Nov. 17-18 Symposium Explores Fire Safety in the Next 25 Years

ISEA's Nov. 11 Protection2003 symposium in Arlington, Va., isn't the only November meeting that is focused on the next 25 years of safety and worker protection. A major fire safety symposium, "Fire Protection & Safety: Preparing for the Next 25 Years," is set for Nov. 17-18 at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. It will be hosted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) and will feature discussions on future technologies, building materials, sustainability challenges, and demographics.

U.S. Fire Administrator Gregory Cade is among the leaders scheduled to speak at the event. Other speakers include James M. Shannon, president of the National Fire Protection Association and chairman of FPRF's Board of Trustees; Craig Beyler, Ph.D., chairman of the International Association of Fire Safety Science; Shere Abbott, director of the Center for Science and Practice of Sustainability at the University of Texas at Austin; and representatives of NIST, Marriott Corp., Underwriters Laboratories, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, GE Fire and Security, FM Global, Schneider Electric, Tyco Fire and Building Products, Armstrong World Industries, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the University of Maryland, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and fire departments in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Toronto.

Visit NFPA's Web site for information; the registration fee is $295.

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