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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

Novel Coatings Show Great Promise as Flame Retardants in Polyurethane Foam
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Promising Fire Retardant Results When Clay Nanofiller Has Space
Release Date: 07/06/2011

If materials scientists accompanied their research with theme songs, a team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

Fiery Video Shows Moisture is Main Ingredient for a Safe Christmas Tree
Release Date: 12/08/2010

Once ignited, a dry Fraser fir, one of the most popular Christmas tree choices, bursts into flames in less than 7 seconds, and it will be consumed … 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

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