National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, June 9 - 12

Largest annual education event in fire, life and electrical safety returns to Las Vegas featuring hundreds of informative sessions

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May 27, 2014 -- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is getting ready for the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, June 9-12 in Las Vegas. Leading experts will unite at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the most comprehensive educational event in fire, life and electrical safety, offering practical knowledge during more than 150 sessions and in-depth seminars. The expo features more than 300 solution providers showcasing cutting-edge exhibits with the latest technology in fire protection and electrical and life safety.

The conference will cover a range of fire safety issues impacting everything from technological advancements to day-to-day living, with topics spanning from prevention tactics to sustainability and healthcare. Get a full list of educational sessions.

Notable presentations include:

  • Life Safety for the Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel
    Edward Kaminski, Fire Protection Engineer and Clark County Fire Prevention Bureau and David Codiga, Project Manager of the Vegas High Roller Project, host a special presentation on safety analysis conducted on the High Roller Observation Wheel including redundant power drive systems, external drive mechanism and quality control measures. Other topics of discussion include procedures for loading passengers under normal and emergency conditions and methods for emergency passenger extractions by Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
  • Autism Awareness for First Responders 
    Elizabeth Larkin, Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Saint Paul Fire Department and John Sokol, Executive Director of the Pembroke Fire Protection District, present vital information related to Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as helpful tools and techniques for handling emergency situations effectively.
  • Creating A Community Wildfire Protection Plan
    Donald Butz, Viejas Fire Chief of the RCD/Fire Safe Council of San Diego County and Sheryl Landrum, District Manager of the RCD/Fire Safe Council of San Diego County present a step-by-step plan for preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

This year’s featured presentation, “The 2013 Boston Marathon: How the Multi-Discipline, Multi-Jurisdiction Approach to Planning for the Marathon Affected the Response to, and Recovery From, the Bombings”, is led by Kurt Schwartz, Undersecretary of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. Schwartz will review the local, regional, and state planning process for the 2013 Boston Marathon and discuss the multi-discipline, multi-jurisdiction response to the bombings while highlighting the planning challenges, lessons learned, and best practices of the response to and recovery from the attack.

NFPA will also release its annual Fire Fighter Fatality Report with a presentation highlighting its findings.

Register now for the NFPA Conference & Expo or get additional information.

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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at

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