Please join us for the 35th Annual Conference
Monday, Tuesday May 9th and 10th 2022
Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts Conference
May 9 & 10, 2022
Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Full Conference Monday/Tuesday $200.00 includes Continental breakfast each day, luncheon each day, all breaks and Dinner on Monday evening.
Single Day Attendance $ 95.00 includes Continental breakfast, luncheon and all breaks
Extra Dinner guest $ 45.00
Regular Registration Deadline is April 15th
$50.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations received after this date
Registration cutoff is April 29th 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 9, 2022
730am Registration Continental breakfast
9am Welcome – Opening Ceremony
930am General session – Smoke alarms Dwelling Unit Protection and special topics –
Jake Nunnemacher DFS, Dave Duval
The first hour of this general session will focus on alarms as they relate to dwelling units along with related special topics and a review of Frequently Asked Questions
11am General session continued Household Fire Alarm systems
In this second hour Household Fire Alarm Systems with be discussed. Participants will gain an insight as to what a system is. Various devices will be showcased as well.
1pm A1 Plan Review Fire Alarm systems – Jensen Hughes
This session will review the basics and needed requirements to conduct a fire alarm plan review including which submittals are required, what the prevention officer needs to be aware of when reviewing plans. A must for new prevention personnel who have to review plans.
A2 Tall Mass Timber buildings & the Fire Service – Ray O’Brocki American Wood Council
This Course introduces firefighters and fire inspectors to tall mass timber
(TMT) buildings (that can be constructed up to 18 stories in some cases), the history of cross Laminated timber (CLT), how it is made and its properties. The Course outlines the new code requirements in the International Building Code (IBC) and discusses the extensive fire testing that was conducted. The program addresses specific fire service concerns.
3pm Session B1 – Plan Review for fire suppression systems including sprinkler systems -Jensen Hughes
This session will review the basics and needed requirements to conduct a plan review for fire protection systems. As with the fire alarm review this session will provide the fire prevention officer an understanding of the submittal process and the items that are needed to be reviewed.
3pm Session B2 – NFPA 3 & 4 overview – Peter Harrod Code Red Consultants
In this session, Code Red Consultants will discuss aspects of NFPA 3: Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems and NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems which provide a framework for testing and inspection of fire and life safety systems. In particular this presentation will focus on integrated testing of these systems which is intended to validate that proper coordination across multiple trades has occurred so that the systems will function as required during a fire emergency. Code requirements for NFPA 4 integrated testing which are located in the 2018 edition of NFPA 1 and the proposed next edition of the State Building Code will be discussed as they relate to new and existing buildings in the Commonwealth.
530pm Social Hour – Cash Bar
630pm Dinner (Included in full program registration)
May 10, 2022
8am Registration Continental Breakfast
9am Business meeting –
930am C1 – Community Risk Reduction – Sarah Chaffee ISO
This session will review the importance of Community Risk Reduction and its effect on ISO ratings
C2 – NFPA updates – Bob Duval NFPA
This session will review the latest changes and updates from the NFPA
1100am D1 – NFPA 855, 241 and 88A – Lt Chris Towski Cambridge Fire
NFPA 241 Updates and As It Relates to the MA Building and Fire Codes, NFPA 88A Parking Garages for the Urban Setting As It Relates to the MA State Elevator and MA State Fire Codes and NFPA 855 Using the Standard to Planning and Response to Energy Storage Incidents.
D2 Review of the Inspection Process – Capt Sean Lawlor Shrewsbury Fire
This session will walk the participant through the inspection process as outlined using the NFPA inspection manual. Life safety, fire protection systems and fire prevention issues will be highlighted using this valuable tool
1pm E1 – History of Smoke Alarms in MA – Chief Tim Kelly Devens Fire, Lt Chris Towski Cambridge Fire
This session will explore the history of Smoke alarms in the State of Massachusetts and the impact they have had within the code process
E2 – 527 CMR 1, Chapter 18 FD access – Deputy Chief Tom Ferraro Billerica Fire
This session will examine the requirements of Chapter 18 for fire dept access and will review cases relevant to this chapter.
230pm F1 – Chapter 148A Non Criminal Ticketing – Matt Murray DFS
This session will cover the requirements for Non Criminal ticketing
230pm F2 – Oil Burners – Chris Faucher
This session will review the inspection process for oil burner installations
330pm Conference ends
Monday May 9th
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 115.00 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 8, 2022
Do not include the hotel and conference registration fees together.
Please read carefully: All registrations received after April 15, 2022 will be assessed a $50.00 late fee. Deadline to register will be April 29, 2022
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 email@example.com or 781-729-5993
May 9 & 10, 2022
***Application for Seminar***
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022
Registration Deadline with late fee: April 29, 2022
Please use a separate form for each registrant
State: ___Zip: ________
Telephone: _______________ Fax: _________________
Please choose workshops you wish to attend
A1 [ ] A2 [ ] C1 [ ] C2 [ ]
B1 [ ] B2 [ ] D1 [ ] D2 [ ]
E1 [ ] E2 [ ]
F1 [ ] F2 [ ]
Please select ONE of the registration options listed:
Plan 1: Full program (includes Monday dinner) $200.00 ($250.00 after 4/15/2022) $ ______
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 $95.00 ea day ($145.00 after 4/15/2022) $ _____
Extra Dinner per person $45.00 $ ______
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
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