Thursday, January 19, 2017

Information on Yearly Local Memberships


It has come to my attention that the way the Greater Baltimore Chapter structures their local memberships is causing a bit of confusion and we would like to clarify.

A Greater Baltimore Chapter Membership is valid from September to May.

We define this to be a Fiscal Year of the Greater Baltimore Chapter. For example, Fiscal Year 16 (FY16) runs from September 2016 to May 2017. That being, if you pay for a membership anytime between the months of September through May, your membership will be valid for that fiscal year. 

If you have chosen to pay for a membership and then would like to fill out another application and pay for the next fiscal year you are welcomed to do so as well.

As usual, please feel free to contact one of your Chapter Officers if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Meeting Fee Starting January

Don't forget starting Tuesday, January 17th, all members are required to pay a $5 Meeting Fee.

Methods of payment are as follows; (1) Chapter Website under "Meeting Fee" tab, (2) in cash at the door, (3) credit/debit card at the door.

NOTE: If you pay with a credit/debit card at the door you will assessed a 14 cent up-charge due to cost of processing card payments.

Thank you for your understanding and support of the Greater Baltimore Chapter!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Upcoming FY16 Meeting Schedule

Welcome Back Greater Baltimore Chapter!


As we begin to gear up for the 2016 Fiscal Year of The Greater Baltimore Chapter (GBC) of ASCET, I would like that all of you who have made last year and my first "year" as president a success. Looking to continue the growth of the GBC you will notice a few changes that will be taking place over the course of the upcoming fiscal year. 

One of them will be chapter's ability to now accept credit card payment on the day of the meeting! With a new efficient way of monitoring membership we will be strictly enforcing membership registration. That is, if you have not paid your local or national membership at the time of the meeting we will be requiring you to do so at the door or a $15 charge for the meeting will be assessed. 


There are few more changes to the GBC but we will discuss those on September 20th. Until then I have posted below the meeting dates for the upcoming fiscal year. 

I hope to see you all September 20th!


Date of MeetingTime of MeetingLocation of Meeting
September 20, 2016
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
October 18, 2016
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
November 15, 2016
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
January 17, 2017
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
February 21, 2017
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
March 21, 2017
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
April 18, 2017
5:30 PM
The Green Turtle
7556 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076
May 16, 2017
5:30 PM
Timbuktu
1726 Dorsey Road
Hanover, MD 21076



Friday, April 29, 2016

Meeting Reminder for - Tuesday May 17th (Dinner Meeting)



  The Greater Baltimore Chapter of ASCET Monthly Meeting Announcement 
for:

Annual Dinner Meeting

on:

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have developed our first chapter website. This will now be our main “hub” for majority of our correspondence as well as processing all payments. The website has the capability for members to sign up and pay for yearly membership as well as the May Dinner Meeting. Please check out our new site and let us know what you think!

REGISTRATION FOR DINNER MEETING DEADLINE: May 10, 2016

Dinner Meeting Cost: $15 per paying ASCET member


Thank you all for attending last month’s meeting with Jason Sutula from JENSEN HUGHES.  Please join us and welcome Mat Chibbaro, Deputy Fire Marshal, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who is this month’s meeting sponsor and also presenting the topic of Fire Service Features of Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.

Mat Chibbaro is the Deputy Fire Marshal for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is a licensed professional fire protection engineer in both California and Maryland, has 35 years of experience in fire code application and enforcement, and has served 42 years in the fire and rescue service (primarily with the College Park Volunteer Fire Department in Prince Georges County, Md.). The presentation will go over challenges faced by the fire service and ways that fire sprinkler and standpipe systems can be designed and installed to facilitate emergency operations.


Mat Chibbaro, P.E. | Phone: (301) 496-0487 | mat.chibbaro@nih.gov www.nih.gov

Dinner Meeting to be held at:
Timbuktu:  1726 Dorsey Rd. | Hanover, MD 21076 | (410) 796-0733 Map to Timbuktu: https://goo.gl/maps/vdzNxMAzQBF2

5:00 - 5:30 Social Time 5:30 - 6:00 Dinner served and local chapter business 6:00 - 7:00 Presentation by Mat Chibbaro, National Institutes of Health


Members are encouraged to show up earlier if they wish; please gather in the bar area for the social time.  This will allow us to prepare the reserved room for the presenter and the buffet.  It is not our chapter’s intention to have the sponsors pick up the bar tabs, so please purchase those on you own.

2015 / 2016 Chapter Meetings: 
  2015-
September 22:  Scott Monroe fire pumps 101.
October 20:  Jack Fairchild FDS analysis of potential fire sprinkler effectiveness in the 1984 Great Adventure Fire
November 17:  Scott Monroe, Underground Piping

2016-
January 19 – Eric Grant from Eaton on Seismic Bracing
February 16 – Dave English – Potter Corrosion Solutions
March 15 – Brandon Telford – Reliable
April 19 – Dr. Jason Sutula from Jensen Hughes on Inspection & Testing
May 17 – Matt Chibbaro, P.E. (Dinner Meeting, Timbuktu)

All LOCAL Chapter Membership fees for 2015 / 2016 are due! Please logon to our website (baltimoreascet.blogspot.com) or contact our Treasurer John Fausto or other chapter officer. The dues are $25.00 for the year.
National Society Membership fees for the 2015 / 2016 year are due.  The start of the new fiscal year is getting under way and all fees should be paid direct to the National Association.   The National Association Application is available at the ASCET Website. (ASCET.org) Remember the membership amount has increased to $50.00. You need to be a national member to get certification points credit along with being local chapter member.
OFFICERS:
President – Michael Tomaselli                 (973) 641-7781                    ascetbaltimore@gmail.com
Vice President – Todd Rife                      (443) 677-4823                    todd.rife@reliancefireprotection.com
Secretary – Jay Zollars                           (301) 399-1684                    jay@bfpservices.com
Treasurer – John Fausto                         (443)250-1374                     fireguru53@gmail.com
National Director – Scott Monroe             (301)-440-7526                    scott.monroe@ferguson.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

CHAPTER MEETING SCHEDULE

THERE ARE THREE (3) REMAINING MEETINGS FOR 2016.
THE SCHEDULED MEETING DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SEPT. 20, 2016
OCT. 18, 2016
NOV. 15, 2016
(BREAK FOR HOLIDAYS)

2017 Schedule will be announced after the holiday break.
Be sure to check our website (www.baltimoreascet.blogspot.com) for updates on chapter news.

(Members, please be sure your contact information is up to date with any board member for proper communication)

THE MEETINGS WILL BE ON THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.  ALL MEETINGS WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 5:30 PM AT THE GREENE TURTLE BY ARUNDEL MILLS MALL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE GUEST SPEAKERS OR HAVE MEMBERS GIVE A PRESENTATION.  PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE OFFICERS TO SCHEDULE A DATE.

Friday, April 8, 2016

  The Greater Baltimore Chapter of ASCET
Monthly Meeting Announcement

for:

  Tuesday, April 19th, 2016


IMPORTANT NOTE: We have developed our first chapter website. This will now be our main “hub” for majority of our correspondence as well as processing all payments. The website has the capability for members to sign up and pay for yearly membership as well as the May Dinner Meeting. Please check out our new site and let us know what you think!


Thank you all for attending last month’s meeting with Brandon Telford from Reliable.  Please join us and welcome Dr. Jason Sutula from JENSEN HUGHES who is this month’s meeting sponsor and also presenting the topic of Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance.

Dr. Sutula graduated from the University of Maryland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering. In 1998, he received his Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering again from the University of Maryland. In 2009, Dr. Sutula completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Graduate School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Over the past seventeen years, Dr. Sutula has applied his knowledge and experience in fire science, fire protection engineering, and fire and explosion investigations to solve problems for government agencies, major corporate clients, and law firms. Dr. Sutula will be exposing us to a common ground that he has seen across many of his fire investigations; the lack of inspections, testing, and maintenance.


Meetings are held at:
The Green Turtle:  7556 Teague Rd. | Suite 100 | Hanover, MD 21076 | (410) 799-5001
Map to the Green Turtle: http://goo.gl/maps/RiIZQ

5:00 - 5:30 Social Time
5:30 - 6:00 Buffet served and local chapter business
6:00 - 7:00 Presentation by Dr. Jason Sutula JENSEN HUGHES.

Members are encouraged to show up earlier if they wish; please gather in the bar area for the social time.  This will allow us to prepare the reserved room for the presenter and the buffet.  It is not our chapter’s intention to have the sponsors pick up the bar tabs, so please purchase those on you own.

2015 / 2016 Chapter Meetings:
 
2015-
September 22:  Scott Monroe fire pumps 101.
October 20:  Jack Fairchild FDS analysis of potential fire sprinkler effectiveness in the 1984 Great Adventure Fire
November 17:  Scott Monroe, Underground Piping

2016-
January 19 – Eric Grant from Eaton on Seismic Bracing
February 16 – Dave English – Potter Corrosion Solutions
March 15 – Brandon Telford – Reliable
April 19 – Dr. Jason Sutula from Jensen Hughes on Inspection & Testing
May 17 – Matt Chibbaro (Dinner Meeting, location TBA)

All LOCAL Chapter Membership fees for 2015 / 2016 are due! Please visit our website (baltimoreascet.blogspot.com) or contact our Treasurer John Fausto or other chapter officer. The dues are $25.00 for the year.
National Society Membership fees for the 2015 / 2016 year are due.  The start of the new fiscal year is getting under way and all fees should be paid direct to the National Association.   The National Association Application is available at the ASCET Website. (ASCET.org) Remember the membership amount has increased to $50.00. You need to be a national member to get certification points credit along with being local chapter member.
We invite all of its Members, Potential Members and anyone who wants to advance their Professional Development to our Next Chapter Monthly Meeting. Hope to see you all there.

OFFICERS:
President – Michael Tomaselli                  (973) 641-7781                           ascetbaltimore@gmail.com
Vice President – Todd Rife                       (443) 677-4823            todd.rife@reliancefireprotection.com
Secretary – Jay Zollars                              (301) 399-1684                                    jay@bfpservices.com
Treasurer – John Fausto                            (443)250-1374                                   fireguru53@gmail.com

National Director – Scott Monroe             (301)-440-7526                        scott.monroe@ferguson.com