Leadership

Lab Dedicated to Testing Research for Life Safety

Issue 3 and Volume 127.

Lab Dedicated to Testing Research for Life Safety The recently opened Paul Pribble Technical Consultants life safety research facility and field test laboratory in Fallbrook, Calif., is the culmination of years of planning of a facility with specialized test equipment for research and development of protective clothing, equipment and devices used by fire fighters. This privately owned and funded facility conducts field test studies under actual fireground conditions. Research is now being done in protective clothing and equipment for fire fighters, specializing in the areas of head protection, protective clothing and respiratory protective devices. The administration building includes engineering offices and a fully equipped test laboratory on 1.2 acres. There are adequate outdoor test facilities and room for expansion. The test facility is divided into four major areas. The administrative office has a reference library and meeting area. The engineering and inspection office contains graphic arts and drawing equipment, records…

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