The Fire Protection Research Foundation recently received a grant from Project Paradigm, a private foundation, to support research initiatives related to preventing cooking fires.
The Foundation typicall facilitates research that impacts a broad range of fire-safety areas. This includes projects to help bring cooking fire prevention technologies to market by assisting in the development of a technical basis for test methods that are repeatable and reproducible. Performance criteria gathered using these test methods can then be used by product approval organizations to evaluate cooking fire prevention technologies. Project Paradigm's grant will be helpful in these endeavors.
Project Paradigm is a national nonprofit private foundation headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Project Paradigm's current grant programs focus on fire prevention technology research, residential fire prevention initiatives, and burn survivor support. In 2012, Project Paradigm awarded $142,000 to 24 burn organizations across the country operating youth burn survivor summer camps. In 2013, Project Paradigm awarded $402,000 to support fire prevention and youth burn survivors.
For more information on the Foundation or to view its current projects and reports, visit www.nfpa.org/foundation.