“Using EFFECT™, AHJ’s, building owners, and others will now be able to determine which high-rise buildings with combustible exterior wall assemblies are at risk of fire, and how to prioritize them.”
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“The National Fire Protection Association has created EFFECT™, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to help global building owners, facility managers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) proactively assess risk in their high-rise building inventory with combustible facades.”
A new Research Foundation report summarizes a review of NFPA 72, other relevant standards, and literature related to the installation of smoke detectors on high ceilings.
(Shared from NFPA’s January E-Newsletter; full information here. )
“Space heaters are the involved in 85% of deaths in home fires caused by heating equipment. Stay safe this cold winter season and read more about home heating equipment fires in NFPA’s new report.”
How can we test if firefighters are being protected by their turnout gear? “A new Research Foundation report shows the methods and results of using non-destructive assessment to determine if it can be used as a technique to monitor the degradation of turnouts.”
Shared from December’s NFPA Newsletter: more information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Research-reports/For-emergency-responders/Non-Destructive-Assessment-of-Outer-Shell-Degradation-for-Firefighter-Turnouts?order_src=C244
How is the research community meeting the fire and life safety concerns associated with evolving technology of Power over the Ethernet?
Shared from the December NFPA Newsletter.
“Candles can be a festive addition to home décor, but with the December holiday celebrations in full swing, it is especially important to know that candles cause an average of nearly 9,000 home fires, more than 80 deaths, and 800 injuries every year.”
(Shared from NFPA’s recent e-newsletter. More useful information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Candles?order_src=C244 )
“According to our new U.S. Firefighter Injuries report, an estimated 62,085 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty last year, making it the lowest rate since NFPA began this study 35 years ago.”
(Photo and article shared from the November NFPA Research Newsletter; read more here.
“The most wonderful time of the year could also be the deadliest if a small fire spreads to a Christmas tree. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are much more likely to be deadly than other fires, according to NFPA’s new report.”
See the attached Christmas Tree Safety sheet, and find it along with other resourceful information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Holiday/Christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights?order_src=C244
The US Fire Administration sent out an email with an infographic and statistics (attached) on the home fire fatalities that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday. Let’s remember to practice and remind others of home fire safety!