National Association of State Fire Marshals

33rd Annual Fire Prevention and Safety Symposium


The 33rd Annual Fire Prevention and Safety Symposium will be held July 31st through August 2nd. 2023 at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Call For Presentations

President Michael Desrochers and the Board of Directors of National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) are soliciting presentations for consideration to be presented at the 33rd Annual Fire Prevention & Safety Symposium. This symposium will be held July 30 through August 1, 2023 in Wilmington, NC. The theme for this event is “Leading from the Front”. 

In an effort to provide the NASFM membership and all conference attendees with cutting edge educational information that has a focus on emerging issues and futuristic fire prevention and safety practices, the following areas of importance have been identified by the membership of NASFM.

  • Leadership

  • Fire origin and causes / Arson Abatement

  • Educational Program Development

  • Codes and Plans Review

  • Emergency Services / Disaster Response

  • Community Risk Reduction (CRR)

  • Technology

  • State Fire Training

  • Any Trending / Current Events


Submissions will be accepted through November 25, 2022 and should be transmitted in a WORD document, via email to . Selected presenters will be responsible for their own travel and expenses, NASFM will provide a one day symposium registration stipend. Please provide the following information with your submission:

  1. Title 

  2. Course Description

  3. Length of presentation (Not to exceed one hour)

  4. Bio of presenter(s)

  5. Point of contact (email, phone and address)

Review of submissions will be completed, and selections will be made by January 2023. 

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National Association of State Fire Marshals
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Brusly, LA 70719
(225) 806-0803

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