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Fire Research: Providing New Tools for Fire Investigation.


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Madrzykowski, D.

Fire and Arson Investigator, Vol. 52, No. 4, 43-46, July 2002.

Keywords:

fire reserch; fire investigations; burn patterns; fire models; experiments

Abstract:

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Laboratory (BFRL) are working with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); and the U.S. Department of Justice to provide a more scientific basis for the investigation of fire. This article will provide an overview of where the state of the art research is and where it may lead us.