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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

“NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.” NIST’s Building and Fire Research Laboratory Fire Research Division “develops, verifies, and utilizes measurements and predictive methods to quantify the behavior of fire and the means to reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment.” NIST conducts fire testing and also assists in modeling fires when requested.

For more information on this term, see the interFIRE VR Resource File article: NIST.gov

 
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