Schedule of 2015 Free Webinars 

All of the above webinars are sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from:
Eaton Corporation; Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation; IKEA; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Proctor & Gamble; Property Insurance Research Group (PIRG); SimplexGrinnell; Target; Tyco Fire Protection Products; Viking Sprinkler Corporation; Zurich Insurance


Don’t Go It Alone – How NFPA Can Support Your Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Advocacy Efforts
Learn the effective tactics for advocating for home fire sprinklers in your community and ways to get involved. Hear how sprinkler advocates are effectively spreading the message that sprinklers save lives. Discover the many myths associated with fire sprinklers and how new resources from NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative combat those myths.

Realizing the Vision of Smart Fire Fighting
The "smart" fire fighter of tomorrow is envisioned as being able to fully exploit select data to perform work tasks in a highly effective and efficient manner. This is a report of efforts to address this rapidly evolving topic, with an update on the establishment of a research roadmap that is helping us identify, obtain, analyze and effectively communicate the data-related-information to those who need it, when they need it, how they need it - on the fire ground and elsewhere.

PV Update - Insurer's Perspective
This webinar addresses fire experience with roof mounted PV systems and how it raises a serious concern with property insurers. This session will review the source of these concerns as well as possible solutions. Learning objectives include: 1. Become aware of the increased fire inception potential posed by roof mounted PV system; 2. Understand the fire extinguishment challenges presented by roof mounted PV system; and 3. Explore potential mitigation measures to allow roof mounted PV systems to become a welcome feature of insured buildings.

Smoke Alarm Nuisance Source Characterization - July 2015
This webinar is presentation and discussion of the final results of a Fire Protection Research Foundation project Smoke Alarm Nuisance Source Characterization with the purpose to characterize common nuisance sources for the development of new performance test protocols in ANSI/UL 217 and ANSI/UL 268 product standards in order to meet the 2013 NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code requirements intended to reduce nuisance alarms. 


High Hazard Flammable Train Transportation

This webinar will help the fire service and code enforcement personnel be prepared for oil train derailment incidents.


Assessment of Hazardous Voltage Current in  Marinas, Boatyards & Floating Buildings
This webinar identifies and summarizes available information that clarifies the problem of hazardous voltage/current in marinas, boatyards and floating buildings, and to develop a mitigation strategy to address identified hazards.


Wildland Fire Ignition Pathway
There are many potential pathways for wildland fires to ignite buildings within the WUI. These pathways (including both fire and ember exposure) depend on the characteristics of the wildland (e.g., fuels, terrain, weather, etc.), the characteristics of the community (e.g., construction materials, building designs, housing density, landscaping, etc.), and the characteristics of the interface (e.g., separation distance, physical barriers, extent of perimeter, etc.). NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire, and NFPA 1141, Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Wildland, Rural, and Suburban Areas, address hazards to structures at the wildland interface and appropriate mitigation measures. Understanding the pathways above and their contribution to fire risk will help inform future editions of these NFPA® standards.


The Smart Fire Fighter of the Future
"The Smart Fire Fighter of the Future Webinar" provides a summary of a project to develop a research roadmap for smart fire fighting, which establishes the scientific and technical basis for achieving the vision for Smart Fire Fighting in the United States. The vision for smart firefighting is based on creating, storing, exchanging, analyzing, and integrating information from a wide range of databases and sensor networks. This project will seek to achieve this vision by addressing all the applicable topic areas of the fire service emergency responder community

Fire Safety Challenges in Tall Wood Buildings
This webinar covers a Foundation Phase 1 project with the objective to gather relevant research on tall timber buildings and identify the knowledge gaps in the available information.


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