|Organization name||National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster|
|Address||Jindaijihigashi town 4-35-3, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8508,JAPAN How to access|
|Representative||Director 山田 常圭 Tokiyoshi Yamada|
|Establishment||April 2006 History|
Fire and Disaster Investigation Division
This division plays the central role in NRIFD’s fire cause investigation and activities for responding disasters including the on-site investigations of special fire and disaster cases and investigation support rendered upon request to the fire defense headquarters of autonomous bodies. Fire investigation office organized under this division provides various other services including the construction and analysis of fire case databases, information provision, appraisal service, organization of appraisal training courses, and technical support to training activities.
Research Planning Division
This division undertakes planning, PR activities, and development support. Its mission is to ensure efficient management of the institute by disseminating information, identifying society’s needs especially from the view point of emergency response, and effectively coordinating within the institute.
Research and Development Division
This division undertakes research & development for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.
- Large-Scale Fire Lab.
- Hazardous Materials Lab.
- Hazmat Facility Lab.
- Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab.
- Special Disaster Lab.
|1948||The Fire Research Institute was founded (as a divlsion within the National Fire Defense Agency).|
|1961||The Research Division was established.|
|1963||The Research Division was expanded and divided into the First Research Division and Second Research Division. The Japan Fire Equipment Inspection Institute was established,and control of official testing business was transferred to this institute.|
|1969||The Third Research Division was established.|
|1982||A deputy director general (research planning director) was appointed.|
|2001.4||The National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD) began operations as an independent administrative organization. The Research Planning Division, Fundamental Research Division, and Project Research Division were set up.|
|2002.4||The Fire Investigation Office was established within the Research Planning Division.|
|2006.4||The NRIFD was dissolved as an independent administrative organization and reorganized as a research institute within the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The Fire and Disaster Investigstion Division,Research and Development Division, and Reseach Planning Division were set up.|
|2009.4||The Research Planning Division was discontinued, and a chief of planning for community-based cooperation was appointed.|
|2016.4||A chief of planning for community-based cooperation was discontinued, and the Research Planning Division was established.|