Fire Protection Research Foundation receives grant from Project Paradigm

Funds to support research related to cooking fire prevention

August 15, 2013 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), received a grant from Project Paradigm, a private foundation, to support research initiatives related to preventing cooking fires.

The Foundation facilitates research that impacts a broad range of fire-safety areas. This includes projects to help bring cooking fire prevention technologies to market by assisting in the development of a technical basis for test methods that are repeatable and reproducible. Performance criteria gathered using these test methods can then be used by product approval organizations to evaluate cooking fire prevention technologies.

For more information on the Foundation or to view its projects and reports, visit www.nfpa.org/foundation.

About Project Paradigm
Project Paradigm is a national nonprofit private foundation headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Project Paradigm's current grant programs focus on fire prevention technology research, residential fire prevention initiatives, and burn survivor support. In 2012, Project Paradigm awarded $142,000 to 24 burn organizations across the country operating youth burn survivor summer camps. In 2013, Project Paradigm awarded $402,000 to support fire prevention and youth burn survivors.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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