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Summary of Workshop Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment



Samuel L. Manzello, Raphaele Blanchi, Michael Gollner, Sara McAllister, Eulalia Planas, Guillermo Rein, Pedro Reszka, Sayaka Suzuki


Large outdoor fires present risk to the built environment. In this workshop, presentations highlighted large outdoor fires throughout the world, and explored synergies between these fires. Specifically, each presentation provided an overview of the large outdoor fire risk to the built environment from each region, and highlighted critical research needs for this problem in the context of fire safety science. The workshop seeks to develop the foundation for an international research needs roadmap to reduce the risk of large outdoor fires to the built environment. This workshop also provided a forum for next generation researchers to contribute to this important topic
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1213
Report Number


WUI, outdoor fires, fire safety science


Manzello, S. , Blanchi, R. , Gollner, M. , McAllister, S. , Planas, E. , Rein, G. , Reszka, P. and Suzuki, S. (2017), Summary of Workshop Large Outdoor Fires and the Built Environment, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created July 13, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018