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March 9th and 10th, 2015 - Columbus, Ohio


The Top-Rated conference and expo of its kind just got better!

  

  12th Annual - Campus Fire Safety, Security and Risk Management

  Professional Development Conference and Expo.

 

  2015 - Fire Code Expo and Trade Show 
 
Fire Code Officials, Fire Inspectors and AHJ - Training and Continuing Education

 

  Campus Based Fire Chiefs and Fire Departments-
 
Symposium and Annual Meeting

 

 
Campus Based Police Chiefs - 

Symposium and Round-Table Meeting - This event was added as requested!

 

  State of Ohio -  Combined Code Enforcement and Fire Prevention Groups -
  Statewide Annual Meeting
with the State Fire Marshal's Office.
 

 Multiple Events Under One Roof and one low cost!

 

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Early-Bird Registration packages starting
as low as $149.00 per person

 

For Registration and Pricing Information click the "Register Online" button. 

 

      

In addition to the conference, ALL registrations packages include: Breakfast Mon & Tue, Lunch Mon & Tue, Breaks, Hospitality, and all Conference Events. Note: only the concierge registration package includes full hotel accommodations.

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Why Columbus, Ohio for this annual conference?
 
Our biggest priority is offering you the best value for the training dollar.... Columbus, Ohio is a 10 hour drive (or less)
 for about 46% of the U.S. population and about 30% of the Canadian population. It is one of the most affordable
 and accessible cities (by vehicle 3 major interstates - I70, I71, and I75) and home to an international airport.

 

(click here) Information About Columbus Ohio and the Area District - Home of the Hyatt Regency and the 12th Annual Conference    

                                                                        

 

                         

You've spent years honing your skills as a fire safety, security, law enforcement, firefighter, safety, code enforcement and/or risk management professional. Now share your experience and knowledge by submitting a proposal to be a presenter. The conference committee is currently accepting proposals for the 2015 Conference and Expo. Between now and September 30, 2015 we are accepting proposals.

 

For 2014 we accepted over 40 presentations. We want 2015 to be just as successful. 

Please click the following link for more information: 
Presentation Submittal Information

 

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Welcome to the Annual Conference

                                                   

This annual conference historically provides training and educational workshops, presented by the nation’s leading fire safety, security, code enforcement, fire protection and risk management professionals. This is the only international conference focusing exclusively on Campus Fire Safety, Security, Code Enforcement & Risk Management (under one roof).

Most of the educational facilities in this country are small colleges & universities. Greek representatives, and k-12 school district staff wear  “many hats”. We focus this annual event on bringing you as much education and training related to all of these areas so you can receive the “best value for your training dollar”.

Our corporate division - The Fire Code Academy, provides training from quality presenters and engineers relating to fire protection, plans review, and much more. These programs benefit the campus professional as well as the fire service, law enforcement and fire code officials. A college or university campus is really nothing more then a small city with the same issues as larger communities. Much of this training fits both campus life and municipal code and fire officials.  

The purpose of this annual event is to provide high-quality education, technology and networking opportunities for campus fire safety and other related responsibilities. Our multiple day, multiple track format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, interactive forums, and extensive exhibitor & technology presentations.

When it comes to the value of your dollar spent -

No conference or forum can touch our pricing (attendees/exhibitors)

 

This includes your conference for two days, 4 meals & 2 breaks, and much more.
 

Every year about 250 to 300 campus safety & security, fire protection & code enforcement professionals from all over the country—and around the world—consider attending this Conference & Expo a MUST. What do they know that keeps them coming back? They know there’s no better place to be when they’re looking for ways to do a better job…update their knowledge…solve a problem…save money… and much more. Whatever their reasons may be, you’re sure to find plenty of great reasons of your own to attend this highly talked about and best rated conference of its kind!
 

                                                  

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Our 2015 Theme and slogan - "Invitation to Innovation"


For 2015 we have embarked into a new era for innovative ideas, research and accelerated implementation.
Safety in general is an every growing and expanding business. We provide (under one roof) the tools, education, ideas, experts, and networking opportunities to grow and expand your personal and professional development so you can make a difference in your community. 

            

              This is your personal invitation to join us in March of 2015.

 

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Conference 2014 Recap!
 

Thank you to the 300 (plus) attendees for registering and attending this event!

 

We offered a record setting 40+ workshops and events.

 

The evaluations for this years event (as always) were out of the ball park!

 

Click here for the - March 2014 (11th Annual Conference) Evaluations

 

To view photos of the 2014 Conference [Click Here]

 

                                       

 

The 2014 Conference Schedule is now contained in the Official Conference Program.
 

Click on the conference program box to view and download.
The program is high resolution (9 MB) please allow a short pause for the entire PDF document to load.
Please print this document and bring with you to the conference or save it to your smart phone, PDA, or tablet. 

 

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Glenn A. Gaines -
 To open the 11th Annual Conference and Expo.

Kristina Anderson -
 Virginia Tech shooting victim has dedicated
 herself to
promoting campus safety.

 

 

Glenn A. Gaines
Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator

As the Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). He is responsible for managing USFA and the programs and training activities at the National Emergency Training Center.

In May of 2011 Chief Gaines was awarded the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to a past or present Metro Chief based on a history of accomplishments, contributions to the organization, contributions to fire safety, demonstrated leadership, challenges overcome, and similar considerations. In August of 2011 Chief Gaines was presented with the International Association of Fire Chiefs President’s Award for meritorious service to the fire service.

 

 

Kristina Anderson
Shooting Victim
Virginia Tech

 

Kristina Anderson has been traveling the country talking about the worst day of her life. Some moments are difficult to recall, and some memories she won't share - things she wants to keep for herself. But she has discovered that talking about April 16, 2007, is a way to gain control.

 

The Virginia Tech graduate can rattle off memories that stick in her mind from the morning a gunman severely injured her, killed 32 people, before turning the gun on himself.

 

As she and a friend came into French class and took their seats in the back of the Norris Hall classroom....... The shot would have killed her had it been three inches lower...... The cold and sleepiness that overcame her as, shot twice in the back, she leaned against a chair.

 

Talking about that day has helped her heal. And Anderson said she feels compelled to help others by talking about the days since, as she reflects on the tragedy and continues her emotional recovery.

 

"I learned a lot from this," she said, "A lot of life lessons." - She's passing on those lessons - advocating both practical safety measures and personal reflections about life - through the Koshka Foundation. She and her family started the foundation late in 2007 to promote school security, remember those lost on April 16 and inspire others facing challenges.

 

Anderson gave her first public speeches about the shootings during a busy spring break in March that took her to New York, Washington, D.C., and Finland. She spread the word about her foundation and shared her thoughts on school safety with law enforcement officials, school leaders, CEOs and American Red Cross workers.

 

Her safety message is a bottom-up approach to safety and security. Training students and faculty how to respond to emergencies - everything from dorm fires to physical attacks - will empower them to react and prevent further tragedy.

 

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Certificates awarded for two days of continuing education training.

 

FIRE INSPECTOR AND FIREFIGHTER CEUs - The Fire Code Expo is one of the larger training and educational gatherings that providing a valuable resource for: Fire Code Officials, Campus Fire Safety Professionals, Fire Fighters, Fire Inspectors, Building Officials, Fire Protection & Construction-Related Professionals, and many others. Code officials, building inspectors, design professionals, and others look to The Fire Code Academy and The Fire Code Expo to enhance their skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today's challenging world.

 

Our educational programs cover a broad spectrum of fire inspection & code enforcement and those related topics by providing knowledge, skills and expertise from variety of subject matter experts.

 

 

 

OHIO BBS Credit - The Ohio Board of Building Standards approves Continuing Education Courses for Fire Protection Inspectors and building department personnel. The courses may be used for the attainment of goals that are connected with technical and professional development as they relate to enforcing and interpreting Building and Fire Protection codes & standards.

We have several presentations approved for BBS CEUs.

 

 

Each year we host several topics relating to fire prevention, code enforcement, fire protection and much more.

 

 

                         Fire Protection 101

 

In addition to the many hours of training and education from our subject matter experts & engineers on fire safety, code enforcement and fire prevention; we offer Fire Protection 101 One of our signature programs.

 

This training package is an overview of the latest standards regarding the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment.              


   
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"After the Fire" - a very heartwarming true story.....

                      Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons

On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through Seton Hall University's freshman dormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, roommates from poor neighborhoods who made their families proud by getting into college. They managed to escape, but both were burned terribly.

 

AFTER THE FIRE is the story of these young men and their courageous fight to recover from the worst damage the burn unit at Saint Barnabas hospital had ever seen. It is the story of the extraordinary doctors and nurses who work with the burned.

 

Alvaro and Shawn talk more about their ordeal of being college burn victims nationally at many colleges across the country. They also speak at high schools as well as fire safety training or firefighting seminars and conferences. Their motive is to be advocates for fire safety and prevention so that no other students will have to endure the pain that they suffered. Also, they strive to be the voice of many burn victims across the country who may feel "trapped in their new skin."

 

Their story is one of survival, perseverance, inspiration, hope, courage and friendship. They inspire to motivate students and professionals that life will give you many obstacles. It's how you overcome those obstacles by drawing strength, knowledge and motivation from those around you.

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Conference Evaluations - Why Bother?

 

As the "Best" rated event of its kind - we take our conferences and the evaluations from our attendees very seriously.

Please click on the link below to view the attendee evaluations from our 10th Annual Conference. We do listen and make changes where possible and appropriate.  

 

Click here for the - March 2014 (11th Annual Conference) Evaluations

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Proudly representing Higher Education institutions across the Country!

 

Our 2014 event was the largest gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted over 300 people from 31 states and 2 countries.

 

To view the 2014 Conference Program [Click Here]        To view photos of the 2014 Conference [Click Here]

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Our 2010 and 2013 conferences were 2nd largest gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted over 250 professionals from 34 states and 3 countries.

 

To view the 2013 Conference Program [Click Here]        To view photos of the 2013 Conference [Click Here]
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Our 2012 event was the 3rd largest gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted over 200 people from 33 states and 3 countries.
 

To view the 2012 Conference Program [Click Here]        To view photos of the 2012 Conference [Click Here]
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Our 2011 event was the 4th largest gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted over 180 people from 36 states and 4 countries.

 

To view the 2011 Conference Program [Click Here]        To view photos of the 2011 Conference [Click Here] 

 

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For 2015, we will be returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Columbus, Ohio. This facility is located as part of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. We are offering hotel rooms in the Hyatt for an exceptional rate of only - $126.00 per night (plus tax). This Hyatt has accommodated us in the past with exceptional service to our attendees! 

 

 

We do have a select number of rooms available for those who you who qualify for the Government Rate (Federal, State, Local). The Hyatt government rate is approx $95 +/- (this is an estimate of what the prevailing rate may be at the time of the booking).

 

Tax exempt organizations: please bring your documentation when you check-in to the Hotel for even greater savings! 

 

  

NOTE: The Hotel Reservation System is not active at this time.  ______________________________________________________________________________________

 

2015 Campus Fire Department Symposium

 

Does your Campus have its own Fire Department?

Are you a small Fire Department with the response area covering a College or University?

Do you rely on students as part of your Fire/Rescue response?

 

If you can answer yes to one of more of these questions, then plan on attending this ground breaking event. 

 

We received several requests for programming specifically for Campus Fire Departments and/or those departments who respond onto campus and rely on students as part of their emergency response staffing.  

 

Previous Participating Campuses

Clemson University Fire Department
New Mexico State University Fire Department
University of California - Davis
University of California - Santa Cruz
Purdue University Fire Department
University of Connecticut Fire Department
University of Notre Dame Fire Department

 

Other Participating Organizations
CAL Fire
Mississippi - Office of State Fire Marshal
New Concord Fire Department (Home of Muskingum College)
Ohio University
Shepherdstown Fire Department (Home of Shepard College)

 

Here are some testimonials about the quality of our work and our conferences.

 

I was impressed.  Campus fire safety is a narrow, niche field and making a relevant conference, I imagine, is a challenge.  That challenge is also what makes it so important.  In our comparatively small industry, the networking, vendor validity, and conference content is so important because our unique needs would be marginalized in a larger, more broad setting. Thank you, again!!

- Deputy Chief Michael Makuch, University of Connecticut Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to comment on the annual expos.  I have been able to attend many of these programs.  I’ve been in the facility operations, management, maintenance, and property loss prevention for almost 30 years.  In that time I’ve been to many conferences, expos, training courses and worked with property loss companies like Factory Mutual, Marsh and others.  The quality of the Campus Fire Safety Annual Conference and Expo is one of the best I’ve ever attended.  It’s not the biggest, and it’s not in an exotic location. However, it is one of the best I’ve ever been part of.  It is well run, well received, relevant, useful with a broad range of topics, and it’s very interesting.  The vendors are top rate and appropriate for the audience. 

-  Cris Wadham, Plant Operations and Maintenance, Wright State University

                                                   

 

 

 

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Here is what
people are saying about our conferences and services:


"AS A UNIVERSITY VICE-PRESIDENT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CONFERENCE TO ALL WHO HAVE A DEDICATED AND VESTED INTEREST IN KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE FROM FIRE".
- R. M. Norman; Senior Vice President for Finance/Business Services (Miami University)

 

"YOU FOLKS DO AN AWESOME JOB. I WAS PROUD TO BE PART OF YOUR ANNUAL EVENT - GOOD LUCK"
- Tonya Hoover, State Fire Marshal - California

 

"TRAINING AND EDUCATION IS PARAMOUNT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR MISSION. THIS CONFERENCE PROVIDES ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS".
- Robert R. Rielage, State Fire Marshal Ohio (ret)

 

"IT WAS AN HONOR TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THIS PARAMOUNT EVENT. THE PRESENTERS YOU HAVE HERE THIS WEEK ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROVIDED FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE".
- James Lee Witt, FEMA Director appointed under President Bill Clinton

 

"THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY".
- Glenn A. Gaines - Deputy United States Fire Administrator/Acting United States Fire Administrator

 

"ONE OF THE MOST ORGANIZED AND WELL RAN EVENTS I HAVE ATTENDED. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE MADE THE TRIP UP THERE FROM TEXAS".
- David Giordano; Fire Chief, College Station, Texas - Home of TEXAS A&M University

 

"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER WHEN ORGANIZING PROGRAMS SUCH AS THIS".
- Michael P. Bell, State Fire Marshal Ohio (ret)

 

"I HAVE HEARD NOTHING BUT POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR COMPANY, YOUR PROGRAMS & CONFERENCES".
- Kelvin J. Cochran, United States Fire Administrator appointed under President Barack Obama

 

- Attendee Comments -

"I NOW KNOW WHY YOUR RATED ONE OF THE BEST CONFERENCES OF IT KIND - I WAS IMPRESSED"

"ONE OF THE BEST CONFERENCES YET"

"I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY CONFERENCE YOU HAVE HOSTED AND THEY ONLY GET BETTER"

"THIS PROGRAM IS SO MUCH BETTER AS FAR AS EDUCATION THEN THAT OTHER GROUPS ANNUAL MEETING"

"EXCELLENT-KNOWLEDGEABLE PRESENTERS!"

"AS AN EXHIBITOR I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR SHOW EVERY YEAR!"

"ALL OF MY STAFF HAVE ATTENDED OVER THE YEARS AND EACH YEAR IT GETS BIGGER AND BETTER'

"AS AN EXHIBITOR YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON CUSTOMER SERVICE FAR OUT EXCEEDS WHAT THE FIRE FORUM OFFERS' 

"I'VE BEEN TO MANY CAMPUS FIRE EVENTS, THIS ONE OUTSHINES OTHERS I HAVE ATTENDED"

"BETTER THEN ANY OTHER FIRE SAFETY CONFERENCES I HAVE BEEN TO"

"WELL WORTH THE COST"

"YOU TREAT YOUR PRESENTERS WELL"

"AWESOME KEY-NOTE ADDRESS"

"SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!"

"NO OTHER CONFERENCE CATERS TO SMALL COLLEGES LIKE YOU AND YOUR STAFF DOES"

"YOU ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB!!"

"GREAT LOCATION, THANKS FOR THE DISCOUNT CARDS FOR THE MALL -FAMILY LOVED IT".

"EXCELLENT VARITY OF TOPICS AND DISCUSSIONS!"

"KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"

"THE ONE-STOP-SHOP CONCEPT HAS MADE THIS CONFERENCE WORTH THE COST AND TRIP"

"MOST WELL ROUNDED CONFERENCE FOR THE COLLEGE CAMPUS WE HAVE ATTENDED"

"YOUR STAFF IS ALWAYS SO HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY"

"I MANAGE SECURITY, FIRE SAFETY, AND EMT FIRST RESPONSE - YOU COVER IT ALL!!!!"

"I RECOMMEND THIS CONFERENCE FOR ALL CAMPUS SAFETY PROFESSIONALS"

"SOME OF THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC SPEAKERS I HAVE SEEN AT A SAFETY CONFERENCE"

"Don't Change a thing!"

 

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Our Guarantee of Excellence and Affordability

We guarantee you will not find another Conference of this magnitude. We search for and provide the best presenters and speakers from around the country. We strive for excellence and will do whatever it takes to keep our conference one of the best.

 

We are confident you will find this conference both affordable and educational.  We work very hard to keep your costs to a minimum, while giving you one of the most complete and well rounded programs available. 

 

Our Partners and Exhibitors
T
his years event is underwritten by many corporate partners who assist in making this conference one of the most affordable and professional programs out there - Thank you.
 
 

Campus Fire Safety Com LLC and The Fire Code Academy

11711 Princeton Pike
Suite 341 / PMB# 313
     Cincinnati, Ohio 45246   
Office: 1-800-771-3403       Fax:  1-877-731-FAXX

 

 

                                                                  
 

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