After more than 30 years with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Fire Research Division, Dan Madrzykowski is joining the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) as a Senior Research Engineer based out of FSRI headquarters in Columbia, MD in January.
Dan holds a Master’s of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. Throughout his career, he has conducted research in the areas of fire suppression, large fire measurements, fire investigation and fire fighter safety. Dan has conducted fire investigation related studies in a wide range of areas including; fire fighter line of duty deaths and injuries, the post-earthquake fires in Kobe, Japan, oil field fires in Kuwait, the Station Night Club fire, and the Cook County Administration Building fire in Chicago.
In addition to his broad experience and knowledge, Dan also brings to UL his many ties within the fire community. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). He is also a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and was named their Instructor of the Year in 2009. Dan received the IFSTA Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership in 2012 and holds the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief with the Fire Department of the City of New York. Dan is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. In 2013, Dan was invited to the White House in honor of receiving a Service to America Medal. He received a President’s Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs for his firefighting research in 2014. In 2008, Dan and UL FSRI Director Stephen Kerber jointly received a Gold Medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce for their research on improving firefighting tactics for wind driven fires in structures.
We are honored to have such a distinguished colleague join the FSRI. Please join us in welcoming Dan!