NFPA gives $6 million endowment to research group

Thursday, September 25, 2008

QUINCY--The National Fire Protection Agency announced Sept. 23 that it was giving $6 million to establish an endowment for the Fire Protection Research Foundation.
The foundation is an affiliate of NFPA that conducts research on a broad range of fire-safety issues. (Search "Home sprinkler systems, cheaper than you think" at for background on a study released last week by the foundation.) FPRF collaborates with scientists and laboratories around the world in its research. Its findings are used by NFPA codes and standards committees and are also used to support NFPA advocacy initiatives.
Kathleen Almand, executive director of the foundation, told Security Systems News that the endowment is "intended to solidify and strengthen our base of operations to make us a more effective research program and developer, to help keep cost down and make us better able to put together collaborative research and development projects."