The Society of Fire Protection Engineers has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the conversion of the four day long Principles of Fire Protection Engineers class, authored by Professors John Bryan, FSFPE and James Milke, FSFPE to a distance learning format.

The objective is to bring this program to broader audiences internationally to include the fire service, building contractors and facility managers. The project will be lead by a multidisciplinary team who will advise on any needed changes to the content of the program, decide on appropriate delivery mechanisms for given audiences, and supervise the distance learning conversion. The course will be given on a pilot basis to 100 individuals in late 2004.

MoldREPORT testing procedure to enter mainstream curriculum

American Home Laboratories Inc. announced that home inspection educators, Inspection Training Associates, will incorporate its MoldREPORT testing procedures into its home inspection curriculum at its licensed inspection schools throughout the United States.

ITA has been providing home inspection education since 1987. ITA was the first licensed inspection school in the nation with its California school and has since opened licensed schools in Florida, Virginia, Illinois and Connecticut.

The release of MoldREPORT was recently announced by AHL and was developed for use by trained, professional mold investigators.