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FSTI is a firm specializing in fire science, contract R&D, fire litigation support, assistance in the development of products with improved fire safety, and related subjects. It is headed by Dr. Vytenis (Vyto) Babrauskas.

Types of Services Offered

fire testContract R&D Services

Fire science research, development, modeling and fire test method applications. These services are of interest to product manufacturers, trade associations, safety officials and others needing technical assistance with product fire safety.
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Fire Investigation and Litigation Support

Fire science support for fire investigations and litigations. These services are of interest to fire investigators, insurance firms, attorneys, and government officials. Our scientific consultation services are designed to complement, not supplant, the work of on-scene fire investigators.
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In the News

Dr. Babrauskas has published the first-ever review of ammonium nitrate fertilizer explosions which successfully identifies the root cause of these disasters and describes in detail the needed safety measures.

The research of Dr. Vyto Babrauskas was featured in a front-page story of the Chicago Tribune. The reporters won the prestigious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for this work.

Dr. Babrauskas discussed the problems with fire retardants in an HBO documentary film Toxic Hot Seat produced by James Redford and Kirby Walker. This film was aired on 25 November 2013 on the HBO channel, and is now available in various formats to stream or purchase.

Special note: Please watch this page for announcements when special courses by Dr. Vyto Babrauskas will be taught. Courses taught include: The Principles of Electrical Fires and ExplosionsIgnition and Burning of Wood, including Fire Patterns, and Ignition by Hot Surfaces.