More than a Campus Fire Safety Forum – it’s Family!

When we get together at the CCFS Forum it’s more like family coming together.  We bring our problems from campus and trade solutions to help each other.  When we talk, network, learn from each other's experience, learn from industry experts, or just relax and share great food with other members – we create a bond that will last beyond a career.  We come away with ideas, we are updated on new technology and codes from exhibitors and experts, and we come away realizing that many of us share the same issues on campus ... that's the bond ... we are all part of the same family with the passion and dedication to save lives.



Ft. Worth, Texas ... November 5 - 9.



See Previous Forums, including the recent Forum 2022 in-person Forum, held in New Brunswick, NJ - November 1 - 3 


What do people say about our forum?

Fire Safety Officer, Nathaniel Smith, Catholic University 

"CCFS is one of the most effective advocates for College and University (Fire) Safety in the country. Professional engineers, technicians, educators, builders, students, law enforcement, fire services, associated companies, and businesses from nearly every industry will be in attendance this fall at the CCFS Campus Fire Forum 2022. The group also includes special interests for those affected by various disabilities along with student-empowered focus groups for Fire Safety Engineering. Keynote Forum speakers Al LLanos and Shawn Simons from After the Fire (ATF) will also be at Catholic University in mid-October. I urge you to take advantage of the resources available through partnering with CCFS. I hope to see you at the 2022 Campus fire Forum, October 31 - November 3." Nate Smith, Catholic University, OSHS l Fire Safety Officer l Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management 
Sr. Editor:  Jesse Roman, NFPA 


(On January 19, 2000, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, then 18- year- old freshman roommates at Seton Hall University, were severely burned when the residence hall they lived in caught fire. The blaze, one of the worst at a college campus in US history, killed three students and injured more than 50 others. Shawn and Alvaro now travel the country speaking to students and responders about their journey. Today on the podcast, we chat with them about the Seton Hall fire, their grueling recovery, and what parents, students, and first responders need to know as students return to campuses this month.)

Jesse Roman, Senior ... Editor at NFPA Journal, interviews Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos.  They share their story of the Seton Hall fire, in honor of Campus Fire Safety Month.  Join us in person at Campus Fire Forum in New Jersey 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. Podcast with Shawn and Al | All NFPA Podcasts  

Typical - Schedule by day: 

Forum typically starts on a Monday (first or second week of November).

  • Monday - Soft start with ICC and/or other specifics 4-6 hour training classes with CEU's.
  • Tuesday - Opening Day for Presentations (with CEU's) and Expo and Evening Networking Reception. 
  • Wednesday - Presentations all day (with CEUs), Expo thru 2PM.
  • Thursday Presentations (with CEU's), Town Hall Meeting, Annual Luncheon (all invited).  Typically ends by 2:30PM 

Conference meals include:  Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks, and 1 or 2 Networking Receptions.


Jim Gibbs is the CCFS Business Development Manager, retired Fire Marshal from Arizona State University, and current Fire Marshal for Woodburn Fire District. Stop by and Speak with Jim – he’ll have an area by our registration desk. [ MORE





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. Contact Cathy Tabor for info ([email protected])

Typical Sponsorship Opps include:

  • Presidents Reception
  • Breaks, Lunch or Breakfast with Exhibitors and Attendees
  • Welcome Reception

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