May Program - "Pre-Incident Planning for Facility Hazards"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Location: TE Connectivity, 2900 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA 17057

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IFMA Central PA Chapter Program – MAY 2018


Topic:    Pre-incident Planning for Facility Hazards


Location:     TE Connectivity

                        2900 Fulling Mill Road

                        Training Room F 

                        Middletown PA   17057


Parking:   Parking in lot. Please be GREEN and carpool.


Date / Time:    Wednesday, May 16th 2018

                          11:30am – 2:00pm

11:30am – Arrivals, Networking, Lunch

12:00pm – IFMA Business

12:15pm – 2pm     Program


Program Details:       

We are very proud to announce that Blazemark’s Chief Fire Protection Engineer and international speaker, Greg Jakubowski will present at IFMA Central PA May 2018 monthly program.    

Businesses, no matter what product or service that they provide, need to maintain continuity of operations to be successful.   Communities need businesses to be successful to provide a sustainable environment for their citizens.   In today’s world, incidents of all types abound, including fire, rescue, security, and natural disasters.   Response to these incidents is a partnership between businesses and the community, and complex facilities can present complex challenges for employees, visitors, and responders.   When an incident occurs at a facility, operations can only resume as quickly as it takes first responders, whether from facilities management or outside agencies, to locate and mitigate the incident.   Keeping an incident as small as possible is crucial to all, and is the very foundation for any business continuity program.   Greg Jakubowski will present concepts for emergency preparedness, business continuity and practical steps that facilities can implement to take action when faced with a variety of credible scenarios that may occur.

Greg is a Principal for Fire Planning Associates (FPA) which provides pre-emergency planning and other fire protection/safety services using a cloud based software solution, BlazemarkTM.   Greg is a licensed fire protection engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Wyoming and has worked in the nuclear power, sprinkler, insurance and pharmaceutical industries since 1985.   His experience ranges from small facilities, up to major plants with more than 8000 employees and over $12BB in property value.   He has also been part of design/construction teams for almost $3BB in projects in the US, Europe and Asia.   He has been an area fire chief, teaches for the US National Fire Academy, as well as several Philadelphia-area colleges and international technical schools.   Blazemark is a useful tool to integrate actual corporate facility information as well as be used to prepare facility management with probable emergency procedures before they happen. Fire Planning Associates is available at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @getBlazemark.

Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


The Central PA Chapter of IFMA's mission is to provide value to its membership. As we seek to provide benefits to our membership, we rely on sponsorship from our members' companies.

Throughout the years many of you have contributed quite generously to support the chapter's efforts. These efforts have been greatly appreciated and allowed the Chapter to grow and strenghten the benefits offered to members.