Fire Protection Research Foundation 2020 Semi-Annual Activity Summary

Blog Post created by vhutchison Employee on Jul 30, 2020

This is a semi-annual update on Fire Protection Research Foundation activities. Although we may not be running into you at meetings and conferences these days, or seeing you at NFPA Headquarters - our team remains focused on generating the research needed to reduce loss in our world. Here is a quick summary of our recently completed, on-going and upcoming activities to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to do your job successfully.  For the complete list of current projects, visit here.


2020 Q1 & Q2 Completed Projects 


Featured Publications 



Projects initiated in 2020 Q1 & Q2  

  • Assessment, Improvement, and Application of Multi-Hazard System-Level Performance Evaluations of First Responder Ensembles 


Q1 & Q2 Webinar Update 

  • Review of Audible Alarm Waking Effectiveness Webinar was held on February 5th, 2020.  Recording available here. 
  • Digitized Fuel Load Survey in Buildings using Machine Vision Webinar was held on April 2nd, 2020. Recording availablehere. 
  • Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Garages and Vehicle Carriers webinar was held on June 2, 2020, Recording available here. 

Upcoming Webinar 

  • Time-restricted eating for improving overall health and sleep among firefighters, onAugust 11, 2020, 12:30pm - 2pm ET. Register here.  


FPRF News 

  • Awards: Research team from Johns Hopkins University and University of Buffalo were awarded the 2019 Foundation Medalfor theDigitized Fuel Load Survey in Buildings using Machine Vision project. 
  • Event Cancelled:Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research Applications Conference (SUPDET 2020) and the 17th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE’20), originally scheduled for September 15-17, 2020 in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany, has been postponed until September 2021. 
  • Staff News: FPRF Executive Director, Amanda Kimball was re-appointed to a 2nd term on the SFPE Board of Directors. Amanda was also elevated to Fellow of SFPE. Out of 4,600 SFPE members, there are only 313 fellows.  
  • Upcoming Events this Fall: