U.S. fire administrator, Philadelphia and FDNY fire officials, and NFPA CEO will discuss recent events and US fire problem during live January 25 event

NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley recently penned a thought leadership blog that touched on the steps that need to be taken, right now, to educate policy makers and the public about the US fire problem. As follow up to that communication, Pauley will facilitate a timely live discussion with top emergency response leaders about recent home fire tragedies in the news and ways that community leaders can bolster fire prevention, fire protection, life safety, code enforcement, and other critical safety efforts in their cities and towns. Joining Pauley for the forward-thinking conversation at 9 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, January 25 will be:

  • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, U.S. Fire Administrator
  • Adam Thiel, Fire Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia
  • Joseph Jardin, Assistant Chief with the New York City Fire Department, Chief of Fire Prevention 

A Special Live Event entitled Taking the Lead after Tragedy has been added at the beginning of the FREE virtual NFPA Leadership for Emergency Responders Conference which had already attracted nearly 2,000 registrants. This new dynamic addition to the professional development program is certain to resonate with fire service officers, future commanders, emergency responders, and other up-and-comers who have expressed an interest in being forward-thinking, community-focused leaders.

“As we often see with catastrophes, there were breakdowns in the Ecosystem that not only precipitated the fatal events in Philadelphia and the Bronx but compounded them. In the aftermath of these incidents, there have been pressing questions about how we can help connect the dots on safety at this pivotal moment in time,” Pauley said, referring to the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem™, a framework that features eight interconnected components that must work together in the interest of safety. “In response, NFPA is inviting three of today’s foremost fire authorities to take part in a live exchange that will focus on persistent fire safety challenges and what can be done to enhance safety.”

Register for the live discussion or the full 10-session program (both FREE) here. The day’s educational content, including video of the live discussion, will also be available on-demand for up to one year. Attendees can earn 11 continuing education units (CEUs) upon successful completion of all the available programs. 

MDMMDM Publishing, Ltd., publisher of International Fire Fighter, International Fire Protection, UK Fire, Gulf Fire, and Asia Pacific Fire, is the sponsor of the FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders program, including the live leadership discussion.  

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Cathy Longley
Communications Manager, informing stakeholders about NFPA thought leadership, subject matter expertise, resources, initiatives & research.

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