Research collaborations

The research success of The Fire Research Group is, in large measure, due to our many collaborators and funding partners. 

Fire departments

  • Kitchener Fire Department
  • Waterloo Fire Department
  • Cambridge Fire Department
  • Edmonton Emergency Response
  • Volunteer Fire Departments in the Waterloo Region
  • Stony Plain Fire Department

University laboratories and faculty

  • Professor David Torvi, University of Saskatchewan
  • Professor Venkatesh Kodur, University of Michigan
  • PCERF, University of Alberta
  • Global Center of Excellence For Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science

UW Live Fire Research Facility infastructure

THANK YOU to our partners who made The UW Live Fire Research Facility Infrastructure a reality!

  • University of Waterloo
  • Region of Waterloo
  • City of Kitchener
  • Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Fire Testing Technology
  • Alpha Controls
  • Dantec
  • VWR Canlab
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Bio-Rad
  • JKL Micro
  • Optikon PLIF
  • FLIR Systems
  • BlackBerry

Government laboratories and organizations

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Fire Lab
  • National Academy of Science(NAS), US (Aviation Fuels)
  • Major Industrial Accidents Council Canada(MIACC)
  • Clinical Research Training Institute(CRTI)
  • Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
  • Fire Safety Institute (Jack Watts)


  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • Woodbridge Group
  • GHL Consultants Ltd.
  • Leber-Rubes Inc. (LRI)
  • Stantec
  • Packer Engineering Inc.
  • Icynene
  • Custom Foam Systems
  • Fireball Performance Coating Inc.


  • Professor Stephen Tullis, McMaster University
  • Bron ​Energy
  • DTS Distributed Thermal Systems Ltd.
  • Vigor Cleantech Inc.
  • Magna ​Decoma