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There are a number of methods currently used to calculate required water flow rates for sprinklered and non-sprinklered buildings. These methods are, in general, based on decades-old criteria derived using data from actual fires. The overall objective of this study was to assess the appropriateness of currently available fire flow methodologies. The first task was a literature review of the existing fire flow calculation methodologies in the US and globally. The second task was a data analysis and GAP assessment to determine what additional information is needed to validate the existing fire flow calculation methodologies.