The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is seeking proposals for presentations at the 2023 Fire Prevention Institute (FPI), being held October 16-20, 2023, at Campbell's Resort at Lake Chelan (Chelan, WA).
2023 Theme: Changing Today for Tomorrow Making Livable Communities
Presentations may be submitted from national, local, state, and regional fire prevention officials, researchers, or other prevention advocates. Prevention projects or programs must have demonstrated some level of effectiveness at meeting targeted objectives. Proposed programs should be representative of fire prevention disciplines priorities including:
All programs will be considered and discussed.
If you have a program you would like to have considered for inclusion on the 2023 agenda, please forward your bio, a brief summary of the program you would like to present - including the length of time needed for the presentation, along with a detail of any fees/costs associated with your participation on the proposal form. All proposals should include 3 clearly identified Course Objectives. Proposals not submitted on the form will not be considered. All programs must be at least 60-minutes.
The Evaluation Process
Members of the Conference Education Planning Committee will evaluate all proposed programs based on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance and timeliness to the fire and emergency service community, well-defined focus based on the education priorities noted above, practical applications of material, and speaker qualifications.
To be considered as a speaker, your program must be informative in nature — focusing on not just solutions or outcomes but how would one implement this in their own jurisdiction.
Your presentation material must be original; otherwise, reference your sources. Sessions may not include sales, commercialization, or product promotion of any kind. Incomplete program submissions will not be considered.
The final program selections will be made by November. You will be notified only if your program is selected.
Your proposal should embrace the education priorities noted above, how you or your organization has addressed these priorities, and how they have transformed or are transforming your organization.
Please specify the education priority you will address. Presentations are at a minimum of 60 minutes in length, including a brief session for question and answer, and a maximum of 3-hours. Sessions are limited to no more than two presenters.
Important Notes Speaker Expenses
Individuals invited to present at the Fire Prevention Institute will receive a complimentary full conference registration valued over $550. Additional speaker expenses are to be detailed in the Presentation Proposal Form as all inclusive. Stipends for presenting are available but are limited.
Mileage: Reimbursed at the current federal rate.
Lodging: Lodging will be provided the night before and night of the presentation. Additional lodging nights will at the speaker’s expense unless agreed upon. Lodging will be direct-billed to the conference, and reservations will be made by the Conference Coordinator. Please be prepared to provide your credit card at check-in, as required by the hotel (incidental expenses or additional lodging).
Additional expenses and/or arrangements must be discussed and approved prior to submitting the proposal.
Please forward proposals to:
Tom Maloney, Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal
Marysville Fire District • 1094 Cedar Avenue • Marysville, WA 98270 • (360) 363-8506
Proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2022 for first consideration. Proposals will be first reviewed by the committee during 2023 FPI. Any proposals received after the 2023 agenda has been finalized will be kept on file for consideration in following year.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Conference Chair Tom Maloney at (360) 363-8506 or email: email@example.com