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The Engineering Laboratory's 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.
High Temperature Performance of Fire Fighter Equipment Project—The performance of fire fighting equipment and gear is critical for the safety and effectiveness of fire fighters. Current equipment standards and test methods do not adequately address the …
Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project —Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500  structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 civilian fatalities, …
Smart Firefighting Project—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 fatalities, 15,635 injuries and property …