Symposium to Focus on the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem and How Professionals Can Apply its Principles to Help Solve Today’s Fire Safety Challenges

Logo for the NFPA ecosystemWhen NFPA unveiled the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem in 2018, stakeholders told us they were drawn to the idea. Over the last few years, they’ve asked poignant questions and examined ways they could work more closely together to help minimize risk and prevent loss, injuries, and death from hazards associated with fire, electrical, and other dangers in their communities.

This fall, NFPA and the University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering will co-host their first Ecosystem symposium, inviting professionals from all disciplines to share their knowledge and ideas, and engage in more action-oriented collaboration between groups. From understanding the principles of the Ecosystem to the importance of working collectively, attendees will come away with the understanding and the tools to apply the Ecosystem to the challenges in our modern-day built environment.

If you are a researcher, academic, risk manager, code official, engineer, architect, or member of the fire service, or you’re in involved in policy or urban planning, or other related profession, we invite you to attend. The event, which runs from September 28-29, 2022, in College Park, Maryland, also features some special guest speakers, including:

  • John Barylick, Author, KILLER SHOW: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert
  • Chris Connealy, former Texas State Fire Marshal
  • Benjamin Ditch, AVP, Sr. Lead Research Engineer, FM Global
  • Professor Margaret Mcnamee, Division of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
  • Birgitte Messerschmidt, Director, Applied Research Group, NFPA
  • Jim Pauley, NFPA President and CEO

The event is limited to 180 participants so reserve your seat today. For more information about the event and to register, visit the University of Maryland event webpage. We look forward to seeing everyone in September!

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LisaMarie Sinatra
Communications Manager, Public Affairs Office

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