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Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory

Research Labs Posted on: September 17, 2015

The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory: A 50-year dedication to understanding wildlands and fire

Publications Posted on: March 12, 2012
In 1960, the USDA Forest Service established the Northern Forest Fire Laboratory (now the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory) to find scientific solutions for better managing the nation's wildland resources and to research ways to improve forest fire prevention and suppression. This new state-of-the-art research facility did not emerge from a vacuum, however.

Obituary: Frank Albini, 1936-2005

Publications Posted on: September 21, 2011
Frank Albini, fire behavior research scientist from 1973 to 1985, died of cancer at the age of 69 on 3 December 2005. He was born in Madera, California, where he graduated from high school. He attended the California Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Aeronautical Engineering in 1958, and a year later an MS in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy from Cal Tech in 1962.

Still hot at 50

Publications Posted on: December 03, 2010
From the parking lot, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana, could pass for a school, except that one end has a 73-foot-high block of reinforced concrete topped by what looks like a giant golf ball.