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First Alert is America’s most trusted, recognized brand in home safety, helping to protect what matters most. From children and family to your home and business, our mission is helping protect the lives, well-being and valuables of our customers. Our products offer a sense of preparedness and assurance that enable a higher quality of life. We are recognized by our premium standard of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, safes, security cameras and so much more. No other manufacturer offers as versatile of a product line, while also driving expansion in the safety category with such innovative products as Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray. We are the consumers’ #1 destination for fire and home safety information.

Furthermore, First Alert takes great pride in community involvement including a longstanding, extensive outreach to the fire service throughout the nation. We have been a proud contributor to Vision 20/20’s mission, particularly to the education and outreach efforts of Strategy 2. And we continue to support countless organizations to assist in raising awareness in fire prevention, carbon monoxide, and overall safety.

IFSTA is a worldwide leader publishing fire and emergency responder training materials to meet the ever demanding needs of first responders in America and the world. With partners across the globe IFSTA materials have been translated into multiple languages including Arabic, French and Japanese. IFSTA is proud to be the partner in training with Vision 20/20. ResourceOne hosts the online training courses prepared by Vision 20/20 and available at no cost to all users.

A full range of IFSTA textbooks prepare fire and emergency service personnel to be full participants in community risk reduction. These nine books are on display at the Symposium. IFSTA Exam Prep Plus Apps have quickly risen to be top sellers in the App Store and Google Play offering a mobile product for emergency responders to study on the go as they prepare to pass certification examinations. The textbooks are available in print and as eBooks. Fire Protection Publications, IFSTA headquarters, in partnership with Oklahoma Able Tech is a center of excellence in providing home fire safety programs to people with disabilities. This exhibit will showcase the IFSTA product line of fire and emergency response training materials including materials that support the Vision 20/20 Strategies.

For more than 138 years, PennWell has served the fire industry with an unsurpassed reputation for quality training with a long-standing mission to “Train the fire service.” The PennWell Fire Group is a unique collection of publications, online prop­erties and live events that possess an unparalleled heritage within the industry that effectively reach the entire fire-service community. While each of our individual brands is unique in its content and scope, they work synergistically to provide the pinnacle of information to the fire service. Simply, the PennWell Fire Group is an extensive arsenal of information within print and digital media.

About PennWell Corporation:

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and marketing services company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater, oil & gas, elec­tronics, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services.


Duracell and Energizer are global leaders in the design and manufacture of batteries and offer a wide variety of reliable power solutions for life-safety devices. For over 25 years Energizer has been promoting fire safety awareness by reminding people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors through its “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Program.”

Duracell and Energizer are committed to consumer safety and the reliability of battery-powered products. In our exhibit we will be raising awareness about the need to test the batteries that power your life safety devices as well as discussing the potential limitations of 10-year batteries.

Since 1987 the Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has led the effort to redefine injury as a pressing public health problem, promote injury prevention as a scientific discipline, save lives, and reduce disability from injuries — like those caused by motor vehicles, violence, prescription drug overdose, and fires. The Center conducts ground­breaking research, trains students and practitioners, and collaborates with government, nonprofit, and corporate partners worldwide.


Our mission to close the gap between research and practice is accomplished by measuring the incidence and impact of inju­ries, determining the underlying causes, creating effective solutions, and translating evidence-based research into effective policies and programs. A strong partner of Vision 20/20 and member of the Steering Committee, the Center facilitated the National Smoke Alarm Summit in March of 2015.

Pioneering Technology Corporation is North America’s leader in cooking fire prevention technologies and products.

The Company’s two flagship products Safe-T-element® and SmartBurner™ include patented “temperature limiting control™” technology that help prevent cooking fires on electric coiled ranges while also saving energy. This proven, innovative tech­nology has been installed on over 150,000 ranges around the world with ZERO cooking fires reported.


The original Safe-T-element® requires a professional installation and is available as an aftermarket installation or pre-equipped on new ranges to the multi-residential housing community. Smart Burner™ is the new easy-to-install consumer version of the Safe-T-element, delivering all of the same benefits and more, but now available to the general public at

Esri has provided funding to support the development of tools to help local fire departments conduct community risk reduction (CRR) planning activities. Their generous donations have allowed Vision 20/20 to develop two separate guides; one for conducting local community risk assessments, and the other for developing local CRR plans.

These guides are available free of charge at to any fire department that wants to take solid steps toward an integrated approach to CRR that can help improve public and firefighter safety, manage increasing call volumes and enhance community relationships.

Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, which seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee pro­grams and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming.

Vision 20/20 has been grateful to receive funding for the past two years from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to launch a new way to share information of proven Community Risk Reduction methods for the fire service. “Works for Us” is a series of video testimonials from CRR practitioners explaining innovative approaches that proved successful in their communities.

Premium Exhibitors
Mobile Concepts

Mobile Concepts was the first company to design and manufacture fire safety training trailers with our end user’s specific needs in mind. every element of our trailers is engineered to provide a premier training simulator for our customers and their communities.

Our fire prevention products include the Original SCOTTY Fire Safety House, and the Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer. Our newest model is the Safety House Next Generation which is equipped with a proprietary educational curriculum, built-in technology and dramatic special effects. FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grants have funded hundreds of our trailers since 2001. Saving lives through effective training is our goal.

The National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths

The National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths is a resource and data center for the nearly 1400 Child Death Review (CDR) teams around the country. CDR teams review child fire deaths to determine the circumstances of the deaths and make recommendations for action that might prevent the next similar fire death from happening.

NCRPCD received funds from FEMA/DHS for its Sound Off for the Home Fire Safety Patrol. This unique school-based program for children in Grades 2 and 3 helps high-risk children and families learn about smoke alarms and reach out to their local fire department to request a home safety visit.

Pilot teams in five communities (urban and rural, 5 different states) documented a 37% increase in knowledge and installed more than 4,000 smoke alarms in low-income homes. In year two, the program was expanded to 17 additional sites. Every Symposium attendee will receive a free copy of the Sound Off Program by visiting our booth.

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization devoted to eliminat­ing death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Our mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. This comes in many forms; support for the development, adoption and enforcement of our 300 codes and standards, research and data analysis, technical training and certification, outreach and advocacy, and public education.

As part of NFPA’s commitment to eliminate fire deaths and injuries through effective public education programs and in­formation, NFPA strives to be the source for fire and life safety information. With help from our official mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog®, and our national outreach efforts, like our public education specialists, public education network, Safety Source e-newsletter, Remembering When™ program, Learn Not to Burn® programs, and our annual Fire Prevention Week campaign, NFPA is helping to make the world a safer place.

Visit the NFPA exhibit and learn about educational resources available from NFPA and have the opportunity to speak with a fire safety education expert. NFPA will be presenting new resources to address leading causes of fires and best approaches to working within your community to reduce fires and fire related injuries.

American Red Cross

The Home Fire Campaign is a national coalition effort led by the Red Cross to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires 25% by the end of 2019. Working together in communities across the country, the Red Cross, local fire departments and additional partners are establishing local coalitions of fire departments, houses of worship, businesses, schools, social service agencies, neighborhood leaders and others to mobilize resources and volunteers in support of fire safety and preparedness. The Home Fire Campaign is focused especially on supporting at-risk neighborhoods; where coalitions will develop and carry out numerous activities over the course of the five year campaign, including three campaign cornerstone activities:

Door-to-door installation of smoke alarms and completion of home-safety checklists and plans in vulnerable neighborhoods;

  • Engagement of youth in classrooms and after school with technology, challenges and science-based education;
  • A marketing and public relations campaign to motivate people to take action to save themselves, their families and their neighbors by checking smoke alarms and practicing their escape when their alarm goes off.


From program launch in October 2014 through January 2016, this coalition effort has already helped save 48 lives by installing over 264,000 smoke alarms in over 120,000 homes across the nation.

The Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE)

The Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE) helps public safety agencies around the world streamline and  improve the services they provide their communities. CPSE accredits fire and emergency service agencies and credentials fire and emergency service officers at all levels. CPSE supports and assists emergency services agencies seeking to conform to CPSE performance and competency measures through its Technical Advisor Program.

The CPSE will be discussing fire agency accreditation as a strategy for improving the performance of fire and rescue departments and reducing community risk. (IROL) (IROL) is a simple web-based solution for compliance of fire and life safety inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) records for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (i.e. Fire Prevention Bureaus), Service Providers (i.e. Inspection Companies), and Commercial Property Owners/Occupants. IROL connects the stakeholders involved in fire prevention and community risk reduction. Our advanced technology was designed with immediate notifications of deficient, due and or past-due inspections for all parties. We also offer additional prevention and inspection solutions.


Our exhibit will share information on how to leverage community compliance of fire and life safety systems implementing web-based technology.

Keep Kids Fire Safe© Foundation (KKFSF)

Keep Kids Fire Safe© Foundation (KKFSF) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization

dedicated to teaching fire safety knowledge and skills to children and their caregivers based on fire safety research to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries. Three of the foundation’s most popular programs include:

1) ‘Learning about Fire Safety is Fun’ Skype Program open to schools, organizations and library programs globally.

2) ‘Safety Spot’ Weekly live streaming program from Sparkles’ Clubhouse disseminating fire safety tips.

3) ‘Reading with Molly’ Includes children’s fire safety book, ‘Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog’, songs, crawling low under smoke, and Jr. Firefighter Oath.


Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and fire extinguishers, and has been delivering advanced fire-safety technology since it produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system nearly 100 years ago.


Kidde will be demonstrating the importance of having a continuous flow of power to a smoke and/or CO alarm and the advent of new smart home products that help you remain connected to the home when you are away.

Safe Communities America

Safe Communities America offers an accreditation and recognition to communities that make a commitment to safety. It’s a five-year accreditation that involves an external application review process and site visit. Upon accreditation, communities join a network of Safe Communities in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, a group working closely with the World Health Organization.

This exhibit will focus on Safe Communities America and the opportunity for fire prevention/risk reduction community to get involved.


Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful, that takes care of itself and the people inside it. Our products in­clude Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services, Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ alarm and Nest Cam™. The Nest Developer Program, Works with Nest, makes it possible for Nest devices to interact with other products in your home to do even more. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Belgium, Ireland and the Nether­lands and are installed in more than 190 countries. For more information, visit

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering including over 4,200 members, 66 regional / local chapters, and 15 student chapters worldwide.

Our purpose is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

SFPE supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

The U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration provides national leadership on behalf of the U.S. government to support fire and emer­gency services departments in fire and all hazards prevention, preparedness and response. We cultivate and share data, research, training and education to help the fire and emergency services keep America safe. We are the proud host organization for the Fire is Everyone’s Fight national initiative.