The Today Show aired the below video on IBHS's ember testing facility in Richburg, South Carolina. The Southern Fire Exchange, another JFSP fire science consortium, wrote the below blurb on the facility in their newsletter, Fire Lines.
Wildfires and Home Ignitions: Life Size Testing Indoors
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center in Richburg, South Carolina has engineered a unique facility to test the vulnerability of full-size structures and structural components to wind-blown embers, direct flame contact, and radiant heat. Research in the facility will help refine specifications and guidelines for home safety in the wildland-urban interface. Post-wildfire observations frequently conclude that ember storms are often more likely to initiate structure ignition than actual flame contact from burning wildland vegetation. Recent studies at the Research Center clearly demonstrate the many different ways this can happen. Learn more about the IBHS facility by reading a recent article in Wildfire magazine or by watching a news clip of a fire test on the IBHS website.