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

Special Events


Spotlight on Public Education
Date: Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center


Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is a 2-day event for fire and life safety educators and others interested in public education and community risk reduction. Attendees will be able to attend 7 dynamic education sessions, Opening General Session and have full access to the Expo. There will be countless networking opportunities with fire and life safety educators.

Special educational sessions for this event include:

  • Lessons from the 2017 and 2018 NFPA Educator of the Year
  • Recognizing the Responsibility to Adapt Fire Safety Education and Response for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • When It Bleeds, It leads: How to Break Through the Noise of Catastrophe
  • Youth Fire Setting Program in Action
  • Community Risk Reduction for Multi-Family Living
  • NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Campaign
  • The ABC’s of Educational Messaging

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First Responder Health & Wellness Symposium
Date: Wednesday, June 13
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center


A one day symposium designed specifically for first responders focusing on important health issues and emerging technologies. Learn about the latest work being done in the field of Responder Wellness from expert speakers and network with professionals in your field.


Here is the schedule for the event:


  • 7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast, Networking
  • 8:00-8:30 am
    • Program Opening
    • Honor guard/pipes
    • Introduction to the event, Curt Floyd NFPA Technical Lead
    • Welcome from Jim Pauley, NFPA President & CEO
  • 8:30-9:30 am Latest status on Responder Wellness Activities-Jim Brinkley, IAFF

  • 9:45-10:45 am Firefighter Behavioral Health- Jordon Petersen, PhD-Murray City Fire Department, Utah

  • 10:45 am-12:00 pm Peer Support Team/Route 91 Shooting- Angela Leath-the Critical Incident Stress Administrator with the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Eric Littman-Las Vegas FF Local 1285 President

  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch, featuring healthy meal choices

  • 1:00-2:00 pm Building the Tactical Athlete- Brice Long, O2X

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Wildfire Impact on Responder Wellness- Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan-NFPA

  • 3:15-4:15 pm Responder Wellness and Cultural Change-George Morgan, National Fire Academy

  • 4:15-4:30 pm Closing


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Facility Managers In Focus
Date: Tuesday June 12
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center


The full day of learning is designed specifically for Facility Managers that includes sessions on Active Shooter Prevention and Preparedness, Emerging Technologies, and Facility Safety Issues. You will have the opportunity to choose from multiple education sessions of interest to Facility Managers that are part of the general NFPA Conference program and visit the NFPA Expo Floor

Recommended education sessions include:


  • NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and Risk Assessment: Addressing 2018 Edition Requirements
  • Developing a Comprehensive Electrical Safety Program
  • NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program: Lessons Learned and a New Standard (required session for FM Advisory Council)
  • Power System Failure Due to Natural Disaster: Lessons Learned
  • Bleeding Control in 2018: The National “Stop-The-Bleed” Initiative

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Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Summit:  Next Steps

Date: Sunday, June 10, 11 am – 5 pm
Location: Mandalay Bay Conference Center (South Pacific F)



Power Over Ethernet (PoE) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a sweeping concept with widespread implications for codes and standards and associated organizations. At its most basic level, this involves the mixing of power and communications over the same transmission means (e.g., cabling). As these concepts proceed and are implemented, the clearly established levels of safety that have evolved in the built infrastructure should be maintained. Using information from previous meetings, this Summit is intended to clarify specific and actionable next steps.



Summit attendance is limited to the first 100 attendees. The cut-off date to register is Tuesday, June 5. Get more information. (PDF)



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Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) will be observed October 7–13. As the Official Sponsor of FPW™, NFPA offers products, tools, and resources to help fire departments and partner organizations spread the important message of fire safety. The Conference & Expo will feature the official announcement of the 2018 FPW theme, and the NFPA Booth will feature a dedicated FPW resource area.

For more information on Fire Prevention Week, visit www.fpw.org



The Annex: Focus on Suppression

This interactive area is dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities, in-depth information on related codes and standards, access to resource materials, and a chance to engage with NFPA Technical Staff.



Active Shooter and/or Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Programs: Lessons Learned and a New Standard
A panel of experts with first-hand ASHER experience will discuss the events that led to the creation of NFPA 3000™(PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program—including lessons learned from the specific events with which they were involved. The discussion will include an explanation of how the Technical Committee was formed, an overview to the content of the standard, and discussion of the roles and responsibilities of those who will be implementing it.

Speakers: John Montes, NFPA; Craig Cooper, Las Vegas Metro Fire; Richard Smith, Wakefield Police Department; Otto Drozd, Orange County Florida Fire and Rescue; Allan Rice, City of Hoover, Alabama.  

Available to All-Access Pass and Facility Managers in Focus attendees



Standards Quest

Once again, NFPA invites you on a journey to learn that your voice does matter! Stop by the NFPA Booth on the exhibit floor to Play, Learn, and Win!

PLAY – Standards Quest. An exciting interactive game available only to 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo® attendees, with new questions and more!

LEARN – About NFPA’s commitment to enhancing fire and life safety while serving the public’s increasing interest in technical information.

WIN – Prizes for demonstrating your knowledge of how NFPA’s standards are created, implemented, and revised.

Come along on a journey where your voice matters!

All NFPA members are invited and encouraged to attend the NFPA Technical Meeting* on June 14, as Certified Amending Motions are brought forth for discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the standards-making process and be heard!

* Registration is open to all interested.


Women in Engineering: The International View  - An NFPA event presented by JENSEN HUGHES
Wednesday, June 13
Program: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm


The world is getting smaller and women have more opportunities for advanced roles in different countries around the globe. This program will focus on educating professionals on the location-based advantages and challenges faced by women in STEM whether permanently located or traveling on assignment to different geographies.  Are you struggling to decide if international work is for you, looking for tips to maintain a work-life balance in various parts of the world, or a manager of women working internationally on a permanent or temporary assignment? If so, you do not want to miss this event! The session will include statistics, an interactive panel discussion, Q&A, and an hour of appetizers and networking with industry professionals to continue the discussion.



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Opening Night Expo Reception
Enjoy light refreshments, meet with over 350 leading industry suppliers, get in-depth product information at the Exhibitor Presentation Theater, and network with other fire, electrical, and life safety professionals.

NFPA Conference
& Expo

June 17-20, 2019
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

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