Presentation of Forum for International Cooperation on Fire Research.
Presentation of Forum for International Cooperation on
Snell, J. E.
Fire Safety Design of Buildings and Fire Safety
Engineering. Conference Compendium. Proceedings.
Session 1: Fire Safety Building Codes. August 19-20,
1996, Oslo, Norway, 1-1 pp, 1996.
fire safety; building codes; safety engineering; fire
research; research facilities
The Forum for International Cooperation on Fire
Research, FORUM, is an informal group of heads of fire
research organizations throughout the world. Its aim is
to reduce the burden of fire through international
cooperation. Towards this end, the FORUM has four
general objectives: promote fire research, facilitate
technology transfer, optimize the use of scarce
resources for fire research, and advance fire safety
engineering. Particularly relevant to this symposium is
the last of these objectives, advance fire safety
engineering. Doing this requires a scientifically-based
knowledge of fire; recognized calculational tools and
reliable data; and recognized professional status for
the discipline of FSE with appropriate education and
training of its practitioners. The organizations which
we head provide the technical basis for much of this
through our research, and we provide support and
encouragement for the rest through participation in
international technical and standardization
organizations, and international conference and symposia
such as this one.