Please join us for the May Educational Webinar


May 10th and 11th, 2021, at 0900 hours on ZOOM









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Speakers and Topics



Two day Educational seminar


9AM - 4 PM


May 10th and 11th, 2021


4 credits each day toward FPO recertification.



Monday May 10th

9am - Zoom meeting opens


930-1030am - Jake Nunnemacher - Sprinkler acceptance testing

Title:  Sprinkler System Acceptance Testing

Summary:  This presentation will detail how to properly conduct acceptance testing for sprinkler systems in accordance with NFPA 13.


Bio:   Jake Nunnemacher is a Fire Protection Engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services since 1999 serving fire departments on or south of the Mass Pike. He primarily provides fire protection and life safety technical assistance, plan reviews, inspections, acceptance testing, and investigations to Massachusetts Fire Departments. Jake has been with the Sutton Fire Department for over 33 years, presently serving as a District Chief.


1045 - 1145am - Jensen Hughes - Smoke Control systems

Smoke Control Inspection Testing and Maintenance


This presentation reviews Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) requirements for smoke control systems. The presentation provides an overview of smoke control system code requirements, system types and arrangement. Additionally, the presentation covers special inspections, third party reviews, and ITM requirements, methods, and documentation.



Carson Cook, PE is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with Jensen Hughes working out of their Westborough office. He has over 10 years of experience in the design and commissioning of fire protection systems.


Dave LeBlanc, PE, FSFPE is a Vice President with Jensen Hughes working out of their Westborough office. He has over 28 years of experience in the fire protection industry and is a technical committee member of NFPA 3, 4, and 72 and also is the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts BBRS Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Advisory Committee.


 1215-115pm - Wayne Miller - A Discussion of Burn Boston Burn--The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country.

Wayne Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Boston for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous high profile illegal firearms, bombing and arson cases. During his public and 18-year private career, he examined more than 2,300 fire and explosion scenes plus provided expert testimony in numerous Federal and State courts. In August 2019, he published his book, Burn Boston Burn .


130pm - 230pm Code Red Consultants - NFPA 45 Labs

Laboratory Fire Protection Overview- An introduction to NFPA 45 and Comparison to Control Areas


Presenters: Christopher Lynch, P.E. and Janna Shapiro


Abstract: Laboratory projects are going forward in Massachusetts at rates never seen before. Cities and towns are looking harder at these spaces as they get introduced into neighborhoods and building types not originally zoned or built for laboratory use. The building code methodology for control areas has been employed for years. In addition, 527 CMR 1.00 adopts NFPA 45,  Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals , which applies a similar, yet different approach to these projects that falls within the jurisdiction of the fire official. This presentation provides an overview of how NFPA 45 is adopted through 527 CMR 1.00, the protection methodology prescribed by NFPA 45 for laboratories, and a comparison of that methodology to control areas. Lastly, the presentation will touch on a new methodology found in the 2021 International Building Code for Higher Education Laboratory Suites, which marries the laboratory unit and control area concepts together.


245 - 345pm - Code Red - Code safety for small construction sites

Construction Fire Safety For Small Construction Projects


Presenters: Peter Harrod, P.E. and Corey Fisher, P.E.


Abstract: On a weekly basis construction site fires can be seen spread across various news outlets, with those projects ranging from small one and two family projects to larger residential developments, including here in our own Commonwealth. Regardless of the size of a project, site safety, and specifically fire safety, should be at the forefront of concern for all project stakeholders. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of how NFPA 241,  Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alternation, and Demolition Operations  may be applied to projects which may appear to be on the smaller scale, but may also provide some of the most severe hazards


  Tuesday May 11th


930am - 1030am - Mike Young Sprinkler Coalition


1045-1145am - Chris Foucher - Oil Burners


1215 -115pm Matt Murray - Hood suppression systems acceptance testing


130-230pm - Neal Zipser - Rapid Access Systems 

Presentation Summary: The Future of Rapid Access is Here

Rapid access products are nothing new. Today, many people view a mechanical key and lock box as their rapid access solution. However, rapid access has evolved and new, innovative solutions are available to fire, EMS and law agencies.

This 45-minute session will review how external influences and feedback from fire departments have resulted in the next generation of rapid access solutions. Some of the new innovative solutions include:

·        Electronic keys that provide full accountability and traceability without the fear of losing keys and having to re-key a city

·        How rapid access makes sense for multi-jurisdictional response and allows first truck on scene to go into action

·        Strategy to get law enforcement into schools faster and safer when there is an active shooter/hostile event situation

·        How your rapid access program can combat drug diversion of narcotics and other controlled substances

·        How you can retrofit a standard mortise lock to provide authorized access

·        Expanding rapid access to protect a building’s sprinkler system, especially during civil disturbances

·        Getting to seniors and disabled faster and safely by expanding rapid access to homes


245-345pm - Steve Cook, Cannistaro - Foam systems

Topic: Foam System Proportioning

This presentation reviews the basics of foam-water fire protection systems and their various applications. Different types of foam concentrate, foam equipment, market changes, and environmental impacts are discussed. New technologies have emerged to help with the proper inspection, testing and maintenance of foam systems while maintaining environmental considerations. Navigating the multiple options available are dissected as well as what to consider when assessing foam system designs for approvals and acceptance.



Dan Olecki is employed at J.C. Cannistraro, LLC headquartered in Watertown, MA. Cannistraro is a family owned, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection contractor with over 50 years in the business. Mr. Olecki presently works as a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in the Special Hazards division. His responsibilities include the design, review and commissioning of suppression systems focused on addressing critical assets and high hazard applications. Types of special hazard systems include clean agents, foam, water mist, CO2 and various fire alarm applications. Mr. Olecki has a master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a licensed fire protection engineer in the state of MA. He is active in numerous fire protection associations such as NFPA, SFPE and FSSA.


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