The ever-evolving world of fire safety systems has brought about various innovations in fire protection. How these innovations impact the physical environment is a hot topic for the Fire Protection Research Foundation.
In the latest issue of NFPA Journal, Foundation executive director Kathleen Almand describes new research endeavors centered on this issue. For example, the Foundation was invited by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to participate in a comprehensive test and evaluation program consisting of suppression agent applications on materials found in relic collections.
"This project is a reminder that fire protection does not exist in a vacuum, and that strategies and techniques that we use to make the world safe from fire must be appropriate for the environment where they are used," says Almand.
Read the rest of her column in the November/December issue of Journal.