Develops, advances, and deploysmeasurement science to reduce risk of fire spread in wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities. Carries outmission-related measurement science research and services to develop risk exposure metrics; predict spread of fires in WUI communities; assess fire performance of structures and communities; mitigate effects of WUI fires on structures and communities; and conduct disaster and failure studies to reduce risk of fire hazard in WUI communities.
Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program—The objective of the Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience of communities and structures to unwanted fires …
Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project—The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire problem is a structure ignition problem. To reduce the risk of structural ignition, the technical basis for improved test standards and building …
WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project—The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as a location where structures meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. Since 2000 in California alone, an average of over one thousand …
WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project—Within the Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program at NIST, projects seek (through laboratory experiments, field measurements, and computer modeling) to improve our understanding of WUI fire …
Watch the video: With Its Dragon, NIST Aims to Reduce the Toll of Wildfires
NIST's Firebrand Generator (also known as the "Dragon") produces showers of burning embers—or firebrands. Ingesting wood chips and exhaling firebrands, the novel equipment is used in research to better understand the behavior of wildfires that spread to communities.
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