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Fire Engineering: Useful websites

Some useful web resources

Building & Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
BFRL is the national laboratory dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of U.S. industry and public safety performance prediction methods, measurement technologies and technical advances needed to assure the life cycle quality and economy of constructed facilities. Full text of staff publications is available online.

National Fire Protection Association
Information about the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), its departments, publications, seminars, and educational programs. The mission of NFPA, which was organized in 1896, is to reduce the burden of fire on the quality of life by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research and education for fire and related safety issues.

Building Research Establishment
BRE is the UK's leading centre for construction and fire expertise, providing consultancy, testing and information services to customers world-wide FRS (Fire and Risk Sciences) is one of the largest fire laboratories in Europe. It is the UK's leading multi-disciplinary centre for research based consultancy on all aspects of fire safety and security.

Fire Protection Association (UK)
The FPA is the UK's national fire safety organisation and it works to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the fire prevention measures by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum.

Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) of the University of Greenwich. 
FSEG is the UK's largest University based fire/evacuation modelling research team. The group specialises in modelling all aspects of Fire Safety Engineering, including, fire, evacuation, suppression and structures.

BRANZ Ltd delivers research, testing, consultancy and educational services.

Department of Building and Housing Information and guidance on building legislation and controls. The Building Code Compliance Documents are available in full text

New Zealand Fire Service
New Zealand Fire Service national home page.  Reports (2000 onwards) are available full text.

Fire Statistics


Bulletin - World Fire Statistics Centre
Sept 1997 - present is held in the EPS Library: TH 9448 .B936

United States

Statistical reports can be downloaded from
NFPA's Fire Reports
NFPA's Fire Statistics


Australian National Fire Incident Statistics
1993-94 held EPS Library

Communities and Local Government

Fire and resilience stats and research
From the Fire Statistics and Research Division of Communities and Local Government (formerly known as Fire Research and Development Group (FRDG)).

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