|National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)|
|Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL)|
|Fire Research Information Services (FRIS)|
|NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)|
|Fire Resource Links, from NFPA|
|Research at the NFPA|
|Example of Fire Technology research abstracts|
Fire Safe Materials
BFRL Major Product Description
|Division of Fire Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice|
Fire Fighting Agents for Exposure Protection:
Fire experiment comparing treated and untreated vinyl siding, Building and Fire Research Laboratory
|NASA: Microgravity Combustion Science|
Fire Fighting Links
|International Association of Fire Fighters|
|Aerial Firefighting Industry Association|
|International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)|
U.S. Fire Administration: Fire Safety and Public Education
"As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support."
|Dorm Fire Safety by United Educators|
|Congressional Fire Services Institute|
Fire-resistant fabrics  (listing here does not imply endorsement of companies)
|Hydroweave and its Fire Safety Applications|
|Fire blanket (includes a cool video)|
|SFI Foundation Specs Assure Quality Driver Suits by Jennifer M. Bowden|
|FlamebustersTM  for Fabric (formerly known as "Flame-No-More")|
|Study Examines Flame Retardants (for upholstered furniture) by DAVID HO, Associated Press Writer|
Polyimides by Gregory Brust.
Polyimides are inherently fire-resistant. This article describes their chemistry.
Plants and Fire-resistance
FIREWISE recommends fire-resistant plant materials to be included as part of a landscaping plan to help reduce the risk of fire spreading from a forested area to a home. Which types of plants are best? What makes a plant more or less fire-resistant? (click on "plant selection" at the bottom of this page)
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Waste to Energy via the Alternate Fuels Boiler.
When polymer combustion (with a large release of heat) is a good thing: conversion of a manufacturing plant's waste PET (and other narrowly defined materials) into energy.