Michael Hazell

Code Fund invites research ideas in in support of NFPA codes and standards

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jun 15, 2012

The Fire Protection Research Foundation/NFPA Code Fund was established in 2006 and is supported each year through a financial contribution from NFPA. The purpose of the Code Fund is to provide a mechanism for creating research projects to support the work of NFPA technical committees, the volunteer panels responsible for the development and revision of our codes and standards.

In today’s presentation, Foundation research director Casey Grant took a look back at some of the Code Fund projects initiated in the past five years and how they have impacted the NFPA codes and standards we all use today.

Some of the Code Fund projects currently underway include:

  • Determining the Appropriate Emergency First Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Fires
  • Development of Quantitative Risk Assessment Examples for Operating Rooms (NFPA 99)
  • Assessment of Total Evacuation Systems of Tall Buildings (NFPA 101)
  • Sprinkler Protection for Cloud Ceilings (NFPA 13)
  • Combustible Metals Case Studies (NFPA 484)

Visit the Foundation’s Code Fund page to see a full list of current projects, completed projects, and how you can get submit an idea for a future project.

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