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SFPE-NE LogoPrivate 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

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! Below are links to the documents and resources discussed at the meeting. 

Bi-Directional Amplifier Presentations

PDF fileBoston Fire Department Presentation (5.5MB)
PDF fileCodes Review with Links (1.2MB)
PDF fileBDA Systems for Public Safety Applications (932kb)
PDF fileFranklin Fire Department Presentation (2.2MB)

Thank you to everyone who came to last night's joint AFAA-NE/SFPE-NE meeting on Bi-Directional Amplifiers. Below are some pictures from the event.

Join us for an informative meeting cenetered around the question of what the state looks for in a Plans Review.

Our host, Jacob Nunnemacher, is a WPI graduate is one of three Chief Fire Prevention Engineers working for the Department of Fire Services under the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's Office.

Jake will be describing the process and steps taken by his office to review plans for future fire alarm work. He will describe some of the pitfalls to avoid and tell us what absolutely needs to be on the plans to assure a successful review.

The fun begins at 5:30PM, includes a buffet dinner, and ends at 8:30PM.

Sponsored by

Notifier by Honeywell
RB Allen
Space Age Electronics
TC LifeSafety

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Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Location: Four Points Sheraton | 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike | Norwood, MA 02063 | TEL: 781-769-7900
Agenda: Start at 5:30PM, Dinner at 6PM, Presentation at 6:30PM

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Below are some pictures from our 6/22 meeting, "What the State Looks For in a Plans Review". Thank you everyone for coming out, and a special thank you to our sponsors.