Tagged: NIST

New Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes in High-Rise Fires

A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) finds that that firefighting crews of five or six members are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing search-and-rescue operations when responding to fires in high-rise buildings than crews of three or four. This research will greatly...

Next-Generation Public Safety Communications

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) has released a report of its findings regarding the creation of a next-generation public safety communications network. “Public safety communications reach across many geographical, jurisdictional and technological lines, involving federal, state and local...