60th Annual

Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time: 07:30 AM

Location: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

                 11100 Johns Hopkins Road

                 Laurel, MD 20723

Cost: Before September 7, 2019

$55 per person

          September 7th and after

$60 per person

2019 Sessions

Session #1

A. UL Xplorlabs-- Engaging the Middle School Audience in Fire Safety Science

     Jennifer Williams, Marketing Specialist, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

B. Stress First Aid for Firefighters and EMS Personnel

    Kimberly Lightley, Risk Program Specialist, U.S. Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management

C. 2019 Maryland Active Assailant Initiatives

    Sgt. Travis Nelson, Maryland State Police/ Maryland Emergency Management Agency

D. Community Lifelines: Prioritizing, Sequencing, and Focusing Response

     Raymon Highlands, Fire Program Specialist, USFA, National Fire Programs

Session #2

A. Flash Max, Fire Safety Superhero

     Michael Furman, aka "Flash Max", Firefighter, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Services, Virginia

B.  Testing and Inspection Requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems

      Vincent Powers, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance  Specialist, National Fire Sprinkler Association

C. Situational Awareness and Intelligence Tools for the Fire Service

     Alex Cardella, Intelligence Analyst, Critical Infrastructure Branch, Anti-Terrorism Division, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center

D. Fire Safety and Consumer Product Safety Commission 

     Andrew Lock, Fire Protection Engineer, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Session #3

A. Inside the Mind of the Nation's Most Prolific Serial Arsonist

     Jonathan Riffe, Firefighter, Annapolis Fire Department, Maryland

B. Eight Actions to Successful Safety Cultures

     George Morgan, Training Specialist, USFA, National Fire Academy

C. Keeping Your Organization Healthy and Ready

     Raymond Highlands, Fire Program Specialist, USFA, National Fire Programs, Emergency Response Branch

D. Shattering the Stigma and How to Ask for Help with Addiction

     D. Kenneth Beyer, FF, EMT, IV-T, Cofounder, President, Harbor of Grace Recovery Center

Registration Information

To secure your workshop sessions, please indicate your first and second choices for programs in each of the workshops throughout the day.  We will make every effort to honor first choices for workshop sessions; however, this may not be possible due to occupant capacity of some rooms.  Registration is on a first-come, first-choice basis.  A written confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email, so please provide an email address.


For further information or to submit the form contact:

Karen Haje


University of Maryland

College Park, MD  20742


301-314-1497 Fax


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