Welcome to the Lassonde Institute of Fire Engineering (LIFE) fire safety research team’s website! Led by Dr John Gales, our research team focuses on Fire Safety Engineering and Structural Fire Resilience at York University. We are a team of over ten strong with heavy emphasis also on graduate and undergraduate research education in fire safety.

This website’s purpose is to make our research and related interests readily available to the public. The website has specific focus on fire safety engineering. Teaching interests and associated files will be posted soon!

Recent Research News

Teaching and Education

The following graduate courses in fire engineering are provided to members on our team.

  • Human Behaviour in Fire 
  • Fire Resilience of Structures 
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Modelling

Social Networks

See Dr. Gales’ twitter @GalesFireSafety


Inquires can be made via email at: jgales@yorku.ca

Media requests for Dr. Gales are best made by contacting via email (text interviews in French can also be accommodated). 

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