19 th May 2020 will see the Tall Building/High Rise Conference come to London alongside FIREX at the Excel exhibition centre. The conference will be chaired by Roy Wilsher of the UK National Fire Chiefs Council. The final programme features two other members of the NFCC, Chief Fire Officers Mark Hardingham (Suffolk) and Chris Lowther (Tyne and Wear) and Chair of NFCC Operations Committee. From Germany, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Reick is a regional fire chief in Göppingen, Germany. Michael will detail smoke control techniques in high rise firefighting operations.
See full programme detailed below.
Conference Director Russ Timpson of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network commented ‘This is a very timely meeting of Firefighters from across the UK, Europe and Internationally. The procedures for fighting fires in high rise buildings must be reviewed and improved’. The conference will be the largest gathering of firefighters working on High Rise Firefighting in recent years. There will be time during the conference for open question and answer sessions.
Serving Firefighters can benefit from a specially discounted delegate rate of £95. The normal delegate fee is £395. To claim the discount, simply book via the link: event.bookitbee.com/24501/high-rise-firefighting-one-day-conference and enter the discount code FIREFIGHTER when prompted. Limited to 50.
Anyone else interested in attending the conference can benefit from an ‘Early Bird Discount’ if they book before the end of Jan 2020. To claim the discount, simply book via the link: event.bookitbee.com/24501/high-rise-firefighting-one-day-conference and enter the discount code EBIRD2020 when prompted.
08:45 Door open, delegate registration
09:00 Expert panel – Question Time
10:30 Opening Comments
10:40 Keynote – Gary Oakford, UK, Merseyside FRS, Feedback from large-scale High Rise Fire Exercise
11:30 Mark Hardingham, CFO Suffolk FRS and Chair of the NFCC Protection committee – Update on the high rise building safety regime
12:30 Mark Reilly, Australia – Tactics for dealing with external ascending wall fires
13:00 Break for visiting FIREX
14:30 Brent Brooks, Canada – High Rise Firefighting Nozzle Techniques
15:00 Chris Lowther, CFO Tyne and Wear FRS and Chair of NFCC Operations Committee
Update on high rise operations thinking
15:30 Michael Reick, Germany – Firefighting Smoke Control in High Rise Fires.
16:00 Speaker 6 – Sponsor slot
16:30 Adam Course, UK IFE – Tactics for dealing with an electric car fire in High Rise underground car park
17:00 Q&A with speakers