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Monday: Breakfast - ICC Training Class Only
Breakfast
Monday: ICC Optional Training A117, ICC 300, ICC 500 Kimberly Paarlberg R.A.
Special (Optional) Session
Bleacher safety/standards and codes program Morning Session: Accessibility, including the A117. Afternoon Session: ICC 300 and ICC 500
Kimberly Paarlberg R.A.  |  Internaational Code Council
Monday: Break, Morning, ICC Training Class
Break
Monday: Lunch - ICC Training Class
Lunch
Monday: Break, Afternoon, ICC Training Class
Break
Monday: Exhibitor Set-up
Technology Expo
About our Expo: Exhibitors can set-up on Monday from 5-9PM. All Exhibits must be set up by 7:30 AM on Tuesday. Breakfasts and Exhibits start at 8AM. The exhibit will last the entire day. Attendees will have 30 minute breaks in between sessions and an extended lunch to visit with you. Exhibitors can Tear Down Tuesday at 5 PM thru 9 PM. All Exhibitors are invited to join in the conference meals and networking experience during the President's Reception.
Tuesday: Breakfast - All Attendees & Exhibitors
Breakfast
Tuesday (All Day): Technology Exhibit
Technology Expo
Tuesday: Welcome Session (General Session)
General Session
Welcome to Campus Fire Forum 2018 - Our 19th Forum Michael J. Swain, President, The Center of Campus Fire Safety Chief State Fire Marshal Chief, San Antonio Fire Department
Tuesday(G): Keynote - NFPA 3000 Kristin Bigda, P.E.
General Session
Description: In this sessions participants will learn about the joint effort to bring representatives from emergency response, emergency management, facility management, healthcare, education, and others to create a first of its kind national standard. The standard is designed to bring entire communities together to manage these incidents. Participants will learn the process in which this was made, why it was made, and receive a general review of the content of this groundbreaking standard. Takeaways: 1.) Participants will be able to describe recent active shooter/hostile events. 2.) Participants will be able to explain the process needed to achieve an accredited consensus standard. 3.) Participants will be to describe an outline the requirements for an active shooter/hostile event response program.
Kristin Bigda, P.E.  |  NFPA
Tuesday: Break, Morning with Exhibitors
Break
Tuesday (G): Active shooters in America, the threat and response. James Overton
General Session
Over the past hundred years, public mass shootings have risen to astronomical levels. From the infamous University of Texas clock tower sniper in 1966 to the Waffle house shooting in Antioch TN in April of this year more than 1,000 people have been killed, almost 200 of them children. The causality is debatable and complex; however, until those causes are addressed on a national level, schools and other organizations must be prepared to handle active shooter events. Technology advancements provide the tools to assist in mitigating these events. Acoustic (gunshot) detection systems can provide information to assist in assess the threat and trigger the initiation of emergency procedures and measures quickly and efficiently. This presentation will discuss the history and trends surrounding active shooter scenarios, as well as the various technologies critical to improving safety and saving lives.
James Overton  |  Johnson Controls
Tuesday: 2 hour Lunch with Exhibitors
Lunch
Tuesday (A): Prepare to get Shocked Terrence Ferrarotti
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
The discussion and use of Automated External Defibrillators on Campus Grounds. This program will review the benefits of setting up and running your own Campus AED Program. From the initial analysis of your customers to the current medical issues were all facing with the National Opioid Crisis, we will review how to choose the correct AED to best fit your Campus needs and how you can make a program work on any budget. FIRE PUMPS WILL THE WATER BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST? The need to review and look at how Fire Pumps are maintained and serviced. We will discuss who overseas current Fire Pumps and who actually should be. Taking Pride and Ownership in your systems as a Campus Fire Life Safety Professional.
Terrence Ferrarotti  |  State of CT-- Central CT State University
Tuesday (B): ECS/MNS Basics, Intelligibility and Code Updates Richard Roberts
Tech and Technology Sessions
This presentation will explain the concept of mass notification and look at how it evolved, review the history and development of these systems in NFPA 72, as well as covering some key requirements in NFPA 72, cover when voice intelligibility is required, provide an overview of several changes to the 2015 & 2018 Model Codes, that may lead to more MNS/ECS systems being installed.
Richard Roberts  |  Honeywell
Tuesday: Break, Afternoon with Exhibitors
Break
Tuesday (A): Prioritizing Expensive Fire Code Deficiencies for Action John DeLaHUnt
Tech and Technology Sessions
Educational facilities routinely discover conditions in the built environment that do not conform to fire code expectations. Whatever the source, the campus needs to have a plan to address these deficiencies in a timely manner. This presentation, sponsored by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), will present the ways fire code deficiencies develop on campuses, the usual sources of competition for funds to mitigate these findings, the risks of leaving deficiencies uncorrected, and a method of numerically prioritizing findings for action.
John DeLaHUnt  |  The University of Texas at San Antonio
Tuesday (B): Changes to the 2019 edition of the NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Richard Roberts
Tech and Technology Sessions
An informative presentation covering many key changes to the 2019 edition of the NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code as well as providing the reasons for the changes and how they will impact public life safety. The discussion will provide an overview of new requirements for smoke detection, carbon monoxide detection, sending signals to supervising stations, when a Building System Information Unit (BSIU) is permitted to control fire alarm system functions.
Richard Roberts  |  Honeywell
Tuesday: President's Reception
President's Reception
All are welcome! Please join us in the Garden of the Marriott San Antonio
Wednesday: Breakfast
Breakfast
Wednesday: (G) Off-Campus Part 1: San Marcos Fire Tim Knisely and Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner
General Session
Off-Campus Part 1: San Marcos Fire This past July an early morning fire tore through the Iconic Village apartment complex in San Marcos, TX, claiming five lives. The Wednesday morning General Session will feature an overview and preliminary report on this tragedy, as well as a look at how large-scale fires such as this can be prevented or minimized. The first half of the general session will be presented by Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner, of the San Marcos Fire Department. Fire Marshal Kistner will present an overview of this incident and detail what is known so far, realizing that this incident is still under investigation.
Tim Knisely and Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner  |  The Center for Campus Fire Safety, Inc.
Wednesday (G): Off-Campus Part 2: Retrofit Possibilities for existing Buildings Cindy Giedraitis, Chief David Kerr and Chief Christopher Monestier
General Session
Off-Campus Part 2: Retrofit Possibilities for existing Buildings The second half of the session will be presented by the National Fire Sprinkler Association’s Regional Manager Cindy Giedraitis. Cindy will provide an overview on retrofit possibilities for existing buildings, feature local cities that have a retrofit program and discuss the successes and obstacles you will encounter. Chief David Kerr, Plano Fire Department and Chief Monestier, San Antonio Fire Department, will also participate in this presentation.
Cindy Giedraitis, Chief David Kerr and Chief Christopher Monestier  |  NFSA, Plano FD, San Antonio FD
Wednesday: Break, Morning
Break
Wednesday (A): Off-Campus Housing Issues A K Rosenhan
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
Over 9,000 apartment beds just outside the college limits, multi-story, with and without sprinklers, limited water supply, no codes. With a transient community it is a challenge to keep up with security gates, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and vandalism. We have implemented programs, policies, and operations to find the hazards and problems.
A K Rosenhan  |  Oktibbeha county?Miss. State University
Wednesday (B): 2018 IFC Chapter 38 higher Education Laboratories, Overview and implementation Michael R. Long
Tech and Technology Sessions
Overview of the 2018 International Fire Code, new Chapter 38 Higher Education Laboratories This session will focus on an overview of the new chapter written to address laboratories on predominately university and college campuses and facilities. It will touch on the code requirements of existing facilities and how it will apply to new construction. It also will address how to apply the requirement to existing, renovations, and new laboratory spaces. It will touch on how Arizona State University will be implementing these requirements.
Michael R. Long  |  Arizona State University
Wednesday (A): Teaching Fire Safety to Students and Staff Kathy Hook
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
The most effective methods to teach fire safety for students and staff both ON and OFF campus. The Art of making both college students and staff truly care about campus fire safety.
Kathy Hook  |  Colorado Springs Fire Department
Wednesday (B): Flexible Technology: Eliminate Freeze-ups and Improve Campus Fire Safety Christopher Kvistad
Tech and Technology Sessions
When protecting life and property on campuses, having the wrong type of fire protection system can be as dangerous as having no sprinkler system at all. A working sprinkler system is necessary to meet these needs, but a sprinkler system that is easy to install in accordance to or exceeding NFPA 13 and maintained in accordance to NFPA 25 is equally important. On campuses that experience cold winters, avoiding freeze-ups and ensuring a functioning fire protection system is critical. All it takes is one dip in temperature below freezing for water in traditional dry sprinkler systems to freeze if they aren’t installed according to code. When that happens, the sprinkler system is impaired and could fail when it is needed most. Freeze-ups frequently occur when wet pipes are positioned too close to an exterior wall that is insulated incorrectly or in a climate-controlled space that is not properly maintained. To avoid freezing, sprinkler system designs often incorporate soffits to house longer dry sprinklers ensuring the required rigid barrel lengths are exposed to the heated space and in turn prevent the wet piping from freezing. While soffits solve the problem of freezing, they create design issues, introducing unsightly and bulky structures. And since the rigid dry sprinkler barrels are required to be in a conditioned space, vertical installations are routinely out of the question. By combining flexible fittings with dry sprinkler technology, Victaulic has developed a solution – a dry sprinkler with the flexibility that allows the system to be installed within walls in areas that are not exposed to freezing conditions. Because Victaulic’s flexible dry sprinkler is safe and simple to install, they are ideal on balconies and in breezeways and parking garages, which are commonly found on campuses. The unique characteristics of this flexible technology allow installation in a broad range of structures and provide dependable functionality in freezing conditions. Available in multiple lengths with a 2-in. bend radius, the Victaulic VicFlex™ Dry Sprinkler Style VS1 can be installed where the branch line outlet orientation does not match the sprinkler head orientation using a specially developed swivel connection. In addition to making the system easy to install, the flexible design allows the sprinkler to be tested without removing it to eliminate trapped water. This innovative design delivers increased reliability and performance, which ultimately has the potential to save lives on campuses around the world.
Christopher Kvistad  |  Victaulic
Wednesday: Lunch
Lunch
Wednesday (A): Emergency Response and Proper Planning Tom Hayden and John Newcomer
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
An essential part of any emergency response is proper planning. Once a plan is formulated it should be vetted and tested by the participants to identify gaps, validate roles, and ensure functionality. This can be a challenge in higher education campuses where many of the essential departments and elements required for an emergency have little or no actual experience. Most will glance at the plan when it is distributed then place it on a shelf to be forgotten. This session will walk you through the various levels of exercises that can be conducted on campus to familiarize participants with their roles before an incident occurs. These exercises can range from simple tabletop exercises/discussions to full scale exercises designed to test plans for a major emergency. This class will be conducted by two HSEEP professionals who are not only experienced with designing, facilitating, and evaluating exercises; but also have knowledge of the higher education culture and have previously or are currently working in Higher Education safety. This ability to bring insider knowledge will help the audience gain a greater understanding of how the national exercise framework can be applied to institutions of higher learning to strengthen and enhance preparedness
Tom Hayden and John Newcomer  |  Ascenttra Inc.
Wednesday: (B) UL Standards Jonathan G Roberts
Tech and Technology Sessions
This course will provide a brief introduction to UL and UL safety standards to provide an understanding of how UL standards were first developed and what was the driving force behind them. It will give students a glimpse into what constitutes a UL assembly and we will illustrate the code sections that pertain to fire rated assemblies and will show why this important for code officials to understand. We will discuss the importance of testing and maintaining fire-resistive construction rated assemblies to ensure code compliance throughout the life of the building to maintain a safe living or working environment. Using free online UL resources related to fire resistance rated assemblies. Students will see what a design is and what changes can be made to tested designs. We will end with the best part; hands on exercises related to fire resistant designs and part of that will be will be constructing small scale models of fire resistant assemblies.
Jonathan G Roberts  |  Underwriters Laboratory
Wednesday: Afternoon Break
Break
Wednesday: (A) Public Private Partnerships James Rainer
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
Public Private Partnerships (P3's) are becoming common place throughout our county and over the last few years these new "opportunities" have made their way onto many of our college campuses. P3's can take various forms from privatized housing, retail outlets, and office buildings among others. This presentation will focus on several public private partnerships that have landed at Texas A&M University. We will explore the various ownership, management, and oversight arrangements as well as lessons learned from these from the University Fire Marshal's perspective.
James Rainer  |  Texas A&M University
Wednesday (B): Commercial Grade Fire Suppression for Residential Cooking Appliances Jessica Tomczak
Tech and Technology Sessions
Commercial Grade Fire Suppression for Residential Cooking Appliances The presentation will cover fire statistics, 300A products and where 300A products can be used. There will be a focus on their use in a college enviornonment, especially with the risk of fire being so high in a campus setting. The presentation will cover how our system works and the benefits to our system and protecting your space with them. In addition, it will cover other similarly listed products as well as the alternative to a 300A product.
Jessica Tomczak  |  DENLAR FIRE PROTECTION, LLC
Wednesday (A): Reaching International Students in Off Campus Housing Jeremy Mitchell
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
Ensuring fire safety in a dormitory or residence hall is made easier owing to the fact that, in addition to the public education element, these buildings fall under the jurisdiction of a state or municipal fire code. However, many colleges and universities are increasing enrollment while not adding on campus housing, leaving students to seek accommodations in their larger communities. There is an element of risk in any college student living off campus given that they often must seek less expensive apartments in substandard buildings, but this risk is compounded when we factor in the international student. These students are alone in a foreign country, often not acclimated to the culture, and also have to navigate the difficulties of young adulthood in a new place. Engaging the “typical” college student with a fire safety message is difficult (i.e., we cannot force fire safety compliance off campus), but we face additional hurdles in engaging the international student. This session will address what those hurdles are: language, culture, etc. while also discussing strategies to integrate international students with their neighbors and property managers in order to create safer off campus living environments.
Jeremy Mitchell  |  Champaign Fire Department
Wednesday: (B) NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, 2018 Edition. William J Burrus P.E. and Gilead R. Ziemba
Tech and Technology Sessions
NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, 2018 Edition. With the 2018 I-Codes and NFPA 101 now referencing NFPA 4 for integrated testing requirements, it is important to understand the requirements of this newly referenced standard.
William J Burrus P.E. and Gilead R. Ziemba  |  FIRE PROTECTION CONSULTING GROUP, LLC (FPCG)
Thursday: Breakfast
Breakfast
Thursday (G): Town Hall Meeting
General Session
Join The Center's Board of Directors along with the Directors of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) for our annual Town Hall Discussion Group. We will discuss campus and technology related issues ... and attempt to draw from both panels of ex[perts to provide solutions.
Thursday: (A) Building a Campus Floor Marshal program from the Ground Up: A Hands-On Approach. Steven R. Lane
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
Designing and implementing a campus floor marshal program from scratch can be one of the most challenging tasks a fire safety professional can undertake. This program will explore how Carnegie Mellon University leveraged its fire safety team and a hands-on approach to create a comprehensive Floor Marshal program for its urban campus. Topics discussed will include: • Gaining management buy-in and commitment • Building your team • Recruiting new members and keeping them • Keeping your team engaged • Communicating, both up and down the food chain • Making it challenging and interesting at the same time This program is appropriate for ALL campus fire safety professionals, but more especially those responsible for managing a floor/building marshal program.
Steven R. Lane  |  Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday (B): Firestop, Life Safety and the Campus Environment. Kelly Mason
Tech and Technology Sessions
Firestop, Life Safety and the Campus Environment. Specified Technologies, Inc. continues to focus on critical life safety issues surrounding new construction, maintenance, and remediation of institutional facilities, where students, employees and others safety and ongoing site compliance are all priorities. Put an end to dated systems and eliminate downstream costs for the lifetime of your building with an introduction to the Firestop Locator App, now available in App Stores and on our website. This app allows you to build a powerful tool for tracking and reporting firestop location information which can be shared by team members with real-time notifications. Products, System and Solutions for Life Safety and Compliance.
Kelly Mason  |  ASHE, NFPA, AIA, BICSI, CSI
Thursday (A): Game Day Operations Larry Labbe
Community-Resident On & Off Campus
Game Day Operations Game Day Operations is a best practices presentation sharing the operational aspects and key partners in large venue fire marshal event operations program. Topics covered are inspections, crowd management, evacuation planning, interagency communications and stakeholders
Larry Labbe  |  Georgia Tech
Thursday (B): Protecting Campus Fire Sprinkler Systems David Kerr
Tech and Technology Sessions
Learn how you can know for sure that your sprinklers and standpipes are secure from blockage, vandalism, terrorism and more.
David Kerr  |  Plano Fire Rescue
Thursday: Member Lunch and Annual Meeting
Lunch
AFAA DIRECTORS ONLY
General Session
Private meeting for AFAA Directors only.