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Fire Fighting Technology Group

The Fire Fighting Technology Group (FFTG) enables advances in fire fighter safety, fire ground operations, and effectiveness of the fire service; develops and applies technology, measurements and standards, and improves the understanding of the behavior, prevention and control of fires to enhance fire fighting operations and equipment, fire suppression, fire investigations, and disaster response.

Projects and Programs

Smart Fire Fighting

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,5001 structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 civilian

Publications

Predicting Flashover Occurrence using Surrogate Temperature Data

Author(s)
Wai Cheong Tam, Eugene Yujun Fu, Richard Peacock, Paul Reneke, Jun Wang, Grace Ngai, Hong Va Leong, Thomas Cleary
Fire fighter fatalities and injuries in the U.S. remain too high and fire fighting too hazardous. Until now, fire fighters rely only on their experience to