The Boston Fire Department, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are partnering to present a Research FSTAR Townhall.
The townhall is a one-day training event focused on modern fire behavior research, science and the tactical considerations that can be used to reduce risk to firefighters operating on structure fires.
The FSTAR program has expanded and created a new website www.fstaresearch.org. The new flagship website, includes a searchable research library and user-friendly summaries of cutting-edge research. We’ve gathered together over 200 research studies for you. Pick a keyword and start your search!
After starting with a focus on fire dynamics, FSTAR has now broadened its approach to include all fire service research, such as the emerging research uncovering the complexities of maintaining firefighter health and wellness.
The Williamson County Fire Chiefs Association (WCFCA) and the IAFC are partnering to present two Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) town hall sessions in Hutto, Texas.
The video of the presentations during the September 22-23, 2014 FSTAR Townhall Sessions in Austin, Texas, are available for viewing. Please click here to see Dan Madrzykowski 's(NIST) presentation and click here for Chief Cecil Clay's (Oklahoma City Fire Department) presentation. Please share these links with your department.
Videos of the presentations from the September 19, 2014 FSTAR Townhall in Oklahoma City are now available. Click here to access all the videos.
Consolidate scientific research into one comprehensive resource
Translate scientific findings into suggestions for operational practice
Increase understanding of the impact of new construction materials and modern day fuel loads on fire behavior
Identify safer firefighting tactics based on scientific data
Improve firefighter safety by bringing ‘science to the streets’
Educate firefighters and Incident Commanders on the fire dynamics and building response factors that cause and contribute to fireground injuries and fatalities
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. Its mission is to support current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.