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Fire Fighting Research & Practice: From the Lab to the Street

On August 25, firefighters, company officers, and fire chiefs will have the opportunity to learn about Fire Fighting Research at NIST, including topics on fire dynamics based tactics, thermal testing of electronic safety equipment and personal protective equipment. 

Participants will also hear from International Association Fire Fighters (IAFF) Instructors who have applied fire research within their department.

In the afternoon, participants will attend breakout sessions on Wildland Urban Interface Fires, Implementing New Tactical Strategies, the latest in Smoke Alarm research and Line of Duty Death Fire Simulations.

In addition, participants will tour NIST's two new research facilities: the National Fire Research Laboratory and Emergency Response Robots Laboratory.

The meeting will start at 8:30 AM (EST) and conclude at 4:30 PM (EST).

Please see the full Agenda (pdf)

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver's licenses from nine states and territories are not compliant and will not be accepted as identification. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>


Created July 16, 2015, Updated May 13, 2016