NFPA Journal outlines standards addressing furniture flammability

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Oct 14, 2013


As new NFPA research indicates, upholstered furniture plays a significant role in residential fire spread, injury, and death. As this issue gains more attention, how is the codes and standards community addressing the problem?


NFPA Journal tackled this question in a recent feature story, which provides an overview of flammability testing standards already on the books, including the widely used California standard known as TB 117, and recent action by NFPA's Standards Council addressing the potential development of a new NFPA test standard.


Tracy Vecchiarelli, a fire protection engineer with NFPA, highlights the need for this new test standard in the following video: