Publications

Grenfell Tower Fire Reports

Five reports have been published at the start of the fact-finding stage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died. They cover the tower’s safety measures, how the fire spread and the evacuation. Here are the key findings.

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid: Cause and spread of fire (download report here)

Dr Barbara Lane: Fire protection measures (download report here)

Professor Luke Bisby Ignition of the facade materials (download report here)

Professor Jose Torero: Spread of the fire (download report here)

Colin Todd: Statutory and regulatory requirements (download report here)

 

Free NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations

nfpaThe NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, a long-respected training and reference guide, is free to access online.  The 2014 edition is the most current.

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science recently approved the guide for inclusion on the OSAC Registry, which serves as a trusted repository of high-quality, science-based standards and guidelines for forensic practice.

NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations

National Fire Protection Association; 2014

The link to access the guide can be found here

Journal of Fire Sciences November 2014

Table of Contents

November 2014; 32 (6)

Effects of sample orientation on pyrolysis and piloted ignition of wood

Cone calorimeter study of polyethylene flame retarded with expandable graphite and intumescent fire-retardant additives

Study on multi-section, nonlinear model of flashover in a long–narrow confined space

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