Fire Ember Generation Experiments at IBHS Facility

Blog Post created by dgorham Employee on Nov 21, 2016

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) facility in Richburg, SC to witness several fire experiments. This work is part of a Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) project investigating fire ember production from wildland and structural (construction material) fuels in the wildland and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). You can learn more about it at the project page: Fire Ember Production from Wildland and Structural Fuels.


It was a great opportunity to get back in the lab and participate with researchers as they work on an exciting project with excellent collaborators. Plus, it was a lot of fun (look at those smiles).


Steve Quarles (IBHS) and crew during final day of testing on fire ember production from wildland and structural fuels.

Corner-assembly burning during fire ember production experiments at IBHS.

Photos courtesy of IBHS Twitter: @disastersafety