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High-rise building fires are a matter of life and
death. And as local governments and municipalities struggle with
public safety budgets, a new study led by the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that communities considering
cutting fire fighter crew sizes need to take a second look.
NIST Press Release About the Experiments
A similar NIST study in 2010 shows that the size of fire fighting crews affects the ability to protect lives and property in residential fires.