to Right: Kevin Michael Cross, Kirk O. Sheppard, Stanton G. Hill, Joshua J. Hill, Liie Lumiste, Michael Patrick Cavin, Kevin R. Crocker, Christopher T. Burke)

    Order of the Engineer: Eric Johnson, Jason Butler, and Paul Anlsow
    conducted the Order of the Engineer ceremony on May 20, 2014.

    Inductees: Mr. Christopher T. Burke
    Mr. Michael Patrick Cavin
    Mr. Kevin R. Crocker
    Mr. Kevin Michael Cross
    Ms. Liie Lumiste
    Mr. Joshua J. Hill
    Mr. Stanton G. Hill
    Mr. Kirk O. Sheppard

    Guest Speaker: Mr. William “Bernie” Till, MSFPE, FSFPE
    Fire Protection Engineering Project Manager, Savannah River Site

    Before speaking, Mr. Till welcomed the attendance of Mr. J.C. Wallace, Site Chief Engineer, Savannah River Site.

  • 29 Mar 2014 2:07 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    The CSRA chapter had 2 members teaching classes about fire protection for the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America March 29, 2014 at USC’s Swearingen Engineering Center in Columbia, SC.

    Patrick Bradshaw taught Fire Safety merit badge which teaches scouts about fire prevention at home and away from their homes. The class also presented fire service careers that scouts may pursue when they are older including Fire Protection Engineering.

    Paul Anslow taught Engineering merit badge which teaches scouts about engineering and career opportunities available to them. Paul said “Fire Protection Engineering is an easy sale to the scouts considering the demand for new Fire Protection Engineers, the starting salary, and the travel opportunities available.”

    Between Patrick and Paul - 50 scouts learned about careers available to them in Fire Protection Engineering.

  • 08 Feb 2014 2:14 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    The Society of Fire Protection Engineers actively promotes the installation of residential sprinkler systems as a means of saving lives. Fire is one of the leading causes of death in the home. The CSRA Chapter has taken this initiative a step further by installing residential sprinkler systems in Habitat homes in Aiken, Columbia, and Georgetown, SC. The chapter has been able to do this by partnering with industry manufacturers to provide materials for the system with the chapter furnishing the design and the labor. The installation of a residential sprinkler system at the Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department is latest in that effort. This installation will ensure the safety of firefighters sleeping in the station. Also, it provides the fire department with a system which can be seen by the public and it will serve to disprove much of the negative information out there concerning sprinkler systems.

  • 09 Dec 2013 2:10 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    Members of CSRA-SFPE volunteered their time and knowledge to spread the word about careers and technology in Fire Protection Engineering at the Aiken High School Career Fair. Tom Allison, Stan Maciaszek and Mark LeGrand talked with students and showcased components used in the profession.

    (Pictured: Mark LeGrand at our booth prior to the influx of students)

  • 07 Dec 2013 2:12 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

    CSRA SFPE members reached out to the community to assist in the restoration and renovation of Christ Central's Hope and Trinity Centers in Graniteville, SC. These buildings were two of many affected by the 2005 Norfolk Southern train wreck which resulted in the release of 60 tons of chlorine gas and caused 9 deaths, 250+ injuries, and extensive damage to nearby buildings. Volunteers Jason Butler, Eric Johnson, Mark Legrand, and Gene Roe worked to provide code analysis, install emergency lights, exit signs, electrical feeds, smoke detectors, and improve drainage around the buildings. The Hope and Trinity Centers will be used for community outreach programs such as free advanced culinary training, a free GED program, a medical clinic, daycare, etc. While much progress has been made, there is still plenty of work to be done. Contact Eric Johnson if you are interested in helping. 

    (Pictured: Jason Butler and Eric Johnson taking a quick break while installing conduit)

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