An upcoming series of free educational seminars will cover design, operation and integration of emergency communications and mass-notification systems for public, private or military facilities. Scheduled in cities throughout the U.S., the seminars will address essential system elements and new technologies related to the latest requirements established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Department of Defense.
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell hosts the half-day seminars, which will explain the structure and composition of a true emergency communication system and its integration of indoor, outdoor and personal wireless devices for facility, campus and worldwide communications. Experts in the field of emergency communications will share practical methods and real-life applications that help overcome emergency preparedness obstacles and create feasible solutions for specific scenarios. Special guest speakers will include Thomas Von Essen, commissioner of the New York Fire Department from 1996 to 2002, and Jack Poole, P.E., fire protection engineer and member of the NFPA 72 Technical Committee.
All presentations and take-home materials are geared toward the needs of architects, engineers, facility owners and managers and authorities having jurisdiction associated with civilian or military applications. Attendees will receive continuing professional development credits, and a continental breakfast will be provided.
The seminars open on the East Coast beginning May 19 and 20 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, N.J., and at Philadelphia’s Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, respectively. The seminars then move across the country to the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego on May 26 and the Anaheim Marriott Suites in Anaheim, Calif., on May 27.
Sessions follow at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, June 16; the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta on June 17; and the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, Calif., on June 22. The series closes its run June 24 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago.
Private, one-on-one seminars are also available. For more information or to register, visit