The Pioneer Valley Engineer
There were not enough members in attendance to have a quorum at the January business meeting. Only a couple fools braved the cold weather, but those of us in attendance made strides in education and budgets. We will discuss more on this at the February meeting.
The schedules for the upcoming 1st/3rd License Preparatory classes as well continuing education are posted in the Flyer. Check the classes you would like to attend and call the office at 413-592-NAPE to register a.s.a.p.
On December 19th, Chief Kawa and the Department of Fire Services held an informal meeting at Stow, MA for the Chief Engineers at large plants in the state. There was about 50 Chief Engineers, Department of Fire Services Inspectors and members form the Board of Boiler Rules in attendance. The meeting was led off by an informative discussion from State Fire Marshal Peter Ostraskey. He explained what the Department of Fire Service does and how he looks forward to working with Chief Kawa and all the other DFS Inspectors. Chief Kawa then spoke on several topics ranging from the transition from DPS to DFS, changes being proposed, on line licenses, and other interesting topics. Some of the highlights were:
The current breakdown of licensees in the state notes as follows:
Hoping to see you at our next business meeting which, due to the snow storm, is on Thursday February 8th, 2018 at 5 pm.
One Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013