Bringing the Nation's Best Educators, to Meet our Best Leaders.
The Senior Fire Officer Forum (SFOF) series was developed to provide Massachusetts chief officers the opportunity to learn directly from national fire service experts without the time and expense of traveling to a national conference. Any Massachusetts fire officer can attend these programs at no cost. The 5-hour forums run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and include an opportunity to interact with the presenter during lunch. (Lunch is at your own expense). Each year, the forums address the new challenges confronting our leaders. All of these programs are eligible for continuing education hours toward Fire Chief Credentialing.
October 9, 2013 – Atty. John Barylick - Killer Show
On Wednesday, October 9, the forum will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester as we spotlight a 10-year look back at the tragic events surrounding the 2003 Station nightclub fire. Attorney John Barylick will discuss the story of the Station Nightclub fire, its causes, and its legal and human-tragedy aftermath as well as the petty economic decisions that put human lives at risk. He will also share the imperfections of the criminal justice system and the arcane calculus of the tort system which gave rise to outcomes which, to some victims, were as troubling as the fire itself.
John Barylick is an attorney who represented victims in numerous wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from the Station Nightclub fire. His work was instrumental in amassing 176 million dollars in settlements from persons and corporations responsible for the fire. He authored the 2012 book Killer Show, which provided a complete chronology of the various events leading up to, during, and after the tragic events of February 20, 2003. Mr. Barylick is a frequent lecturer at medical and legal seminars and is the recipient of the 2006 Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association Award for Professionalism.
All students are asked to park in the Patient/Visitor Garage and there will be a parking fee of $8.00.