NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition, June 4–8, Orlando

The 2006 World Safety Conference & Exposition (WSC&E) of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will begin on June 4 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

More than 5,000 attendees will hear keynote speakers George Ockuly, NFPA chairman, and James Shannon, president of the international association dedicated to promoting life safety and protecting the public from fire and other hazards.

The 2006 WSC&E will feature an educational conference, two days of pre-conference seminars, and a three-day product exposition. Experts, including engineers, architects and municipal officials, will lead more than 130 educational sessions.

In addition, pre-conference seminars, available for an additional registration fee, will feature industry experts providing information and insights about timely topics and issues including, The National Preparedness Standard on Developing Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs; Fire Protection Systems Plan Review; Fire and Explosion Investigations; and Security Vulnerability Assessment.

The featured presentation will be R. David Paulison, acting director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on June 5.

NFPA members will have an opportunity to vote on proposed new safety and building codes on such issues as standards for the installation of sprinkler systems and alternative approaches to life safety.

More than 250 exhibitors will showcase the latest products, ranging from sprinkler systems and services, extinguishing equipment and chemical agents such as foam, to fire pump controls, fire alarms and control panels.

NFPA has provided fire, electrical, building and life safety to the public since 1896. ROC Exhibitions Inc., Lisle, Ill., is a partner with NFPA in the production of the World Safety Conference & Exposition. Other conference partners are the NFPA Journal and the NEC Digest.

For more information about the 2006 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition, visit or call (800) 597-6481.

2006 CSAA Electronic Security Forum and Expo-sition and SDM 100 Gala

The 2006 Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Security Forum and Exposition will be held May 17-21, 2006, in Savannah, Ga. The forum and expo, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, will feature committee meetings, educational seminars and an exposition.

The event is open to the entire security industry and all attendees can benefit from seminars on the latest technologies in the security industry. Seminars will cover sales, operations management and technical topics.

Also during the show, SDM Magazine, publisher of the SDM 100, which identifies the largest dealers in the U.S. security market, will host the first SDM 100 Gala, May 20, 2006.

Each member of the SDM 100 will be invited to attend the gala as a guest of SDM and the SDM 100 Gala sponsors. The event will honor the leading security installation and monitoring companies in the U.S. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Additional tickets may be purchased through SDM.

For more information on the 2006 CSAA Security Forum and Exposition contact (703) 242-4670, or visit To sponsor or attend the SDM 100 Gala, please contact SDM’s publisher, Mark McCourt, at (610) 662-5477 or