National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo heats up at Mandalay Bay, June 11-14

Largest annual fire education event returns to Las Vegas featuring keynote speaker Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, New York City Fire Department

May 23, 2012 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is turning up the heat in Las Vegas at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, June 11-14. Top fire safety experts will come together at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the most comprehensive educational event in the industry, offering insight during more than 135 sessions and 19 in-depth seminars. The Expo will feature more than 330 solution providers showcasing cutting-edge exhibits with the latest technology in fire protection, electrical safety and home security.

“The NFPA Conference & Expo is the year’s must-attend education event in the fire and life safety industry,” says James Shannon, president of NFPA. “Attendees gain knowledge and application skills that give them a competitive edge in their field while staying up-to-date on the most current fire and life safety standards.”

The conference will cover a range of fire safety issues impacting everything from technological advancements to day-to-day living. Notable presentations include:

• National Electric Vehicle Training Programs for First Responders
Presentation to describe and illustrate the nationwide training programs that NFPA has developed and implemented to help prepare emergency dispatch personnel for the growing number of electric vehicles in the United States

• Statue of Liberty: A Fire Risk Analysis
Presentation to discuss the problem-solving approaches utilized to do a fire risk analysis of the Statue of Liberty

• Assessment of Wildfire Regulatory and Planning Tools
Panel discussion about the risk of catastrophic wildfire occurrences and general tools for addressing the issue

The NFPA will also release its anticipated annual Firefighter Fatalities in the U.S. report with a presentation discussing implications of the findings.

This year’s featured keynote session “9/11:  Leadership Before and After the Crisis” is presented by Deputy Chief Jay Jonas of the New York City Fire Department. Deputy Chief Jonas will share his captivating story of survival while highlighting improvements to the fire service and built environment since 9/11.

To register for the NFPA Conference & Expo or for additional information, visit www.nfpa.org/conference.  Download the 2012 NFPA C&E Mobile App through the Apple App Store or http://m.core-apps.com/nfpa-ce12 for other devices.

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will be collecting charitable donations on-site from conference attendees. The organization provides assistance to burn victims and their families via the “After the Fire is Out Program” and in partnership with the local American Red Cross. 

About ROC Exhibitions, Inc.
ROC Exhibitions, Inc. is an independent organizer of business-to-business trade shows producing industry-leading events in the areas of facility management, fire & life safety, police and security, and business continuity. The Lisle, Ill.-based company, with operations in both the US and Mexico, will celebrate its 18th year in business in 2012.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org for more information.

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