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Message From the Co-Chairs

The FSEP 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. Attendees will be able to report on challenges impacting the nuclear industry and share lessons learned from reviews, drills, and major exercises.

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.


College and University Opportunities

The conference organizers recognize the important role Colleges and Universities play in ensuring the Nuclear Industry has the expertise required to operate safely today and tomorrows.

As such, we are offering 6 opportunities for Colleges and Universities to participate at the conference with an information table and students to participate by providing a student poster presentation. The poster need not be nuclear industry related. A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to the winner.

We are also offering discounted rates for 6 students and 6 faculty members to participate in the conference.

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

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We are accepting abstracts for FSEP 2023

Submit Abstract or Upload your presentation

Please ensure Abstract upload file is either in MS Word (.doc or docx) or .PDF format. Abstracts accepted for the following:

  • Plenary Speakers - 300 words maximum for 40-minute presentation.
  • General / Technical Session Presentationer - 300 words maximum for 20-minute presentation.
  • Student Poster Presenter – 200 words max for the Student Poster.

Presentation topics can include programs, plans, achievements, and lessons learned from the following areas:

Business Performance and Governance

  • Business Metrics

  • Codes & Standards (2022 CSA N393 and 2023 CSA N293)

  • License and Laws

  • Management Oversight

  • Organizational Design/Alignment

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Strategies

  • Visions of the Future

  • NFPA 805 Transition

  • Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Human Performance

  • Ethics

  • Human Factors

  • Human Resources

  • Instructional Systems Development/Training

  • Leadership

  • Management of Performance Systems

  • Personnel Safety

  • Succession Planning


  • Research and Development

  • Small Modular Reactors

  • Analytical Tools

  • Communication

  • Emergency Mitigating Equipment

  • Emergency Response Equipment

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Event Simulation

  • Fire Protection & Emergency Preparedness Apps

  • Fire Protection Systems

  • Fukushima

Processes and Programs

  • Emergency Management or Operating Centers (EMC / EOC)

  • Emergency Mitigating Equipment (EME) / Diverse & Flexible Coping Strategies (FLEX)

  • Analysis, Evaluation and Measurement

  • Business Continuity

  • Engineering Change Control

  • Fire Prevention

  • Integrating Services

  • Interoperability

  • Nuclear Safety

  • OPEX

  • Hot work safety

  • Decommissioning

  • Risk Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Drills and Exercises

  • Inspection Experience

  • Industry Challenges

  • Industry Best Practices

  • Fire Events


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.