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Smart Firefighting Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Although over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas of risk of wildfires, building and fire codes and standards do … more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

The total burden of fire on the U.S. economy is estimated as greater than $300 billion in 2008 or roughly 2% of the U.S. gross domestic product. 1 … more

High Temperature Performance of Fire Fighter Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2014

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500  structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Performance-Based Design Methodologies for Structures in Fire Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will develop and implement performace-based tools, methodology, guidance, and draft standards for designing and evaluating structures … more

Design Fires for Structures Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will address upcoming needs and take advantage of new resources associated with the completion of National Fire Research Laboratory … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Research Development and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

At present, there is no research facility in the world that allows scientists and engineers to conduct research on the response of real-scale … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Metrology Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

The ability to conduct safe, repeatable and accurate intermediate and large scale fire experiments is essential to understanding fire behavior and … more

Fire Modeling for Performance-Based Design Project
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

This research will address the shortcomings of CFAST (Consolidated Fire And Smoke Transport) and FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) that were … more

Safety of Building Occupants Projects
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

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

Advanced Fire Detection Project
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2013

This project will develop the technology to significantly reduce residential fire deaths through demonstration of economical advanced detection … more

Reduced Flammability of Upholstered Furniture Project
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2013

The long term vision for this project is to enable the prediction of the burning behavior of furniture based on the material properties and the … more

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