Welcome to Columbus, Ohio - March 4th & 5th, 2013
This event is one of the most popular, and highest rated conferences of its kind in the world.
We are the "Affordable Conference!"
We would like to THANK the 250 + attendees from 31 different US States and 2 Countries for attending this anniversary event!
This annual conference provides over 30 educational workshops, presented by the nation’s leading fire safety, security and risk management professionals. This is the only international conference focusing exclusively on Campus Fire Safety, Security, & Risk Management. 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”.
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 vendor & technology exhibition.
year dozens of Campus Safety 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,
Glenn Gaines to open the 10th Annual Conference and Expo.
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.
"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.
Please read more by clicking the keynote address tab located above.......
Students with Special Needs and Disabilities
Campus Mass-Notification Systems
On a Sunday late in May 2011, the campus of Missouri Southern State University, located in Joplin, Mo., was hosting the Joplin High School graduation. Within 30 minutes of the commencement’s conclusion an EF5 tornado took aim at the town. Although the regular students, usually numbering nearly 6,000, had gone home for summer break, the campus was still full of visitors for the graduation.
Fortunately, the MSSU campus had an emergency communication system that provided mass notification capabilities inside the university buildings as well as exterior areas, using powerful speaker arrays. Only recently installed, the system had been tested every Monday morning, but this was the first real emergency. When the tornado warning was issued, the university took immediate action: “A tornado warning has been issued for our area,” the speakers said. “Move to the lowest floor away from windows and stairways. DO NOT EXIT a building. If outdoors, move to a building immediately and seek shelter.”
We will hear from MMSU (via video) on just how their MNS worked “as designed”.
Mass Notification Systems (MNS) are still a concern with many campus administrations, students, their parents, and the general public all who want to know about the emergency notification systems that campuses should have in place.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will help explain the technology, and what the requirements are for MNS Systems. Many companies are approaching colleges and universities with their products calling their offerings “Mass Notification”. We will discuss why some of these systems may be considered as back-up systems but not your primary means for proper and effective emergency notification.
Do you have campus-wide events with 50 or more people in attendance?
Concerned with Crowd Management........
The deadliest fires in United States history have involved places of assembly. Of particular concern are indoor venues where the exits to the building were not immediately apparent to panicked patrons. Since the crowd crush at the E2 Night Club took 21 lives in Chicago (February 17, 2003) and the inferno at The Station nightclub (February 20, 2003) claimed 100 lives in the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history, NFPA has enacted tough new code provisions for fire sprinklers and crowd management in assembly venues. Those provisions mark sweeping changes to the codes and standards governing safety in assembly occupancies.
These and many other incidents across the county and the world have sparked nationwide awareness about the fire and life safety code issues in places of assembly. This awareness has sparked concerns about the fire code issues in places of assembly. Those issues surround crowd management – controlling groups of people at clubs, sporting events, conventions, and other gatherings, and making sure that facilities are equipped to handle such crowds so that the occupants can GET OUT ALIVE
Most higher education campuses are full of public assembly facilities and have many large scale events throughout the course of the academic year. These include but are not limited to: sporting events, concerts, theater, movies & campus wide activities, and most important - graduation.
We have secured a representative of the NFPA Technical Committee on Public Assemblies and Crowd Management to discuss this very hot topic.
Our 2010 event was the
gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted
over 250 people from 34 states and 3 countries.
Our 2012 event was the
Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record.
We hosted over 200 people from 33 states and 3 countries.
Our 2011 event was the 3rd largest gathering of Campus Fire & Safety Professionals on record. We hosted over 180 people from 36 states and 4 countries.
2013 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
"YOU FOLKS DO AN AWESOME JOB. I WAS PROUD TO BE PART OF YOUR ANNUAL EVENT -
"TRAINING AND EDUCATION IS PARAMOUNT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR MISSION. THIS
CONFERENCE PROVIDES ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS".
"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
"THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO
INVOLVED WITH CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY".
"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".
"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER WHEN ORGANIZING PROGRAMS SUCH AS THIS".
"I HAVE HEARD NOTHING BUT POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR COMPANY, YOUR
PROGRAMS & CONFERENCES".
- Attendee Comments -
"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"
"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!"
Click here to look at the hundreds of schools, organizations, and business who have been a part of our success over the years!
For 2014, 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 only $119.00 per night. 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).
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. No other program will provide you a hotel room, food and program for the low cost we do.
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
This 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
11711 Princeton Pike
All Cancellations received 60 to 70 days prior to the conference start will be subject to a $200.00 service fee. Due to hotel and other contractual obligations, NO cancellations or refunds will be accepted within 60 days of the conference start date regardless of the registration date. Registrations are transferable to other people. All cancellations must be in writing and postmarked (address above) within the requirements of the conference. A no-show at the conference constitutes a cancellation within the 60 days prior to the event, and you will still be responsible for the conference registration, food and hotels fees - This policy was originally applied to the website on 5/01/2006, updated 8/01/2009 and updated again 5/20/2010. Submission of this registration signifies agreement with these and all Conference Rules, Cancellation Policy, and Terms & Conditions.
We reserve the right to cancel this program for any unforeseen circumstances. This conference has limited availability.- This was applied to website on 5/01/2006 and updated 8/01/2009. Submission of this registration signifies agreement with these and all Conference Rules, Cancellation Policy, and Terms & Conditions.
If you have questions or would like further information, please e-mail Info@CampusSafetyExpo.com
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