The Connecticut Fire Marshals Association unites for the mutual benefit and professionalism of all certified Fire Marshals, their Deputies and Inspectors of the State of Connecticut and all other persons engaged in the prevention of fire and protection of life and property. The Association acts as a central resource for exchange of professional knowledge among its members for the purpose of assisting one another in the performance of their duties, in the conduct of their professional activities and to correlate these activities in their efforts to reduce fire loss while promoting education and training, research, legislation and regulations for improving fire safety and prevention.
Next Association Meeting
The next regular CFMA meeting will be held on February 14th 2017 at the Manor Inn in Southington at 8:30am. Mike Sinsigalli will be there to update on the 541 Committee work and the new Code. Fire Prevention Committee is at work again and will provide an update. We have Leon Collins coming to provide information on CSFA and the cancer law. Nicole and Kevin will give provide information on the 2017 Legislative initiative.
2017 Conference Save the Date
The 2017 Annual Conference and Meeting will be at the EverSource office in Newington on Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th. We will be having speakers from the AFT and Connecticut State Police present some fire investigation case studies. We will have Bob Benedetti from NFPA review the 2012 edition of NFPA 30 and 2011 edition of NFPA 30B. We will also have Rob Neale of ICC give a presentation.
Please add in that we will be having lunch at 12:00 in the auditorium (the food served in the hallway and tables in the auditorium). Since we are having the tables, the maximum amount of people that can attend is 120. So we will not be able to take walk-in.
We will be having early bird registration ending March 1st for $275. After that it will be $300 for the 2 day conference. If they want to attend 1 day, it will be $200 and $225.
Seeking rural fire department members!
NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12 & 13, 2017 in the Boston area to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America. The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education needs and gain a clear picture of rural fire department challenges related to prevention. Participants will help us better serve rural and volunteer fire departments in their public education, prevention, and Community Risk Reduction efforts.
Who should attend?
Symposium attendees will be members of rural fire departments within North America and should have an interest in fire and life safety education. We hope to bring together a dynamic group of representatives who span fire department roles, geographical regions, and levels of experience in education and prevention.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the online survey. Your input on this survey will help us invite the right mix of rural firefighters.
The survey will be open through March 15, 2017. Invitations will be extended to selected participants by March 20, 2017.
NFPA will cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses for invited participants.