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NFPA Today - September 16, 2022

Research Foundation 40th anniversary webinar series recordings now available

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), conducted a two-day webinar series on August 24 and 25, 2022, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The webinar series covered research topic areas and themes that are aligned with research priorities of FPRF and the fire and life safety industry. This webinar series consisted of presentations by subject matter experts addressing the following themes:

Day 1 program: Webinar recording

  • Reduce Residential Fire Losses
    • Fire Safety in the US since 1980
    • Cooking fires
    • Impact of Medications on Older Adult Fall and Fire Risk
  • Strategies for Community Resilience
    • Wildland & Wildland Urban Interface Fires
    • CAREDEX: Disaster Resilience in Aging Communities via a Secure Data Exchange
    • Global Community Resilience
  • Data Collection and Data Analytics to Inform Policy
    • Global Fire data standardization
    • Insurance Data – openIDL
    • CRAIG 1300TM
    • National Firefighter Cancer Registry

Day 2 program: Webinar recording

  • Hazards of New Materials and Systems
    • Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • Hazards of Modern Vehicles in Parking Structures
  • Increase Effectiveness and Reliability of Safety Systems
    • Impact of Research on NFPA 13
    • Impact of Research on NFPA 72
    • Effectiveness of fluorine free firefighting foams
  • Fire Fighting Safety & Effectiveness
    • Fire Service Contamination control & PPE Cleaning validation
    • Firefighting foams: fire service roadmap
    • Firefighter immersive learning training 
If you missed attending this webinar series, the presentation recordings are now available to view on demand at To learn more about the Research Foundation and our work over the last four decades, please visit:
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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
Director, Research Foundation, Mission to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the NFPA mission

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