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Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences

The Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences renowned expertise and unique testing facilities are intended to help to improve public safety through contributions to professional knowledge and international fire safety regulations.

The Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences research is truly multidisciplinary. It covers a full range of expertise from fire safety engineering to medicine embracing chemistry, physics, biology, health and environmental sciences.

The diagram shows the Centre for Fire and Hazard Science, surrounded by 6 subject areas. These are fire, toxicology, life sciences, engineering, chemistry and forensic science. Each one can be broken into several areas.

Our facilities

The Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences (CFHS) Research Laboratory has a wide range of experimental methods and over 50 years’ experience in the field of fire chemistry and toxicity. This accumulated knowledge and research expertise can be made available through specific research projects, general liaison, advice and consultancy services.

We have a very wide range of facilities and equipment for quantifying fire behaviour and standard testing which is available for research, consultancy and testing. If you are interested in using our facilities please get in touch to discuss.

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We have a very wide range of facilities and equipment for quantifying fire behaviour and standard testing which is available for research, consultancy and testing.

Please get in touch with us and we will be very pleased to discuss fire problems with you.

Latest news

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    Tuesday 7 September 2021
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    An academic from the University of Central Lancashire’s world-leading fire toxicity research group has unveiled new findings to the European Parliament which could lead to the recognition of cancer as an occupational health issue for firefighters.

    Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Firefighters entering a building

    Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire have created the first UK registry that will quantify the health risks that firefighters face. Read more.

    Thursday 4 February 2021
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    Friday 1 July 2022