On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were made by the crews from balconies and inside the building.…

The Pre-Flashover Compartment Fire and Fire Safety Engineering – A…

While computer modeling is used for much fire research, there is still a need for the quicker and simpler hand-calculations.…

Scaling of Wood Pallet Fires

To better understand fire behavior, fire researchers conduct live-fire testing to support theoretical work. Ideally these tests would be done…

2016 Fire Service Technology Summit

Technology, when used together with an understanding of fires and fire behavior, can help the fire service operate more safely…

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The Research section is a collection of structural, wildland, and vehicle fire related research from around the world. Topics include fire behavior, tactical considerations such as ventilation and suppression, building construction, personal protective equipment, fire protective systems, and human behavior.

Each project contains a link to the full research documentation, applications, and discussions about the project. The intent is to share information and foster discussion in order to advance and promote more effective and safer fire operations around the world.

The Investigations section is a collection of firefighter injury and fatality investigations from structural, wildland, and training incidents. These investigations, used in conjunction with the research, should be used to learn from tragedy in an effort to avoid similar losses in the future.

The Organizations section is a list of organizations from around the world that have generated the valuable fire related research. Along with a short description of each organization is contact information and a link to the organization’s website.