March 26, 2015 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its annual Conference & Expo June 22-25, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The NFPA Conference & Expo, widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical and building safety, will bring together thousands of professionals, from building managers and contractors to public fire service and enforcement agencies.
The annual conference features more than 125 education sessions across 11 tracks and hundreds of product displays featuring the industry's leading suppliers. The event is a unique opportunity to learn directly from industry experts, earn valuable continuing education units, evaluate products and stay current with technological advances. Education session topics include the testing of drones in firefighting, green building’s impact on firefighter safety, fire protection in the wildland/urban interface and the future of cooking equipment technology to help reduce cooking fires.
The general session Monday, June 22, features three quick Disaster Response Keynotes, each speaker sharing their first hand experience with horrific devastation, inadequate response, and their resourceful solutions. This keynote session with a twist will be fast-paced, informative, and inspirational.
In the conference’s Featured Presentation Wednesday June 24, “The Lac-Mégantic Railway Disaster – A Town Destroyed and 47 Killed; Lessons Learned,” experts will discuss this tragic train derailment in rural Quebec and resulting fatalities, and how the incident provided valuable lessons for first responders and local officials.
NFPA President Jim Pauley talks about this year's new programs, including a panel discussion series and new product presentations.
About ROC Exhibitions, Inc.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
ROC Exhibitions, Inc., celebrating 20 years in business in 2014, produces seven trade events annually in the United States and Mexico. A second event in the ROC portfolio was also honored this year as a “Fastest 50” recipient – NFMT, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to professionals who are responsible for the management, operations, design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings. Visit ROC Exhibitions online.
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess
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