Firefighters and cancer - NFPA
Firefighting is a dangerous profession, and a growing body of research and data shows the contributions that job-related exposures have in chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease.
Download proceedings from the Research Foundation's SUPDET 2011.
Library & Archives
The NFPA Research Library & Archives supports the research and maintains the archives of the National Fire Protection Association. Located in the NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, the NFPA Research Library & Archives represents one of the largest fire science libraries in the world. The library was established in 1945.
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NFPA - About the NFPA Research Library and Archives
The NFPA Research Library & Archives researches the world’s literature for information, captures and illuminates NFPA’s history through our archives, and connects members to our content through our industry-leading NFPA Ontology to help the NFPA community save lives and reduce loss.
NFPA report - Catastrophic multiple-death fires
This NFPA report includes incident descriptions and summary statistics on fires causing at least 5 deaths.
NFPA statistics - Deadliest fires or explosions in the world
See this table from NFPA of the deadliest fires or explosions in the world. This excludes bombings and wartime attacks.
Variables Associated with the Classification of Ammonium Nitrate | NFPA
The purpose of this Research Foundatrion project was to summarize the available information on the different forms of Ammonium Nitrate and how they are classified. This was accomplished through a two-step literature review: summarizing the available information on AN classification from chemistry and code-based documentation, and identifying the variables which led to an instability from existing test data and results.
NFPA - Research Foundation report
This Research Foundation report presents the results of a research project directed at properly quantifying various triggers for snow load provisions in the NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code.
Wildland Urban Interface Land Use Policy Workshop
These proceedings document the one-day workshop held for County Commissioners and land use planners on May 17, 2013 in Denver Colorado. As development continues in Colorado’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area, local, regional and national stakeholders all have a vested interest in protecting life and property values in these hazardous environments. The cost of lost homes from the three most devastating fires in Colorado history is $667 million; all these fires have occurred along the Front Range in the WUI over the past three years preceding 2013.
NFPA Building Safety and Security Workshop
NFPA hosted a Building Safety & Security Workshop, May 10-11, 2018, in response to questions that have continued to come up in the aftermath of deadly shootings at schools and other occupancies.