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16th Annual - Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Management

Professional Development Conference and Expo


16th Annual - Fire Protection Technology & Fire Code Exposition
Latest Trends in Fire Protection Technology

Specialized Training, Code Updates, and Accredited Continuing Education


2019 - Firefighter Safety and Wellness Symposium
 Firefighter and Chief Officer Training & Continuing Education
Sponsored by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Foundation



February 25th, and 26th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Columbus, Ohio

This is our official "Call For Presentations and Speakers". We would like to invite you or someone you know to come and speak at our annual conference.


We are looking for 60 minute presentations. We have listed some ideas at the bottom of the page, however, we are open to ALL topics and suggestions related to our theme.
You've spent years honing your skills. Now share your experience and knowledge by submitting a proposal to be a presenter. The conference committee is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 Conference and Expo.
All presenters will receive a full conference registration package as a show of thanks for your participation. In addition, presenters may receive a Complimentary Hotel Room (Monday night only) for those who meet the following criteria:

1. If you are presenting at the conference and representing a college, university, educational institution, fire department, not-for-profit organization, or governmental agency - you will receive 1 (one) complimentary hotel room on Monday night.

2. If you are presenting at the conference and representing a private business, including consulting firms, you will be responsible for your hotel stay.


3. We do not allow commercialization of our presentations, however you are permitted to give a brief overview of the company you represent and the services/products they provide.  

                                 2019 Preferred Subjects and Presentation Topics


1. Fire Protection General - Fire Alarms, Sprinkler System, Fire Extinguishers and Other Systems. Including how to effectively inspect, test and maintain your own equipment and the liabilities of "in-house" inspection and testing programs

2. Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement - All aspects.. legal issues, techniques, etc...

3. Fire Safety on Campus- Including training programs and resources for residence life staff.

4. Fire Inspection Practices and Principles

5. Emergency Management

6. Firefighter Health, Safety and Wellness

7. Large Assembly Sporting and Special Events - Large Assembly Operations

8. Coordinating, Managing, and Understanding Fire Drills

9. Marketing Fire Safety and Fire Prevention

10. Off Campus Fire Safety - Off campus housing inspections, and information. What is your community/Campus doing?

11. Legislative Updates - What's happening around Washington as it relates to campus fire and safety legislation

12. ADA Compliance and Information

14. Laboratory Safety / Environmental Safety: research facilities?, Chemistry labs?

14. Student/RA Training & Education - Creating effective training and educational programs... What works and what doesn't   

15. Fire and Life Safety Public Education

16. Mass Notification - Its more than just text messages and announcements... 

17. Active Shooter and "Run-Hide-Fight"

18. Continuity of Business Operations

19. Senior Management and Administrative issues 

20. Food Truck(s) Fire Safety


Submission Criteria


To submit a presentation proposal please send the following information in an e-mail to: or click the submit proposal button below to launch an e-mail.


I. Presenters name and contact information including e-mail addrss

II. Organization represented and job title

III. Title of the 60 minute presentation

III. 150 to 200 word abstract marketing description of the program

IV. Identify 4-5 learning outcomes of the presentation

V. The number of times and locatons this program has been presented 

VI. Resume or CV of the primary presenter


Presentation submissions are due by October 15, 2018


All accepted powerpoint and presentation information will need to submitted to no later than January 15, 2019. 


Note:For accrediation purposes, all Fire Protection and Fire Code related powerpoint and presentation information must be submitted by December 20, 2018.





 The Glenn A. Gaines Memorial Award for Excellence in Campus Fire Prevention 


The Glenn A. Gaines Memorial Award for Excellence in Campus Fire Prevention is presented annually to those campuses or fire departments who unselfishly contributed to the greater good by providing effective fire safety education through program development, delivery, organization, and creativity in an effort to reduce the number fires on campus and in off campus student housing. 


                                    We will present the award recipient for 2018

This award is named after Chief Glenn Gaines, the former Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Chief Gains had a strong commitment to campus fire safety and fire prevention. He was always interested in listening to success stories related to campus fire prevention and in-turn, he would offer thoughtful insights on what steps a campus community should work towards to help better protect students across the nation.

For more information about The Glenn A. Gaines Memorial Award please Click Here



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