Many of you have no doubt heard about the NASFM Foundation effort to develop a project to take an in-depth and technically sound look at building resiliency using live burns. Our effort, Project FAIL-SAFE, will kick off with an invitation only, exploratory meeting in Arlington Heights on June 9th to explain the project and gauge overall interest and support. There has been solid preliminary interest in this effort as we have discussed it over the past several years; we believe now is the time to advance it.
We have reached the point where solid and verifiable data is needed to evaluate and determine the appropriate levels of active and passive fire protection features in our buildings and ultimately the codes that dictate their construction. This subject has been debated for a decade or more, but until now it has failed to gain the necessary traction to bring it about.
We are gathering stakeholders to support this multi-year project and are confident NASFM is the right organization to lead it. We’ll see if those who operate in the arena of active and passive fire protection share our concern with building resiliency and ensuring adequate levels of protection are in place to protect the public and firefighters. Stay tuned for more!
NASFM Foundation Announces FAIL-SAFE Project Release
The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation unveils plans for the NASFM FAIL-SAFE Project, designed to study the impacts on fire & life safety in structures equipped with multiple layers of both active and passive fire protection features. Click here and scroll to the FAIL-SAFE article for more information.
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