Presenter: Casey Grant, Joseph Scheffey, Mustafa Abbasi, Jefferey Burgess and Kenneth Willette
In the last decade there has been a multitude of research projects addressing important issues relating to emergency responders. This session will provide an overview of selected pertinent projects to enable an interactive discussion with participants to clarify future research needs. The focus will be on research work that is being administered through the Fire Protection Research Foundation, NFPA’s research affiliate. A brief overview will be provided of the most applicable emergency responder related research, and three case study projects will be reviewed in further details to exemplify the work being done. The three case study projects are: (1) International Comparison of SOPs/SOGs; (2) Fire Hose Friction Loss Coefficients; and (3) Next Generation of PASS.