14th Annual IFPA-SFPE Combined Fire Prevention Product Show – A Big Success

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The Annual Product Show done jointly with the Illinois Fire Prevention Association was a big success. Held on March 11th, at Medinah Banquets in Addison, the show featured two presentations by Cecil Bilbo on NFPA 13 Storage Updates and Hans Stewart on NFPA 20. The show format and layout was changed this year which was well received by both exhibitors and attendees. Instead of a sit-down buffet dinner in a separate room that attendees had to pay for, a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres was set up in the exhibit space and free to all attendees. At over 125 registered attendees and 52 exhibitors, this was largest and most well attended show we have had in years. Thanks to all that made this a success!

A few photos from the event are shown above.

Two professional development classes were held prior to the show. They included:

  • Changes in the 2013 edition of NFPA 20, presented by Hans Stewart, director of Global _ for AC Pump Systems; presentation printouts are attached as IFSA0314.pdf.
  • NFPA 13, Changes to the Requirements for Storage Protection, 2013 edition, presented by Cecil Bilbo, Academy of Sprinkler Technology, Champaign, IL; presentation printouts are attached as (not available yet -will add when received)

(submitted by William Sedlak/Kim Mniszewski, 3/14/14).