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Fire Protection Association Release Details About The Conference ‘Rethinking Fire Toxicity’ Featuring Speakers From Across The Globe

Rethinking fire toxicity – inaugural conference featuring speakers from across the globe – focus on long-term effects of firefighter health. As part of the review of Building Regulations (Approved Document B), and in response to emerging evidence on long-term firefighter health issues, the government is investigating whether the effects of fire toxicity should be a legal requirement when choosing materials for high risk buildings. To assist in this research, the Fire Protection Asso...

Fire Protection Research Foundation Names Amanda Kimball Executive Director As Casey Grant Retires

Amanda Kimball, an eight-year veteran of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), was named Executive Director of the independent, non-profit research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. She replaces Casey Grant who is retiring in December after 16 years with NFPA, followed by 15 years directing Research Foundation efforts that support the NFPA mission of eliminating loss from fire, electrical and related hazards. Kimball is well-known in research circle...

NFPA’s EFFECT Tool Helps AHJs And Others Proactively Assess, Prioritise And Remediate Combustible Facade Fire Risks In High-rise Buildings

EFFECT will highlight the need for a more detailed risk assessment by a qualified team of facade and fire engineers The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created EFFECT, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to help global building owners, facility managers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) proactively assess risk in their high-rise building inventory with combustible facades. Enforcement authorities and those responsible for managing large...

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