Fire & life safety educators, classroom teachers, people who work with elders: Save the Date! September 29-30, 2014
The Department of Fire Services is pleased to present the registration brochure for this year’s Public Fire and
Life Safety Education Conference being held at the Westford Regency Hotel and Conference Center on September 29
and 30. The theme for this two-decade anniversary conference is: Destination SAFE! Fire & Life Safety Education for All Ages. Classroom teachers, nurses, firefighters, school resource officers, people who work with older adults and injury prevention experts will gather at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center for two days
of training and skill development in 30 workshops and four general sessions.
Our keynote this year is Leslie Gaydos, news anchor and reporter for NECN. In October 2009, Gaydos and a team
from NECN won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for The Forgotten Fire, a half-hour documentary that she wrote
and co-produced in 2008. The documentary shed light on extensive code violations in a Massachusetts office
building where five people were killed trying to escape a fire in 2000. The Forgotten Fire was credited with
helping to pass stalled legislation in Massachusetts that closed a loophole in state sprinkler laws and
Our General Session speaker is Jim Crawford of Vision 20/20 who will review smoke alarm information and will
also lead a workshop on Vision 20/20. Ann L. Hartstein, Secretary of Elder Affairs will speak on Monday after
lunch, and Dr. Matthew Malone, Secretary of Education will speak on Tuesday.
Please join us for one or both days of the conference. If you have any questions, email
Cynthia.email@example.com with the word “Conference” in the subject line, or call 978-567-3381. The deadline
for registration is September 12, 2014.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals or teams for their commitment to making our world safer from fire and other preventable injuries. We are looking for people who make a difference and who demonstrate leadership, teamwork, creativity, vision and perseverance.
Do you know someone who has made a difference and deserves to be recognized? Let us know who and why!
Check out the DFS Facebook page to see pictures from last year's conference.