Webinars

Schedule of 2016 Free Webinars 


    Webinar archive



    Modern Lightweight Construction and Building Construction
    View a 3-minute preview of this webinar. The full, hour long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange. Register for free today!

    NFPA Senior Fire Protection Engineer Tracy Vecchiarelli discusses engineered lumber, a member of the "lightweight construction" family of products popularized by today's builders. Lightweight construction is seen as more economical and environmentally friendly than traditional lumber.

    CMS Adoption of the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99: NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 – Changes from 2000 to 2012
    NFPA's Jonathan Hart provides an in-depth overview of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The following is a video preview of his May 18, 2016 webinar. The full, hour-long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange.



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    NFPA 80, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Door Assemblies
    The NFPA 80, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Door Assemblies, webinar will focus on the inspection, testing, and maintenance provisions found in Chapter 5 of NFPA 80. Topics addressed will include general care and maintenance provisions, inspection and testing frequencies and documentation requirements, and visual inspection requirements. Additional details about responsibilities and common deficiencies will also be provided.


    Hazard Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems
    Currently standards developers, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), emergency responders, and the ESS industry do not have a clear direction regarding the hazards of ESS installations and have few, if any, technical studies, reports, or scientific literature to rely upon when making decisions regarding the safe installation of these systems. The Hazard Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage System Webinar summarizes a literature review and gap analysis related to Li-ion battery ESSs, as well as full-scale fire testing of 100 kWh Li-ion battery ESSs. 




    Disaster Resiliency and NFPA Codes and Standards
    This presentation reviews a recently published Guide to for the incorporation of resiliency concepts into existing NFPA codes and standards, including an explanation of the role of codes and standards in the promotion of community disaster resiliency, the creation of an NFPA glossary of terms for consistent application, and a framework for the consideration of non-fire events.




    Don't Go It Alone - How NFPA Can Support Your Home 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.




    Enhance Your Efforts Supporting Home Fire Sprinklers 
    Peg Paul with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition discusses the challenges home fire sprinkler advocates face and how to counter them. 



    Overview of the Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Fire Door Assemblies
    This webinar gives a better understanding of the basic operation and features of fire doors, and the constant care and maintenance required to maintain the fire doors in compliance with NFPA 80 to ensure the safety of the building occupants.




    Obstructions and ESFR Sprinklers: Experimental Results
     This webinar reports on the results of a Fire Protection Research Foundation project investigating the impact of obstructions that encroach on the NFPA 13 limitations on ESFR discharge through both Actual Delivered Density and full scale testing. 




    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.). 

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