SFPE-NEC 2023 Annual Fire Protection & Life Safety Seminar

  • March 29, 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • WPI Campus Center - Odeum 100 Institute Rd Worcester MA 01609
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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:

Morning Session:

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

Afternoon Session:

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.

  • Breakfast Sponsor - $500
  • Lunch Sponsor - $1,000
  • Student Registration Sponsor - $250
  • Sponsor Spotlight - $450

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