The Research Foundation completed 30 projects in 2014. All are candidates for the Research Foundation medal, recognizing the project which best exemplifies the Foundation's fire safety mission, technical challenges overcome, and collaborative approach to execution that is the hallmark of all our projects. See the list of 2015 Foundation Medal candidates (PDF).
The review process is underway and the winner will be announced at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago, June 22-25.
The winning project of the 2014 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal was “Best Practices for Emergency Response to Incidents Involving Electric Vehicles Battery Hazards: A Report on Full-Scale Testing Results.” Thomas Long (center) accepted the Medal on behalf of his team from Kathleen Alamand of the Fire Protection Research Foundation and former NFPA Chair Philip Stittleburg during NFPA's Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.