Webinars

Schedule of 2016 Free Webinars 

All of the above webinars are sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from:
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

  • Home Fire Sprinklers: Enhancing Your Grassroots Effort, Wednesday, February 3, 12:30-1:00 pm EST
    Every community has their own challenges when planning and implementing home fire sprinkler education programs. Challenges may be related to code activities, limited resources, housing starts or anti-sprinkler activities. This webinar will discuss the importance of recognizing those unique challenges, identifying target audiences and how the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition's free resources can enhance your grassroots efforts.


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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.). 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.

 

 

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