Skip to main content

Panel Discussion: System Reliability Power Hour

Thank you

This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending.


  • Jack Poole

    Graduating from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Mr. Poole is a Principal at Poole Fire Protection located in Olathe, Kansas, and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Fire Protection, licensed in 49 states and 3 territories. His expertise includes building and fire code consulting and designing fire suppression and fire alarm & detection systems. He was a volunteer firefighter and Fire Marshal, serves as the current SFPE Secretary-Treasurer on Board of Directors, is an SFPE Fellow, serves on several NFPA Technical Committees, is Chairman of NFPA 72 SIG-PRO and NFPA 520, serves on the Curriculum Advisory Committee, and is the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineering Department and the Chairman of the Oklahoma State Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board.

    Mr. Poole received the Glenn L. Martin Medal from the University of Maryland in 2014, was honored as a Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering in June 2015, and received the John L. Bryan Mentoring Award from SFPE in 2016. Mr. Poole is the 2021 SFPE President.

  • Virginia Charter

    Dr. Virginia Charter is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University. She obtained her BS in FPSET from OSU, her MS in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies – Higher Education.Prior to returning to OSU, she practiced as a consulting and design engineer for nine years in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked on many of the infamous Strip properties planning for and evaluation of fire protection, life safety, and risk control systems. Her research is focused on areas that impact fire protection system effectiveness, building and fire codes and standards, and engineering education.She is a licensed professional engineer in Nevada, California, and Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Society of Engineering Educators. She serves as an alternate member of several standard committees, including NFPA 13, NFPA 20, and NFPA 101. She currently sits on the UL Fire Council, is an SFPE Foundation Governor, and Chairs the Higher Education sub-committee to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Professional Qualifications Committee. She is a Fellow member in SFPE.

  • Kenneth W. Dungan

    Ken has more than 45 years of fire protection engineering consulting experience. He recently retired from Performance Design Technologies, Inc, where he was co-founder and serves as President. He is a Fellow and a Past-President of SFPE. He has served on and chaired several NFPA committees including Initiating Devices on NFPA 72 and Non-nuclear Power Plants (NFPA 850, 852). He also served on the NFPA Risk Methods committee. He has championed the cause of applying risk-informed, performance-based fire protection engineering to achieving and maintaining fire safe facilities and operations in our rapidly changing world. Ken received his BS from the University of Maryland and his MS from the University of Tennessee.

  • Francisco Joglar

    Dr. Francisco Joglar is a Senior Consultant with experience in the fields of fire risk assessment, fire modeling and uncertainty analysis. Since 2001, he has been researching and consulting in fire protection engineering and probabilistic risk assessment for the commercial nuclear industry, energy and military applications for the US Government and selected other industries. In the research area, he has been developing fire protection and fire risk technology for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and supporting joint research projects between EPRI and the US NRC Office of Research. In the consulting area, he has participated in numerous modeling and risk projects in various capacities including fire risk analyst, technical lead, project manager, and technical oversight.
    Dr. Joglar is the author of the Reliability Engineering chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Handbook, the most widely used technical reference in the US fire protection industry and the technical editor for the Risk Section of the next revision of the Handbook. Dr. Joglar is also author of numerous technical reports in fire protection and quantitative risk assessment.
    For the last ten years, Dr. Joglar has been teaching a master’s degree level course in risk analysis at the University of Maryland, Department of Fire Protection Engineering. He also teaches a master’s degree level Fire Protection Engineering course associated with risk-based regulation every year at Cal Poly.

December 10, 2021
Fri 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

This live web event has ended.

You can access this item by buying entire course

Buy entire course:

Support Contact