National Association of State Fire Marshals

This project enables the National Association of State Fire Marshals (Fire Marshals) to address a fire safety factor that is within the control of the public sector--the fire performance of materials and products used in the construction of the interiors of railcars and buses. The study begins with real-world research to determine the adequacy of existing railcar fire safety standards, and then to investigate potential improvements in the test methods and criteria that may be used in railcars FTA sponsored this project to address concerns on the threats of fires occurring on rail transit vehicles. Fire safety performance and materials testing projects are designed to eliminate and/or minimize the threat and severity of rail transit system fires. Security and Safety are the top transportation priorities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $197049.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      Project DC-26-5243

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Rosario, Lyon

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Association of State Fire Marshals

      1319 F Street, NW
      Suite 301
      Washington, DC   
    • Principal Investigators:

      Suhr, Karen

    • Start Date: 20070400
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080700
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16763

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460014
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: Project DC-26-5243
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM