International Wildfire Research: Upcoming Fire Safety Workshop

Blog Post created by dgorham Employee on May 2, 2017

Next month research from all around the world will meet in Lund, Sweden to discuss large outdoor fires and the build environment, including the wildland-urban interface.

Wildfires burn near Grand Coulee Dam, Washington

This workshop, lead by Sam Manzello from NIST, will include presentations that highlighting large outdoor fires throughout the world and explore synergies between these fires. The goal workshop is to develop the foundation for an international research needs roadmap to reduce the risk of large outdoor fires to the built environment. A report will be published based on the presentations and discussion during the workshop, similar to the NIST Special Publication on a structure ignition in wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires.