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WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2016

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

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2016

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

Improving WUI Community Fire Protection- Fire Resistant Building Design and Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

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

Fire Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements support extramural work to reduce the total burden of fire on the U.S. economy, which is estimated … more

Fire Risk Reduction in Communities Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to improve the resilience of communities and structures to unwanted fires through innovative … more

High Temperature Performance of Fire Fighter Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

The performance of fire fighting equipment and gear is critical for the safety and effectiveness of fire fighters. Current equipment standards and … more

Smart Firefighting Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

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

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

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

Performance-Based Design Methodologies for Structures in Fire Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will develop and implement performace-based tools, methodology, guidance, and draft standards for designing and evaluating structures … more

Design Fires for Structures Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will address upcoming needs and take advantage of new resources associated with the completion of National Fire Research Laboratory … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Research Development and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

At present, there is no research facility in the world that allows scientists and engineers to conduct research on the response of real-scale … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Metrology Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

The ability to conduct safe, repeatable and accurate intermediate and large scale fire experiments is essential to understanding fire behavior and … more

Fire Modeling for Performance-Based Design Project
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

This research will address the shortcomings of CFAST (Consolidated Fire And Smoke Transport) and FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) that were … more

Safety of Building Occupants Projects
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

NIST will develop a model to predict evacuation decision-making during fires through a better understanding and quantification of the risk … more

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