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2014

  • July/August
    Call for papers issued for SupDet 2015; Explore NFPA's peer reviewed journal Fire Technology; New report: Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components; Proceedings available: symposium on high challenge warehouse storage protection
  • May/June
    "Contain IBC Fire Risk" education and awareness campaign launched; New guidance document on NFPA 72 focuses on emergency communication strategies for buildings; Request for proposals: Pathways for Building Fire Spread in the Wildland Urban Interface
  • March/April
    Join us in London for a research update on high challenge storage protection; See highlights of SupDet symposium in Orlando; Developing project: Lithium Ion Batteries Storage Sprinkler Protection
  • January/February
    Join us in Orlando for SupDet 2014; Free webinar: Responding to Electric Vehicle Fires; New Projects at the Foundation; Call for proposals issued; New Report: Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings

2013

  • November/December
    Foundation invited to develop research agenda for smart fire fighting; Join us in Orlando for SupDet 2014; Cooking fire research continues; Cost of installing home fire sprinklers down from 2008
  • September/October
    New report: Cost of installing home fire sprinklers down from 2008; New report: Emergency Response to Incidents Involving Electric Vehicle Battery Hazards; New report: Sprinkler Protection for Cloud Ceilings
  • July/August
    Industry leaders reflect on the next five years in fire and electrical safety; Bigglestone Award presented to University of Texas at Austin researchers; New project : Liquid integrity testing for protective clothing; New project: Heavy snow loads and the national fuel gas code
  • May/June
    New Report: Lithium Ion Battery Flammability Characterization; The next five years in fire and electrical safety; New Report: Risk Based Decision Support Tool in Managing Unwanted Alarms
  • March/April
    Foundation symposium targets wide range of fire research projects; the next five years in fire and electrical safety; Home Fire Sprinklers Cost Assessment: Take 2
  • January/February
    Foundation to host research charrette on protection challenges; New project: Evaluation of Fire Service Training Fires; New report: Applying Reliability Based Decision Making to ITM Frequency

2012

  • November/December
    New project: Real-time personal IDLH sensors; New report: Antifreeze Solutions Supplied Through Spray Sprinklers; New report: Safety Challenges of Green Buildings
  • September/October
    Join us in Chicago for our Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium; New project: Evaluating cooking fire mitigation technologies; New project: Lithium ion batteries in storage; New project: Sprinkler protection for cloud ceilings
  • July/August
    Best practices for emergency response to electric vehicle battery incidents; New project: evaluation of water additives for fire control and vapor mitigation
  • May/June
    Student Project Initiative; New Project: Sprinkler Protection for Cloud Ceilings; New Project: Safety Challenges of "Green" Buildings
  • March/April
    Global research update: HIgh Challenge Storage Protection; Webinar to focus on electrical safety; New Research Foundation projects
  • January/February
    Effectiveness of home cooking safety technologies; Global research update: High challenge storage protection; New Research Foundation reports

2011

  • November/December
    Health Care Summit; New Research Foundation reports; New project focuses on validation of modeling tools for detecting design in high air flow environments
  • September/October
    New Research Foundation reports; New Research Foundation projects; Research Foundation to assist in prioritizing needs for structural fire research
  • July/August
    Bridgestone Award, Foundation Medal presented at NFPA Conference in Boston; New Research Foundation reports; Award-winning research papers available online for limited time
  • March/April
    New and developing projects; New Research Foundation reports; Foundation Project Webinar Series
  • January/February
    Lithium Ion Battery Storage Hazard Assessment; IBCs in Aqueous Solutions; U.S. National Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit Summary report

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