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Firefighting Technology Research at NIST.


pdf icon Firefighting Technology Research at NIST. (155 K)
Madrzykowski, D.; Kerber, S.

Fire Engineering, Vol. 161, No. 5, 68,70,72, May 2008.

Keywords:

fire fighting; fire fighters; technology utilization; thermal imaging; fire safety; information dissemination; fire departments; sensors; protective clothing; tests; protective equipment; high rise buildings; experiments; wind effects; schools

Abstract:

During the past year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has continued work on many projects and started a few new efforts to improve firefighter safety. In addition to the research projects listed below, the Fire Fighting Technology Group continues to improve the way that information is transferred to the fire service. The biggest change in information transfer this year is a redesigned Web site, www.fire.gov . The new site has a list of subjects of interest to firefighters such as flashover, thermal imaging, structural collapse, and positive-pressure ventilation (PPV). Relevant NIST reports and downloadable videos can be found under each subject.