Annual Research Symposium

In order to facilitate the dissemination of research related to fire leadership and management and to encourage the submission of articles submitted for peer review to the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management  (IFSJLM), since 2004 an annual Research Symposium (RS) has been held from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on the Saturday prior to the opening session of the annual International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Validation Conference. Both the research symposium and the IFSTA Validation Conference are sponsored by Fire Protection Publications (FPP), the world’s leading publisher of fire-related training and educational materials. A number of the papers presented at research symposiums have been subsequently submitted to IFSJLM for peer review and have appeared in the Journal. There is not a registration fee associated with attending the symposium, although all other expenses (travel, hotel, per diem, etc.) are the responsibility of the presenter.  The research symposium is usually held on the first Saturday after the 4th of July weekend in July in Tulsa, Oklahoma.