Message From the Co-Chairs

We are pleased to invite you to join us at the next Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness (FSEP) for the Nuclear Industry Conference. The venue selected for this event is the Hilton Hotel Fallsview which overlooks both the Canadian and American falls and is within walking distance of the falls and other major attractions including the Fallsview Casino’s Entertainment Centre and Galleria Shops & Dining.

The Venue is within 130 KM from Toronto International Airport (YYZ), 45 KM from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and 20 KM from Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG)

Rudy Cronk Conference Co-Chair PLC Fire Safety Engineering (PLC)


Mr. Cronk currently serves in the role of VP of Business Development at PLC Fire Safety Engineering. Mr. Cronk is an experienced Senior Fire Officer with an extensive background in industrial and municipal Fire Protection. He has held Chief Officer positions at multiple organizations and municipalities. Mr. Cronk is a member in good standing on the CSA N393 committee and is presently a member of the CNS council.

Shahina Kurien Conference Co-Chair Bruce Power


Shahina has 19 years of experience in Nuclear Fire Protection Program and holds a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from University of Maryland with GPA 4.0. She is currently employed at Bruce Power in Emergency & Protective Services as Fire Protection Program Manager. Previously Shahina was employed as Fire Protection Program Authority for AECL(now known as CNL), leading Fire Protection Engineers/Specialists and Fire Prevention sections, responsible fire risk mitigation, fire protection assessments (FSSA/FHA/CCR), Fire Protection Clauses of Operating License, And compliance to Codes & Standards (NBCC, NFCC, NFPAs & CSA N293/393) for AECL’s Canadian sites.

Shahina was a recipient of AECL’s Award of Excellence in 2014 for her leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive Fire Protection program at AECL.

Shahina chairs CANDU Owners Group’s Fire Protection Semi-annual Workshops, Co-chairs WANO’s International Fire Protection Industry Working Group, holds the vice chair positions for CSA-N293 & N393 Technical Committees. and was a founding member of this conference: CNS FSEP in 2015.


Fee Schedule

Limited to a maximum of 140 attendees and 100 rooms at the Hilton with discounted pricing.
Please register early to ensure your participation.

Early Bird ~ Rate expires on August 31
CNS Member Rate $1000.00
Non-Member Rate $1100.00
CNS Retiree $400.00
Regular ~ rates apply from September 1 to October 18
CNS Member Rate $1100.00
Rate Non-Member Rate $1250.00
CNS Retiree $500.00
One-Day Member Rate $500.00
One-Day Non-Member Rate $550.00
University/College Faculty Rate ~ Limited to the first 6 applicants $750.00*
Student Rate ~ Limited to the first 6 applicants $100*
Additional Exhibit Attendant Rate $500.00
Additional Banquet Dinner Ticket $100.00

Conference Objective

This 2.5-day conference will focus on the latest work and information in the key areas of fire safety and emergency preparedness. Substantial changes have been made to the Canadian and International safety codes, standards, guidelines, and technical tools relating to fire protection and emergency preparedness worldwide. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss these advances in the interest of improving fire safety and emergency preparedness in both new and operating nuclear power plants (NPPs), as well as Small Modular Reactors, research facilities, decommissioned facilities, uranium production and mining facilities.

The FSEP 2023 Conference will emphasize the sharing and exchange of information between the nuclear industry, fire protection and emergency preparedness specialists, suppliers and service providers, government representatives and officials, community, fire protection and Emergency Preparedness students and other stakeholders in fire protection and emergency management in the nuclear industry.

This premier international event is expected to attract a diverse audience of over one hundred specialists from Canada, the US and abroad, with over fifty plenary and technical presentations. We believe that FSEP 2023 is an important event, providing key educational information and an opportunity to network with other nuclear professionals focused on helping the nuclear industry meet their safety objectives. The previous event hosted 140 delegates from around the world including Fire Protection & Emergency Preparedness professionals from regulatory bodies, WANO, Operating & Decommissioning Power Plants, Science & Technology & Research & Development organizations, Small Modular Reactor. Research Reactor and all associated vendor community.


Specific topics for discussion at FSEP-2023 include:

Industry Management Perspective Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Fire Protection & Emergency Preparedness Overview NFPA 805 Transition
Drills & Exercises Regulatory Frameworks
Emergency Mitigating Equipment (EME) / Diverse & Flexible Coping Strategies (FLEX) Inspection Experience                                                                                                                                      
Emergency Management or Operating Centers (EMC / EOC) Industry Challenges
Emerging Operating Experience Industry Best Practices
Fire Events Research and Development
Hot work safety Decommissioning
Small Modular Reactors (SMR) Fire Protection & Emergency Preparedness Apps

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With rooms overlooking both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and directly connected to Fallsview Casino Resort, Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites is the perfect Niagara Falls getaway destination.

Getting Here.

6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3V9

The conference is about sharing the latest work and information in the important areas of fire safety and emergency preparedness and emergency management and response mechanisms that support enhanced interoperability.