We will be offering 120+ education sessions on a variety of topics at the Conference & Expo. Below are just a few highlights of what you will see. Check back soon for a full search of all the available sessions.
Sr. Consultant Colden Corporation
Director of Risk Management Services Insight Risk
This highly interactive session will take attendees through a photographic tour of a fictitious workplace; Attendees will view a series of photos illustrating a wide range of regulatory compliance issues, then be challenged to identify the various issues noted as well as the applicable OSHA regulations & NFPA standards. The discussion will include case histories and such issues as confined spaces, combustible dust, fire prevention plans, fire suppression systems and equipment, process safety management, and welding, cutting, and brazing/hot work.
Policy Advisor API
The oil and gas pipeline industry is facing a new security challenge: protestors are breaking into facilities and turning valves, chaining themselves to equipment, and in some cases even trying to rupture lines with explosives. This trend has prompted much discussion and debate among firefighting personnel, law enforcement, and pipeline operators regarding how to address such situations, with the safety of both the protester(s) and the public being the highest priority. Attendees will hear a case study on how the FBI responded to such events in the past and how they partnered with first responders in the immediate aftermath to collect information and keep the public safe.
Senior Manager of
Industry Relations Johnson Controls/Grinnell
Fire Protection Solutions
Fire Protection Engineer The Procter & Gamble Co.
The fire protection industry is beginning to include Smart Connected Things (SCoT) in systems that will allow both owners and service providers to determine system status and perform inspection and testing functions remotely. This session will explore the use of connected technologies to monitor, inspect, and test water-based fire protection systems. The presenters, an end user who has developed processes for performing remote inspection and testing and a contractor helping to develop installations and methods for monitoring water-based systems, will review the current allowances in the installation standards (NFPA 13, NFPA 14, and NFPA 20) and the ITM standard (NFPA 25) for the use of this technology. They will also share real-world applications of connected technologies in use today.
Research Project Manager Fire Protection
Project Manager National Fire Protection Association
Organizations hoping to implement community-engagement policies for wildfire risk reduction often struggle to get buy-in from local officials; having that buy-in can be crucial to success. Attendees will hear case studies from around the world illustrating the impact that engaging local officials early and effectively can have on achieving sustainable wildfire risk reduction. The panel will discuss the approaches taken, including challenges and lessons learned, as well as how attendees can use similar approaches in their own communities.