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Updated: May 12


Did you know that certain medications can impact your risk of falling and/or sustaining an injurious fall? Did you know that some of these same medications may impact your ability to awaken to a smoke alarm? To learn more, check out a recent NFPA podcast that highlights FireTox’s important research findings. You can also access the full report here.

FireTox is gearing up for a busy spring and summer with training seminars for a variety of different audiences. Click the links below to register for our upcoming events.


Fire Suppression System Failures hosted by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)- March 22, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (ET). Registration is free to IAAI members. IAAI members can register at www.firearson.com and NASP members can register at www.subrogation.org


A Community Approach to Preventing Falls and Fires Among Older Adults at the 2022 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo- June 6, 2022, 8:00 am-9:00 am (ET). Register at www.nfpa.org


The Impact of Drugs on Fire Risk at the 2022 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo- June 7, 2022, 10:30 am-12:00 pm (ET). Register at www.nfpa.org


If you missed our recent webinar on Occupant Tenability Assessment Approaches in Performance-Based Design hosted by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), you can watch the recorded webinar available from SFPE at https://www.pathlms.com/sfpe/courses/39908


Our team is happy to announce that we have been awarded an SFPE Foundation research grant which will support our work on "Environmental and Health Impacts of Fire and Fire-Suppression Activities During Large-Scale Fire Events". The primary objective of the research is to characterize the environmental and health impacts following large-scale wildland and structural fire events. The research project will be led by our Technical Director, Dr. Jamie McAllister, and Senior Project Engineer, Brendan McCarrick. To read more about our research objectives or the SFPE Foundation, visit https://www.sfpe.org/newsroom/jan272022