Private Mode Fire Alarm Systems Operations & Case Study
Presented by Mike Crowley, P.E. , Jensen Hughes
Join SFPE New England and AFAA-NE on October 2, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton; 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike in Norwood, MA for "Private Mode Fire Alarm Systems Operations & Case Study".
This is a presentation on the application of private mode to a neonatal ICU. The code requirements , users concerns and AHJ’s concerns will be discussed. Healthcare as a defend in place occupancy allows for the use of private mode air alarm operations. These requirements are rarely used for installation. This case study will show a real world application and resolution of the AHJ’s , and user’s concerns.
Mike Crowley holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The University of Houston. Mike is a licensed professional engineer in 5 states. Professional organization involvement includes Fellow in Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Membership and activity on NFPA Technical Committees including NFPA 101 - Healthcare Occupancies and Means of Egress, and NFPA 99 – current Correlating Committee Chair, among others. He is a Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 instructor for NFPA. In addition, he is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. Mike has authored numerous technical articles and made presentations at various conferences and symposiums. He is Vice President Development and healthcare practice leader for Jensen Hughes. Mike provides consulting to architects, facility managers and building owners around the world.
The basic meeting agenda is the following:
4:00-5:30PM - Board of Directors Meeting (Members Welcome)
5:30-6:30PM - Registration & Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment)
6:30-8:30PM - Dinner & Program
Register at http://www.sfpe-newengland.org/event-2650604
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.
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.
Sorry for the short notice but we just found out about this issue over the weekend.
On Wednesday July 19, 2017, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a hearing on several bills. The most important to this associations membership is House Bill 1317. This bill establishes a Building Code Coordinating Council. In essence any regulation the that is promulgated by the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations would have to pass through this board when it comes to issues involving a construction code. This new BCCC would have the authority to reject, by majority vote, proposed regulations that are inconsistent, redundant, conflicting or overlapping with any other existing or proposed construction codes.
Inconsistent and conflicting are the dangerous words.
The Fire Service has worked hard to promulgate laws and regulations to protect citizens and firefighters. This new BCCC would be a new layer of bureaucracy that would hinder our efforts. We all know the struggles we have when trying to modify the Building Code to make buildings safer. We ask that you take a moment and send a message to the members of the committee urging them to defeat this bill.
Visit https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1317 to read the Bill.
Visit https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J22 to find a list of members of the joint committee. If you click on their name it will provide you with telephone numbers and email addresses.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! Below are links to the documents and resources discussed at the meeting.