New research report looks at impact of fire alarms on those with light and sound sensitivities

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 9, 2017

Fire Alarms and At Risk Populations reportTo understand the impact of fire alarm notification signals on individuals with sound and light sensitivities, the Foundation conducted an initial literature review to determine what information could be found on this topic. This literature review discovered that there was very limited information on the topic, and the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code Technical Committee needed more technical information to develop guidance on how to address this issue. This project gathers additional information on how fire alarm notification signals impact high risk populations by conducting targeted interviews with experts (e.g. teachers, therapists, etc.)


"Fire Alarms and At Risk Populations" authored by Bryan L. Hoskins, Ph.D. and Duane C. Helmberger from Oklahoma State University, can now be downloaded free of charge from the Research Foundation website.