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Smart Firefighting Project

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project

Although over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas of risk of wildfires, building and fire codes and standards do … more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project

The total burden of fire on the U.S. economy is estimated as greater than $300 billion in 2008 or roughly 2% of the U.S. gross domestic product. 1 … more

Cone Calorimeter

In the late 1970s and early 1980s the fire community was pushing for reliable bench-scale tools to measure material flammability based on heat … more

The National Fire Research Laboratory

The National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) is adding a unique facility that will serve as a center of excellence for fireperformance of … more

Fire Emulator/Detector Evaluator

The fire emulator/detector evaluator (FE/DE) is a computer-controlled flow tunnel used to re-create the environments surrounding detectors in the … more

Radiative Gasification Apparatus

This apparatus, developed at EL, determines gasification rate (mass loss rate) of a horizontally oriented specimen exposed in a nitrogen … more

Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Apparatus

This apparatus, developed at EL, determines material properties related to piloted ignition of a vertically oriented sample under constant and … more

Software: CFAST

The Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport, CFAST, is a computer program that fire investigators, safety officials, engineers, architects … more

Software: FDS and Smokeview

  Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The software solves numerically a form of … more


Building stakeholders need practical metrics, data, and tools to support decisions related to sustainable building designs, technologies, … more

Software: Sprinkler Use Decisioning

Sprinkler Use Decisioning is a Web-tool designed to facilitate economic analysis of residential fire sprinklers at the homeowner-and … more

Software: ToGS

Turnout Gear Selector (ToGS) helps the manufacturers, purchasers and users of fire turnout gear evaluate and select the turnout coat and pants … more

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