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Opening Statement—News Media Briefing Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Nelson Bryner, Study Team Leader and Deputy Division Chief, Fire Research Division National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST News … more

NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Volume I: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire - South Carolina, June 18, 2007 Volume II: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super … more

New NIST 'Standard Cigarette' Available for Fire-Resistance Testing
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Cigarettes are the most frequent cause of fatalities from residential fires in the United States. So, it might seem surprising to learn that a … more

NIST Residential Fire Study Education Kit Now Available
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Association of Fire Fighters have prepared an … more

NIST Data: Enabling the Technical-Basis for Evacuation Planning of High-Rise Buildings
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are stepping up the pace for designing safer building evacuations by … more

Depth Charge: Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Subsurface Structures
Release Date: 06/23/2010

Over the past couple of decades, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool for imaging surfaces at astonishing … more

Blast Resistance Standards For Trash Receptacles
Release Date: 06/23/2010

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new … more

NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Faster and more efficient emergency evacuations from buildings—especially tall structures—and better communications between first responders … more

Landmark Study Shows How Size of Fire Crew Influences Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 05/11/2010

A landmark study coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first to put numbers to the effect of changing … more

Landmark Residential Fire Study Shows How Crew Sizes and Arrival Times Influence Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 04/28/2010

WASHINGTON D.C.-- A landmark study issued today by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows … more

Major Residential Fire Study to be Issued April 28
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will issue the results of a multi-institutional landmark national study on the effects … more

Smoke Alarms + Sprinklers + Closed Doors = Lives Saved in Dorm Fires
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Engineer Serving on Chilean Quake Research Team
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Jeffrey Dragovich, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been deployed to Chile as a … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm … more

For Safer Emergencies, Give Your Power Generator Some Space
Release Date: 10/06/2009

To subdue the steaming heat of hurricanes or to thaw out during a blizzard, gasoline-powered, portable generators are a lifeline during weather … more

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