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Fire Prevention Week™ 100th Anniversary Webinar: “The intersection of housing, economy, and fire: Considerations for fire prevention efforts.”
Thursday, August 18, 12 p.m. ET
Join us to learn about this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, October 9-15, which reinforces the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly. In addition, this October represents the 100th anniversary of FPW, the nation’s longest-running public health observance on record. Learn more about the statistics behind the theme, tools and resources to help your organization have a successful FPW and what you can do to celebrate 100 years of fire safety. Special guest speaker Wendy Shields, Ph.D., MPH, from Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, discussing “The intersection of housing, socioeconomics, and fire.”
Fire Protection Research Foundation 40th Anniversary Webinar Series
Wednesday August 24-Friday, August 25, 11-3 p.m. ET
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In support of celebrating four decades of facilitating research in support of fire and life safety community, the FPRF will conduct a two-day free webinar series, which will cover research topic areas and themes that are aligned with FPRF’s research priorities. This two-day webinar series consists of presentations by subject matter experts using a condensed format. See the agenda.
Influence of Door Gap Sizes Around and Under Swinging Fire Doors
Thursday, September 15, 12:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Keith E. Pardoe, Pardoe Consulting, LLC, Mike van Geyn, QAI Laboratories
This project focused on conducting 13 full-scale experimental tests—a total of 17 door assemblies—of generic fire door assemblies with door gap dimensions the same as or greater than those currently specified in NFPA 80. This webinar will review the results and observations from this experimental research along with the existing guidance on clearance sizes of door gaps around fire doors.
Sponsors: American Wood Council, AXA XL Risk Consulting, FM Global, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., Telgian Engineering and Consulting, The Zurich Services Corporation