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2022 TVSFE Annual Seminar: CFAST-Based Fire Simulation Training

  • 04/21/2022
  • 04/22/2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 04/21/2022, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04/22/2022, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Bearden Banquet Hall [5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919]


  • Municipal code officials, firefighters and fire marshals only
  • Students authorized by Dr. Icove or TVSFPE Board only

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CFAST-Based Fire Simulation Training

Presented by Dr. David Icove, University of Tennessee

TVSFPE will host a two-day course on CFAST, Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport.  The 2-day course offers classroom instruction on the CFAST software.  The Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport, CFAST, is a computer program that fire investigators, safety officials, engineers, architects and builders can use to simulate the impact of past or potential fires and smoke in a specific building environment. CFAST is a two-zone fire model used to calculate the evolving distribution of smoke, fire gases and temperature throughout compartments of a building during a fire.


An internationally recognized forensic engineering expert with over 40 years of experience, Dr. Icove’s expertise is based on a blend of university teaching, on-scene fire tests and experiments, and authorship of several peer-reviewed textbooks and articles. A retired federal law enforcement agent, he has testified as an expert witness in civil and criminal trials, as well as before U.S. Congressional Committees seeking guidance on key legislative initiatives.


This seminar will be held at the Bearden Banquet Hall: 5806 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919.

Seminar registration cost is $400 for professionals and $200 for fire service and state/municipal code officials. The registration cost does not include travel or lodging expenses.  Registration and payment deadline is April 15, 2022.  You will receive a confirmation of receipt of registration form and payment. A receipt and map/directions (if requested) will accompany the confirmation. Please register online or mail the completed registration form, with payment, to:
TVSFPE 2022 Seminar c/o Michael Shehane
1310 Centerpoint Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37932

The seminar will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session each day with a lunch break in between. The morning sessions will begin at 8:00AM and end at approximately 11:30AM each day. There will be a one hour lunch break from 11:30PM to 12:30PM. The afternoon sessions will begin at 12:30PM and end at approximately 4:00PM each day.

***Please bring a laptop in order to fully participate.  Sharing computers between attendees will be done as needed, but brining your own will maximize the benefits of this course while completing the learning objectives for the course.***

The seminar is an excellent opportunity to accumulate CEUs or PDHs. This seminar will provide 12 continuing education credits. We have applied for approval with the State of TN for 12 CEUs for Fire Inspector and Building Inspector. Participants will receive a training packet, related lecture notes, breakfast and lunch both days, and a
certificate of completion for the course.

For any questions about registration, seminar details and/or the TVSFPE in general contact Jimmy Landmesser, Jr. (865) 607-5331, 7UL@ORNL.GOV.

A portion of seminar proceeds will be applied to the TVSFPE Scholarship Fund, which allows us to provide an annual scholarship to students pursuing formal education in the field of fire protection.

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