NFPA report - U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
This NFPA report includes statistics on how often sprinklers are reported in fires, by property use, and their estimated impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire.
NFPA fire statistics - U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
Sprinklers are a highly effective and reliable part of a building’s fire protection system. National estimates of reported fires derived from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey show that in 2010-2014 sprinklers were present in 10% of reported U.S. fires.
Fire safety in a sustainable world
As green technologies and materials are becoming more affordable and available, the market demand for sustainable infrastructure and alternative energy has increased. How will these new technologies and systems affect the fire protection industry? NFPA's Tracy Vecchiarelli looks at fire safety in a sustainable world.
NFPA reports - Suppression
Active suppression can prevent a small fire from growing into a big fire. We research the performance of suppression systems so you have the latest knowledge to design and maintain solutions that perform as intended.
Research Foundation - Stakeholder Perceptions of Home Fire Sprinklers
This research is focused on the impact of residential fire sprinkler adoption. It used surveys and interviews to gather data on issues frequently debated when residential fire sprinklers are proposed for widespread adoption, including such issues as: Consumer value Local government feedback Water purveyor perceptions and requirements
NFPA report - Physical disability as a factor in home fire deaths
This NFPA report examines fire circumstances and victim characteristics when physical disability was cited as a factor contributing to fatal injury and compared these circumstances and characteristics with those found in home fire deaths overall.
U.S. Structure Fires in Office Properties | NFPA
This NFPA report is an overview of office property fires, including trend tables, causes, time of day, day of week, month of year, and area of origin.
NFPA report - High-rise building fires
This NFPA report includes an overall statistical perspective on the fire experience in high-rise buildings, analysis and discussion of risk in high-rise vs. other properties.
NFPA Journal - Burn Treatment, Jan Feb 2020
A look at the international hospital fire problem and what's being done to fight it
NFPA Journal - Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives
How creative incentives can encourage the installation of home fire sprinklers
NFPA 13 - NFPA Journal, May/June 2020
While there are many factors to consider when installing a sprinkler system, the ceiling details should not be overlooked.
Perspectives - NFPA September/October 2020
A fire protection engineer discusses the importance of adding modern fire safety features to historic buildings
Dispatches - International
Faced with a surge in citizens sickened by coronavirus, China builds two massive modular hospitals in two weeks. PLUS: New evidence in the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry and a new MENA rep for NFPA.