NFPA Journal - May/June 2013 - (Page 80)

— . ED SESSION HIGHLIGHTS . — Name of feature Here, There, Everywhere 2013 EDUCATION SESSION TRACKS Building & Life Safety 17 sessions Codes & Standards 51 sessions Detection & Notification 10 sessions electrical 13 sessions Education sessions at NFPA’s Conference & Expo emphasize the association’s expansive reach emergency Preparedness/ Business Continuity 10 sessions by FRED DURSO, JR. AND SCOTT SUTHERLAND fire & emergency Services 46 sessions fire Protection engineering 14 sessions fire Suppression 25 sessions Green 3 sessions Loss Control/Prevention 13 sessions Public education 19 sessions research 34 sessions Peruse the titles of the education sessions at NFPA’s Conference & Expo and you’ll notice NFPA’s presence across a range of occupancies, issues, and professions. Curious how the legal system is utilizing an NFPA guide on fire and explosion investigations? Interested in a new push to safeguard theaters using NFPA’s codes and standards? Want to know how to fund home fire sprinkler operations in your city despite legislation prohibiting statewide sprinkler adoption? They’re just a few of the questions that will be addressed in Chicago via more than 150 education sessions, divided into 12 tracks. To help you navigate all the possibilities, we’ve compiled our annual list of selected ed session highlights. For a complete listing, visit HealtH care conscious Health Care Hot Topics and AHJ Interpretations David Hood, Russell Phillips & Associates; James Merrill, CMS; George Mills, The Joint Commission Monday, June 10, 9:30–10:30 a.m. The Ripple Effects of the Adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code on the Health Care Industry Tom Gardner, The Protection Engineering Group Monday, June 10, 11 a.m.–noon Moving Beyond RACE: The Next Step in Health Care Fire Safety Susan McLaughlin and Steve Spaanbroek, MSL Healthcare Consulting Monday, June 10, 11 a.m.–noon 80 NFPA JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2013 Looking into the Future of Regulations Chad Beebe, ASHE; James Peterkin, Heery Design Wednesday, June 12, 8–9 a.m. The big news in the health care arena is the intended adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others. Tom Gardner of the Protection Engineering Group outlines the must-know specifics of the newest edition and how these provisions mesh with other NFPA codes and standards. Other sessions tackle more immediate concerns, including commonly cited code deficiencies and what’s needed for an effective staff response to fire. (Hint: Think RACE—Rescue, Alarm, Contain, and Extinguish/Evacuate.) Different continents, same problem Wildfire in the Built Environment: A Case Study of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire in Colorado Springs Brett Lacey and Christina Randall, Colorado Springs Fire Department Monday, June 10, 8 a.m.–9 a.m. Bushfire and Community Safety in Australia Rob Llewellyn, International Fire Protection Pty, Ltd. Monday, June 10, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Colorado and Australia are a world apart, but they’ve both felt the wrath of wildfire (called bushfire by Aussies) and have learned some valuable lessons in the process. The costliest wildfire in

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - May/June 2013

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Treasurer's Report
Work in Progress
Amping It Up
Drill Team
Working Together
Code Process 2.0
Routine Maintenance
Here, There, Everywhere
Section Spotlight
Expo Preview: Exhibitors' Showcase
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013