Presenters: Garner Palenske, Aon Fire Protection Engineering; Daniel O'Connor, Aon Fire Protection Engineering
In 1999, the scope of NFPA 1124 was expanded to include requirements for retail sale of consumer pyrotechnics.The Pyrotechnics Committee was charged with the development of a new chapter on permanent facilities (both fireworks only and mixed commodity facilities) and temporary stands, tents, and other retail sales facilities. An identified gap in information is sprinkler protection criteria for the storage of this commodity in retail facilities. This presentation will review the results of a Fire Protection Research Foundation project, which included a field survey of the configurations of fireworks storage in retail facilities to develop a design basis for hazard assessment. A research plan to evaluate required sprinkler design criteria for consumer fireworks storage in these facilities will also be presented.