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Fire Fallout: NFPA To Develop Assessment Tool


By Dan Hounsell Fire Safety/Protection


“NFPA is committed to helping communities respond to current fire threats,” said Jim Pauley, NFPA president. “Given several recent tragic high-rise fires, this resource couldn’t be more needed or timely.”

The risk assessment tool will help authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) prioritize mitigation by incorporating a methodology that identifies key variables (such as wall materials, building fire protection systems, etc.). The risk assessment tool helps characterize those variables in terms of risk or mitigation potential, and incorporates them into an engineering-based risk model. The project will be conducted by a global engineering team whose work will be overseen by an advisory panel of global stakeholders and experts. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Read more at: http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2017/nfpa-to-develop-fire-risk-assessment-tool-in-response-to-tragic-high-rise-fires-incidents

This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com. For guidance on fire safety inspections, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/11443FMD. To learn more about keeping fire safety systems up to date, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/17182BOM.

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