Photovoltaic Panels - Challenges to the Fire Service

  • November 04, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Four Points by Sheraton; 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike; Norwood, MA

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The early registration period ends Tuesday, October 29th. 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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Robert Duval, Senior Fire Investigator and New England Regional Manager for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), will present case studies of building fires where photovoltaic panels were present.  Casey Grant, Research Director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation, will co-present on related research activities of the Foundation.

Robert Duval is the NFPA’s Senior Fire Investigator responsible for conducting investigations of significant incidents to gather “lessons learned” to improve NFPA codes and standards. He has conducted investigations into several incidents involving fatalities including the tragic Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100; the Hartford, CT nursing home fire that resulted in 16 deaths; and a residential hotel fire in Reno, NV that claimed 12 lives, as well as a hotel/ casino fire in Las Vegas that resulted in over $100 million in damages. He was also a member of the FEMA Building Performance and Assessment Team (BPAT) that studied the World Trade Center disaster.

Mr. Duval was named the New England Regional Manager for NFPA in 2003. In this role, he interfaces with fire
and building officials in the New England states regarding code related issues.  He holds the rank of Chief of the Atwood Hose Fire Company in his hometown of Wauregan, CT and recently retired from the Connecticut Fire Academy after 20 years as a Staff Instructor. He also serves as a Communications Specialist with the State of Connecticut Urban Search and Rescue Team. Mr. Duval holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Casey Grant joined the Fire Protection Research Foundation in 2007, after a 20-year career at NFPA in the codes and standards division culminating with his role as assistant chief engineer and Secretary to the NFPA Standards Council.
The Foundation is an affiliate of the NFPA. Since his transition to the Foundation, he has implemented and supported a number of research initiatives often aimed at supporting the enforcement and emergency response community’s needs, with a focus on improved safety.


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he early registration period ends Tuesday, October 29th. 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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