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Fire Behavior: Report Details MD Workshop Findings on the Residential Fire Environment

On Dec. 11-12, 2012, in response to an invitation from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 28 leading national organizations representing the fire service, fire researchers, and other stakeholders in home fire safety came together at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland, to explore how changing building construction methods, materials, and building contents are affecting the way fires grow and develop in today’s homes. The expected outcomes, as stated by USFA, of the workshop were to: Enhance the awareness of fire service and life safety officials of the changing and emerging fire and products of combustion risks to residential building occupants. Produce a d...

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