"To address the U.S. fire problem, the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a roadmap to identify gaps in knowledge and measurement science that impede development of critical enabling technologies. The roadmap will be used in planning how to best use limited resources to reduce fire losses, provide a basis for BFRL strategic planning, and provide a shared vision. Stakeholder perspective on the fire problem is considered a critical part of the Roadmap development process. This report documents the proceedings of a stakeholder workshop on the national fire problem. The Innovative Fire Protection Workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 4 and 5, 2009. The 70 participants represented a broad range of stakeholder perspectives, including various non-profit, academic, industry, and government organizations with an interest in fire safety. This report documents the Workshop results, which provided valuable suggestions on how best to reduce fire losses in the United States."
NIST Technical Note No. 1662
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): http://www.nist.gov/
Innovative Fire Protection Workshop. Gaithersburg, MD. June 4-5, 2009