Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research
May 5, 2014
A new program managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) collects in one place the current research on the changing fire environment and dynamics. The Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) toolkit puts the information into usable, actionable methods for use by the fire service.
FSTAR collects current research on ventilation, wind effects, and changes in residential building fires. The many resources available include an Implementation Guide for fire leadership, a growing library, and access to training.
The FSTAR program aims to help the fire service rethink outdated and possibly unsafe practices. The program was developed from findings gathered during the 2012 workshop “Changing Severity of Home Fires” and was developed through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.