Reports and proceedings

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Smoke Alarm Nuisance Source Characterization - Phase 1
At present there is a lack of characterization of common nuisance sources for the development of new performance test protocols. Accordingly, the Foundation initiated a project to work toward characterizing common nuisance sources for the development of new test protocols to meet the NFPA 72 requirements. This Phase 1 project involved a literature review, gap analysis, and development of a research plan for Phase 2.

Addressing the Performance of Sprinkler Systems: NFPA 25 and Other Strategies
On December 9 and 10, 2013, the Fire Protection Research Foundation hosted a workshop in Chicago, IL that examined the performance of sprinkler systems. The objective of the workshop was to develop possible solutions to sprinkler system design and installation deficiencies that can lead to performance issues.

Guidance Document: Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings
The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to system designers, building managers, and/or building emergency personnel responsible for emergency communication on how to create and disseminate messages using basic communication modes (audible and/or visual technology).

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