Charles Mason, P.E.

Jensen Hughes


First Vice President

Anthony Schifiliti

 Willis Towers Watson


Second Vice President

Emily Brecher




Christopher LeClair




Shawn Mahoney, PE

National Fire Protection Association



Jack Murphy


Rebecca Barolli, P.E.

SLS Consulting

Josh Donovan

Auburn Fire Department

Jacqueline R. Wilmot, P.E.

Fire Protection Research Foundation


Immediate Past President

Brian O’Connor, P.E.

National Fire Protection Association

New England Chapter Newsletter 

December 2021

Our chapter’s year started in June 2021; the board held two summer meetings, one in Warwick and another in Boston, before returning to our standard first Monday of the month meetings. Out of an abundance of caution, the chapter hasn’t yet reestablished our traditional in-person meetings with our members due to Covid-19. However, we have an exciting upcoming event scheduled for this Thursday, December 9. The SFPE NE Chapter December 2021 Reunion is a social event intended to allow our members and guests to catch up, review, and chat about what has been another extraordinary year under the new norm we have been living in. This event will be held at the Lost Shoe Brewing & Roasting Company in Marlborough from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more details and registration, please visit the SFPE NEC website.

During this past fall, we were able to continue successfully executing programs and events that are key to the chapter’s mission: the AL Brown Scholarship, theFire Service Grant, and the Annual Golf Tournament.

At our October meeting, we were proud to present A.L. Brown scholarships to the following individuals:

  •       AL Brown Scholarship ($10,000) – Jonathan Zimak, Wayne, NJ
  •       Scholarship ($5,000) – Joshua Thomas Salem, NH
  •       Scholarship ($2,500) – Patrick O’Brien, Greenwich, CT
  •        Scholarship ($2,500) – Jake Smith, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Early in the year, the chapter received 7 applications for the Fire Service Grant program. The fire service grant committee reviewed, and the board approved applications from 3 MA fire departments: Franklin, North Bridge, and Amherst. A total of $14,117 in grants have been awarded.

This year’s tournament included 71 players and a net donation of $5,018 to the A.L. Brown Scholarship Fund. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated this year.

The board hopes that these programs and events, along with the increased donation levels for the A.L. Brown Scholarship Fund, will promote further interest in the fire sciences among students from around New England and support our fire service community.

Thank you, everyone, and we hope to see you all soon!

The 2020/2021 SFPE-NEC Board

Mark your calendars for our upcoming chapter meetings which includes the 2022 SFPE-NEC Annual Seminar in April – more details to come soon.

Visit the SFPE NEC website to learn more and register for the events!