Webinars

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

Schedule of 2015 Free Webinars 

All of the above webinars are sponsored by the Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from:
Eaton Corporation; Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation; IKEA; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Proctor & Gamble; Property Insurance Research Group (PIRG); SimplexGrinnell; Tyco Fire Protection Products; Viking Sprinkler Corporation; Zurich Insurance
 


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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.

 
The Smart Fire Fighter of the Future
"The Smart Fire Fighter of the Future Webinar" provides a summary of a project to develop a research roadmap for smart fire fighting, which establishes the scientific and technical basis for achieving the vision for Smart Fire Fighting in the United States. The vision for smart firefighting is based on creating, storing, exchanging, analyzing, and integrating information from a wide range of databases and sensor networks. This project will seek to achieve this vision by addressing all the applicable topic areas of the fire service emergency responder community


Fire Safety Challenges in Tall Wood Buildings
This webinar covers a Foundation Phase 1 project with the objective to gather relevant research on tall timber buildings and identify the knowledge gaps in the available information.


Fire Protection in the Clouds
NFPA 13 does not have definitive guidance on automatic sprinkler installation requirements for these ceilings and in some conditions requires sprinklers at both the structural ceiling and cloud ceiling panel elevations. This webinar will cover a two phase project that was undertaken at the Foundation and completed by Hughes Associates to obtain an understanding of how cloud ceilings impact sprinkler actuation thresholds to provide the technical basis for new sprinkler installation requirements.



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