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UMD FPE launches International Fire Safety Consortium with U21 partners

The University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has convened an international group of fire safety experts to further develop a recent initiative: the U21 International Fire Safety Consortium. The group – made up of representatives from UMD, the University of Edinburgh, Lund University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland – met February 10 - 13 2020 to discuss issues related to fire safety engineering and how the Consortium might bolster research, education and public policy in areas such as fire in the developing world, community resilience, and wildfires and fires at the wildland-urban interface.