New issue of NFPA Journal features mass notification system at Texas racetrack

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jul 15, 2013

NFPA JournalThe latest issue of NFPA Journal features how a Formula One racetrack used new provisions of NFPA 72 to create an innovative mass notification system in “Loud and Clear.”

The story details the development of the Circuit of the Americas racetrack complex east of Austin, Texas, a project that had “become a development colossus with a tight deadline and a long list of potentially complex fire code requirements.” Learn more about how stakeholders implemented a testing and acceptance process while using a performance-based approach for assessing the risks.

Also featured in this issue is an article, "Front Burner" about a project that aims to help develop standardized fire scenarios and performance test methods for cooking-fire mitigation technologies conducted under the auspices of the Fire Protection Research Foundation.


Video: Dan Gottuk, senior engineer with Hughes Associates provides an overview of the research project into standardizing cooking fire mitigation tests.Cooking fires are the leading cause of home structure fires.

Video: Hughes Associates research engineer Josh Dinaburg provides a detailed look at an actual testing being conducted to develop a standardized test for evaluating the performance of fire prevention devices for cooking ranges. 

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