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History of NFPA
NFPA - Community Risk Reduction (CRR)
As defined in NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. In other words, it is a process to help communities find out what their risks are and develop a plan to reduce the risks viewed as high priority.
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.
NFPA responds to the coronavirus: Educating your community |NFPA
NFPA is offering free public education fire safety resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Research Foundation - SUPDET 2016 presentations
Download and read proceedings from the 2016 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium
Research Foundation proceedings: Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection
May 2014 - Read proceedings from this event held in London in 2014.
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 - Open house for older adults
Conducting an open house for older adults in your community - as part of NFPA's Remembering When program - can be both beneficial and rewarding
NFPA report - Catastrophic multiple-death fires
This NFPA report includes incident descriptions and summary statistics on fires causing at least 5 deaths.
NFPA - Nightclubs and other assembly occupancies
Fires in assembly occupancies have shown to be some of the most deadly when the proper features, systems and construction materials were not present.
NFPA - Preparing homes for wildfire
There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments. Experiments, models and post-fire studies have shown homes ignite due to the condition of the home and everything around it, up to 200’ from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).
Office Hours - NFPA
Watch archived videos of live, interactive presentations for NFPA members featuring technical staff discussing NFPA codes and standards.
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