*Part I: Why Your Buildings Haven't Met Fire Code for 30 Years
Some of us may be familiar with the term existing non-conforming, but as it turns out, fire code makes few or no exceptions. Experienced landlords with first-rate buildings are now being cited for fire code violations that were unenforced for decades. Now they're being enforced. This presentation may amount to advance warning.

It's extremely important to understand smoke detector regulations, when heat detectors are required, and whether you need emergency pulls. We should all be familiar with sprinkler requirements for new construction, but what if a fire department demands you retrofit immediately? Can they do that? Will your existing building be paid out if there were a fire and resulting insurance claim? Note that the code gets very building-specific. This presentation will give you an indication of where you need to investigate for yourself, but we usually cannot give advice specific to individual buildings.

This part of the presentation will be given by Jennifer Hoyt, Chief Fire Protection Engineer with the State Fire Marshall's Office since 2014. The State Fire Marshall can evaluate your building on-site. They can compare what your local fire department is requiring against the code to give an expert (and definitive) opinion. This is a connection you need to have.

*Part II: Member Choice TBA
We're holding this slot for educational content requested by members. What questions have you had lately? Know someone who would make a great speaker without a sales pitch? Email us at [email protected]

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*Wednesday, December 11th Meeting Agenda
-5:30pm Sign-in/Networking
Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling.
-6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
-6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
-7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
-7:05pm Why Your Buildings Haven't Met Fire Code for 30 Years
-7:45pm Member Choice TBA
-9:00pm Doors close

*Location
Fiddler's Green
19 Temple St
Worcester, MA 01604

*Food
-Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf
-Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls
-Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies
-Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email [email protected], we will accommodate you.

*Pricing
Open to the public. Membership is not required!

-Door:
Public: $24
Members: $19
-Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
Public: $22
Members: $14
-Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

*Extra Credit
-First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
-Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.

Tickets at: MassLandlords.net/events