Background: Welcome! You are invited to participate in a research study on “Fires in animal housing facilities” conducted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), where the objective is to collect and analyze information on cause of fire, fire loss (animal deaths and financial loss), and fire protection features (such as fire suppression, detection, etc.) of animal facilities. You can read more about the overall project from this project summary document

This questionnaire has been created as part of this research study to gain insight from you, and others you may know, regarding fires that have occurred in animal housing facilities. NFPA 150: Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code, establishes life and safety requirements for both humans and animals in all types of animal housing facilities where animals are kept for any purpose, including barns, stables, kennels, animal shelters, veterinary facilities, zoos, laboratories, and racetracks. A database with information on the fire incidents and related loss along with an understanding of the fire protection features of the animal facility will provide much needed information for the NFPA 150 Technical Committee responsible for developing this safety standard. 
 
Confidentiality: Your participation in this research survey is voluntary. You will receive no payment for participating in this study. You may skip any questions that make you feel uncomfortable and can stop the survey at any time. The information you provide through this survey will be anonymous. This means that your name or your organization’s name will not be collected or linked to the data in any way. The researchers will not be able to remove your data from the dataset once your participation is complete. The anonymized and compiled results of this survey will be used in the final report, the researchers will not identify you or your organization. The final report will be published publicly from the Fire Protection Research Foundation website (www.nfpa.org/foundation).  

If you agree to participate in this study, please click "Next" below and proceed to an internet-based questionnaire.  It is estimated that the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

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