International Speaker: Sean Decrane

Thursday 27th September, 11.45am – 12.15pm &
Friday 28th September, 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Sean DeCrane retired as a 25+ year veteran of the Cleveland Division of Fire. He rose through the ranks and serving in various roles including the Director of Training and Acting Chief of Operations. He retired as a Battalion Chief covering Cleveland’s Westside. 

Sean has been very involved in the research at Underwriters Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He serves on the UL Fire Council, is a member of the UL Fire Fighter Safety Research Institute’s Advisory Board and is currently on a number of technical panels for research and standards. 

Chief DeCrane also represented the International Association of Fire Fighters in the International Code Council process and has served on the 2009, 2012, 2105 and 2018 Fire Code Developing Committee and as Chair for 2015 and 2018. Sean served on the NFPA 1 Technical Advisory Panel, NFPA Research Foundation on Tall Wood Buildings and is serving as the Chair of the fire Test Work Group for the ICC Tall Wood Building Ad Hoc Committee. 

Sean has been awarded the 2015 UL Council Member’s Achievement Award, 2014 Fire Equipment Manufacturer’s Fire Safety Advocate of the Year Award, the 2013 International Association of Fire Chiefs Life Safety Award and the 2012 ICC-IAFC Life Safety Advocate Award. Sean has delivered a number of keynote addresses including the 2015 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference. Currently Sean has been appointed as the UL Manager for Industry Groups and association and Professional Organizations.