NFPA Conference and Expo headed for Las Vegas

Published on April 1, 2010
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, June 7-10, 2010

Chicago, Ill., April 1, 2010  Presented by ROC-NFPA, LLC, the 2010 NFPA Conference & Expo begins Monday, June 7 and concludes Thursday, June 10, at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South. More than 5,000 fire and life safety professionals are expected to attend.

The annual Conference & Expo is the most important fire, security, electrical and life safety event for professionals who work daily to save lives and protect property. Meeting outcomes not only affect the profession but the public, as many important safety and building codes will be voted on during the National Fire Protection Association Technical Meeting, June 9 and 10.

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This year’s conference features more than 130 education sessions, as well as pre-conference one-, two- and three-day seminar offerings. Concurrent conference tracks focus on building and life safety, codes and standards, detection and suppression, electrical safety, emergency preparedness/business continuity, fire and emergency services, fire protection engineering, loss control/prevention, green trends, public education and research.

The General Session, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, will open with remarks from Jim Shannon, NFPA’s president and Paul M. Fitzgerald, NFPA’s chairman of the board of directors.  Gerry McCambridge, creator and producer of the prime-time network television show “The Mentalist”, will entertain the crowd with his talents, including interpretations of body language and non-verbal communication.

In the featured presentation on Tuesday, June 8, “Putting the “Fire” Back in the U.S. Fire Administration—Shaping the Future,” Kelvin Cochran, US Fire Administration will discuss the Administration’s national initiatives.

Five spotlight sessions run from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, June 9.  Highlights include “Cowboys Stadium—A Public/Private Partnership,” with Russ Mower, Telgian Corp. and Robin Paulsgrove, Arlington (Tex.) Fire Department, “The Perfect Storm—How a Struggling Economy Can Affect Life Safety in Your Community,” Meggan VanNess, Clark County (Nev.) Fire Department, and Sherry Wilcox, Las Vegas (Nev.) Fire Department, and “Environmental Benefit of Residential Sprinklers,” with Gary Keith, NFPA, and Christopher J. Wieczorek, FM Global.

In addition to the educational opportunities, participating attendees can benefit from interaction with the supplier community and see demonstrations of the latest fire and safety-related products and services. More than 300 industry-leading suppliers will be exhibiting in the 120,000 sq. ft. expo. For the latest info rmation on the conference, to see the complete exhibitor list, or to register in advance, visit www.nfpa.org/conference.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. ROC Exhibitions, Inc., of Lisle, Illinois produces seven industry-leading trade shows annually in the United States and Mexico.

ROC-NFPA, LLC also presents NFPA Mexico Fire Expo, April 20-22, 2010 in Mexico City. To learn more, visit www.nfpa.org/mfe.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

ROC Exhibitions, Inc. is the premier organizer of facility management, electronics manufacturing, fire, police and security educational conferences and expos in the U.S. and Mexico. The Lisle, Ill.-based company celebrated 15 years in business in 2009 and strives  to offer the best value and return on investment for thousands of event attendees and exhibitors annually.

Editors, please note: Interviews can be arranged by contacting Kathleen Brown, ROC Exhibitions, at +1 630-271-8233 or kbrown@rocexhibitions.com. Downloadable news releases are available at www.rocexhibitions.com. High-resolution digital photography is available on request.

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