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Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts Conference

May 8 & 9, 2023


Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

Southbridge MA

Registration Fees

Full Conference Monday/Tuesday $230.00  includes Continental breakfast each day, luncheon each day, all breaks and Dinner on Monday evening

Single Day Attendance                                 $ 96.00     includes Continental breakfast, luncheon and all breaks

Extra Dinner guest                                       $ 50.00

Regular Registration Deadline is April 14th

$50.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations received after this date

Registration cutoff is April 28th no registrations will be accepted after this date


Please note that all registrations must be submitted online regardless of the method of payment. If you require a hard copy for internal use or to process payment a hard copy is available to be printed.  Payments may be mailed with a copy of the registration form.

If you require an invoice you must email Rick Tustin directly.



May 8, 2023

730am             Registration Continental breakfast

9am                 Welcome – Opening Ceremony



930am             A1 –  New Building Code Review – Jen Hoyt Code Red Consultants

                        This session will provide a review of the new building codes with the focus on fire related items


                        A2 – ESS Battery Storage systems – Milosh Puchovsky

                        This session will review the ESS systems


1030am           Break



11am               A1 – Building Code continued


                        A2 – ESS continued           


12pm  Lunch

1pm                B1 - John Houlihan – Fire Command                       


                        B2 – Sprinkler Systems – Jake Nunnemacher Auburn Fire

                        This session will review the basics and needed requirements to conduct a plan review for fire Sprinkler systems and the code



230pm            Break and visit exhibitors


3pm                C1 – Fire Alarm Systems – Kurt Ruchala – Jensen Huges

                        In this session Fire alarm systems and the code requirements will be reviewed and discussed


                        C2 – NFPA 241 – Bob Duval NFPA, Chris Towski Cambridge Fire

                        This session will review the requirements for safeguarding construction.


530pm             Social Hour – Cash Bar


630pm            Dinner  (Included in full program registration)

May 9, 2023

8am                 Registration Continental Breakfast

9am                 Business meeting –


930am             D1 – Pre Fire Planning – FM Global

                         This session will review the importance of pre-fire planning


                        D2 – Hoarding Case Study – Chief Tim Kelly Devens Fire

                        This session will use a hoarding case study to show how fire prevention can aid in resolving these incidents and lead to a code                                   compliant outcome


1030am           Break



1100am           E1 – Insurance Company Approach to Property Loss Prevention – FM Global

                        This session will review the approach that the insurance industry addresses property loss prevention and how fire prevention can                              benefit from this approach


                        E2 – Home Sprinkler Systems – Felix Zemel

                        This session will review the importance of home sprinkler systems and the code requirements for these systems


12pm              Lunch


1pm                F1 – Solar panels and the new code requirements – Jen Hoyt Code Red Consultants

                        This session will the code requirements for the installation of solar panels and what the fire inspector needs to be aware of


                        F2 – Fire Escapes – Francisco Meneses

                        This session will examine the code requirements for the installation and inspection of fire escape systems


2pm                Break


230pm            G1 – Chapter 148A Non Criminal Ticketing – Matt Murray DFS

                        This session will cover the requirements for Non Criminal ticketing


                        G2 – Water Mist Systems – Chief John Ingram

                        This session will review the water mist systems for special extinguishing systems and what the

                        Code requirements are


330pm             Conference ends

Vendor Day

Monday May 8

Plan to visit with our Vendors during the day.

Their support helps to make our conference a success.

Vendors will be available from 8am to 5pm



Hotel Accommodations – Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center 119.00 plus tax

Lodging reservations made directly with Hotel – 508-765-8000  Please state Fire Prevention Association of MA  when making reservation.

Reservation must be made by April 7, 2023


Do not include the hotel and conference registration fees together.


Please read carefully:  All registrations received after April 14, 3034 will be assessed a $50.00 late fee.  Deadline to register will be April 28, 2023

Conferees canceling their registration up to ten days before the beginning of the conference will receive a full refund of their fees minus a $35.00 cancellation-processing fee.  All cancellations must be in writing.  Telephone cancellations will not be accepted unless a letter of cancellation immediately follows them. Email cancellations will be accepted.  The FPAM will charge conferees a $25.00 return check fee to cover administrative costs.

Additional Conference information can be found at:

Conference questions may be directed to

Rick Tustin; email or 781-729-5993

Annual Seminar

May 8 & 9, 2023

***Application for Seminar***

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 14, 2023

Registration Deadline with late fee: April 28, 2023


Please use a separate form for each registrant

Name:________________________________                                 Organization: ___________________

Address: ______________________________City:__________________________State: ___Zip: ________

Telephone: _______________     Fax: _________________Email: _________________________________

Please choose workshops you wish to attend

Monday                                                                      Tuesday

A1 [  ]             A2 [  ]                                                 D1 [  ]             D2 [  ]

B1 [  ]             B2 [  ]                                                 E1 [  ]              E2 [  ]

C1 [  ]            C2 [  ]                                                  F1 [  ]              F2 [  ]    

                                                                                 G1 [  ]             G2 [  ]  


Please select ONE of the registration options listed:

_____   Plan 1:  Full program (includes Monday dinner)  $230.00  ($280.00 after 4/14/2023)                     $ ______

Monday dinner please choose between:                               Prime Rib [  ]  or Chicken [  ] or Vegetarian [  ]

_____   Plan 2: Single day Attendance and Luncheon – please check day(s) attending.

_____Monday _____ Tuesday                                            $96.00 each day  ($146.00 after 4/14/2023)      $  _____

Extra Dinner per person                                                        $50.00                                                              $ ______

                                                                                                             Total Registration fee:                        $ ______

Please make checks payable to F.P.A.M.

Return registration form with full payment to:

FPAM Conference Registration

PO Box 2144

Amherst, MA.  01004-2144

Credit card payments may be made via PAYPAL at

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