For many years, the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association’s Educational Conference has offered attendees a format that offers a general session Keynote address, three breakout classes which repeat in the afternoon, and a general session closing program at the end of the week.

Previous Keynote and Closing Presenters since 2010:


Smart Buildings are Safe Buildings, Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Systems

Max McLeod (Siemens)


NFPA 3000 / Food Trucks: Recipe for Success

Steven Sawyer (National Fire Protection Association)


A Reflection on 50 Years of TFSIA – Past, Present, Future

Shane Ray (National Fire Sprinkler Association)


Nine Years After the Sofa Super Store Fire: Leading in Challening Times-The Charleston Experience

Deputy Chief John B Tippett, Jr & Chief Fire Marshal Michale Julazadeh (Charleston SC Fire Department)

Turning Tragedy into Advocacy

Sher Grogg (Common Voices)

2015 –

Vision 20/20

Jim Crawford (Vision 20/20)

Observations from 30,000 feet

Tim Sendelback (Firehouse)

2014 –

Robert Feeney, Station Nightclub Survivor

Leadership 365

Bob Norton (Tenzinga)

2013 –

Changing the Culture of Fire Prevention

Ray Reynolds (IA SFMO) & Tammy Peavy (MS SFMO)

Sovereign Citizens

Brice Allen (TN Fustion Center)

2012 – 

Ethics 101: What Every Person Needs to Do

Kevin Hammons

Tale of Two Helmets: The National Football League and the Fire Service

Erron Kinney (former NFL Tennessee Titan, Fire Chief)

2011 – 

Ron Farr (Michigan State Fire Marshal)

2010 – 

Wayne Powell (Marriott International)