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Fire Research Information Services

Maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this site is a hub of information and other resources related to fire research. It provides direct, free access to many Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) publications, test data, and reports. Some of the experimental fire data represents tests of residential fire sprinklers, fire fighting agents, and diffusion...
McKinsey Report - Increasing FDNY's Preparedness

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks increased this country's expectations for future threats and attacks, thereby creating a new urgency for emergency preparedness. At the request of New York's fire and police departments, McKinsey and Company spent several months working with both departments' personnel to develop recommendations for structural changes that could enhance their preparedness...
Natural Hazards Observer

The Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado Boulder offers a free online professional hazards publication called the Natural Hazards Observer. Readers will find information on current disaster issues; new international, national, and local disaster management, mitigation, and education programs; hazards research; political and policy developments; new information sources; upcoming...
National Interagency Fire Center

Created to coordinate the preventive and proactive efforts of nine different government agencies in terms of wildfire management, this National Interagency Fire Center is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The homepage contains information on current items of contemporary importance, such as the status of current wildland fires and reports on various fire accidents and incidences. The site is divided...
Playing With Fire

Why are there so many flame retardants surrounding American babies? It's an important question as these potentially toxic chemicals are present in just about every common household item. The Chicago Tribute and its research team set out to look into this situation and the results of the investigation can be found on this site. The report is divided into four parts which include video clips,...