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Fire Protection Technologies Programs & Projects

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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

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

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

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

Advanced Fire Detection Project
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

This project will develop the technology to significantly reduce residential fire deaths through demonstration of economical advanced detection … more

Advanced Gas-Phase Fire Retardants Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

There is high motivation in industry to replace the widely used brominated fire retardants (and their antimony synergist). In order to aid in the … more

Reduced Ignition and Flame Spread with Nano-Engineered Foam Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

This research will enable commercialization of a reduced flammability, inexpensive, and EHS [1] compliant polyurethane foam and a high smoldering … more

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