Please see the announcement below from the Fire Protection Research Foundation:
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the nonprofit research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is currently conducting a study on fires in animal housing facilities.
The objective of this study is to collect and analyze information on cause of fire, fire loss (animal deaths and financial loss), and fire protection features (such as fire suppression, detection, etc.) of animal housing facilities, with an overall goal to ensure the minimum requirements to prevent the loss of animal life, human life, and property from fire or other emergencies. You can read more about this study in the attached document.
This questionnaire has been created as part of this study to gain insight from professionals in the industry regarding fire incidents that have occurred and fire and life safety systems that exist in animal housing facilities.
NFPA 150: Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code, establishes life and safety requirements for both humans and animals in all types of animal housing facilities where animals are kept for any purpose, including barns, stables, kennels, animal shelters, veterinary facilities, zoos, laboratories, and racetracks. This information will be used to assist the technical committee members responsible for developing the minimum requirements in NFPA 150.
The information you provide through this survey will be anonymous. This means that your name or your organization’s name will not be collected or linked to the data in any way. The anonymized and compiled results of this survey will be used in the final reports, the researchers will not identify you or your organization.
The survey can be accessed here. The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you have information on multiple incidents to report, please retake the survey for each incident. Surveys must be completed by August 31st, 2021.