Each year NFPA’s Conference & Expo travels to some pretty cool venues. This year, we’ll be in Chicago June 10 – 13 at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Will you be there? Noted as the premier event in fire and life safety, C & E offers more than 150 educational sessions and an exhibit hall filled with more than 300 product and service experts willing to share their knowledge and help solve your challenges.
While wildfire specifically isn’t the focus of NFPA’s conference, there are still a handful of really great WUI sessions, in addition to a number of fire and life safety tracks we think you’d be interested in, including codes and standards, fire and emergency services, fire suppression, loss control and prevention, public education and more.
One of the wildfire sessions we hope to see you at is “Wildfire in the Built Environment; A Case Study of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire in Colorado Springs” on Monday, June 10 at 8.00 a.m. The other noted session is “Bushfire and Community Safety in Australia” also on Monday, June 10 at 9.30 a.m.
In addition, you may have read Molly Mowery’s Journal column calling for more accountability for disabled populations when planning for wildfire. If you're interested in this topic, there’s a great session on Wednesday called “Improving Fire and Life Safety for People with Disabilities” that you might want to check out.
Want to know more? Take a look at NFPA’s conference blog, which includes more in-depth information, as well as activities and general interest pieces on the Windy City. Our keynote speaker this year is Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the best-selling Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film, Lincoln. It's a presentation you definitely don't want to miss.
Early bird registration ends April 26 so now's the time to secure your space for a few days of fire and life safety education in Chicago.
We hope to see you there!