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Monday, May 23
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Batterymarch Park Office Complex
1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA

Meet company representatives from National Fire Protection Association, EMD Shared Services America, Unitronics, Merrill Lynch and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Learn about opportunities in accounting, administration, financial services and engineering.

There is a free shuttle from Quincy Center T Station at 3:45 pm, 4:15 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:15 pm and 5:45 pm. The pickup area is on Burgin Parkway.

More information about the Career Fair and current job opportunities at NFPA.

As Boston prepares to host NFPA's Conference & Expo next month, NFPA Journal® takes a look back at infamous Boston fires.

"Celebrated and much imitated, the Freedom Trail winds through Boston marking highlights of the American Revolution, ranging from Paul Revere’s home to the Battle of Bunker Hill," says historian Stephanie Schorow, who authored the NFPA Journal article. "An unmarked trail, more somber but no less significant, also winds through Boston, a city that has seen more than its share of major fires and disasters."

"Remarkably, the sites of many of these calamities are within walking distance of each other, creating a "Boston fire trail" that is easily accessed on foot by participants at this year’s NFPA Convention & Expo," she says. "You can also use the subway to visit individual destinations or sections of the trail. However you get there, a stroll along this historic trail offers a glimpse of tragedies and triumphs that have had repercussions for public safety issues around the country."

A stroll along this historic trail offers a glimpse of tragedies and triumphs that have had repercussions for public safety issues around the country. Read the entire NFPA Journal article.

Stephanie Schorow takes us on a walking tour of three infamous Boston fires: The Great Boston Fire of 1872, the 1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire, and the collapse of the Hotel Vendome in 1972.

NFPA will be offering a series of free, live web updates on changes to NFPA sprinkler-related codes. The changes were brought about by Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) regarding the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems.

“Based on recent full scale testing of various antifreeze concentrations in sprinkler systems, NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, and NFPA 25 have modified the requirements for antifreeze usage through recently approved TIAs,” said Matt Klaus, senior fire protection engineer, who will host the web updates. “The purpose of these broadcasts is to provide a brief history on the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems along with an explanation of the new requirements and a discussion of alternatives to antifreeze.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

Register now: The update will be broadcast on June 28, July 7, and July 19. For more information and to register, visit

NFPA's Matt Klaus talks about new TIAs regarding antifreeze in residential sprinklers.

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