Fire protection engineers analyze, grapple with WUI fire risks and solutions

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jun 14, 2016


As part of the Wildland Fire education session track at the NFPA Conference, a research team from the fire protection engineering department at the University of Maryland along with the Fire Protection Resource Foundation's Dan Gorham is presenting on their research and how it ties in with codes, standards, real-world design and firefighter safety.


The team's research exploring "Building Pathways for Fire Spread at the Wildland-Urban Interface," won a Fire Protection Research Foundation medal this week. Their presentation along with alum Dan Gorham was comprehensive and thought-provoking. Learn more on NFPA's web pages about the conference and our research interests.


Photo: Dr. Michael Gollner, University of Maryland, with graduate student collaborators Raquel Hakes and Sarah Caton and alumni/Fire Protection Research Foundation staffer Dan Gorham.