NFSA Mid Atlantic Seminar (Area II)
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7/19/2018 to 7/22/2018
When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
4:00 PM
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, Maryland  20745
United States
Contact: Dave Kurasz

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NFSA Mid-Atlantic Region Seminar

July 19th-22nd, 2018

Seminar Program


Wednesday 7/18


After 4:00pm- Arrival


Thursday 7/19


2:00pm-3:00pm- NJFSAB and PenJerDel IP Meeting (Eastern Shore 1)


3:00pm-3:30- Registration (Eastern Shore Wharf Patio)


3:30pm-6:00pm- Program (Eastern Shore 1)


3:30pm-3:45pm- Opening Remarks- Kent Mezaros- (NFSA Chairman of the Board)


3:45pm-4:45pm- Stacey Welsh- (Senior Director Fire and Life Safety, Marriott International)- Site tour of the fire suppression and detection systems of the host hotel.


4:45pm-5:45pm- Ken Isman- (Clinical Professor- Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland)- “The Hydraulic Calculations of Standpipe Systems”


5:45-6:00pm- Closing Remarks- Housekeeping


7:00pm-9:00pm- Evening Meet and Greet and Vendor Table Top Time (Eastern Shore 2/Eastern Shore Wharf Patio) Dinner to be provided


7:00pm-8:00pm- Vendor Table Top Time


Friday 7/20


8:15-9:30am- Breakfast (Eastern Shore 2)


9:00am-9:30am- Registration


9:30am-2:30pm- Program (Eastern Shore 1)


           9:30am-9:45am- Opening Remarks


9:45am-10:45am- Donna Mullins- (Managing Partner, Winning Strategies Washington)- “Update on Federal Economic Policies From Tax Reform to Infrastructure”


 10:45am-11:00am- Break


11:00am-12:00 pm- Russ Fleming- (NFSA Senior Advisor)- “Staying out of Legal Jeopardy”


12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch


 1:00pm-2:00pm- Kenneth Bland- (American Wood Council, Vice President of Codes and Regulations) (“Tall Mass Timber Buildings- Changing the Building Code”


2:00pm-2:15pm- Closing Remarks


6:00pm- Van Pick up in Main Lobby for Nationals Game (Limited to 40)


Saturday 7/21


8:00am-9:15am- Breakfast (Eastern Shore 2)


10:15am-11:30am-Bingo for Spouses and Siblings (Mezzanine Room 1)

This event is open to all spouses and siblings, win fun prizes and gift cards. Bingo will be set up to be friendly for all ages, light snacks and refreshments will be served.


9:00am-12:00pm- Program (Eastern Shore 1)


9:00am- 9:20am- Shane Ray (President, NFSA)- “NFSA Focus on a Stronger Industry and a Safer World”


9:20 am- 11:00 am- John Ceriello (FDNY) “Case Study: What Happened at the Grenfell Tower Fire and What was Learned From it”


11:00am- 11:15am- Break


11:15am- 12:00pm- Vickie Pritchett (Director of Outreach and Government Relations, NFSA) and Jim Dalton (Special Advisor to the President, NFSA) “Tax Reform and What It Means to the Fire Sprinkler Industry”


12:00pm- Wrap-up/Closing Remarks


7:00pm-11:00pm- Closing Hall of Fame Dinner (Eastern Shore 2)


8:00pm- Hall of Fame Inductions Begin- Class of 2018- Mr. Jim Dalton, Mr. John Waters, Mr. Charlie Hamilton, Mr. Mike Stango, Miss Vina Drennan.


Sunday 7/22



514 Progress Dr, Suite A
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090