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The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is hosting a free Fire Protection Research Foundation 40th Anniversary Webinar Series in support of its four decades of facilitating research in support of the fire and life safety community. The two-day series will be held Aug. 24-25, 2022.
Since 1982, the Fire Protection Research Foundation has collaborated with organizations around the world to investigate emerging fire, electrical, and related safety hazards, and solutions. Its work includes aiding in the development of major domestic and international research programs that address an ever-changing world and the increasing challenges to fire safety in the built environment; industry challenges such as data collection and data analytics to inform policy, hazards of new materials and systems, strategies for community resilience, firefighter safety, and more.
The webinar will focus on current Foundation research priorities and other topics related to fire and life safety. The two-day series consists of presentations by subject matter experts who will address the following themes:
Day 1: Aug. 24, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. US Eastern Time
Reduce Residential Fire Losses
Fire Safety in the US since 1980
Impact of Medications on Older Adult Falls and Fire Risk
Strategies for Community Resilience
Wildland & Wildland Urban Interface Fires
CAREDEX: Disaster Resilience in Aging Communities via a Secure Data Exchange
Global Community Resilience
Data Collection and Data Analytics to Inform Policy
Global Fire data standardization
Insurance Data – openIDL
National Firefighter Cancer Registry
Day 2: Aug. 25, 2022, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. US Eastern Time
Hazards of New Materials and Systems
Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings
Energy Storage Systems
Hazards of Modern Vehicles in Parking Structures
Increase Effectiveness and Reliability of Safety Systems
Impact of Research on NFPA 13
Impact of Research on NFPA 72
Effectiveness of fluorine free firefighting foams
Fire Fighting Safety & Effectiveness
Fire Service Contamination Control & PPE Cleaning Validation
Firefighting foams: fire service roadmap
Firefighter immersive learning training
Download the full agenda and register for free to attend the live webinar series. CEUs will only be provided to live attendees upon request. For more information about the Fire Protection Research Foundation, visit the website.
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The Fire Protection Research Foundation: 40 Years of Advancing Safety
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF or Foundation) plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission. The Foundation, an affiliate of NFPA, was born out of a growing need for research that better informs the expanding body of NFPA codes and standards in 1982. Today, as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary, the FPRF has a much broader reach, given a wide array of emerging hazards, persistent life safety challenges, and global demand.