Nevada, here I come! I'm heading out to Reno in the morning to participate in the annual IAFC WUI Conference, a great event geared toward the fire service and focused on wildland/urban interface fire safety. Pretty soon, I'll be back in the Silver State, a bit further south, in Las Vegas, for NFPA's annual Conference & Expo, which for the first time will have a dedicated wildland fire education track with 11 sessions covering a wide variety of aspects of wildland fire protection.
NFPA's event typically attracts some 5,000 participants, including hundreds of exhibitors, from an enormously diverse set of industries and organizations. These include designers, consultants, contractors, service companies, end-users, and public safety authorities in the arenas of fire protection, security, electrical and life safety. While wildland fire protection and safety is but a portion of what NFPA members and partners work on, we found that at last year's conference in Chicago, our handful of sessions and our Firewise booth on the show floor inspired conversations and interest in learning more from many participants.
In addition to the sessions within the wildland fire track, there are other aspects of wildfire safety included in sessions in the emergency services and business continuity tracks as well. Check the searchable education session area on the conference website to learn more about each session and who's presenting. You can also download the full 2016 conference brochure here for an easy, at-a-glance look at the schedule of events.
Registration is open now. If you're going to be in Vegas in June, this is a must-do event!