Impact of Extinguishing Agents on Museum Collections Studied

Blog Post created by gharrington Employee on Jun 16, 2015

At the request of NFPA's Technical Committee on Cultural Resources, which is responsible for the development of NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship  and NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) initiated a project to study the impact of various fire extinguishing media on materials commonly found in museum collections under both fire and non-fire conditions. The first phase of the project has been completed, and the associated  FPRF report has been published: Measuring the Impact of Fire Extinguisher Agents on Cultural Resource Materials.


Stay tuned for more information as this project evolves!