The 26th Campus Fire & Life Safety Forum
... Everything you need in one conference.

Oklahoma City, November 4 - 7, 2024, Omni Hotel



CCFS Members and Forum Attendees successfully lead the way in Codes, Education, Fire & Life Safety, and Risk Reduction for Colleges & Universities.

Join us this year ... we are lining up another great event!!! 




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IN 2024

(Complete Form by May 1, 2024)

Attend our Campus Fire & Life Safety Forum ...  If you can only attend one Campus related Forum each year - consider attending this one!!!  Everything you need in one conference.

  • Codes & Standards ... includes presentations by well know industry experts discussing the Latest Trends in Fire Protection Technology, as well as NFPA & ICC updates. 
  • Community/ Fire Safety Education ... includes educational sessions discussing typical on and off-campus issues, as well as fire prevention training & planning. Additional topics can include:
    • Law Enforcement
    • Active Shooter
    • ADA
    • Emergency Management
    • Severe Weather Impact
    • Student Suicide
    • ... and more.
  • Risk Management/Risk Reduction ... includes risk reduction, fire inspection, fire prevention and fire code presentations, given by well known experts and insurers.
  • Technology Expo & Info ... You'll have exhibit & networking time in between classes and more.  Meet with technology experts, and see products and demonstrations. 

    Star Videos from previous Forums
  • Networking Events are amazing ... It goes without saying that our food and networking sessions can't be beat!!!  Enjoy great meals, The President's Reception and more while you network with attendees, technology experts & exhibitors.  All registration fees include your breakfast, breaks and lunch as well as the special reception(s).
  •  The President's Reception ...  Sponsored by Johnson Controls ...
    (To be announced).  Thanks to JCI, our Founding Sponsor.



  • Group Discussion Forums & Group Meetings ...  We organize panels of experts for group discussions on "hot" topics, as well as our Town Hall Meeting where our Board of Directors and all attendees meet to discuss their issues.  Our Forum also features an annual luncheon with additional discussions between The CCFS Board of Directors and attendees.  Don't miss these!!!

And … we also offer: 

  • Continuing Education Units for Attendees ... All Classes on All Days are typically approved for ICC recertification CEU'S, including Monday "Soft Start" Classes, the Town Hall Meetings and more. 
  • Marketing Opportunities for Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors ... If College and University Campuses are one of your vertical markets, you would not want to miss this opportunity to network with Campus Fire Marshals and more.  Plus ... more than an exhibit ... take advantage of the Oklahoma Star of the Day Option for Exhibitors ... In addition to the 1.5 day expo ... you can be the Star of the Day!  We'll video record you in your booth for 15 minutes.  Feel free to present your product/services. After the Forum, your videos will be placed on our website for the public and members and will be available for at least a year - then archived in our online library for members to watch on demand.  BUT ...that's not all .... each day, one of our Expo videos will air on our Social Media Platforms (FaceBook/LinkedIn), making YOU the Star of the Day! 


Our Annual In-Person Forum is in the Fall, and we visit different cities each year.



CCFS is the only not-for-profit organization completely focused on fire and life safety in colleges and universities.  We are also the only member-based organization, dedicated exclusively to Campus Fire Marshal’s and those working to support university fire departments. 

Just 3 simple "Tips" toward choosing the best experience and value for your registration fee:

1)  If you are looking for a college/university related conference with the right size setting for interacting with your colleagues... then this is the forum for you!

2) If you’re goal is to:

  • Build life-long career relationships with other attendees.
  • Receive the very best campus fire safety education from nationwide professionals.
  • Visit a focused group of technology exhibits and code experts
  • … and leave with the knowledge that you met, worked, networked, and learned from these highly focused campus fire safety professionals – then consider our venue.  It's amazing! 

3) If you have limited choices of training and development events to attend during the year … please put this one on your calendar. 

  • You will network with many professionals in the Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Community, with years of experience as well as new professionals learning from each other.
  • You will experience engaging presentations from both Campus professionals and our Industry partners on emerging trends facing the campus fire safety community and learn about the latest technology to combat problems from our industry partners.
  • You will discover solutions to shared problems from a close network of collegues.
  • You will witness first hand new technologies as they apply directly to your college/university
  •  … and like most of us, we think you will leave feeling like it was more than an educational forum … It's family!






CCFS is the only Campus Fire Safety Focused, Non-Profit, Member-based Organization in the nation! 

More than a Campus Fire & Life Safety Forum – it’s Family Getting Together! 

Our focus on Campus Fire & Life Safety is what has made our annual forum so successful over the years.  

We’re the right size and we're focused and when we get together … it’s more than an Educational Forum - it’s family!   We learn, we network both during the Forum and all year long as CCFS Members. We leave with answers and the realization 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.


"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. The group also includes special interests for those affected by various disabilities along with student-empowered focus groups for Fire Safety Engineering. I urge you to take advantage of the resources available through partnering with CCFS. I hope to see you at the  Campus Fire Forum" 

Nate Smith, Catholic University, OSHS l Fire Safety Officer l Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management.  (2021)
Nate is a recently elected Director of CCFS. (2024)

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