Webinars

NFPA Webinars are free for all users. In order to earn CEU's for attending an NFPA Webinar, you must register and attend using your name and email address. CEU's are not earned for viewing archived webinars.

Upcoming webinars

All webinars are 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST unless otherwise noted.

April 17, 2014
Understanding Unwanted Fire Alarms
On May 3, 2011, the U.S. Fire Administration, NFPA, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs co-sponsored a national summit to initiate a dialogue on the issue of unwanted fire alarms. The summit identified a number of possible approaches to the issue, including a tool which can be used at the community level to assess risks, and cost/benefit of strategies to reduce these risks, including appropriate emergency response protocols, enforcement of inspection and maintenance requirements, community education, etc. This webinar will review the results of a research project that developed a template that can be used by local fire departments with local data (to the extent possible) when deciding among courses of action to deal with unwanted alarms. The tool uses a generic model, combined with local data when available and national data when necessary, to estimate costs, fire losses and other impacts of strategies.
Sponsored by: The Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from the following: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, American Fire Sprinkler Association, Department of Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratories, National Fire Protection Association, National Fire Sprinkler Association, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Property Insurance Research Group, SimplexGrinnell, The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Tyco Fire Protection Products, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and Viking Corporation.

May 13, 2014
NFPA 72, Mass Notification System Risk Analysis Webinar
This webinar will focus on the requirements of, need for, and purpose of a risk analysis and the related elements required for consideration, design and implementation of a mass notification system in a facility.
Sponsored by: Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell


Archives

Responding to Electrical Vehicle Battery Fires  Webinar
February 11, 2014: This NFPA webinar reviews the results of a recent research program to develop the technical basis for best practices for emergency response procedures for electric drive vehicle battery incidents, with consideration for certain details including: suppression methods; personal protective equipment (PPE); and clean-up/overhaul operations. This research program was based on full-scale testing of large format Li-ion batteries used in these electric vehicles, and the presentation will summarize these tests and includes discussion on the key findings relating to best practices for emergency response procedures for electric drive vehicle battery incidents. Sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation

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