Thursday, October 20, 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Using Social Media to Underscore Today's Fire problem and Home Fire Sprinklers
If you're not using social media to promote home fire safety, you're missing out on linking important messages to large audiences. Learn NFPA's tactics for promoting the fire problem in today's homes; building a large support base for home fire sprinklers, the solution to this problem; enticing people to not only "like" your content but also take action; and developing strategies on where and what to post on social media.
Who will benefit: This webinar is of interest to all who handle data and thus will benefit all NFPA stakeholders.
Tuesday, October 25, 12:30-2:00 pm ET
Smart Fire Protection: Update on NFPA Sandbox, Smart Home Summit, Smart Enforcement Workshop, and Related Activities
Sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation and:
- Principle Sponsors: National Fire Protection Association, Tyco/SimplexGrinnell and Zurich Services Corporation
- Contributing Sponsors: Fire-Dex, Globe Manufacturing, PBI Performance Products, Property Insurance Research Group, L.N. Curtis & Sons, LionFirst Responder Products and TenCate Protective Fabrics
In 2015 the Fire Protection Research Foundation issued the landmark report “Research Roadmap for Smart Fire Fighting”, which is also NIST Special Publication 1191. As a result of this effort, in late 2015 and 2016, the FPRF and NFPA has successfully held related conferences such as the “Smart Home Summit” and the “Smart Enforcement Workshop” to further address this emerging topic area and to address fire safety and emergency response with all things “smart”. NFPA recently established the Data Analytics Sandbox, and this now provides for the fire protection community a common platform for the collective sharing of centralized data, supporting NFPA’s emerging role as an information and knowledge organization.
Who will benefit: This is of interest to all who handle data and thus will benefit all NFPA stakeholders.
Related codes: All NFPA Codes and Standards, especially NFPA 950 and 951.
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