FLSS: Other Fire Prevention Resources
UL Research: From live burn experiments to computer modeling that quantifies risk, UL helps the fire service respond to the increasingly complex fire safety and prevention ecosystem
Flame Retardant (DecaBDE) Phase-out Initiative
As the result of negotiations with EPA, the two U.S. producers of decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), Albemarle Corporation and Chemtura Corporation, and the largest U.S. importer, ICL Industrial Products, Inc., announced commitments to phase out decaBDE in the United States. DecaBDE is a flame retardant which has been used in electronics, wire and cable insulation, textiles, automobiles and airplanes, and other applications. The companies have committed to end production, importation and sales of decaBDE for most uses in the United States by December 31, 2012, and to end all uses by the end of 2013.
IAFC FLSS letter to ICC re: Resolution 2013-06 (pdf)
The IAFC FLSS continues to advocate for maintaining a three-year code development and publication cycle and opposes Resolution 2013-06 that would extend the code cycle
May 2007: NIST final report: Portable Fire Extinguishers (pdf)
Fire Test Standards for Flame Breaks and Covered Fuses
The NFPA Standards Council voted in 2010 to approve a request from the 1124 Technical Committee on Fireworks and Pyrotechnics to initiate standards development activities for fire test standards for flame breaks and covered fuses. Specifically, the Technical Committee is granted permission to enter the draft standards entitled Standard Method of Fire Test for Flame Breaks and Standard Method of Fire Test for Covered Fuse on Consumer Fireworks, previously submitted to the Council Secretary, into the Annual 2012 revision cycle. Read full document here.
Public safety flyers:
PHMSA advisory letter: Safe Transportation and Storage of Consumer Fireworks (pdf)
General Fire Prevention
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- NFPA Research Foundation
- U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)