The Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC) Blog provides an opportunity for us to share exciting news about the continuous development and activities in our cutting-edge fire laboratories at the University of Maryland. Our laboratory activities include the scientific exploration of fire, the pedagogy of fire phenomena, and the application of fire science to real world fire protection engineering problems. We work closely with a number of clients to test and evaluate fire safety products, consumer and industrial products, and construction materials in support of product development, fire investigations, and applied research. All testing for clients is strictly confidential. However, when there is interest, we have worked closely with clients to publish their test results in scientific and professional channels.