2023 Annual Fire Protection & Life Safety Seminar
Please join the New England Chapter of SFPE for our 2023 annual seminar, hosted at WPI in Worcester, MA. Below is the tentative schedule and presentation list:
7:30 - 8:10 am Registration, Breakfast Refreshments, and Vendor Tables
8:10 - 8:15 am Opening remarks from SFPE New England Board
8:15 - 8:45 am Welcome and Update on the WPI Fire Protection Engineering Department
Professor Milosh Puchovsky (WPI)
8:45 - 9:00 am Sponsor Spotlight
Summit Fire Protection
9:00 - 11:00 am The 10th Edition of the MA State Building Code
Kristen McDonough (MA Division of Fire Safety), Jen Hoyt (Code Red
Consultants), Sara Lyons (Code Red Consultants)
11:00 - 11:45 pm An Explainable Machine Learning Based Model for Real-Time Flashover
Predictions in Multi-Compartment Building Structures
Wai Cheong (Andy) Tam (NIST)
11:45 - 12:45 pm Lunch and Vendor Tables
12:45-1:30pm Live Burn Demonstration in Institute Park
Worcester Fire Department, National Fire Sprinkler Association,
Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, MA Department of Fire Services
1:30 - 2:30 pm Introduction and Changes to the New Hampshire Building Code
Phil Sherman (Chair of the NH Building Code Review Board)
2:30 - 3:15 pm Introduction and Changes to the New Hampshire Fire Code
Deputy Mitch Cady (NH Deputy State Fire Marshal)
3:15 - 4:15 pm Fire Protection and Life Safety on College Campuses
Richard Wood (Executive Director of Life Safety, & Emergency Management
for UMass Lowell)
4:15 pm - END Vendor Tables
The seminar will feature an exhibition with industry vendors. The exhibition will be open during Registration and the Lunch Break. Vendors interested in participating can register through the chapter website.
Regular registration price is $200 for members and $250 for non-members. Membership with SFPE International is separate from membership with the New England chapter. Registration includes light breakfast refreshments and lunch.
If you are not a member yet, please sign up for SFPE-New England membership on our website ($40/year) to receive the member pricing. Click here to become an SFPE-NEC member.
There are four sponsorship opportunties for this year's annual seminar listed below. For more information on what is included in each sponsor type, see the registration page.
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