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Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined. Every year more than 5,000 people die in fires, over 25,000 are injured, and direct property loss is estimated at over $9 billion. To help reduce the burden on US citizens, the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the United States Fire Administration are working together to improve the safety of our citizens from fire.

NIST and USFA have teamed up to produce an on-line newsletter at FIRE.GOV that contains easy to read articles describing ongoing research activities around the world.  The newsletter contains contact information and links to the specific researchers and organizations involved in the research.

Online Newsletter:

Spring Issue - 2004

Spring 2004 Issue Cover

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  Fall 2003 Issue Cover Front cover of spring 2003 issue. link to Winter 2003 issue  
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Spring 2002 newsletter cover

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  Issue 3 Issue 2 Issue 1  

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Link to Spring Issue -- 2001 


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Date created: 4/25/2001
Last updated: 7/1/2004