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NFPA presents awards to recognize achievements in fire and life safetyNFPA presents awards to recognize achievements in fire and life safety
The High Volume/Low Speed Fans and Sprinkler Operation won the 2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)...
Fire Protection Research Foundation reports fire safety measures for home cookingFire Protection Research Foundation reports fire safety measures for home cooking
Cooking equipment-related fires are a leading cause of U.S. fire loss The Fire Protection Research Foundation is addressing ways to reduce the numbers of...
Final report released on Charleston fire that killed nine firefightersFinal report released on Charleston fire that killed nine firefighters
The NIST has issued a report on its study of the fire at the Sofa Super Store, Charleston, S.C NIST’s final report on its study of the fire at...
New US study emphasises cost benefits of sprinkler systems in dwellingsNew US study emphasises cost benefits of sprinkler systems in dwellings
Home fire sprinkler incentives underscored in new Fire Protection Research Foundation study Overall value and impact of home fire sprinkler incentives...
Fire Protection Research Foundation gets $250,000 funding from NISTFire Protection Research Foundation gets $250,000 funding from NIST
Smart Grid Intiative focusses on next generation of power distribution NIST and other government agencies are undertaking a comprehensive series of programs...
NIST study reveals importance of crew sizes and arrival times in successful firefighting operationsNIST study reveals importance of crew sizes and arrival times in successful firefighting operations
A new study shows residential fires cause much damage to life and property  A landmark study issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National...
USFA and NIST initiate study of SCBA thermal performanceUSFA and NIST initiate study of SCBA thermal performance
A firefighter adjusting her SCBA. USFA and NIST are investigating whether SCBA facepieces can be made safer Study follows incidents of SCBA face piece...


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