MN SFPE September 2017 Meeting

  • 27 Sep 2017
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
  • Rose Vine Hall Banquet Center


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 NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations 


Presenter:  Chris Towski,  Cambridge, MA Fire Department


Chris Towski is a Fire Lieutenant for the City of Cambridge Massachusetts Fire Department with over twenty two years of service. His current position for over ten years have been in the Fire Prevention Office where the primary duties are to enforce State laws and codes related to Fire Prevention and Protection. He is also a Massachusetts Licensed Electrician and Construction Supervisor. 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 ten years. He is a Technical Committee Member for the National Fire Protection Association standard number 241 for Safeguarding Buildings under Construction and Demolition, 18 for Wetting Agents, 18A for Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation, 1150 for Foam Chemicals for Class A Fires and 855 for Stationary Energy Storage Systems. In addition he is currently the Second Vice President of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, an AHJ member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers New England Chapter and a member of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts. He has presented at the NFPA Conference in Boston in June 2017 and has been published in Firehouse Magazine in June 2017.


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. 


Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.


Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!



Social hour - 4:30 p.m.

Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Presentation - 6:30 p.m.


Rose Vine Hall Banquet Center

Located on the lower level of Grumpy's Bar and Grill

2801 Snelling Avenue

Roseville, MN  55113


Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

$20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

$25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, September 25th, 2017. 

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