The 15th annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday , September 23-24, 2009 at the Devens Common Center/ SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The costs are the same as 2008. The conference boasts an interesting line-up of workshops designed to appeal to both teachers and firefighter-educators, beginners and experienced educators. The keynote speaker will be Fresno CA Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman, an author and lecturer on leadership and managing change in the fire service. His fire department has some creative public service announcements (PSAs) that are part of their community education efforts. Registration deadline is September 8, 2009 and that is also the deadline for making your own hotel reservations.