Fire Protection Research Foundation is the principle
sponsor for this project. They have provided a grant to R.P. Schifiliti
Associates, Inc. to conduct tests, draft code language and write a report.
One of the principle goals for this project was a quick turn-around and a
second was low cost. To achieve these goals the help of other organizations was
solicited. Project Partners were solicited to provide facilities for testing,
technicians to assist in the tests and other services necessary to move the
project forward. Several Project Partners have provided in-kind donations of
time, facilities and services. In addition to the corporate support, several
individuals within these companies have been instrumental in setting up and
conducting the strobe tests.
||TVA Fire & Life Safety, Inc. offers
comprehensive fire protection, life safety, security, engineering, risk
management, and loss control services to Fortune 500 companies including
the Home Depot. They have donated time and assisted in setting up
tests at Home Depot locations. In addition, they have provided
engineering information about the installed systems and coordinated technicians
from FMG for
conducting the tests.
||The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement retailer and
second largest retailer in the United States. They have donated the use
of their stores as test sites.
||Fire Materials Group (FMG) provides
professionally managed fire and life safety services. They provide fire
alarm inspection, testing and maintenance services for the Home Depot.
FMG donated the services of their technicians for conducting tests at Home Depot
||Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world’s largest
retailer. They have donated time and
permitted us to test in their stores. Wal-Mart Security Services
has donated time and assisted in setting up tests. They have also
provided Wal-Mart fire alarm technicians for conducting tests.
||American Sign Language Interpreting Services (ASL Services) is a
nationwide company dedicated to providing the highest quality of
professional and ethical Sign Language services at reasonable prices to
the community in accordance with the communication preferences of the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons they serve. ASL provided the services
of an interpreter during the testing in Kissimmee, Fl.