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Our team is happy to announce that we have been awarded an SFPE Foundation research grant which will support our work on “Environmental and Health Impacts of Thermal Runaway Events in Outdoor Lithium-Ion Battery Storage System (BESS) Installations." The primary objective is to better understand the health and environmental aspects of li-ion BESS fires such as products of combustion, factors that influence propagation, and firefighting tactics. The research project will be lead by our Technical Director, Dr. Jamie McAllister, Senior Project Engineer, Brendan McCarrick and Staff Engineer, Zelda Zhao. To read more about our research objectives or the SFPE Foundation, visit

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

FireTox is getting ready for a busy fall seminar schedule. Come see us at one or all of our upcoming events. Click the links to register today.

Fireground Contaminant Exposure Control Approaches & Challenges Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference

September 19th at 2:00-3:00 pm. The presentation will educate the audience on key findings from a recently completed, FEMA-funded study titled "Fireground Contaminant Exposure Control Approaches and Health & Safety Officer Continuing Education". Click here to register

Fire Engineering for the Fire Service: Developing a WUI Risk Assessment & Mitigation Curriculum

October 10, 2023- 3:15:-3:45 pm.

The presentation will educate the audience on key findings from the development of the "Wildland Urban Interface: Risk Assessment & Mitigation for the Fire Service" curriculum . Click here to register

The Use of Forensic Toxicology in Fire Death and Injury Investigation

October 17, 2023- 1:00-4:00 pm. In this course, attendees will learn about the impact of smoke, toxic gases, and heat on fire victims and different analysis techniques used to predict the time to incapacitation and death of a victim(s). Attendees will also learn about the impact of alcohol and drugs on human behavior in fire, including its impact on awakening to a smoke alarm and decision-making during escape. Click here to register

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