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USFA announces speakers for 2023 Summit on Fire Prevention and Control

National fire service leaders and research experts will discuss critical issues facing the fire service


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By Bill Carey

EMMITSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Fire Administrator has announced the speakers for the upcoming Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control on Oct. 10, 2023, at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The Summit consists of two parts:

  1. A roundtable discussion on the critical issues facing the fire service with national leaders.
  2. State of Science presentations from national fire service and research experts on climate change, recruitment and retention, firefighter cancer, behavioral health, codes and standards implementation, and elevation of the fire service within the federal government.

The speakers will provide information on the latest advancements and strategies in emerging technology, climate-change impact, fire-based EMS innovations, firefighter health and safety, data innovation and community engagement.

Some of those speaking during the Summit are:

  • Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association

  • Chief Jack Hodgens, Fire Department of New York

  • Dr. Sara Jahnke, National Development & Research Institutes

  • Deputy Fire Chief Frank Leeb, Fire Department of New York

  • Pat Morrison, International Association of Fire Fighters

  • Chief Sam Peña, Houston Fire Department

  • Chief Shane Ray, National Fire Sprinkler Association

  • Dr. Denise Smith, First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory, Skidmore

  • Commissioner Adam Thiel, City of Philadelphia Fire Department

In-person and virtual registration is through the NETC registration link. In-person registration is limited, so you are encouraged to do so soon. To start your registration, you will need your FEMA SID. If you do not have a FEMA SID number or have forgotten your number, go here to obtain it before you register.

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