Honeywell Sponsors Fire Protection Engineering Facility at Mass. Institute
WORCESTER, Mass. — Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has established a new fire protection engineering facility sponsored in part by Honeywell Life Safety.
Still in the conceptual phase, the WPI Fire Protection Engineering Lab is expected to house activities related to combustion and explosion, fire and materials, policy and risk, suppression and engineering tools to support the fire service.
WPI provides a graduate program in fire protection engineering, where experts from a broad array of backgrounds come together to solve fire protection engineering challenges. The institution’s fire protection engineering courses lay the groundwork for a firm understanding of the dynamics of fire, such as causes and prevention. Additionally, courses tackle how to protect structures, vehicles, clothing and people from the devastating effects of fire.
“Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been a great contributor to the fire protection industry and Honeywell certainly wants to help further this mission,” says Mark Levy, president of Honeywell Life Safety. “We’re going to provide our most advanced fire alarm systems and firefighter protective gear for this new lab to ensure the school continues its groundbreaking work.”
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