DAYTON, Ohio, August 23, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) First Responder Products (HFRP), a division of Honeywell Life Safety (HLS), and the makers of Morning Pride and Ranger protective clothing for firefighters, announced today its intent to purchase the naming rights to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) new Fire Protection Engineering Lab.
The new lab will be called the "Honeywell Life Safety Fire Protection Engineering Lab" both at the physical location and in all promotional and communication materials associated with the lab."
HLS has agreed to pay $250,000 over five years in exchange for this. Sponsoring this new lab is a natural fit for both HLS and HFRP. Both organizations’ missions are to protect firefighters and first responders by supplying them with the most technologically advanced personal protective equipment available.
“WPI is doing some very important work that will lead to great improvements in firefighter safety and performance,” said Jeff Morris, President of HFRP. “We are delighted to be able to help them continue their very important work.”
For more information on the new Honeywell Life Safety Fire Protection Lab, contact the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (www.wpi.edu).