Our November meeting will discuss the sustainable benefits of automatic fire sprinkler systems. It has been known for years that automatic fire sprinklers provide life safety and limit property damage; the current study has shown quantitatively that automatic fire sprinklers are also a key factor in achieving sustainability. Two large-scale fire tests were conducted to determine the reduction in the environmental impact between a sprinklered and unsprinklered living room fire scenario. Greenhouse gases, quantity of water used, landfill contribution and quantity of materials needed for reconstruction were quantified for each test.
The program will be presented by Christopher J. Wieczorek is a Senior Research Specialist and Technical Team Leader of the Large-Scale Fires group in the Fire Hazards and Protection area of Research at FM Global. He obtained graduate degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is an executive board member of the International Association of Fire Safety Science and serves as the current treasurer of the organization. In addition, he is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and serves as committee chair on the fundamentals section of NFPA 30, the Flammable and Combustible Liquids code. He is also a member of Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Agenda:4:00pm - 5:30pm Board of Directors Meeting (Members Welcome!)
5:30pm - 6:30pm Registration & Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment)
6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner & Program
The early registration period ends Wednesday, October 27. All early registrations will receive a $5 discount. AHJs and students eligible for special event pricing must be received during the early registration period.
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