SCFRI was founded in 1963 directly under the Ministry of Emergency Management of China. As a professional fire research institution, SCFRI is engaged in the research of fire science and technology for construction.
SCFRI is specialized in the research of building fire prevention, theory of building fire, performance-based fire assessment, fire structure, smoke control, automatic sprinkler system, flame-retardant materials, toxicity of fire effluents, safety evacuation, identification of fire physical evidence and fire damage, fire standardization, testing technology of fire materials, fire building elements (components) and other fire products.
SCFRI has more than 20 professional laboratories and test centers, including National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Fire Building Materials (NFTC), Fire Evidence Identification Center of Fire Department of MEM and Postdoctoral Workstation, etc., SCFRI has undertaken the large-scale key fire research projects, such as National Key Scientific and Technological Projects from the 8th to 13th National Five-year Plans, and National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Project), etc..
SCFRI has achieved considerable research success and been awarded with more than one hundred prizes.