NFPA Journal - In Compliance NFPA 72, Jan Feb 2017
NFPA’s In Compliance Column, discusses smoke detectors and door release requirements for smoke barriers.
How Do I Maintain My Smoke Detector?
So, your building has a smoke detector in it and you are wondering what is required as far as inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) to ensure that it is kept in working order to keep the occupants safe and protect your property. Lets spend a few…
Smoke Detector Spacing for High Ceiling Spaces
The Research Foundation initiated this project to review available literature and standards and perform a gap analysis related to the impact of ceiling height and detector spacing on smoke detection performance to inform the NFPA 72 Technical Committee.
A Guide to Fire Alarm Basics – Initiation
A fire alarm system is a crucial part of the overall fire protection and life safety strategy of a building . A fire alarm system serves many functions and the differences between the functions can be a bit confusing, so I created a visual guide to fire…
NFPA reports - Detection and signaling
Detection and signaling technologies are at the vanguard of SMART and connected solutions to building life safety problems. Our research informs the performance of these systems and characterizes the environments that they respond to.
NFPA - Past winners
In honor of the late Philip J. DiNenno, the highly regarded former CEO of Hughes Associates who passed away in 2013, NFPA and Hughes Associates have established the DiNenno Prize to recognize significant technical developments that enhance fire safety.
Dual sensor smoke alarms emphasized by grandmother facing loss due to fire
A Nebraska grandmother, who lost family to fire, has launched a campaign stressing the importance of dual sensor smoke alarms. According to WOWT News, Jo Lynne Lehan's son's family had working smoke alarms the morning of a fire in their home, but not dual…
Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire
Kidde is recalling its dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. A yellow cap left…
Audible Alarm Signal Waking Effectiveness: Literature Review
Fire Protection Research Foundation report: “Audible Alarm Signal Waking Effectiveness: Literature Review"
Author: Joshua B. Dinaburg Jensen Hughes Baltimore, MD
Date of issue: March 2020
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