International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)

International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)

A global community of fire safety scientists and engineers.

A global community of fire safety scientists and engineers.

Member Resources

IAFSS offers a number of valuable resources to members, including free access to our official journal, Fire Safety Journal, and to past symposium proceedings. We also have a Member Forum to facilitate networking and discussion amongst members.  Importantly, members receive a significant discount on registration fees for our International Fire Safety Symposia!

Who We Are

Who We Are

IAFSS was founded with the primary objective of encouraging research into the science of preventing and mitigating the adverse effects of fires and of providing a forum for presenting the results of such research.


Open to anyone interested in fire safety science and engineering! Become a member, enjoy the membership benefits, and network with our global community.


Want to help lead our Association and facilitate advancement of fire safety science and engineering? Join one of our many Committees and help lead to into the future!

Working Groups

Do you have an interest in computational fire modeling, large outdoor fires, or human behaviour in fire? Join our many Working Groups and add your expertise and experience!


Need access to the latest fire safety science research, or to locate seminal research papers? Want to connect to other members? All this and more available to our members!

What We Do

2023 Symposium

Coming soon – the 14th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science!  To be held in Tsukuba, Japan in October 2023, the 14th Symposium will once again bring together the latest advancements in fire safety science and engineering.  Click here to learn more and view the call for papers.


Two of our Working Groups have been running very successful webinar series – Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment and Human Behaviour in Fire.  In the coming months you will be able to access these webinars – and more – here on the IAFSS website.  

Summer Schools

IAFSS is exploring opportunities to support PhD Summer Schools in the areas of fire safety science and engineering. Our Early Career Researchers and Professionals (ECRP) Committee has taken on the task to provide input to the Managing Committee on how we might move forward in this area.  Want to help? Consider joining the ECRP Committee!

Early Career

The future of IAFSS is embodied in our current students and early career researchers and professionals.  Helping our early career members is therefore critical to the continued growth and impact of the IAFSS on tackling the world’s fire safety science and engineering challenges. We have made this a significant area of focus for IAFSS, led by early career members, who will be leading us in the future. Check out what they are doing and consider adding your voice to their efforts!

What’s New

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First series of fire tests across the scales is already behind us @WojciechITB. Several observations are suprising. Characteristic shape of flame is due to the forced flow simulating the wind effect (on building façade)

THIS paper by Angus Law @lukebisby and Graham Spinardi. They did it again. When a scientific paper reads like an exciting novel! You should read it just for inspiration, even if you don't care about Euroclasses or reaction to fire.

Excited to share that our paper examining how two firebrands separated by a gap to act as a more potent ignition source has been published in Fire Safety Journal! The results help better understand how firebrand groups ignite fuels.

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The Burgers Program and @Combustion_Intl Summer School on Fire Safety Science – Wildland/WUI Fire Behavior is now open for applications until Feb 17, 2023. It will be hosted at University of Maryland by @FPEUMD June 5-9, 2023. Please share!

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