First Chapter Meeting: Patriot Chapter of the AFSA 6-19-18

Patriot Chapter Members! Please join us at our FIRST Chapter Meeting!
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018   
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Doubletree by Hilton Boston/Westborough Hotel
(508) 366-5511

About the new Patriot Chapter of the AFSA:
Adding strength to numbers, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), the nation's leading fire sprinkler industry group, is pleased to announce the recent rebrand of its Yankee chapter, which will now be known as the PatriotChapter in the New England area.
Serving as chapter officers are: Chairman Chad Dubuc, Rustic Fire Protection, Norton, Massachusetts; Treasurer Paul DeLorie, Hampshire Fire Protection, Londonderry, New Hampshire; Director Jack Viola, JFV Engineering, LLC, South Hadley, Massachusetts; Secretary Bill Wian, Viking SupplyNet; Membership Adam Belanger, Rustic Fire Protection, Norton, Massachusetts; and Executive Director Wendy Callahan, AFSA Patriot Chapter.
"The Patriot Chapter's leadership team is ready and able to bring information, education, new products, and networking activities to its membership.  We are excited about bringing quality programs that enhance success and profitability," said Chapter Director Jack Viola, PE. He continues, "the AFSA Patriot Chapter is gearing up to provide what's needed to help the merit shop sprinkler contractor.  We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!"
Representing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, the Patriot Chapter is dedicated to the education and exchange of information that improves fire sprinkler awareness and safety. Our goal is to save lives by promoting educational opportunities as well as by collaborating with local agencies and organizations involved in fire safety. Learn more about the AFSA Patriot chapter by visiting

Our Program:
Guest Speaker Maurice M. Pilette, PE, has been a Consulting Engineer for 35 years. Maurice serves as the Vice Chair, Fire Safety Commission & Sprinkler Appeals Board and is a Board Member of the Professional Engineers & Land Surveyor Committee. He also Chairs the NFPA-3 Commissioning & 4 Integrated Testing Committee and is Past Chair of NFPA-13R &13D Residential Committees & 14 Standpipes. 

Maurice will speak about MA Building Code Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Documents, Applicable NFPA Standards, 13, 72 & 25, NFPA-13, and Chapter 25 System Acceptance at Final Inspection. 

Raffle Tickets:

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Tickets $10 for one and $20 for three.
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Click here to Register and Pay Your Meeting Registration Fee and Buy Raffle Tickets:

Please RSVP by Friday, June 15 as I have to give the Doubletree a head count for the meal. Cost is $65 per person. Your registration will commit you to the meeting

Thank you!

Wendy Callahan
Executive Director
Connecticut Chapter & Patriot Chapter
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Mobile 978.855.6495


Doubletree by Hilton Boston/Westborough Hotel 5400 Computer Drive Westborough, MA 01581

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