Success at the 8th International Tall Building and High Rise Fire Safety Conference

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International conference on tall building fire safety declares success

The 8th International Tall Building/High Rise Fire Safety Conference, held alongside FDIC International in Indianapolis, has been celebrated as a tremendous success.

As reported by the Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network, the event saw positive feedback from both delegates and speakers, with strong support for its repetition in 2025.

Delegates from more than fourteen countries participated, bringing diverse perspectives on the fire safety challenges faced by the high-rise community worldwide.

Notable contributions and topics

The conference boasted an array of thought leaders from North America including Jerry Tracy, Jack Murphy, Brent Brooks, Jimmy Davis, Peter McBride, Anthony Castro, and Frank Leeb.

A variety of topics were discussed aimed at broadening the debate and enhancing a holistic approach to fire safety in high-rise structures.

Among the topics presented were the Fire Safety of Green Walls, Academic Fire Research, Firefighter Safety, and Smoke Control.

Partnerships and future plans

The partnership with FDIC International has been instrumental in bringing this esteemed conference to the US.

Eric Schlett, Executive Vice President of Clarion Events Fire Rescue Group, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with the Tall Buildings Fire and Safety Network to bring their highly regarded conference to the United States.

“Their purpose synergistically aligns with FDIC’s core mission of training as we continue to bring key players to the forefront for the betterment of those who serve, save, and protect.”

Looking ahead, the 9th conference is scheduled for 7-9th April 2025 in Indianapolis, with calls already out for papers, presentations, sponsors, and supporters.

Russ Timpson, International Tall Building/High Rise Conference Director, expressed his satisfaction with the conference outcomes: “Really delighted with the positive feedback we have received from the ‘pilot’ first conference at FDIC.

“This gives us a good basis to plan for the 9th Tall Building High Rise Fire Safety Conference in the US in 2025.

“Mark your diaries and budgets for 7-9th April 2025 in Indianapolis, US.”

IFSJ Comment

The 8th International Tall Building/High Rise Fire Safety Conference showcased a significant gathering of global experts and leaders in fire safety, reflecting on various innovative fire safety measures and strategies for high-rise buildings.

The conference facilitated a platform for sharing extensive knowledge and recent advancements and reinforced the ongoing commitment to enhancing fire safety standards globally.

The continuation of this conference in 2025 underscores the persistent efforts and dedication towards advancing fire safety in high-rise environments.

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