Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Wins $750K Grant

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Wins $750K Grant

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Wins $750K Grant

The University of Maryland Center for Firefighter Safety Research and Development located at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) has been awarded a $750,000 FIRE Act grant.

The grant, offered through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will fund research in firefighter safety, including the use of technology to locate firefighters and monitor their health and safety during emergencies. It is the highest award available from the program, and the first time it has been bestowed to fund research and development of new equipment rather than equipment itself.

MFRI is integrally tied to the Clark School's fire protection engineering program, which offers the only fully accredited undergraduate program and one of only two graduate degree programs for this discipline in the U.S.

May 6, 2005


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