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Landmark NIST Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes in High-Rise Fires
Release Date: 04/17/2013

When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in … more

Landmark High-Rise Fire Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes, Elevator Use
Release Date: 04/10/2013

PHOENIX – When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly … more

'Live Burns' in Spartanburg, S.C., Will Benefit Research and Firefighter Training
Release Date: 01/24/2013

Firefighters in Spartanburg, S.C., battle a 'test burn' of an abandoned house in an experiment to demonstrate new techniques for combatting … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

NIST and Forest Service Create World’s First Hazard Scale for Wildland Fires
Release Date: 12/05/2012

USFS Contact: Yasmeen Sands 360-753-7716 GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Two federal agencies have teamed to create the first-ever system for linking accurate … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

New NIST Strategic Roadmap Aims to Reduce the Nation's Preventable Fire Burden by a Third
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The United States already has one of the highest direct fire loss rates among developed nations, and progress in reducing this tremendous burden … more

NIST Study of Hazard to Firefighters Leads to Safety Alert
Release Date: 07/25/2012

Results of "live burn" studies and laboratory tests conducted by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire researchers helped to … more

Live Fire Tests with FDNY Will Guide Improvements in Fire Department Tactics
Release Date: 07/11/2012

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire … more

Novel Clay-based Coating May Point the Way to New Generation of Green Flame Retardants
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings—a large source of fuel in house fires—National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Fire Research Earns Honors
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Fire researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently were honored by the International Association of Arson … more

NIST Report on Texas Fire Urges Firefighters to Consider Wind Effects
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Wind conditions at a fire scene can make a critical difference on the behavior of the blaze and the safety of firefighters, even indoors, … more

Study Finds Failure Points in Firefighter Protective Equipment
Release Date: 12/06/2011

In fire experiments conducted in uniformly furnished, but vacant Chicago-area townhouses, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

New NIST Web Site Features Fire Safety for the Holidays
Release Date: 12/06/2011

Fire researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) remind us that proper care of a cut Christmas tree is important to … more

In Unique Fire Tests, Outdoor Decks Will Be Under Firebrand Attack
Release Date: 09/27/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will unleash its Dragon—a NIST invention that bellows showers of glowing embers, or … more

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