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High-Rise Fire & Life Safety Summit

We are looking for Metro Fire Chiefs and Fire Marshals to discuss high-rise fire and life safety of the past and the future. 2 night hotel stays are covered by sponsors!

10/31/2018 to 11/2/2018
When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Where: Philadelphia Airport Marriott
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Misti Harlinger


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Sponsors:

·         National Fire Sprinkler Association, Knox, UL – Firefighter Safety Research Institute

 

Non-profit Partner:

·         National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)

 

Description:

·         The High-Rise Fire & Life Safety Summit is designed to focus on the critical issue of civilian and firefighter safety in high-rise structures throughout the U.S.  This program will feature in-depth discussions on current and proposed fire codes, fire protection systems and manual fire suppression efforts.

 

Location & Logistics:

·           Philadelphia Airport Marriott

·           Wednesday evening reception will be in Salon E

·           Thursday and Friday meeting will be in Salon FGH

·           Breakfast and Lunch will be served in Salon D

·           On-Site POC Vickie Pritchett – cell 615-533-0305

 

Special Invitees:

·         International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

·         International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)

·         International Code Council (ICC)

·         National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)

·         National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

·         US Fire Administration (USFA)

 

 

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm            Travel to Philadelphia – guest check-in

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm               Welcoming Reception & Dinner – Salon E

               7:00 pm – 7:15 pm               Welcoming Remarks – Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director, NFFF

                                                                  Greetings from Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel

               7:15 pm – 8:00 pm               Dinner

               8:00 pm – 8:30 pm               Advocate Presentation, Vina Drennan from Common Voices – Intro by Vickie Pritchett

               8:30 pm – 8:45 pm               Closing remarks – Chief Dan Eggleston, President, International Association of Fire Chiefs

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018                             Identifying the Problem – Salon FGH

7:15 am - 8:00 am                Breakfast – Salon D

8:00 am – 8:45 am               Morning Welcome - Pennsylvania State Fire Marshal

      Houston Mayday (Eric Abbt’s story)

Tim Sendelbach, Former Editor-in-Chief, Firehouse

8:45 am – 9:45 am               Wedgwood Senior Apartments – Incident Review / Lessons Learned

Charles Hood, Fire Chief, San Antonio Fire Department

9:45 am – 10:00 am             Morning Break

               10:00 am – 11:00 am           Chief-to-Chief – Challenges and Opportunities – Facilitated Panel Discussion

Adam Thiel, Manuel P. Neves, Daryl Jones, Charles Hood

11:00 am – 12:00 pm          The Code Process – Why Metro Departments Need to Be Involved

NFPA/ICC, + Jeff Hugo

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm            Lunch / Network with Sponsors- Salon D

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm               “The Modern Fire Environment – A Case for Change”

Dan Madrzykowski, Underwriters Laboratories

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm               Afternoon Break

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm               Partners in Progress – Facilitated Discussion

               Building Owner, Fire Department, Fire Sprinkler Contractor, General Contractor,

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm               Open

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Social Hour

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm               Dinner

8:30 pm – 8:45 pm               Closing remarks / reminders

                                                                Shane Ray, President, NFSA

 

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Creating the Solution – Salon FGH

7:15 am - 8:00 am                Attendee Breakfast – Buffet

8:00 am – 9:30 am               Safety Technologies – Product Preview / Respective Opportunities

                                                                Tim Sendelbach

9:30 am – 9:45 am               Morning Break

9:45 am – 10:45 am             Fire Chiefs Road Map to Implementation

Shane Ray

10:45 am – 12:00 pm          Using the Codes to your Advantage

Jeff Hugo and Ken Bush

                                               

 

 

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