The Annual Product Show held jointly with the Illinois Fire Prevention Association was another big success. Held on March 8th, at Medinah Banquets in Addison, the show featured two presentations (with CEU credits), one by Gayle Pennel on NFPA 20 – 2016 Updates and a second by Jim Shifiliti on NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules. The show format and layout were well received by both exhibitors and attendees. As was done the last few years, a great selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres was set up in the exhibit space and was free to all attendees and accompanied by a bar. At over 107 registered attendees (i.e. total attendance is about double that) and 40 exhibitors, this was another well attended show as in past years. Thanks to all that made this a success (especially Aaron Hinkle, program chairman)!

A few photos from the event are shown below.

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

• NFPA 20 Updates, presented by Gayle Pennel of Aon (also chairman of NFPA 20); presentation printouts are attached as IFPA SFPE NFPA 20 2016 and Beyond. Significant NFPA 20 & 25 proposals regarding personnel in attendance during fire pump operation and testing are attached as NFPA 20 & 25 Pump Room Attendance.
• NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules, presented by Jim Shifiliti, FSCI, now retired; presentation printouts: Chapter 6 w Cover – January 2013.

(submitted by Kim Mniszewski, 3/14/16)