Upcoming Webinars 

Monday, November 7, 10:15-11:15 am ET
The Fire Fighter of the Future

NFPA Responder Forum logoThe loss of civilian and first responder lives, property and economic stability can be significantly reduced by exploiting new smart firefighting opportunities. New technology, including cyber-physical systems, innovative building controls, intuitive fire-fighting equipment, and smart apparatus are revolutionizing emergency response. Learn more about collecting data from global sensors, processing the information centrally and utilizing the results locally. Smart firefighting can help save lives and decrease injuries, improve firefighter occupational health and safety, and enhance operational, fire prevention and protection efficiency.

This presentation, by Casey Grant of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, will be live-streamed from NFPA’s Responder Forum. The forum brings together representatives from 13 key fire organizations, subject matter experts, industry leaders, and NFPA staff to address emerging issues.  

Speaker: Casey Grant, Executive Director, Fire Protection Research Foundation

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Thursday, December 8, 12:30-2:00 pm ET
Quantifying the Impact of Portable Fire Extinguisher Agents on Cultural Resource Materials

This presentation will review the results of a three year project designed to investigate the effects of various fire extinguisher agents on cultural resource heritage materials.

Speakers: Emily Williams, Senior Conservator, Archaeological Materials, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Matthew Benfer, Fire Protection Engineer, Jensen Hughes, Inc.


Thursday, December 15, 12:30-2:00 pm ET
ESFR Sprinklers and Obstructions - Phase 3 Update

Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinklers are often installed in warehouses to avoid installation of in-rack sprinklers.  Due to the unique discharge pattern of the ESFR sprinkler, obstructions located near the sprinkler can greatly affect the distribution of water and potentially sprinkler performance.  The 2013 Edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, provides requirements which are intended to minimize the affect obstructions have on ESFR sprinkler performance.

This webinar will report on the latest results of a three year Fire Protection Research Foundation project investigating the impact of obstructions that encroach on the NFPA 13 limitations on ESFR discharge through both Actual Delivered Density and full scale testing. 

Speaker: Garner Palenske, P.E., Vice President, Jensen Hughes, Inc.


Most recent webinars

You can view previews of the most recent webinars below. To see an archive of the full webinars, visit NFPA Xchange. Note: You must log into NFPA Xchange to see this listing. Register for free today!

Using Social Media to Underscore Today's Fire Problem and Home Fire Sprinklers
View a 3-minute preview of this webinar. The full, 1-hour long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange. 

If you're not using social media to promote home fire safety, you're missing out on linking important messages to large audiences. Learn NFPA®'s tactics for promoting the fire problem in today's homes; building a large support base for home fire sprinklers, the solution to this problem; enticing people to not only "like" your content but also take action; and developing strategies on where and what to post on social media.

How Clean is Clean The Validation of Fire Fighter PPE Cleaning
View a 4-minute preview of this webinar. The full, 1.5-hour long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange. 

This webinar provides an interim report on an on-going major research study that seeks to improve fire fighter safety and health by reducing continuing exposure to harmful contaminants in unclean or inadequately cleaned PPE. The deliverables of this effort will ultimately provide clear guidance for appropriate PPE care and maintenance to fire service end-users, PPE providers/maintainers, including NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.

Changes to 2017 National Electrical Code©

View a 2-minute preview of this webinar. The full, 2-hour long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange. Register for free today!

NFPA's Regional Electrical Code Specialist Jeffrey Sargent provides an in-depth overview about some of the proposed changes to the 2017 NEC©.

Development of an Environmental and Economic Assessment Tool (Enveco Tool) for Fire Events 
View a 3-minute preview of this webinar. The full, 1.5-hour long video is available for free if you are logged into NFPA Xchange. 

In broad terms, the impact of fire on a community is usually measured in terms of the number of fires, human casualties, and property damage. There are, however, more subtle impacts of fire that are not so easily estimated but contribute to the measure of overall performance of the fire service in protecting a community. This webinar will present a tool developed for fire departments to estimate two of these issues, environmental impact and economic impact, to communicate the value of their services to the communities that they protect.