Fire Protection Publications

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Fire Protection Publications
Parent company Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Founded 1973
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Stillwater, Oklahoma
Publication types Training manuals, curriculums, videos, eBooks, apps, course management system

Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a department of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) a division within Oklahoma State University (OSU), in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[1] FPP is the world’s leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP also serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). FPP and IFSTA have worked together to bring the fire service quality training materials for over 80 years.

The primary function of Fire Protection Publications is to publish and disseminate training manuals as proposed and validated by IFSTA. IFSTA committee members provide the technical review and validation of the manuals. Fire Protection Publications researches, acquires, produces, and distributes these manuals. FPP also produces a full line of teaching and learning materials to supplement the manuals. These include exam preparatory guides, curriculums, videos, apps, eBooks, and the ResourceOne course management system. FPP/IFSTA extends the knowledge and technology of the OSU to the state, the nation, and the world in fulfillment of the OSU land grant university mission of extension and outreach.

FPP also houses an extensive research division. This division secures external funding for projects that contribute to the body of knowledge of fire and emergency leadership and management and fire and life safety education. Recently, the research division has developed fire safety materials for target audiences that are at higher risk for fire death and injuries, specifically people with disabilities and young children. Partnerships are a vital mechanism for the research activities. Partners include Oklahoma ABLETech, the OSU Center for Early Childhood Teaching and Learning, the OSU Fire Protection and Safety Technology faculty and students, the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, the National Fallen Fighter Foundation, and the national Everyone Goes Home Initiative to reduce line of duty deaths (LODD).

In cooperation with the United States Fire Administration, the research division has also conducted extensive research on emergency responder response and roadway incident safety, traffic incident management system, responder and apparatus visibility and conspicuity issues, and funding alternatives for emergency response organizations.

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  1. ^ "Oklahoma State University to replace decades-old thermal plant on Stillwater campus". NewsOK. January 24, 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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