Sichuan Fire Research Institute (SCFRI), directly under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), is the first comprehensive institute engaged in building fire research in China.
SCFRI is majored in the research of building fire prevention, theory of building fire, fire-performance assessment, fire structure, smoke control, automatic sprinkler system, fire-retardant materials, toxicity of fire effluents, safety evacuation, identification of fire physical evidence, testing of fire building materials, identification of fire damage, research of fire elements and materials, fire standardization, etc.. SCFRI , equipped with more than 30 professional laboratories, is committed to the important research projects on the national and provincial levels and joined with to carry on the research items.
After fifty years of development, SCFRI has been characterized with such pattern that is focused on the building fire research and expanded into the relative fields. Lots of talented fire researchers have been trained here, and a highly-educated and highly-qualified scientific research team, most of whom are youngers with doctoral degree or Ｍaster’s degree, has been set up. Until 2013, among the SCFRI staff, there are 6 specialists enjoying the special allowance provided by the state council, 6 specialists enjoying the special allowance provided by the Ministry of Public Security, 2 academic leaders on the provincial level and 1 expert with outstanding contribution . More than 300 research findings at least on the provincial level have been achieved, and 140 have been awarded with the scientific prizes, 11 of which are on the national level and 80 are on the provincial level.
Through large numbers of research fruits, SCFRI has not only made great progress in the theory and the application, but also has made great contributions to the safe and stable society.