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Reflections on the Successful NRIFD/NIST Collaboration.

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Snell, J. E.

Fire Detection, Fire Extinguishment and Fire Safety Engineering. NRIFD 50th Anniversary Symposium. Proceedings. Fire Fighting Future 50th Session (FFF50th). Organized by National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD) and Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Sponsored by Fire Protection Equipment and Safety Center. June 1, 1998, Tokyo, Japan, 1-6 pp, 1998.


fire detection; fire extinguishment; fire safety; safety engineering; large scale fire tests; building fires; performance based codes


This symposium has been organized to honor the 50th Anniversary of the National Research Institute for Fire and Defense, NRIFD. An anniversary is a time for relection, assessment, rededication to things we hold dear and important, and for looking ahead. In the few moments I have today, I would like to spend a minute or so on each of these topics. The bottom line of my remarks is simply that the collaboration between NRIFD and NIST has been a good one and for important reasons. As I think about the common issues and challenges we face today and those looming up before us in the foresseable future, I can only conclude that our relationship should become even more important and productive in the future than it has been in the past. For us, that is a delightful idea. NRIFD has a distinguised record or accomplishment and great potential for the future.