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Fire Fighting Technology Group
The Fire Fighting Technology Group has several publications available on CD or DVD.
Simulation of the Dynamics of a Fire in a Two Story Duplex -- Iowa, December 22, 1999
Simulation of the Dynamics of a Fire in a One-Story Restaurant -- Texas (YouTube)
Residential and Warehouse Structural Collapse DVD
A series of fire tests was conducted in Phoenix, Arizona to collect data for a project examining the feasibility of predicting structural collapse.
Station Nightclub Investigation DVD
A fire occurred on the night of Feb. 20, 2003, in The Station nightclub at 211 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island. A band that was on the platform that night, during its performance, used pyrotechnics that ignited polyurethane foam insulation lining the walls and ceiling of the platform. The fire spread quickly along the ceiling area over the dance floor. Smoke was visible in the exit doorways in a little more than one minute, and flames were observed breaking through a portion of the roof in less than five minutes. Egress from the nightclub, which was not equipped with sprinklers, was hampered by crowding at the main entrance to the building. One hundred people lost their lives in the fire. Of the fatalities, 95 were due to the inability of the occupants to evacuate before being overcome by the untenable conditions along the egress path. On Feb. 27, 2003, under the authority of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established a National Construction Safety Team to determine the likely technical cause or causes of the building failure that led to the high number of casualties in that fire.
Cook County Administration Building Investigation DVD
69 West Washington, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 2003: Heat Release Rate Experiments and FDS Simulations
Evaluating Fire Fighting Tactics Under Wind Driven Conditions: Reports and Videos Dual DVD Set
Two DVD Set covering NIST's research in the area of wind driven fires, done in collaboration with the Fire Department of New York City, the Chicago Fire Department, and many others. Includes an 86 minute overview along with hours of the test video.
Impact of Sprinklers on the Fire Hazard in Dormitories:
Day Room Fire Experiments and Sleeping Room Fire Experiments
Two DVD set covering experiments performed in conjunction with the US Fire Administration (USFA) and the University of Arkansas. The objective of this study was to compare the levels of hazard created by room fires and sleeping room fires in a dormitory building with and without automatic fire sprinklers in the room of fire origin.