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January 21, 2020 - 1:00 PM (EST) - NFPA 3000 - An Overview Highlighting the Scope and Purpose of the Standard

Presented by: Tom Parrish

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Summary: NFPA 3000, 'Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program' is the Provisional Standard issued to guide policy makers, first responders, and facility managers in being prepared for when an attack occurs. In this presentation Technical Committee member Tom Parrish will present an overview highlighting the scope and purpose of the standard. This includes a discussion about bringing together key stakeholders to develop and implement a program that reduces the risk and impact of these events and why the standard does not attempt to prescribe specific strategies or tactics that are best determined by facility managers and first responders. Participants will review the NFPA 3000 framework for program development which includes the three major phases of an event; Planning, Responding and Recovering.

Presenter: Tom Parrish has more than 25 years’ experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services and in private industry system design and installation programs. He serves on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. He is a board member of AFAA and is a senior instructor for NFPA. His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician. He is board certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Technology from the Kean University.


February 18 - 1:00 PM (EST) - NFPA 241 - Through the Eyes of the Fire Service

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Presented by: Chris Towski

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Summary: A presentation through the eyes of the fire service on the requirements and enforcement of NFPA 241, Safeguarding Construction, Alternation, and Demolition Operations. These operations present an increased potential for fire due to the presence of large quantities of combustible materials and debris, as well as unusual ignition sources that may not be present following construction operations. Discussion will cover historic fires, the regulatory code path, gaps in the construction industry and real-life examples of some of the issues commonly found.

Presenter: Chris Towski is a Fire Lieutenant for the City of Cambridge Massachusetts Fire Department with over twenty-four years of service. His current position is with the Emergency Preparedness and Coordination Office. He spent over twelve years with the Fire Prevention Office where the primary duties were to enforce State laws and codes related to Fire Prevention and Protection.  He is certified in the fields of Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter Levels I and II, Fire Officer Levels I and II, Fire Instructor Levels I and II, and Fire Incident Safety Officer. He has been his department’s Electrical Safety Officer for almost twelve years. In this role he has Instructed numerous times on different electrical safety topics.