We’re heard it over and over again—one of the greatest benefits of attending the C&E is the opportunities to network—whether with others with similar interests, concerns, and experience or folks with expertise outside your own realm. Attendee ribbons allow you to identify those you have something in common with—be it section membership, certification, or industry segment; it’s a built-in ice breaker to start a conversation! They’re also a great way to find someone who might be able to provide much needed information and insight in a topic you’re unfamiliar with.
Be sure to take note of the ribbons your fellow attendees are wearing—they’ll include everything from First-Timer to Lifetime Member, Health Care Section Member to Committee Chair, and Speaker to NFPA Staff. Be sure to pick up and proudly display yours, too!
In addition to the ones pictured above, every NFPA certification has it's own ribbon:
- CESW Certified Electrical Safety Worker
- CESCP Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional
- CFPS Certified Fire Protection Specialist
- CFI-I Certified Fire Inspector I
- CFI-II Certified Fire Inspector II
- CFPE Certified Fire Plan Examiner
If you've earned any of these - congratulations! It was a lot of hard work! In case you miss picking these up at registration, stop by the special Meet-and-Greet with NFPA's Certification team on Tuesday, June 23 from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Press Room.
There's still time to arrange hotel and travel to Chicago. Hope to see you at NFPA Conference & Expo.