The Fire Protection Research Foundation, is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) mission.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The Foundation has issued a request for proposals for a project contractor to develop information to provide guidance to the NFPA 58 Technical Committee on the criteria that should be used to determine threshold value(s) for heavy snowfall.
The goal of the project is to provide guidance to NFPA technical committees on methodologies to develop technically based separation/clearance distances for hazardous storage/processes. The focus of this study will be those storage and processes within the scope of NFPA 400 – Hazardous Materials Code.
The goal of this project is to validate a CFD model that can
be used for providing reliable analysis of detection performance in IT/telecom facilities
with high air flows as well as provide guidance to the Technical Committees for new requirements and guidance by
using the validated model to run various scenarios. During phase 1 of this project, several tasks were identified that will help lead to the successful completion of the project goal - and these tasks will be accomplished through phase 2.
The foundation seeks this research contractor to implement a research program to develop the technical basis for best practices for emergency response procedures for EV battery incident firefighting - PPE, suppression methors and agents, and clean-up/overhaul operations.
Photovoltaic panels are proliferating across the country as an alternative energy source. The installation of these panels on a roof may create a number of new fire and structural hazards. There have been a number of recent studies evaluating these hazards and recommending mitigating installation strategies.
The Foundation seeks a project coordinator to conduct a review of best practices for installation and an all-hazard assessment of photovoltaic panels installed on roofs.