The Foundation’s mission is to promote secure and safe openings that enhance life safety through awareness, advocacy and education.
Fire Door Inspection Initiative
A primary objective within this mission is to support the annual fire/egress door inspection initiative by creating awareness of this important update to the NFPA 80 and 101 standards, and their inclusion in the International Building Code and International Fire Code. Through our educational efforts we help stakeholders understand the code implications and complexity of the products and applications.
School Security Initiative
With the increased number of school shootings, there is a growing public concern for safety in schools. Numerous opinions have evolved on improving student safety from an active shooter situation. In addition, several retrofit devices intended to provide protection for students while in the classroom are becoming available. Unfortunately, these products fall short of the code requirements.It is critical that these devices are vetted through the formal code process to ensure that the proper balance of life safety and security is met. To learn more about the Foundation’s position please read our recent white paper.