The Applied Science International Foundation (ASIF) is dedicated to providing advanced tools and training to first responders that must enter structures whose integrity has been compromised by catastrophic events. Through the use of the Applied Element Method (AEM) of analysis as implemented by Applied Science International’s Extreme Loading® Technology ASIF strives to:
- Protect both building occupants and first responders from structures that have been damanged by events such as fires, earthquakes, and terrorist attacks.
- Provide first responders access to advanced pre-run analysis and information regarding the potenial behavior of the structure on the scene as catastrophic events unfold.
- Train first responders in the use of new tools and techniques that will increase thier knowledge and understanding of structures that have been compromised.
It is our considered belief that the institution and employment of this technology by the United States Fire Administration (USFA), local governments, municipalities, and first responder organizations will better educate and train first responders, allow for accurate risk assessments, mitigate damages, and safeguard lives.