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Acoustical Extinction of Flame on Moving Firebrand for the Fire Protection in Wildland–Urban Interface

Controlling flame behavior is an emerging topic in combustion research, where the seeking of improved tactics and technologies for flame suppression and extinction is of particular interest. One promising solution is the use of acoustic waves. It …


Methods for Characterizing Artificial Smoke Generators for Standardizing Inflight Smoke Detection Certification

False alarm resistant smoke detectors must pass the inflight smoke-detection certification test for implementation in aircraft. Inflight certification testing uses artificial smoke generators due to health and safety. Currently, there are no …


A Survey of Machine Learning Algorithms Based Forest Fires Prediction and Detection Systems

Forest fires are one of the major environmental concerns, each year millions of hectares are destroyed over the world, causing economic and ecological damage as well as human lives. Thus, predicting such an environmental issue becomes a critical …


An Evaluation of the Firefighting Effectiveness of Fluorine-Free Foams

An experimental program was conducted to assess the firefighting capabilities (extinguishment and burnback times) of five commercially available, Underwriters Laboratories listed (UL 162) fluorine-free foams (FFFs) [three alcohol resistant (AR) …


Behavior of Slender RC Columns Bent in Single and Double Curvature at Elevated Temperatures

In this study, a numerical model for tracing the behavior of eccentrically loaded slender reinforced concrete (RC) columns bent in single and double curvature, and subjected to elevated temperatures is presented. The developed model incorporates …

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Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment. It covers the entire domain of fire safety science and engineering problems relevant in industrial, operational, cultural, and environmental applications, including modeling, testing, detection, suppression, human behavior, wildfires, structures, and risk analysis.

The aim of Fire Technology is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and technology by encouraging interdisciplinary communication of significant technical developments in fire protection and subjects of scientific interest to the fire protection community at large.

It is published in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). The mission of NFPA is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge, and passion. The mission of SFPE is advancing the science and practice of fire protection engineering internationally.

Material submitted for publication in Fire Technology is subject to a peer-review process. Decisions on manuscripts will be based on validity, usefulness, and presentation. An eminent international editorial board ensures and attracts high-quality articles. The main attributes sought in accepted contributions are originality, novelty, rigour, timeliness, and clarity. Review articles are welcome, and issues of Fire Technology may also feature brief technical communications, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

Annually, two awards are presented to the best papers appearing in Fire Technology. The Harry C. Bigglestone Award for excellence in communication of fire protection concepts is given by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to the best overall paper, and the Jack Bono Award for engineering communications is given by The Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ Educational and Scientific Foundation to the paper that has most contributed to the advancement of professional fire protection engineering. The Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviews of Fire Technology celebrates high quality and helpful reviewers, an essential component of our journal, and is presented annually to those whose reviews were most valuable in terms of the quality, in-depth, number and timelieness.

With thousands of subscribers worldwide, Fire Technology is a unique agent for the dissemination of scholarly work in fire safety science.

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