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. Please continue to check back as more will be added.
Fire and life safety education is important for every community, but dealing with diverse groups of people, in multiple settings, with varying circumstances can be extremely challenging. This special 2-day session addresses many of these issues, while giving you access to other valuable NFPA Conference & Expo® experiences.
Join our special 2-day Conference & Expo session:
• Monday June 15 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 16 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Eight educational sessions with CEUs available
• Lounge area available for networking opportunities
• Refreshments in lounge during event
• Get full 3-day access to the exhibit hall with 350+ industry suppliers
• A seat at the General Session
• Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for ALL: Assuring Access to Those with Disabilities
• Using the E’s and -Ize to Drive Effective Community Risk Reduction
• An integrated Approach to Community Risk Reduction -- A Panel Discussion of Standards
• CRR- How one city is using CRR to engage the public into partnering in a Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem
• CO & Beyond – How Tragedy Can Lead to Change
• Fire Prevention Week Messages - Repurposing History to Create an Informed Public
• The Emerging Role of Fire Protection Professionals in Reducing Falls Among Older Adults
• Mr. Rydell’s Fire & Life Safety Neighborhood
NFPA® is excited to offer a special program for first responders at our 2020 Conference & Expo: “Spotlight on Responder Training.” This two-day event will provide up to 12 hours of “in-person” CAPCE-approved continuing education credits (CEUs) toward the renewal of any level of EMS professional licensure that is applicable in all 50 states, US territories, Canada, and many other countries.
The event will kick off Tuesday, June 16, with a four-hour public session on Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Programs. During this session, you will hear from national leaders who have experienced these tragedies in their communities as they discuss their experiences and the lessons learned, and relate those lessons with the revised edition of the NFPA 3000TM standard. This session will be followed by three additional hours of ASHER program discussion, including such topics as barriers to adoption for response agencies, health care facility preparedness, and use of federal resources for recovery.
On the second day, Wednesday, June 17, you will be able to attend up to five of the ten sessions specially selected for this program. Each session will feature experts, researchers, and thought leaders working at the cutting edge of responder research and policy. Here’s a sampling of the topics to be addressed: contamination control, responder injuries and fatalities, responder mental/behavioral health needs, and professional skills and knowledge proficiency. There will even be a special Stop the Bleed train-the-trainer session!
Access to the Expo floor is included with this package where you will be able to visit over 350 vendors.
Come learn about ways to better care for yourself and your communities. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to get a large portion of your in-person EMS CEU requirements completed and gain some great knowledge to take back to your job!
Tuesday – June 16
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - ASHER: A Public Session on Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - There Are No Monsters in the Closet: Why Fire Departments Are Not Implementing the Best Concepts in Active Assailant Incidents
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. - Dealing with Active Shooter/Hostile Events in Health Care Settings: Tactics and Strategies
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Mass Violence Tool Kit: Preparing for Victims of Active Shooters, Mass Violence, Terrorist Attacks, and More
Wednesday – June 17
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Proficiency Training for Fire and Emergency Service—Evaluating the Current Approach and a New Model
Evacuate or Defend in Place? The Challenges of Occupant Movement in Health Care Facilities
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Firefighter Deaths and Injuries in the US
Exertional Heat Illness: Reducing the Risk by Eliminating the Unknowns
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Health Care Emergency Preparedness—Communication, Coordination, and Technology
How Clean Is Your Gear? The Science Behind Exposure Reduction
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - First Responder Resiliency and Mental Health Awareness
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - NFPA 1582: Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes for Firefighters Through Annual Assessment and Feedback
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. - Stop the Bleed—Train the Trainer
Benefits of Fire Service Gear Cleaning—Validation Through Research
Again this year, NFPA® is designing FREE education sessions for the ExpoPlus attendee. With your ExpoPlus Pass, you can now choose from multiple education sessions each day to enhance your experience.
In this session, attendees will hear about equipment that is arc-flash or arc-resistant rated per NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. They will explore the differences between arc-flash rated and arc-resistant rated equipment and how an arc-flash is related to a short-circuit. The session will also cover testing and rating equipment, selecting the appropriate equipment, and the best ways to design and build systems to minimize arc-flash risk.
The inspection, testing, and maintenance world can be challenging, but those who are aware of common pitfalls are more likely to avoid them. This session will identify where things typically go wrong on an ITM project—and how to mitigate the problems. Attendees will gain insights into such issues as bad contract language, improper application of standards, incomplete or ineffective communication, and failure to address changes in technology, among others. If you’ve seen projects fall apart but didn’t see the warning signs, this session is for you!
The first draft of the 2021 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, requires that all electrical systems serving a Category 1 or Category 2 space must be part of an electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) program. In this session, attendees will review the recommendations of NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, on how to establish, execute, and maintain an effective EPM for health care facilities.
There are three key players involved in a successful ITM program: the AHJ, the facility manager (owner’s rep), and the ITM service provider. To work together effectively, it’s imperative that they all speak the same language and have the same understanding of their individual roles. This session will uncover how the roles and responsibilities outlined in NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, can be executed and where common misconceptions and misunderstanding can derail a project. Each speaker will assume the persona of a key stakeholder and role-play common ITM project scenarios. Have an ITM scenario you would like to see played out? Bring it to the session and see how things unfold!
Hot work fires are a serious problem across the United States in workplaces and in the home. Hot work is performed by hobbyists, artists, and do-it-yourselfers as well as by tradespeople. In this session, attendees will be presented with hot work fire statistics and incident descriptions, as well as fire prevention requirements from NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, and other non-fire safety measures. Attendees will also discuss issues of consumer hot work.
Over the past few years, wildfires in California, Australia, Chile, Greece, and Portugal have grabbed global attention because of their threat to the safety and resilience of entire communities. The current reality of wildfire poses unique challenges, including sustainability of insurance coverage, the lack of ignition-resistant structure design, and the limitations of the role of fire response and suppression. NFPA Wildland Division will moderate this international panel, representing fire operations, structural risk reduction outreach, local government policy, and community research, as they discuss how they envision a wildfire-resilient future for communities around the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussion about the strongest and weakest links in the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem as it applies to the wildfire threat.
Information coming soon.
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 and 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.
Here is the current schedule:
With the growing mandate to minimize climate impact, this presentation will focus on inert gas, the only clean agent for fire suppression with zero global warming potential. Topics will include an overview of global environmental regulations and an introduction to a new inert gas system, which promises to revolutionize system installation and total cost of ownership.
During this session, attendees will learn and understand the top electrical violations that are discovered during field evaluation testing (FET). FET is done on custom or unlisted equipment to make sure it is compliant with NFPA standards. This session will explore the violations we see most frequently in our testing and how to avoid them.
In this presentation we will discuss the benefits to fire system design using variable speed pumps. We will follow with a brief overview of NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2019 edition, Section 4.8, detailing the requirements for self-regulating variable speed fire pump units. Finally, we will review the newly released Armstrong offer, DE Fire.
Arc flash incidents can result in significant loss of time, dollars, and even lives. During this session, attendees will learn about the dangers that an arc flash incident presents to workers and equipment, as well as understand the requirements to be compliant with NFPA guidelines.
NFPA and ASSE designate specific certifications for medical gas systems installers, inspectors, verifiers, maintenance courses, and exams to acquire, as well as refresher courses and renewal exams. This presentation examines these certifications, and corresponding training courses offered by Winn's Career Education.
The Seismic Bracing cable manufactured by Loos & Co is the code-compliant answer you are looking for when it comes to the seismic requirements of nearly all overhead, nonstructural building components. It installs in half the time and at half of the cost of rigid bracing. *Presented in Spanish Only
This presentation will share information on the industry's only listed, hazardous location rated flame detection/releasing system capable of an ultra-high-speed response of 100 milliseconds or less. The new high-speed module of the Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) fire/gas safety system meets NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection.
Pioneer Water Tanks has developed water storage solutions for the harsh conditions of Australia for 31 years. Australia's extreme fire-prone areas and remote communities without water mains implement Pioneer Water Tanks for fire protection. The solutions will be described in detail and compared to the emergencies we face in America.
During this presentation you will be introduced to the training requirements your facility's personnel are required to complete. We understand mandates and regulations change; let this educational seminar provide your team with the information needed to be sure your team is safer and in compliance with OSHA and NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, requirements.
Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14
• Water-Based Suppression for Designers
• Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire
Sunday, June 14
• Integrated Systems Testing Fundamentals
• Developing an Electrical Safety Program
• Facility Emergency Preparedness Planning