Update date: Jan. 21, 2020
National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster
Director, TERAMURA Akira
4-35-3 Jindaiji-higashi-machi,Chofu,Tokyo,182-8508, Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (10)：
Subordinate facility name (11)：
Research Managing Director
Fire and Disaster Investigation Division
-- Fire Investigation Office
Reserchi and Development Division
--Large-Scale Fire Laboratory
-- Main Building
-- Information Administration Building
-- Hydraulic Power and Machinery Research Building
-- Material Research Building
-- Disaster Prevention Experimental Building
Purpose of establishment：
Fire Research Institute was founded (a division within the National Fire Defense Agency). Clerical Office, Technical Section and Inspection Section were established.
Clerical Office was converted to General Affairs Section.
Became attached to the National Fire Defense Headquarters. Test Section was founded.
Became attached to the Fire Defense Agency, as Ministry of Home Affairs was created.
Status of the Technical Section was elevated to that of Research Division.
The Institute was established to contribute to realization
of safe and rich life by means of overall promotion of
research and development of fire fighting and disaster
prevention under the basic principle of protection of people's
life and assets against disasters like fire.
NRIFD has been conducting timely researchesin response to the
Research field (1)：
requests of the society since its establishment in 1948 while
supporting the fire defense administration in the field of
science and technology, as one and only national research
institute in charge of researches concerning the science and
technology of fire-defense.
-The fundamentals of fire combustion and fire extinguishing;
-Technology for extinguishing oil, plastic, etc, fires;
-Research into automatic alarm systems, extinguishing equipment
and systems for fire prevention;
-Resources and equipment utilized in fire fighting such as
fire pump, Iadder fire engines and fire proof clothing;
-Appropriate techniques to combat intense smoke and flames;
-Evacuation procedures for fire and earthquake emergencies
and life saving techniques for rescuing people trapped in
buildings which have collapsed due to earthquakes;
-Research into the fire hazard risk associated with all
kinds of combustible articles, including oil and hazardous
materials and fire prevention technology applicable to tanks
and plant where such articles are handled
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