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FPRF Workshop on Firefighting Foams: Fire Service Roadmap
Tuesday, October 12 - Thursday October 14
October 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET; October 13, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET; October 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET
The workshop goal is to support enhanced firefighter safety & health and control Class B fires, by developing a strategic fire service roadmap to transition from fluorinated foam (i.e., AFFF) usage to fluorine free foam technology. Topics include firefighting foams and their replacements; review of baseline information, common aspects and regional differences; recommended best practices for acquisition/operations/handling/disposal; identify knowledge gaps; prioritize research needs; and stimulate dialogue between key groups.
This three-day virtual workshop consists of two parts: (1) Presentation Series by subject matter experts using a condensed format addressing the following themes, followed by (2) multiple Breakout Group Discussions on the topics being addressed.
Topic areas: Emergency Response, Fire Protection Systems, Research
Fire Safety in the United States since 1980
Wednesday, October 20, 12:30 p.m. ET
Amanda Kimball, Birgitte Messerschmidt, Marty Ahrens, NFPA
Much has changed in nearly four decades since the “America Burning” report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has been reduced dramatically, and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. To understand the headway that has been made and the challenges that remain, NFPA® and FPRF examined various factors, data sets, and trends through the lens of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem to highlight the areas of progress as well as areas where more work is needed. This FPRF webinar will present the findings from this study.
Topic areas: Electrical, Emergency Response, Building & Life Safety, Fire Protection Systems, Industrial Hazards, Code Enforcement, Research, Wildfire
Fire Protection Research Foundation 2021 Webinar Series sponsors: APA – The Engineered Wood Association, AXA XL Risk Consulting, Johnson Controls, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., Telgian Engineering and Consulting, The Zurich Services Corporation