There were members of the Worcester FD, area construction firms, the Peterson School students and some Simplex and Siemens folks too. We have been invited back by Chief Bull once we get the last two presentations done (ITM and Documentation) some time in the middle of next year.
Many thanks to all involved in organizing this specially Rebecca Power at Worcester FD. Thanks Becky!!!!!
The ninth edition building code was filed with the Secretary of State on Friday, October 6, 2017, and will, therefore, become first effective on October 20th.
During their October 10th meeting, members of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) debated whether or not to move the full force and effect date of the code due to a shortened concurrency period, but decided to hold firm with the January 1, 2018, date. Consequently, building permit applications for projects utilizing eighth edition code provisions will need to be filed on or before December 31, 2017. Applications received on or after January 1, 2018, where the project has been designed to the eighth edition, shall be returned to the applicant. The applicant will either need to revise construction documents to comply with ninth edition standards or seek relief through the Building Code Appeals Board (BCAB).
The New code is based on the 2015 Internation Building Code, with the Massachusetts amendments.
Find more information here!
Join the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts (FPAM) on October 10th at 10:00AM to help celebrate their 43rd anniversary and 500th meeting at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.
This will be the October Educational Meeting.
October is Fire Prevention Month, and Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, October 8 through Saturday, October 14, 2017.
This momentous occasion will not only celebrate the 43rd anniversary of FPAM, and its 500th meeting, but will also showcase Fire Prevention Week and Fire Prevention Month activities in the Commonwealth.
In addition, a "Side-By-Side" Residential Fire Sprinkler 'Live Burn' Demonstration will be showcased to promote Public Awareness that this affordable fire suppression and life safety technology can provide to residents and occupants of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings.
Invited Guests & Dignitaries will include State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, NFPA President Jim Pauley State Senators and Representatives, Designees from the Professional Fire Fighters of MA, Fire Chiefs of MA, and the Massachusetts Call-Volunteer Firefighter Association, along with businesses and corporations involved in fire prevention, fire & life safety, detection and suppression systems and equipment, code development and enforcement.
Visit http://www.massfpam.org/500th-registration to register.
Below are some pictures from our September 20th membership meeting "Project Closeouts" with Maurice Pilette. Thank you to everyone for coming, and especially Mr. Pilette for his detailed and thorough review of the topic.
System Sensor has received concerns from customers regarding issues with installation and product performance of the L-Series AV notification appliances and has placed a temporary hold on specific speakers and speaker strobes (wall and ceiling) appliances to explore the potential areas of concern. We are working directly with our customers to identify the causes of the potential concerns and have expedited the investigation to ensure minimal disruption for customers.
The safety and well-being of the end-users of our products and our dealer network are our top priority and these precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure that we better understand the causes of the potential concerns. If you are not having installation issues and the appropriate steps are being taken, including the steps outlined in the product manuals and the Important Assembly Information (I56-6556-001) document, the product can continue to be installed. The shipment hold is in place out of an abundance of caution and actions that are being taken to expedite release of the product and ensure minimal disruption for our customers.
To see the full list of affected models and view the Important Assembly Instructions view the full announcement.
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