Today, about 60 (from an applicant pool of over 1,100!) fire and life safety educators from rural fire departments across the U.S., are at our Quincy headquarters for a two day symposium diving into their particular needs and challenges.
Throughout the two days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from many NFPA staff members on topics that will hopefully help them back home including NFPA's free public education resources, fire and life safety challenges and solutions, prevention efforts, and how to use data to learn about and develop solutions for the rural fire problem. One of these presentations will also be live streamed at 1:15pm ET today - so tune in to hear about big data tools for small departments by NFPA's Matt Hinds-Aldrich.
We hope to learn as much from attendees as they learn from us today as well, so there are many opportunities for brainstorming, sharing, questions and networking, and we are excited to have everyone here.
Want to get involved, or learn more? Join our Xchange Rural Firefighters Connection group to stay updated on the symposium's events as well as to network with attendees and others into the future.