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  • New RFP Open, Due October 14, for FPRF Project: Smoke Detector Spacing on High Ceilings – Phase II September 26, 2022
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation is seeking proposals to identify a project contractor for a new project aiming to develop guidance for the installation of smoke detectors on smooth ceilings over 10 ft (3 m) in height that can be used as the technical basis for any changes to applicable codes and standards. As background, […]
  • “Research: the distance between an idea and its realization” – David Sarnoff, Pioneer of American radio and television September 23, 2022
    This was the quote used by Rodger Reiswig of JCI last week in his keynote to kick off the Detection portion of the 18th Annual SupDet program hosted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation in Atlanta, GA.  The Fire Protection Research Foundation hosts a technical conference held annually called “SupDet”, which focuses on specific research […]
  • Research Foundation 40th anniversary webinar series recordings now available September 16, 2022
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), conducted a two-day webinar series on August 24 and 25, 2022, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The webinar series covered research topic areas and themes that are aligned with research priorities of FPRF and the fire and life safety industry. […]
  • A Closer Look at Some Assembly Occupancy Requirements September 16, 2022
    The fire at a Thai nightclub in early August 2022 was all too familiar. It started during a live music performance killing 20 people and injuring 25. Many of the details emerging are eerily similar to The Station nightclub fire which claimed the lives of 100 people and injured 230 more in February of 2003. […]
  • Amazon Solar Shutdown Provides Opportunity for Praise and Reflection on Safe Solar Installations September 13, 2022
    According to recent reports from CNBC and other major news outlets, Amazon temporarily shut down all solar power generation at their North American facilities last year as they worked to investigate potential fire safety issues with these systems. While the details of what Amazon found in their investigations during the shutdown are unspecified and therefore […]