Welcome to the MCFP Virtual Conference
June 23-25, 2020

Explore educational sessions and content offerings from the first-ever Virtual Conference on all things Mission Critical Fire Protection

Start here to see what’s in store!

Watch the video above for a quick virtual tour and a breakdown of the event.


Make sure to sign up for the live Q&A sessions if you haven’t already! We’ll send you a link so you can join your session.


From there, check out the Keynote videos from Lee Kaiser, ORR Protection’s VP of Engineering, on the latest industry trends.


Then take the next three days to learn from thought leaders and manufacturers through invaluable presentations.

Watch Lee Kaiser’s comprehensive keynote on the status of mission critical fire protection in America. In the following videos, Lee will help you:
  • Understand “Mission Critical” as it pertains to your facility
  • Hear case studies on the impact of fires on businesses
  • Learn best practices for all types of spaces, from data centers to pharmaceutical
  • Understand detection for special hazards
  • See predictions on the future needs and solutions for all things Mission Critical

Keynote Part One

(Time 29:10)

Keynote Part Two

(Time 40:05)

Keynote Part Three

(Time 26:03)

Keynote Part Four

(Time 27:58)

Live Q&A with Lee Kaiser
(And Industry Guests)

It’s not too late to sign up! Join us each day as Lee answers questions and talks with participants. He’ll be joined by fire protection experts Bryan Wilburn or Dal Brazzell in each session.

Haven’t signed up yet? Click on a time that works for you (you can attend as many as you like).


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Listen to some of the top product experts in the industry talk about how they help customers solve fire protection problems every day.
Have a question for one of them? Ask us below.

Fike: Water Mist System Innovation

Derek Wickersham – Business Development Director of Water Mist, Fike

(22:32) New and improved technologies within high and low-pressure systems and the applicable codes and standards.

Kidde Fire Systems: Mission Critical Fire Security

Mike Kraus – Technical Trainer, Kidde Fire Systems

(19:17) An overview of gaseous and chemical fire suppression systems, covering clean agents, suppression control, and connectivity solutions.

Protectowire: Linear Heat Detection

Gary Paul – Regional Sales Manager, US & Canada, Protectowire

(30:37) Applications and accessories for the fixed temperature devices designed for unique and challenging fire protection scenarios.

Victaulic: Victaulic Vortex

Stephen Owens – Application Engineer, Victaulic

(29:05) An introduction to hybrid fire extinguishing systems including definitions, examples, and testing, listings/approvals, and codes.

ECS: Cold Storage

Bill Aaron – Director of Training, Engineered Corrosion Solutions

(22:26) Corrosion management of fire sprinkler systems in cold storage applications, including maintenance, industry guidelines, and current technologies.

ECS: Fill and Purge Breathing Process

Bill Aaron – Director of Training, Engineered Corrosion Solutions

(18:02) Corrosion management of dry and preaction fire sprinkler systems utilizing this patented process along with nitrogen generators.

ECS: Mission Critical Buildings

Bill Aaron – Director of Training, Engineered Corrosion Solutions

(30:22) The importance of corrosion prevention in preaction fire sprinkler systems within mission critical environments.

ECS: Wet Pipe Venting and WPNI

Bill Aaron – Director of Training, Engineered Corrosion Solutions

(21:54) Learn about air venting and wet pipe nitrogen inerting for the corrosion management of wet pipe fire sprinkler systems.

3M: Clean Agents in Power Generation

Mark C. Smith – 3M Electronics Material Solutions

(26:03) NFPA 2001 Standards for total flooding fire extinguishing agents. Prevent water damage in power facilities with clean agents.

Xtralis: Advanced Detection

Greg Lyons – Director of Business Development, Honeywell/Xtralis

(33:55) The evolution of VESDA air sampling and gas detection systems and new developments like VEA addressable air sampling detector.

Notifier: ERCES/Bi-Directional Amplifier Systems

David Tamulevich – Network Product Manager, Honeywell

(30:10) Codes and standards for BDA systems and in-building radio communications designed for first-responders.

Have questions or comments for one of the manufacturer presentations?

Feel free to fill out this quick form and we’ll be sure to get back to you in a timely fashion.


Leadership Videos

Insight from the fire protection experts in the field. Still have questions? We’ll find the answers. Ask Us Below.
Hover over the videos below and click to play. We've also provided resources for videos that you can download before watching.
CLARK ORR - The Chairman of ORR Corporation explains the changing landscape of our industry in the wake of a global pandemic and the need for new learning tools like virtual conferences.
DAN JASPER - This presentation outlines the 6-step process to corrosion free sprinkler systems, brought to you by ORR’s National Business Development Manager for Broadband Technologies.
BRYAN WILBURN - Learn about the availability of Halon 1301, when you should replace your Halon system, and the financial advantages of participating in buy-back programs.
DAL BRAZZELL - Our resident radio expert gives his perspective on mission critical voice communications for public safety and reviews the code adoption and enforcement.
MATT McTYRE - What is required for 5-year sprinkler inspections? Our water sprinkler expert clears up some misconceptions and defines essential needs.
RICK REYNOLDS - ORR’s VP of Power Generation discusses fire protection in Energy Storage Systems and NFPA 855 as it applies to lithium-ion storage installations.
RICK REYNOLDS - ORR’s VP of Power Generation outlines the safe uses for CO2 along with the retroactive life safety requirements of NFPA 12.
STEVE NELSON - ORR Protection’s Director of Operations answers the essential question, “Will my fire protection system perform as designed when needed?”
KYLE HARDIN - As more and more people begin to work from home, learn some essential things to be aware of from ORR’s resident Safety Supervisor.

Have questions or comments for our ORR Thought Leaders?

We’d love to engage with you and facilitate any comments as you digest our content in your own time – feel free to fill out this quick form and we’ll be sure to get back to you in a timely fashion.

ORR Thought Leaders

Keynote Speaker
Lee Kaiser, P.E.
ORR Protection Systems
Vice President of Engineering
Video 1
Clark Orr
ORR Protection Systems
Video 2
Dan Jasper
ORR Protection Systems
National Business Development Manager, Broadband Technologies
Video 3
Bryan Wilburn
ORR Protection Systems
VP, Sales
Video 4
Dal Brazzell
ORR Protection Systems
Regional Sales Manager
Video 5
Matt McTyre
ORR Protection Systems
Business Development Manager, Fire Sprinkler
Video 6 & 7
Rick Reynolds
ORR Protection Systems
VP, Power Generation
Video 8
Steve Nelson
ORR Protection Systems
Director of Operations
Video 9
Kyle Hardin
ORR Protection Systems
Safety Supervisor

About Participating Manufacturers:

Fike creates and manufactures industry-leading solutions for reliable safety and uncompromising protection of people and assets. Their vision is to eliminate catastrophic loss of life and assets for companies around the world.

Since 1917, Kidde Fire Systems has been a global leader in fire protection, protecting people, property, and processes from fire hazards. Their fire protection solutions include conventional & intelligent detection and control systems.

Since 1938, Protectowire Fire Systems has manufactured the highest quality linear heat detectors for the special hazard industry. Protectowire has the experience and knowledge to meet the ever-increasing detection challenges of the special hazard and commercial industries.

Victaulic is a global manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining, flow control, and fire protection systems and is the inventor of the grooved pipe coupling. We build innovative technologies and provide engineering services that address complex piping challenges faced by engineers, contractors, distributors, site owners, and property managers.

Engineered Corrosion Solutions invented nitrogen-based corrosion control to extend the life of fire sprinkler systems and the advanced monitoring capabilities to ensure system integrity by utilizing an early-warning system.

As the developer of the leading clean agent replacement for Halon—Novec 1230—3M is an essential part of the Mission Critical Fire Protection community. They represent clean agent fire suppression designed for the future.

The creators of VESDA, Xtralis has a well-established reputation for developing & deploying innovative and reliable life safety solutions for early threat detection. Because of their deep expertise in fire science technology, the world’s top brands, governments, and industries turn to them.

For over 60 years, NOTIFIER has been in a leadership position in the fire alarm industry. Today we are the largest manufacturer of engineered fire alarm systems with over 400 distributors worldwide and regional support operations on every continent helping to ensure we provide the flexibility and options your business needs.