Did you know that on top of offering a comprehensive conference program, several of our exhibitors will be making presentations on the exhibit hall floor? These presentations will cover hot topics such as “Optimizing Your Business with a Sound Mobile Strategy” and “Fire Suppression System from Space.” We encourage you to view the entire exhibitor presentation schedule for more details on the topics that will be discussed.
AES Corp. • ASCET • Efectis North America • ExxFire • FireFlex Systems • Housing Devices • Jeron Electronic Systems • LithSafe • Messina Emergency Services/The CADZone • Radix Wire • Safety Technology International (STI) • Superior Tank Co. • United Fire Systems • WennSoft
You are free to attend these presentations at NO COST. Attend the expo, evaluate thousands of products in just a few days, and sit in on presentations of interest made by our valued exhibitors.
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We recently had the opportunity to interview Brian O'Mahoney, Senior Director, Control Products & Systems -- Fire Products at Siemens.
Siemens involvement at NFPA Conference & Expo includes not only a booth presence that features the newest detection technologies and advanced signal analysis solutions (Booth 610 at the Expo), but also representation on various technical committees. Brian O'Mahoney outlines a few of the top innovative trends that Siemens is actively involved in such as false alarm avoidance; CO2 detection; integration of fire and life safety systems into bulding management and control systems; and better ways to communicate with building occupants. Hear more in the interview.
NFPA Conference & Expo is the best place to learn about and see the latest and greatest technology in fire and life safety industry that ultimately save lives and property. NFPA Conference & Expo is being held June 10-13 at the McCormick Convention Center. Learn more at www.nfpa.org/conference.
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In a few weeks, thousands of fire and life safety professionals will converge in Chicago for the 117th NFPA Conference & Expo. The week is jam-packed with the Association Technical Meeting, conference sessions, seminars, special presentations, business meetings, and the expo.
Take a moment to watch this video for a preview of what you can expect to see from Tyco Fire Protection Products. James Golinveaux, Senior Fellow, Water Suppression Products, Tyco Fire Protection Products discusses "Fire Suppression University" the Tyco Fire Protection Products Booth and shares why NFPA Conference & Expo is "second to none"!
Come visit us June 10-13 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago. There is still time to register for a free exhibit pass. Plus, NFPA Members receive 10% off registration packages for conference and seminars. Learn more at nfpa.org/conference.
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Did you you know that over-and-above the NFPA-organized conference program; several exhibitors will be making presentations in a show-floor conference room? Here are a
few examples of these 30-minute “quick-take” presentations: flame detector
mapping, area-of-refuge codes & signage, and fire-resistance testing. You are free to attend these presentations at NO COST. Attend the expo, evaluate thousands of products in just a few days, and sit in on presentations of interest made by our valued exhibitors.
Here’s the current schedule for the Solutions Theater (Booth #1194).
Monday, June 10 - 4:00 pm
ROV Fire Water Tank Inspections without Draining
Thorough and complete NFPA 22 and 25 inspection of your facility fire water storage tanks without the expense, inconvenience, and loss of fire protection involved in draining them.
Monday, June 10 - 4:45 pm
Innovative Fire Resistance On-Site Testing
Efectis is the first company in the world that is able to perform realistic fire resistance testing. The Mobifire can be applied to all kind of structural elements, such as ceilings, floors, roofs and walls.
Monday, June 10 - 5:30 pm
Impact and Solution for the Removal of UL 2196 Listings
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recently announced it is pulling all UL 2196 listings, preventing manufacturers from issuing approved fire resistive wire and cable. This is causing costs to increase significantly as contractors are forced to use alternative materials. As a leading global testing and certification company, Intertek is well positioned to discuss the impact of this change to product manufacturers and other industry stakeholders as well as new and innovative solution.
Monday, June 10 - 6:15 pm
Inhibiting Sprinkler Pipe Corrosion with Supervisory Nitrogen
Utilizing Nitrogen Generation Technology to inhibit problematic sprinkler pipe corrosion within Dry and Preaction FPS.
Tuesday, June 11 - 11:15 am
How to get Additional Fire Protection into Homes of Live Tree Users
Ulta-Lit Technologies, Inc. has developed a wireless Christmas tree safety system for real tree users. This two-piece wireless system contains a heat detector which is placed in the upper portion of the live tree and a wireless base unit which should be placed in the mater bedroom in order to alert the family in the case of danger. This product also contains two LED lights on
the heat detector unit in order to remind the real tree user to water their tree every 24 hours.
Tuesday, June 11 - 12:00 pm
New Developments in Flame Detector Mapping
Showcasing RayCast3D, a fully three-dimensional tool for flame detector mapping. Using its integrated design envionrment, flame detectors can be interactively positioned and oriented within any loaded geometry. Users can highlight zero-visibility zones caused by obstructions to the detectors' field-of-view and adjust position and orientation of the detectors and receive real-time feedback.
Tuesday, June 11 - 12:45 pm
Advanced Actuation for Fire Protection Systems
TLX Technologies will discuss our active monitoring switch that addresses the new NFPA standard (184.108.40.206) requiring supervision of electric actuators effective January 2016. In addition, TLX will present our advanced actuation solutions for the fire protection industry.
Tuesday, June 11 - 2:30 pm
Ergonomic Evaluation of Stair Descent Devices: Final Results and Device Demonstration
This session will present research findings from a 3-year ergonomic study funded by FEMA that examined the physical demands placed on firefighters using a series of stair descent devices. The study included carry-type, track-type, and sled-type devices, and involved measurement of firefighters’ muscle activity, heart rate, perceived level of exertion, and travel speeds. Feedback from firefighters on device features will also be presented. Devices will be present for demonstration / trial use during the session, where attendees can try them out as a device occupant or operator. This study was conducted by The Ohio State University and The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Wednesday, June 12 - 11:00 am
Transformer Protector Corp (TPC)
Transformer Explosion and Fire Prevention
Transformer Protector Corp (TPC) is the only original equipment manufacturer of the Transformer Protector (TP) in the USA and Canada. The TP is the sole tested solution to prevent transformer explosion and fire. More than 2000 TP's have been sold to power generation, transmission & distribution, and industrial segments.
Wednesday, June 12 - 12:30 pm
The Fire that Burns within: Suicide among Fire Services Personnel – the Reality
Hear the facts, statistics, truths and myths covered in the suicide prevention training provided by St. Petersburg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation. This training is designed to provide suicide prevention and intervention strategies for use among fire services personnel.
Open to all attendees, come and learn about the latest features and benefits of our exhibitors' products and services. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will be held in the Exhibitor Presentation Theater, which is located in the exhibit hall.
There is still time to register for NFPA Conference & Expo! Register now!
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Recently, we interviewed Daniel J. O'Connor, P.E., Chief Technical Officer at Aon Fire Protection Engineering. In this video, he previews the many activities and features that will be at NFPA Conference & Expo, June 10-13 in Chicago at the McCormick Convention Center. Take a moment to hear what's planned and where you can catch up with Aon Fire Protection Products at the show!
There is still time to register for a free exhibit pass. Plus, NFPA Members receive 10% off registration packages for conference and seminars. Aon Fire Protection Products is providing the USB memory sticks that hold the conference presentations. Learn more at nfpa.org/conference.
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NFPA recognizes that fire and life safety may be more important to people with disabilities because of the barriers to accessing information and the physical barriers within the built environment.
Manufacturers of “Stair descent devices” (evacuation chairs) used to assist in the emergency evacuation of people with mobility functional needs from buildings, will be demonstrating their devices during the 2011 Conference & Expo.
The demonstration “stage” is a 6 foot high, 8 foot by 8 foot platform with a set of stairs. Visitors will be able to see the devices in action and talk with the vendors and ask any and all questions you might have.
While not endorsing any particular manufacturer or stair descent device, NFPA is facilitating these demonstrations to help educate users, assistants, caregivers, building owners and managers and first responders about this evacuation option. You are invited to see, in general, through these demonstrations, how these devices are used and how users and operators can practice transferring into and out of the devices and operating the devices during the descent process.
Learn about exciting new and proven products directly from their developers. Thirty minute presentations, given by exhibiting suppliers, will run during expo hours in the exhibit hall theater. (Location, 1400 aisle.)
Tentative schedule (with more to come):
For greater detail on presentations of interest, visit the C&E Exhibitor Presentations website.
-Jerry Carter, ROC-NFPA, LLC
Today (March 25) marks the 100th anniversary of a fire that occurred at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which resulted in 146 workers losing their lives. A spotlight session (T34) at this year’s conference will feature the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s Casey Grant discussing how significant advances in fire protection can be traced back to this single tragic event. The incident prompted NFPA to create the Committee on Life Safety several years later, which established a fire safety code to address building exits. It was the precursor to today’s widely-used Life Safety Code®.
NFPA Journal® recently commemorated the anniversary of the Triangle fire with a feature story in its March/April 2011 issue. The story chronicled the 1911 fire and explored factory fire safety in the hundred years since in the cover story, The Triangle Fire, 100 Years Later. To date, the Triangle fire remains the largest accidental industrial building fire in U.S. history.
Casey's spotlight session is sure to be interesting, will you be in attendance?