We are excited this year to offer additional educational opportunities to help you design a unique experience geared towards your specific needs.
A brief description of the additional options are highlighted below.
Tuesday, June 18, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - FREE
This FREE session features powerful remarks from Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools; an overview of NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program; and real-world insights from a panel of diverse authorities who helped develop the world’s first active shooter standard.
Tuesday, June 18, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - $250
Attend the complete morning program above plus this unique interactive seminar. Learn how to establish high-level coordination and interoperability; who should be at the table and what their roles should be; and how to address recovery–the most complicated phase of any incident.
Space is limited to 70 participants.
Cuota $125 - 9 sesiones educativas en español
- Network con más de 5,000 participantes—colegas, expertos de la industria, y proveedores de soluciones
- Asista a la Sesión General
- Obtenga 3 días de acceso al salón de exposición con 350+ proveedores de la industria
- Asista el salón de presentaciones de expositores
- NUEVO! Participe en capacitación práctica en el salón de exposición
Spotlight on Public Education is a 2-day event, on June 17 and 18, for fire and life safety educators, public health educators and others interested in public education and community risk reduction. This conference within a conference will allow you to attend eight dynamic education sessions , Opening General Session and have full access to the Expo. A separate SOPE lounge will be open for you to enjoy coffee/tea and other refreshments while networking with other attendees.
NEW! With your ExpoPlusTM Pass you can now choose from multiple education sessions each day to enhance your experience. Check out some of the education sessions you can attend.
Your Conference & Expo all access registration allows you to choose from 130+ education sessions, including the workshops listed below. Each of these 4-hour sessions will allow attendees to take an in-depth look at an important topic, using real-world case studies, interactive exercises, and group discussion to make the connection between theory and practice. Seating is limited. Pre-register now to reserve your seat.
Workshops run 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day. Before registering, please take a moment to review all workshop details and the full education schedule to confirm that the workshop you've selected won't conflict with any other sessions/events of interest.
Monday, June 17
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is taking the industry by storm. Examine all aspects of PoE — from its origins, development, standardization, and codification, to design, installation, and inspection.
Monday, June 17
In its 2016 fire incident report, “Structure Fires Started by Hot Work,” NFPA presents data showing a U.S. annual average of over 4,000 fires caused by hot work. Join us as we break down the elements of a hot work-caused fire, evaluate case studies, and use industry best practices to identify a common approach to planning and safely executing hot work tasks.
Monday, June 17
Electrical hazards exist in all industries. Before they can be avoided, they must be recognized. Review requirements in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and its application to the Petroleum Industry.
Tuesday, June 18
To help the fire service handle the unique challenges presented by the rapidly growing energy storage and solar systems technologies, NFPA has developed the Energy Storage & Solar Systems Safety Training course. Familiarize yourself with energy storage and solar system concepts, including terminology, theory, and applications.
Tuesday, June 18
Buildings under construction can pose unique safety challenges for owners, contractors, and AHJs. Learn how NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, helps meet those challenges.
Wednesday, June 19
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There is no “one size fits all” approach to Community Risk Reduction — departments have different needs, capacities, resources, and commitment when it comes to implementing CRR in their community. Join NFPA's CRR strategists for a half-day workshop to help conceptualize and develop solutions that can serve the whole continuum of CRR adopters.
Did you know that on top of offering a comprehensive conference program, several of our exhibitors
will be making presentations on the expo hall floor? These presentations will cover hot topics in
the fire & life safety arena. You are free to attend these presentations at NO COST.
Attend the expo, evaluate thousands of products in just a few days, and sit in on presentations
of interest made by our valued exhibitors.
3:30–4 p.m. Changes in the 2019 Edition of NFPA 285 presented by Intertek
This presentation will highlight and discuss the changes in the 2019 edition of NFPA 285, and the impact on past and future testing.
4:15–4:45 p.m. FireConnect presented by Peerless Pump
FireConnect is a revolutionary way to monitor the fire pump and its performance with a secure on line connection. Among other things, you will be able to know how much water is flowing through the fire pump during crucial "pump running" events and be able to make critical decisions about how to manage the situation.
5:00–5:30 p.m. Carbon Monoxide: “The Deadly Killer” presented by Draeger Inc.
First responders are inherently exposed to dangerous situations: understanding hazardous gases such as CO and knowing how to detect them is essential to life safety. We will discuss in detail how CO affects the body and how gas detectors can protect first responders.
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Fire Rated Glazing Code Requirements in Doors, Openings, Walls & Floors presented by SAFTI FIRST
The advent of advanced, high-performance fire rated glazing products that meet ASTM E-119 & UL 263 can now be used in applications like never before. This program will discuss Chapter 7 of the IBC and demonstrate how new fire rated glazing products can be used in doors, openings, walls & floors up to 2 hours while still meeting code requirement.
12:15–12:45 p.m. Running Fire Simulations in the Cloud presented by Sabalcore
Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The computer program solves numerically a large eddy simulation form of the Navier–Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed, thermally-driven flow, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires, to describe the evolution of fire. FDS is used throughout the world and is the primary tool for simulating the propagation of fire and smoke in structures. Sabalcore's presentation will include a demonstration of how to setup and run a predefined FDS model on Sabalcore's high-performance cloud platform.
1–1:30 p.m. Exploring the Requirements for Warning and Mitigation Using a Fixed Gas Detection System presented by Det-Tronics
This presentation will outline how the NFPA 72 compliant, certified SIL 2 capable Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier Flame and Gas Safety System can provide the critical function of warning, containing and mitigation in an approved fixed gas detection system.
1:45–2:15 p.m. Using New Technology to Address Changing Standards and Market Requirements for Fire Alarm Systems presented by Edwards
This presentation will outline how Edwards has addressed recent industry trends such as new standards for detection and notification as well as more complex project design requirements.
2:30–3 p.m. Using Rainwater for Fire Protection, with regards to NFPA 13 A.23.21 presented by Pioneer Water Tanks America
Rainwater has become a sustainable water source for many applications. NFPA 13 A.23.21 stipulates that recycled or reclaimed water that has been properly analyzed for quality, is adequate for fire protection use. We will present successful past projects and general steps to implementing rainwater for fire protection.
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. The Challenges in Adopting Cloud-Based Software presented by simPRO Software
Cloud-based software's in field service management is a leap forward in technological advancement for businesses. The challenge for businesses is to adopt modern solutions or maintain traditional ways. Data security is a key issue with the lack of physical presence of the Cloud raising questions as to what it means for the industry.
12:15–12:45 p.m. Actuation Solutions for Regulatory Compliance presented by TLX Technologies, LLC
Looking to ensure code compliance with NFPA 2001 and the NEW 2019 edition of NFPA 13 for fire suppression system actuation? Join TLX Technologies for a detailed explanation of our integrated supervision actuation technologies that provide a cost effective and easy to install solution designed to meet NFPA and UL requirements.
1–1:30 p.m. An Engineered Approach to Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems presented by Janus Fire Systems
The contributor will describe the advantages of ABC dry chemical in stored pressure cylinders for larger fixed special hazard applications. Piping networks are modeled using Janus Design Suite Software to predict nozzle flow and discharge duration. System consists of agent storage cylinders, ABC dry chemical, actuation equipment, nozzles, and detection.
1:45–2:15 p.m. Composite IBC’s: Eliminating the Risks of Storing Flammable and Combustible Liquids presented by Safespill Systems, LLC
Safespill Systems offers a proactive method of fire prevention by removing fuel before a pool can form. Participants will be shown common industrial problems and videos demonstrating how our system can effectively reduce the severity of an ignitable liquids 3D fire.
2:30–3 p.m. The Changing Landscape of Mass Notification Design presented by HyperSpike
Do your emergency notification specifications include cutting-edge speaker technology that delivers high-quality results? HyperSpike will provide an education on available options in mass notification products that produce un-matched intelligibility and how to save on installation and maintenance costs. Includes a live demonstration of a HyperSpike speaker.
Sessions subject to change.
NEW! NFPA is offering three special pre-conference training workshops
When: Saturday, June 15
Learn about integrated system testing and why NFPA 4 application is so critical in your work. Referenced in the 2018 editions of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®; NFPA 1, Fire Code; NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®; the International Fire Code; and the International Building Code, NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, is your go-to source for help preparing integrated system testing plans.
When: Saturday, June 15
Gain the tools to help you set up an electrical safety program that saves lives. Invest in one day of essential training with NFPA's new Developing an Electrical Safety Program Based on NFPA 70E®.
Having an electrical safety program in place is critical to ensure the safety of personnel in your facility or facilities. Electrical dangers in the workplace cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year, and electrical incidents are usually more costly and serious than other types of workplace incidents. NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®—the standard originally developed at OSHA's request—is the key to saving lives, reducing liability, and avoiding loss due to electrical incidents. This new one-day classroom training from NFPA® gives facilities managers, building owners, and others responsible for workplace safety a basic understanding of NFPA 70E's purpose and how to apply it for compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
Taught by NFPA 70E experts with a background in facility management, this training helps you outline the roles, responsibilities, and standard operating procedures for electrical safety in each facility. You'll go back to work with a wealth of templates and checklists you can use to help you create an electrical safety program. You'll also be prepared to conduct annual or periodic reviews to validate code requirements and update or modify to existing plans when needed.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16
Comprehensive classroom training program based on the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and additional standards NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies; NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes; NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection; and NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection.
This workshop helps to prepare designers by providing them with additional real-world examples in which various water-based codes and standards need to be understood and applied.
When: June 18 & 19
This interactive, redesigned training is based on fire science research into how homes and other structures ignite during wildfires and covers wildfire behavior, structure exposure, and the concept of the home ignition zone. You’ll learn how to analyze wildfire risks to structures and provide actionable advice to property owners through an activity-rich curriculum. In a learning environment that encourages discussion and interaction, sessions are taught by wildland fire specialists who understand how and why homes and communities are destroyed during wildfire events and the simple things that residents can do to minimize property loss.