National Building Museum talks "HIZ" with Jack Cohen

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on May 14, 2014

When you visit the National Building Museum's Designing for Disaster exhibit in Washington, D.C., you'll not only be able to review case studies, participate in interactive modules and see artifacts from a handful of natural disasters, you'll also get the chance to watch a number of short but powerful videos featuring interviews with industry leaders. Jack D. Cohen, a Research Physical Scientist at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, is highlighted in one such video as part of the "fire" gallery.


Jack's post-fire field examinations and laboratory-based research on fire dynamics has led to the concept of the home ignition zone, a phrase he coined and one we use often when talking about Firewise and its principles. Cohen also co-developed the U.S. National Fire Danger Rating System and contributed to the U.S. fire behavior prediction systems.

You can learn more about the Designing for Disaster exhibit by visiting their website.