12-16 June 2016 | Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Convention Center

For NFPA members and conference attendees - We are featuring free access to the audio and video recordings from our educational sessions in Las Vegas, getting you even closer to the vast array of presentations offered by experts who are well-versed on the topics shaping the modern-day fight against fire and other hazards.

 

 

ID Session  Instructor  Format
 M01 NFPA Energy Storage & Solar Systems Safety Training | Fire Service Edition  Andrew Klock, NFPA  Audio
 M02 Has NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, Made a Difference in Health Care Fire Safety?  Michael Crowley, Jensen Hughes  Video
 M03 Pre-Incident Planning — Standard Updates and Applications at Industrial Facilities  Greg Jakubowski, Fire Planning Associates, Inc.; John Welling, Bristol-Myers Squibb  Video
 M04 Reliable Emergency Power Systems: Real World Basics David Stymiest, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.   Audio
 M05 Explosion Suppression Systems: A New Evaluation Methodology 
Brandon Bond, FM Approvals; Lorenz Boeck and John Leblanc, FM Global 
 Audio
 M06 On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities in the U.S. — Review of 2017 Experience and Related NIOSH Recommendations 
Rita Fahy and Edward Conlin, NFPA
 Audio
 M07 Foam Application for High Hazard Flammable Train (HHFT) Fires
Jerry Back and Brianna Gillespie, JENSEN HUGHES 
 Audio
 M08 Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings Phase 2 Research Results 
Joseph Su, National Research Council Canada; Daniel Brandon, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
 Audio
 M09 Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition: A Case Study in Providing Incentives and Saving Lives 
Randy Miller, Camas Fire Department; Peg Paul, Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
 Audio
 M14  Calling All Fire Protection Engineers and Professional Louis Guerrazzi, Chris Jelenewicz and Victoria Valentine, SFPE  Audio
 M15 NFPA 70E-2018, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Changes: What Qualified Electrical Workers Need to Know 
Lee Marchesault, Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.
 Video
 M16 Addressing PTSD in the Firehouse
Feike Van Dijk, Fremont County Fire Protection District
 Audio
 M17 The New SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire 
Daniel O’Connor, JENSEN HUGHES
 Audio
 M18 Life Safety Through Political Advocacy — A Panel Discussion of Fire Service Leaders 
Randy Parr, Tomball Fire Department; Tonya Hoover, National Fire Academy; Dennis Mathisen, CAL Fire; Brian Geraci, Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal 
 Audio
 M19 Emergency Preparedness in Long Term Care Facilities — Advanced Warning Doesn’t Ensure Safety
Shawn Gillen, DFD Architects, Inc.; Fred Worley, Fred Worley Architect
 Video
 M21 Cannabis Growing and Fire Safety: The AHJ Perspective 
Jennifer Hoyt and Jacob Nunnemacher, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services; Raymond Bizal and Kristin Bigda, NFPA
 Audio
 M22 Regulating Timber in Tall Buildings 
Carl Baldassarra, Wiss Janney, Elstner Associates; Sean Decrane, UL; David Barber, Arup; Stephen Digiovanni, Clark County Fire Department; Sam Francis, AWC
 Video
 T01 Health, Safety & Behavioral Wellness Needs of the U.S. Fire Service
Joseph Gochal and John Montes, NFPA
 Audio
 T02 NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, Residential Sprinkler Standards, Changes 
Kenneth Isman, University of Maryland 
 Video
 T03 Improving Fire and Life Safety in a Vertical World 
Justin Francis, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
 Video
 T04 Digital Smart Maintenance 
Sheng Li, Hellermanus Architects China; Fang Li, Abundance Fire Safety
 Audio
 T05 The Fire Inspector as an Educator — The Educator as a Fire Inspector
James (Robby) Dawson, NFPA; Duncan Rydall, Town of The Blue Mountain
 Audio
 T06 Firebrand Production in Wildland and WUI Fires: Experimental Data Collection   Steve Quarles, IBHS Aixi Zhou, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 Audio
 T07 NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and Risk Assessment: Addressing 2018 Edition Requirements
Paul Zoubek, Zoubek Consulting, LLC 
 Video
 T08 Fire Safety in South Africa’s Informal Settlements: Researching the Use of Smoke Alarm Technology 
Rodney Eksteen, Western Cape Government 
 Audio
 T09 World Overview of ESS/PV Landscape 
Janice Lin, Strategen Consulting 
 Audio
 T15 The Future of Health Care Regulations 
Chad Beebe, American Society for Healthcare Engineering; James Peterkin, TLC Engineering for Architecture
 Video
 T16 Energy Storage Systems (ESS): Fire Safety Concepts 
Howard Hopper and Adam Barowy, UL
 Audio
 T17 Reducing the Home Fire Problem: Data Driving Solutions 
Karen Berard-Reed and Marty Ahrens, NFPA
 Audio
 T18 Developing a Comprehensive Electrical Safety Program
Searay Beltran, County of Maui 
 Video
 T19  Measuring Mitigation: The New Firewise Portal and What It Tells Us about Wildfire Risk Reduction
Aron Anderson and Marie Snow, NFPA
  Audio
 T21 NFPA 13-2019, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems: A New Format for the Standard that Started It All
Russell Leavitt, Telgian Corporation 
 Video
 T22 Global Research Impacting the Fire Community
Birgitte Messerschmidt, NFPA
 Audio
 T23 Integrated System Testing — The Value People Assume They Already Have
Jacqueline Wilmot, NFPA 
 Audio
T25  Healthy In, Healthy Out — Best Practices for Reducing Exposure to Carcinogens 
Beth Gallup, Puget Sound Fire
 Audio
T26 Conveyor Belts: Fire Hazards and Protection 
Stephanie Thomas and Richard Wardak, FM Global
 Audio
T30 Where’s the Valve? Who has the Wrench? Training to Respond to Sprinkler Activations 
James Call and Dan Davies, Smithsonian Institution
 Audio
T31 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Update  James Merrill, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 Video
T32 Next Generation Smart and Connected Fire Fighter Systems 
Manel Martinez-Ramon and Ramiro Jordan, University of New Mexico; Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation
 Audio
T33 NFPA 72-2019, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Proposed Changes: Panel Discussion, Part 1 
Merton Bunker, Louis Berger US; Warren Olsen, FSCI; Daniel O’Connor, Manuelita David, and Jeff Moore, JENSEN HUGHES; David Lowrey, City of Boulder Fire Rescue
 Video
T34  Making Community Risk Reduction Programs Current and Relevant Although the fire service has 
Josh Waldo, Bozeman Fire Department
 Audio
T35 The Critical Role of the NEC®: Back to the Future 
John Kovacik, UL; Michael Johnston, NECA; Alan Manche, Schneider Electric
 Video
T36 Assessing Fire Risk in High-Rise Buildings with Combustible Insulation: A New Tool for the Enforcement Community 
Birgitte Messerschmidt, NFPA; John Barrot, Arup
 Audio
T37 Using R-290 (Propane) in Commercial Refrigeration Applications: Hazards and Mitigation Measures 
Scott Davis, Gexcon US 
 Audio
T38 A Little Help From Your Friends: Lessons Learned from Wildfire Engagement Campaigns from Around the World 
Kelly Johnston, Partners in Protection Association; Oriol Vilata, The Pau Costa Foundation; Lucian Deaton and Faith Berry, NFPA
 Audio
T39  Energy Storage Systems (ESS): Fire Service Safety Considerations 
Larry Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council; Adam Barowy, UL; Bert Polk, National Association of State Fire Marshals; Charles Foster, Energy Storage Association
 Audio
T46 NFPA 72-2019, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: Changes for Fire Service Access Elevators and Occupant Evacuation Elevators 
Sagiv Weiss-Ishai, SFFD 
 Audio
T47 Hospitality Industry Design Challenge: Meeting Corporate Standards and Satisfying Local AHJs 
Fang Li, Abundance Fire Safety 
 Audio
T48 Power System Failure Due to Natural Disaster: Lessons Learned
Ryan Grimes and Chip Boertein, Toyota
 Video
T49 PTSD in the Fire Service, A Personal Journey 
Joe Kovalsky, City of Danbury Fire Department 
 Audio
T51 Equivalent Protection Schemes for Fire Sprinkler Systems — The Role of Efficient and Effective Fire Testing 
Russell Leavitt, Len Ramo, Tracey Bellamy, Telgian Corporation; Chris Gates, UL
 Video
T52 Carvana: Performance-Based Design of an Automated Vehicle Storage and Retrieval System 
Thomas Gardner and Stephen Tamburello, GHD Inc.; Jim Hodges, WHN Architects; Bret Sassenberg, Carvana
 Audio
T53 Transforming Wildland Fire Policy — Utah’s Success Story 
Brian Cottam, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
 Audio
T54 Reliability-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Planning 
Francisco Joglar, Victor Ontiveros and Gayle Pennel, JENSEN HUGHES
 Audio
T55 Modeling of Flammable Releases in Industrial Facilities
Alfonso Ibarreta and Francesco Colella, Exponent, Inc.
 Video
T56 NFPA Data Solutions Portal 
Joseph Gochal, NFPA 
 Audio
T60 Fire Inspection — A Vital Need 
Peter Cutrer, 7Cs Consulting; James Butler, Sacrborough Fire Department
 Audio
T61 Community Risk Reduction: Out of the Standard and Into Your Neighborhood 
Jamie Zimmerman, Mississauga FD; Steven Sawyer and Chelsea Rubadou, NFPA
 Audio
T62 The Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Response in Urban Settings Michael Leo, FDNY
 Audio
T63 The Worst Plant in the World — A Virtual Health and Safety Audit
Corey Briggs, Colden Corporation; Benjamin Craig, Rambol
 Audio
T64 Power Over the Ethernet: A New Frontier
Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation; Ernest Gallo, Telcordia Technologies; Mark Earley, NFPA; Michael Johnston, NECA; George Zimmerman, CME Consulting; Chad Jones and Joel Goergen, Cisco Systems, Inc
 Video
T65 Fire Resilience — A New Approach to Building Design 
Birgitte Messerschmidt, NFPA; Jose Torero, The University of Maryland; Luke Bisby, Universtiy of Edinburgh 
 Audio
T66 NFPA 13-2019, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems: Changes 
Robert Caputo, Fire & Life Safety America 
 Video
T67 Bleeding Control in 2018: The National “Stop-The-Bleed” Initiative 
Mark Gestring, University of Rochester Medical Center; Erich Roden, FireRescue Magazine 
 Video
T68 What’s the Deal with All This Data Stuff? 
Matt Hinds-Aldrich, NFPA; Kate Dargan, Intterra; Sara Wood, Office of the State Fire Marshal; Chistina Francis, The Procter & Gamble Co
 Audio
T69 The New NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems — Content and Concepts and Training and Code Changes 
James Biggins, TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants; Chad Duffy and Brian O’Connor, NFPA; Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering
 Audio
W01 Community Risk Reduction Data: The Next Frontier 
Matt Hinds-Aldrich, NFPA
 Audio
W02 Electrical Safety — A Shared Responsibility 
Michael Johnston, NECA; James Dollard, Philadelphia Electrical JATC Local 98 IBEW
 Audio
W03  Audio Distribution: Mass Notification and Its Impact on Safety
Jonathan Leonard and David Smith, Lencore
 Video
W04 Should We Stay or Should We Go? Evacuation Decision-Making for Health Care Facilities 
David Hood and Nick Gabriele, Russell Phillips & Associates, LLC
 Video
W05 Roles and Responsibilities: Determine Who’s Responsible for What to Achieve Effective Fire Protection 
Victoria Valentine, SFPE 
 Audio
W06 Storage Protection in the Presence of Horizontal Barriers or Solid Shelving 
Garner Palenske, JENSEN HUGHES 
 Audio
W07 Post-Fire Investigations in the Wildland Urban Interface — Confirming That Defensive Actions Save Structures 
Alexander Maranghides, NIST; Derek McNamara, Geospatial Measurement Solutions, LLC; William Mell, US Forest Service
 Audio
W08 Total Cost of Fire in the United States
Jun Zhuang, University at Buffalo; Vineet Madasseri Payyappalli, The State University of New York 
 Audio
W09 Fire Test Standards for Exterior Wall Assemblies
Gaurav Agarwal, John Harrington and Michal Slocumb, FM Global 
 Video
W10 DOE/Clean Cities Overview of Alternative Fuel Vehicles  
Andrew Klock, NFPA 
 Audio
W15 Fire Prevention and Community Risk Reduction within Multiple Populations: A University Case Study 
Bridget Steele Mourao and Marvin Winfrey, Emory University
 Audio
W16 Unlucky 13: Large-Loss Assembly Fires 
Gregory Harrington, NFPA 
 Audio
W17 Fire Inspections for Business Continuity in Higher Education 
Mike Halligan, UL 
 Video
W18 Hurricanes, Floods, and Other Natural Disasters — Getting Healthcare Organizations Back to Normal 
Anne Guglielmo, Liberty Mutual Insurance
 Video
W19 The Effect of Obstructed Ceiling Construction on Automatic Sprinkler Protection
Prateep Chatterjee and Weston Baker, FM Global 
 Audio
W20 Developing Fire Protection Requirements for Cartoned Plastic Aerosol Containers
Seth Sienkiewicz and John Leblanc, FM Global 
 Audio
W21 What Artificial Intelligence Can (and Cannot) Do for Firefighting, Emergency Response, and Safety Inspections 
Joseph Gochal, NFPA 
 Audio
W22 Exterior Wall Flammability — A Growing Global Concern
Dwayne Sloan, UL 
 Video
W23 Advances in Wildland Fire Shelter Development and Testing 
Roger Barker and John Mortonaslanis, NC State University
 Audio
W24 Remote Inspection: Experience from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 
William Koffel, Koffel Associates, Inc.; Bassem Gamil, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence
 Audio
W28 The eVTOL Revolution: How the Next Generation of Air Travel will Impact Fire and Life Safety 
Rex Alexander and Celina Mikolajczak, Uber
 Video
W29 NFPA 101-2018, Life Safety Code, Changes 
Gregory Harrington, NFPA
 Audio
W30 Leveraging Data to Engage At-Risk Communities Around the World 
Michele Steinberg and Lucian Daton, NFPA; Oriol Vilalta, The Pau Costa Foundation
 Audio
W31 Emerging Technologies and the Interconnectivity of Codes & Standards 
Denise Pappas, Valcom; Maria Marks, Siemens Industry
 Audio
W32 Understanding Facility Water Supplies and Maintaining a Reliable and Adequate Source 
Thomas Lentz, Aon; James Morgan, AXA- Matrix
 Audio
W33  NFPA 72-2019, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Proposed Changes: Panel Discussion, Part 2 
Merton Bunker, Louis Berger US; William Koffel, Koffel Associates, Inc.; Jack Poole, Poole Fire Protection, Inc.; Laurence Dallaire, Architect of the Capitol
 Video
W34 Health Care Electrical Systems — Essential and Emergency 
Mark Hilbert, MR Hilbert Electrical Inspections & Training
 Video
W35 Life Safety Commissioning and Integrated Testing on Gigantic International Projects
David Leblanc and Robert Keough, JENSEN HUGHES
 Audio
W36 Portable Fuel Containers — Understanding and Preventing the Hazards 
Scott Ayers, US CPSC
 Audio
W37 Hot Work Safety 
Laura Moreno, NFPA; David Hollinger, Drexel University
 Audio
W42 Fire Sprinkler System Forward Flow Arrangement and Testing - A Closer Look 
Chase Browning, Medford Fire-Rescue  Audio
W43 Fire in a Podium Building under Construction: A Case Study
Mat Chibbaro, National Institutes of Health 
 Video
W44 NFPA 13-2019: A Case Study for the Reorganization of a Major NFPA Standard 
Russell Leavitt, Telgian Corporation; Kenneth Linder, Swiss Re; Chad Duffy and David Hague, NFPA
 Video
W45 Test Your Code Knowledge: NFPA 101, Life Safety Code 
William Koffel, Koffel Associates, Inc. 
 Audio
W46 The Changing Face of Refrigerants — How the Move Toward Flammable Refrigerants Affects You 
Stephen Spletzer, The Chemours Company
 Audio
W47 Modeling Urban Evacuation from Wildfire 
Steven Gwynne, National Research Council Canada
 Audio
W48 Jezan Hospital: Case Study of a Deadly Fire  Anas Alzaid, Saudi Ministry of Health 
 Audio
W49 Fire Safety and Brand Value — Understanding and Managing the Relationship 
Nicole Comeau and Jacqueline Wilmot, NFPA
 Audio
W50 Natural Gas Vehicle Safety 
Dan Bowerson, NGVAmerica
 Audio
W54 NFPA 70-2020, National Electrical Code, Proposed Changes: A Look at the First Draft Meeting 
Micahel Johnston, NECA Keith Lofland, IAEI 
 Audio
W55 Fire and Life Safety for Large Festivals 
Dale Frailey, Cal Fire; Eric Smith, Poofer Supply, LLC; Kenneth King, Riverside County Fire Department; Dave X, Burning Man; Scott Lake, Orange County Fire Authority
 Video
W56 NFPA Codes and Standards — An International Perspective 
Russell Leavitt, Telgian Corporation; Hatem Kheir, Egyptian Fire Protection Association; Donald Bliss, NFPA
 Video
W57 Fire Service Safety Concerns with Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Identification and Extrication of Passengers 
Ron Moore, TX Fire Rescue and the Plano Fire Rescue
 Audio
W58 Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations 
Jennifer Hoyt and Jacob Nunnemacher, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services; Chris Towski, Cambridge Fire Department
 Audio

 

 



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