The nation's premier campus fire safety training event of the year .... just got bigger!
In addition to our usual 2.5 day Fire Forum, CCFS is adding two additional training sessions … one day before, and another one the day after the Forum, providing you with one full week of training and networking.
The programs offered are modular to allow you to pick and choose which you want to attend. Please note that you must be an attendee of the CCFS Fire Forum (November 6-8th) in order to add the additional training days to your schedule.
CAMPUSFIREFORUM 2012 San Antonio,TX Nov. 5-9
Location: Sheraton Gunter Hotel by the RiverWalk
Keynote Speakers, November 6th, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos
After the Fire – The Movie.
In the frigid predawn hours of January 19, 2000, the lives of thousands, maybe even millions, we're changed because of a great trag-edy on the campus of Seton Hall University. In Boland Hall, a freshman dormitory on the South Orange, NJ campus, what many students thought was another night of false fire alarms turned out to be the real thing. Survivors, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, will host a viewing of the new Documentary Film, AFTER THE FIRE, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize story and NY Times bestseller. It tells the inspiring survival story of freshmen roommates Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos after the tragic Seton Hall University fire, that killed 3 students. Producer: Guido Verweyen/ Cosmic Pictures.
Join us as we show the 50 minute movie “After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes and Cowards,” followed by discussions with Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, freshmen roommates that survived the tragic Seton Hall University fire. Discussion topics that will come up during this presentation include fire alarms, sprinkler systems and escape planning matter the obstacles - the physical, mental and emotional toll faith during trying times and more.
The DVD of the movie, "After the Fire" will be available at the Forum, or can be ordered through our website. CCFS has an exclusive arrangement with the producer to sell this DVD to our Campus Fire Safety Network.
Shawn and Alvaro are also available to come to your campus. To learn more about arranging a movie preview that includes discussions with Shawn and Alvaro click here.
November 5, 2012:
Training session by the International Code Council (ICC).
November 6-8, 2012:
Workshops - We’ll be offering educational workshops,conducted by some of the nation’s leading fire safety and industry professionals, and hosted networking receptions.
Technology - Our exhibit on Nov 7 will showcase the advancements in products that provide solutions to campus fire safety enhancements. We'll also have several training sessions and workshops too.
Town Hall Meeting - And don't forget our Town Hall Meeting, originally founded by CCFS, this discussion forum has always been a highly successful group meeting.
Annual Member Meeting - We'll be holding our annual member meeting and luncheon immediately after the forum on November 8.
Networking - Please join us for the Tuesday and Wednesday evening networking receptions. All are welcome!
November 9, 2012:
A day-course of our FireWise Campus Training and DVD Tool Kit.
Cost&Registration for attendees & exhibitors
We're holding our prices down again this year. 2008 prices in 2012!
- Attendees: Members $475. | Non Members $525.
- Exhibitor Booth + 1 Exhibitor: Members $1300. | Non Members $1600.
Extra Day (s)
- ICC Training $175. (CEU’s) - Nov 5th
- FireWise Campus Training $175.—Nov. 9th.
Sheraton Gunter, San Antonio:
Regular Rate: $125. per night | Government Rate: $106. per night.
Explore San Antonio
Consider these high points, ranging from the city's major theme parks to the River Walk lined with restaurants, patios, galleries and shops. The city is filled with culturally significant arts, history, culture, museums and architecture.
The 300-year-old Mission San Antonio de Valero was the site of a pinnacle battle during the Texas Revolution in March of 1836. Here, 189 Texas defenders held off Mexican General Santa Anna's 4,000 soldiers for thirteen days.
The San Antonio River is the heart of the country’s oldest and most extensive Spanish-colonial water system, having supplied water for the construction of San Antonio’s five historic missions. Today, the river still winds its way through the city, defining neighborhoods and offering a landscape of beauty and tranquility to behold from its shady banks. In the city center, the River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is made up of cobbled walkways, bridges, cafés, shops, restaurants and bars along the river’s edge. Its three miles of pathways are a full level below city streets, creating the ambiance of a secluded oasis.
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
Comprised of four out of five San Antonio missions: missions Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. Travel from mission to mission on the eight-mile Missions Bike and Hike Trail.
Mission San José
San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, the “Queen of the Missions,” is the largest mission in San Antonio. Spanish designers, directing workers from the local Coahuiltecan tribe, built the mission in the late 1700s using Texas limestone and brightly colored stucco. At its height, it provided sanctuary and a social and cultural community for more than 300 Indians, and was surrounded by acres of fields and livestock herds. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) almost fully restored it to its original design in the 1930s. The mission church holds a Mariachi Mass on Sundays and has a rose window in the sacristy.
As San Antonio's first neighborhood, La Villita, "the little village," was originally established by Spanish soldiers stationed at the Alamo. Today it is a historic arts village that houses shops, art galleries and restaurants in Spanish, Mexican, German and French-influenced residences.
San Antonio At 250 acres, it’s the largest marine life adventure park in the world. Take in a show with trainers and animals at Shamu Stadium, then set off to explore one of the four individual parks. The Great White is Texas’ first inverted steel roller-coaster; the Steel Eel treats riders to bouts of weightlessness; and the Lost Lagoon, the Texas Splashdown and the Rio Loco offer ways to get wet, from wave pools to slides and flumes.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
With eight roller coasters and many more titillating rides, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is an adventure for the entire family. The Fiesta Bay Boardwalk, a 1950s boardwalk with a 90-foot Ferris wheel, is worth a visit even if you’re not that into coasters. And with an ensemble of award-winning shows and a layout that embodies the many cultures of Texas, Fiesta Texas is a must experience for any trip to San Antonio.
Tower of the Americas
Here’s where to go for a panoramic view of San Antonio from 750 feet. Built for the 1968 World’s Fair, the tower recently underwent a series of renovations to the observation deck and rotating restaurant at the top; the latter now features upscale dining and a sophisticated bar area. A glass elevator will take you up to the Flags Over Texas observatory, with heart-stopping views all the way. Also brand-new is the Skies Over Texas 4-D ride, a swooping, spectacular tour of life in the Lone Star State.
San Antonio Zoo
The third largest zoo in the U.S., the San Antonio Zoo is one of the oldest as well. A collection of animals was assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800s. more animals were added in 1914. Today, more than 3,500 animals reside at the zoo, representing 600 special of animals on 56 acres. Forget lions, tigers and bears (oh my! They’re here too) – when’s the last time you’ve been up close with a fossa or a white-faced saki?
King William Historic District
King William is the oldest historic district in Texas. Built by German merchants in the late 1800s, it is made up of elegant mansions, quirky bed and breakfasts, art galleries, restaurants and the Southtown commercial corridor. Its tree-lined streets sweep the south bank of the San Antonio River; on its edges are the Blue Star and Lavaca neighborhoods. You can pick up a self-guided walking tour from the San Antonio Conservation Society.
This family-oriented museum is geared towards experiencing South Texas history, natural science and technology. There are mummies and dinosaurs, Native American pictographs, Fiesta gowns and an EcoLab with living Texas critters – like tarantulas. The museum recently acquired a circus collection, and a hummingbird and butterfly garden sprawls across the backyard. Also out back: the four-story H-E-B Science Treehouse, with hands-on science exhibits.
McNay Art Museum
Established as the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay is renowned for its collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American art displayed in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa and courtyard.
San Antonio Museum of Art
Its 30,000-square-foot Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art, houses the most comprehensive collection of Latin American art in the country. Its collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, European and American paintings, and Asian and contemporary art is the most extensive in the region. Events include tea ceremonies and meditation workshops. Plus, it’s housed in the turn-of-the-century building that once was the Lone Star Brewery. How cool is that?
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
This 120-year-old saloon is a repository for real-deal cowboy and Old West history, as well as a strange but extensive horn, fin and feather collection. You used to be able to trade a deer antler (or horn, fin or feather) for a shot; now only U.S. dollars will do.
[ MORE: http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/play/attractions-rundown/index.aspx
Golf and Sports
Play a round of golf at one of the area's forty courses including La Cantera, one of the world's top 20 golf courses (Conde Nast Travel). Sports fans will want to plan a trip around the next Spurs game, Missions baseball game, Rampage hockey game, or WNBA Silver Stars game.
The city's major theme parks top the list but dozens of other adventures include the San Antonio Zoo, one of the nation's largest. At the Children's Museum, hands-on exhibits encourage creative play. Ripley's Haunted Adventure or Tomb Rider 3D feature special effects, animatronics and live actors.
Don’t miss the Alamo, Texas’ #1 visitor attraction. Stroll the secluded parts of the River Walk or wander through the Spanish missions. Soak in live music, from polka to R&B, daily at Main Plaza. Tuesdays at the San Antonio Museum of Art are free. Take in Southtown’s public shindig, First Friday Art Walk.
Get to Know San Antonio
Stroll through the restored Japanese Tea Garden. Swim with the dolphins at SeaWorld San Antonio. Have an exquisitely-good tamale at Tellez, a great local dive.Take a river taxi from one end of the River Walk to the other. Have a mojito at the Menger Hotel's historic bar. Watch the sunset from the 759-foot Tower of The Americas.
The Texas Hill Country
In a June 2008 New York Times list of the nation's top 31 places to go, the Texas Hill Country topped the list. The rolling hills, limestone cliffs and cool spring-fed rivers start at San Antonio's doorstep.
[ MORE: http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/play/index.aspx
Review the highlights of Campus Fire Forum 2011 ...
Virtual Speakers | Virtual Exhibit
Campus Fire Forum History
Campus Fire Forum is the only national conference that focuses exclusively on campus fire safety issues
and continues to offer you the opportunity to learn from the experts and interact with campus fire safety
professionals from across the country. Hundreds of attendees representing colleges, universities,
fire officials, city and state authorities and many other disciplines will be in attendance.
This the official Campus Fire Forum, presented by The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS), the nation's only
non-profit organization devoted to reducing the loss of life from fire at our nation's campuses. Beginning over
12 years ago, as an “invitation only” event, the Campus Fire Forum has steadily grown in popularity and is now now the nation’s premiere conference focusing specifically on fire safety in the campus community.
Join your colleagues and network with your peers from across the country and around the world. From the educational sessions, vendor’s exhibit and the popular Town Meeting, you’ll gain new ideas and proven techniques to protect your campus community.
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