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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo to heat up Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Published on 24 May 2012
NFPA Conference & Expo 2012 will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada
The NFPA Conference & Expo will feature solution providers showcasing the latest technology in fire protection

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 Download the 2012 NFPA C&E Mobile App through the Apple App Store or 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.

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