Non-Fire Hazard Provisions in NFPA Codes and Standards: A Literature Review
The main objective of this project was to develop a well-organized inventory of the life safety provisions in NFPA 101 and other NFPA codes and standards that related to hazards other than fire.
Determining Self-Preservation Capability in Pre-School Children
NFPA 101 defines Self-preservation capability as the ability of a client to evacuate a location without direct intervention by a staff member (e.g. carrying, guiding by direct hand-holding, etc). The purpose of the project was to recommend the age at which pre-school children may be considered being capable of self-preservation.
Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment - 2013
This report updates the report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment (Fire Protection Research Foundation 2008). The primary purpose of this study is to review current home fire sprinkler system costs against the 2008 benchmark study to gain a better understanding of how increasingly widespread adoption of sprinkler ordinances impacts system cost. Using a larger sample size, the current study attempts to gain a better understanding of the impact of sprinkler ordinances on home fire sprinkler system cost and other factors that affect system cost. The current study examines 51 homes in 17 communities; the 2008 study examined 30 homes in 10 communities. In the 2013 update, the average cost per sprinklered square foot was $1.35. In the 2008 report, the average cost per sprinklered square foot was $1.61.