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Engineered Fire Safety Group

The Engineered Fire Safety Group develops and applies measurement science for cost-effective fire protection and risk-informed life safety decisions for buildings and wildland-urban interface communities.

Welcome

The Engineered Fire Safety Group also develops advanced, validated models with quantified accuracy and integrates the knowledge, tools, and models to assess building performance with respect to

  • ignition,
  • fire growth and spread,
  • detection,
  • suppression,
  • toxicity, and
  • egress.

Post-Doc Program Outstanding applicants are sought for a number of postdoctoral fellowships available through the National Research Council Program. Group members act as research advisors for Post-Doctoral Fellows in a variety of project areas.

Highlights

Staff Directory

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Safety of Building Occupants Project

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

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport

The capabilities of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) will be extended to provide a test bed for performance evaluation of instruments and test

Residential Fire Safety Innovation

Residential fire losses substantially dominate the total fire losses in the U.S. accounting for 83% of the 2855 deaths, 78% or the 16500 injuries, and 58% of

Publications

Awards