Two Landmark New Books on Fire Safety
Released Simultaneously!

These two books have just been printed and are now available for sale.
As of April 27th, the books are in stock and shipping.

* Available only in a hardback, cloth-bound format *
* Available for sale only from the store on this website *

Electrical Fires and Explosions
$300

Smoldering Fires
$95

Dr. Vyto Babrauskas, Ph.D. Explains His New Books

“In his characteristically-focused, obsessively-detailed manner, Dr. Babrauskas has compiled the first-ever and certainly the most comprehensive collection of documents on electrical fire ignition science. His decades of experience in fire research, experimentation, and forensic investigations have enabled him to comprehensively characterize electrical ignition science, covering without compromise the subtleties of each subject.”

Prof. B. Don Russell, of Texas A&M University

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.

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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

New Article
Ammonium Nitrate: Tragic Lessons Still to Be Learned


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.