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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
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
The following archived NFPA webinars, once downloaded, may be viewed in Windows Media Player, QuickTime, other free media players.
- Top Changes to the NEC (2014)
October 18, 2013
- NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Changes
October 10, 2013
Sponsored by Fire Lite Alarms by Honeywell
- Code Requirements for Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes
September 16, 2013
Sponsored by Bobrick
- 2013 NFPA 72: Design and Installation Requirements for Mass Notification
July 11, 2013
Sponsored by Honeywell
Responses to webinar questions (PDF, 329 KB)
- 2013 NFPA 654: Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment Webinar
June 27, 2013
Sponsored by Honeywell
- Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Doors and Fire Dampers Webinar
April 23, 2013
Sponsored by Life Safety Services
- 2013 NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Overview and Changes
April 16, 2013
Sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell
Responses to webinar questions. (PDF, 141 KB)
- Interoperability of Emergency Responder Electronic Safety Equipment
March 28, 2013
Sponsored by The Fire Protection Research Foundation