Membership Meetings

Argue with the AHJ
Featuring Chris Towski, Lieutenant for the City of Cambridge, MA Fire Department
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DoubleTree Westborough in Westborough, MA
Social Hour 5:00-6:00PM
Dinner & Meeting 6:00-9:00PM
$50 for buffet dinner and meeting

Highlights include

  • Online Permitting in Cambridge
  • Safeguarding, Best Practices During Construction
  • Answer your questions regarding why the Code and Code Enforcement can differ
Chris Towski is a lieutenant for the City of Cambridge, MA, Fire Department with over 22 years of service. For nearly 10 years Towski has been in the Fire Prevention Office where the primary duties are to enforce state laws and codes related to fire prevention and protection. He is also a Massachusetts licensed electrician and construction supervisor. He is an EMT, and certified at Firefighter I and II levels, Fire Officer Levels I and II, Fire Instructor Levels I and II, and Fire Incident Safety Officer. He has been his department's electrical safety officer for almost 10 years. He is a technical committee member for the National Fire Protection Association standard number 241 for Safeguarding Buildings under Construction and Demolition, 18 for Wetting Agents, 18A for Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation, 1150 for Foam Chemicals for Class A Fires and 855 for Stationary Energy Storage Systems. In addition he is currently the second vice president of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, an AHJ member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers New England Chapter and a member of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts.

We are expecting a full house for this exciting and informative meeting so please Register Early.

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Below are pictures from our presentation to John Stofa's family and the April 3rd membership meeting "2018 Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations Review" with Jake Nunnemacher of the MA State Fire Marshal's Office.

We had an great turnout and were proud to be able to present a customized Gamewell Masterbox to John's family. Thank you to everyone who came.

 
There will be a short ceremony before the meeting to honor the memory of John Stofa

2018 Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations Review
Featuring Jake Nunnemacher of the MA State Fire Marshal's Office
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
DoubleTree Westborough in Westborough, MA
Social Hour 5:00-6:00PM
Dinner & Meeting 6:00-9:00PM
$50 for buffet dinner and meeting

Highlights include

  • What's changed?
    • Inclusion of NFPA-1 2015 with the MA Amendments
    • Differences between the earlier version of 527 CMR (which was based on the NFPA 2012 code) and today's regulation
  • How these changes will impact your business
Jake Nunnemacher is a Fire Protection Engineer for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Jake’s territory is communities South of the Mass Pike. Jake received a BA from Assumption College and BS from Worcester Polytechnic Instute.

He is a member of the New England SFPE and is a faculty member in the Fire Science Department at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA. Jake is also a member of the Su-on, MA Fire Department and a former member of the Auburn FD while a student at WPI.

We are expecting a full house for this exciting and informative meeting so please Register Early.

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The picture above says it all. Last night's event may have been the most well-attended AFAA-NE event in our history. We had well over 160 people attend, and Boston Fire's presentation did not disappoint. 

The Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank everyone for coming, and especially Deputy Chief Jack Dempsey of Boston Fire and his team for their detailed and thorough review of the permitting process in Boston.

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Dick Roux was kind enough to allow us to share his 1-hour presentation outlining the changes from NFPA 72 2010 edition to the 2013 edition. You can download the file below (PDF format, 911kb)

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