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Researchers highlight the environmental impact of fire at NFPA Conference

By Fred Durso, Jr. An engaged audience heard from two graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who developed a project underscoring the damaging effects of fire on the environment. Initiated by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the project reviewed more than 100 pieces of literature to underscore previous studies on this issue and any research gaps. The Foundation’s research report, “The Environmental Impact on Fire,” summarizes these findings. During an education session at NFPA’s Conference and Expo, WPI graduate students Drew Martin and Mai Tomida highlighted a few high-profile fires, including the Kuwaiti oil fires that resulted from Iraq’s invasion into Kuwait in…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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