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

Southbridge MA


Registration Fees

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.


12pm  Lunch

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.


230pm            Break


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


1030am           Break


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


12pm              Lunch


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


Vendor Day

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 or 781-729-5993

Annual Seminar

May 9 & 10, 2022

***Application for Seminar***

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022

Registration Deadline with late fee: April 29, 2022


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Please choose workshops you wish to attend

Monday                                                                      Tuesday

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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