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The facilities for the Center are in three locations:

  • The main facility is located in Building 207 at NRL's main site in Washington, DC, where most of the fire modeling and bench scale fuels research is performed.
  • The intermediate scale facilities are located at the Cheaspeake Bay Detachment. There is a flight deck simulator, AFFF balanced proportioner, room calorimeter, 0.1, 5 and 324 m3. (FIRE I), pressurizable fire test chambers, various sized simulated ship compartments, including a submarine bilge mockup, a 200 m3 compartment and a wind tunnel for solid fuel combustion studies.
  • The full scale facility, ex-USS Shadwell is located in Mobile, Alabama along with two US Coast Guard fire test ships.
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