Fall In-Person Forum - New Brunswick, NJ - November 1 - 3

(with Optional ICC Training 10-31)

Quick Overview  |  Event Highlights | Costs | Hotel Info

Join us as we celebrate Triumph over Tragedy and look back "After the Fire".  This is a very special Campus Fire Forum, recognizing the Seton Hall victims,  the courage of the Seton Hall survivors, and also the progression of campus fire safety education, codes and standards over the last two + decades. While 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the fire at Seton Hall, due to the worldwide pandemic, CCFS will recognize the courage and strength that came out of this tragedy in 2022.  Join us as we "Look back and forward to the Future".  Hosted by the New Jersey College and University Fire Safety Professionals Association.


  • Optional 6+ Hours ICC Training (October 31) with ICC CEU's
  • Opening Session includes Mr. Rich Mikutsky, Director / State Fire Marshal, N.J. Division of Fire Safety
  • Special Sessions with Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, After The Fire
  • Daniel Madrzykowski, Fire Safety Research Institute, UL: A Look Back at Dormitory Fire Safety Research
  • Tim Knisely, Training Manager, AFAA, Twenty Plus Years of Tragedy and Triumph
  • Fire Alarm System Replacement Considerations, Larry D. Rietz, SET, Global Service Line Leader, Fire Detection & Alarm, Jensen Hughes, Inc.

Group Discussion Panels

  • Triumph over Tragedy Panels - panels discussing the progression of fire safety education since the Seton Hall Fire.
    1) Seton Hall Survivors
    2) CCFS Leadership over the years, fire fatality statistics, and more.
    3) Students with Disabilities
  • We've Come a Long Way Panels - panels discussion the past, present and hope for the future.
    1) Codes, Standards, Technology
    2) Fire Safety on and off campus
Group Meetings

1) Town Hall Meeting
2) Annual Member Meeting - all invited
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A Look Back at Dormitory Fire Safety Research,
Daniel Madrzykowski, PhD, PE, FSFPE, Director of Research, UL Fire Safety Research Institute

In the wake of the Boland Hall fire on the Seton Hall Campus in 2000, the United States Fire Administration started an initiative to improve fire safety in college housing. USFA supported research to examine the levels of hazard created by fires in day rooms and sleeping rooms with and without automatic fire sprinklers. The value of smoke alarms and the impact of closed doors was also examined. This presentation will review the results of the dormitory fire experiments and look at their application to off campus housing.

Twenty Plus Years of Tragedy and Triumph,
Tim Knisely, Training Manager, Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA)

From on-campus residence halls, fraternities and sororities, to off-campus living – all student housing brings unique dangers. We knew about some of the risks, but many fire tragedies over the years have highlighted why some of these were made worse. This presentation will examine some of these tragedies, the responses and what has been done to reduce the chances of it ever happening again. Learning Objectives include: Review case studies of fire causes and the impact on student housing. Look at how the educational programming has changed as it relates to fire safety ; Highlight how stakeholders have been included in the fire safety process; Examine how new codes, standards and technologies have been developed to reduce this risk.

Fire Alarm System Replacement Considerations,
Larry D. Rietz, SET, Global Service Line Leader, Fire Detection & Alarm, Jensen Hughes, Inc.

Nationwide, there are tens of thousands of buildings with aging fire alarm and other fire protection systems.  This presentation will discuss how a facility manager can know if a fire alarm system needs to be upgraded or replaced and what plans can be made to provide a path for a successful fire alarm system replacement.  It will review various design options that are available for a fire alarm system replacement, along with pros and cons on the different approaches.  And it will cover the four key factors that should influence a quality fire alarm system replacement program.  Owners, facility managers and maintenance staff will benefit from this presentation. This presentation will feature the following learning objectives: How do you know if your fire alarm system needs an upgrade or replacement? | How can you plan for a successful fire alarm system replacement? | What design options are available for fire alarm system replacements? | What four factors should influence a quality fire alarm system replacement plan?

Be Fire Smart ™ by Sandy Mills-Alford, CEO, AliveTek 

2020 changed the nature of higher ed in many ways. Some of those ‘adjustments’ we were glad to leave behind, but others proved to be not only effective during a pandemic – but better. When social distancing prevented the use of the typical fire drill, Montclair State went online! Using Be Fire Smart! TM  training, they could be assured that students were learning essential information about these risks. By customizing the course, they were able to bring in their own policies and floor plans — delivering the right information to the right users — and getting time and date stamps showing when learners agreed to abide by the policies. By formalizing the training process, Montclair substituted the fire-drill based training, which – in the case of Shawn and Alvaro – led to fire-drill fatigue and a lack of urgency among students when a real fire did break out.  

(More to come)



EVENT AND COSTS Member Non-Member
Forum Only (Attendee) - November 1-3:  $ 800.  $ 900.
Forum + ICC Training (Attendee) October 31:  $1200.  $1350.
Exhibitor, 10 ft booth space + one exhibitor*
(can attend full forum and all networking receptions)
 $1800.  $2100.
Exhibitor, + ICC Training October 31:  $2100.  $2400.







* Sponsors:  If you are an Annual Sponsor of CCFS with your dues current, and you are
exhibiting you are entitled to an additional discount per the Sponsorship Benefits Matrix. 
This will be applied as a credit after initial payment is made.

ADDITIONAL COSTS (OPTIONAL) Regardless of membership
New - Bring A Buddy  

Bring a "Buddy/Co-worker" to the Forum with you at a reduced cost. (for Attendee Members and Non-Members)

This is going to be a big Forum and we want as many attendees as possible.  This option allows you to bring your co-worker as a Full Conference Attendee at Member Pricing. Regardless of their membership status.

$800 Forum
$1200. Forum + ICC
Day Visitor (Conference Day, Conference Meals + Reception (if any)  
  • ICC Training Only (October 31)
  • Day Visitor - Nov 1 only
  • Day Visitor - Nov 2 only
  • Day Visitor - Nov 3 only
Additional Exhibitor Options  
  • Extra Exhibitor (Nov. 1 - Includes President's Reception)
  • Extra Exhibitor (Nov. 2 - Includes Bus Trip with Group)
  • Extra Exhibitor (Nov 3 - Includes Member Lunch)


Bring a Partner (to meals and receptions)  
  • Presidents Reception Only - No Conference Meals
  • Partner Meals - for 1 day
  • Partner Meals - for 2 days
  • Partner Meals - for 3 days
  • Partner Meals - for 4 days


The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center
10 Livingston Avenue,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 214.2211

And ... what a great hotel and location! We're in a college community across the street from Rutgers University!

Cost Shown as Per Room/Per Night (excludes tax and and parking charges)

CUT-OFF DATE: October 9, 2022

Commercial Negotiated Rate:  Single: $189.  |  Double: $199. 

Online: Book Standard Room

By Phone:  Call Reservations Line (866) 609-4700  

Reference the group name: CCFS 2022 Annual Forum Room Block OR Group Code: 519752

Government: $118.* 

Online: Book Government Rate

By Phone:  Call Reservations Line (866) 609-4700  

Reference the group name: CCFS 2022 Government Room Block OR Group Code: 519753

* Gvt rooms based on availability and subject to change at time of booking. Priced at prevailing government rate, so try to book ASAP.  All Government guests will be asked to present their Government ID upon checkin.

Taxes:  Room Tax 17.625% | State Tax 6.625% | Hotel Occupancy Tax 8.0% | Property Amenity Fee 4.0%

Parking Charges:  Guests $30. 24 hours | Public Valet 0-3hrs $20. | Additional Time $5 per hour, $45 max.

Note: in accordance with New Brunswick, and most likely all of NJ, as a result of Covid issues, hotel housekeeping service is now on request only.


SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsor part of our forum ...

If the Higher Education Campus Community is part of your target market, you might want to join us as we “Look back and forward to the Future” by sponsoring an event during the Forum.  It's a great way to make attendees aware of what you have to offer.  Sponsorship donations are tax deductible.

Opportunities available


CCFS Sponsor or
Member Price
Breakfast  $6000.  $5500.
Lunch  $7000.  $6500.
Snacks  $4500.  $4000.

Pork Roll/Taylor Ham station at Breakfast ... a NJ must have.

$5000.   $4500.

NJ Welcome Reception (single sponsor)

NJ Welcome Reception (one of several NJ sponsors)





Networking or President’s Reception 

 $15,000.  $14,500.

Dinner on the Bus

 Cost  Cost

Bus Ride to 911 Memorial

 $2700.  $2600.

For more information Download our Forum Sponsor Brochure and contact [email protected] | Voice: 978.961.0410