Seeking rural fire department members!

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NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12 & 13, 2017 in the Boston area to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America.

The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education needs and gain a clear picture of rural fire department challenges related to prevention. Participants will help us better serve rural and volunteer fire departments in their public education, prevention, and Community Risk Reduction efforts.


Who should attend?

Symposium attendees will be members of rural fire departments within North America and should have an interest in fire and life safety education.  We hope to bring together a dynamic group of representatives who span fire department roles, geographical regions, and levels of experience in education and prevention.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the online survey. Your input on this survey will help us invite the right mix of rural firefighters. The survey will be open through March 15, 2017. Invitations will be extended to selected participants by March 20, 2017.

NFPA will cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses for invited participants. For more information about the Rural Fire and Life Safety Symposium, go to or contact Karen Berard-Reed at Web address to the survey:


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