a) Design systems that control fires, alert people to danger and provide means for escape;
b) Evaluate buildings to pinpoint the risks of fires and the means to prevent them;
c) Conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; and
d) investigate fires to discover how fire spreads, why protective measures failed, and how those measures could have been designed more effectively.
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