UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge,
practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting
people and property.
Improving Firefighting Strategies and Practices Through Research
Guided by a global advisory board comprised of fire service personnel, UL FSRI investigates residential,
commercial, and industrial fires through full-scale testing, field-testing, and modeling to replicate actual
fires faced by firefighters. Research results are shared through interactive training courses that have reached
hundreds of thousands of firefighters globally.
Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments, and agencies, UL FSRI executes
firefighter research and makes the results widely available to the global fire community. Click through all of our
research projects to examine everything that was done to generate the tactical considerations.
When you arrive at the scene of a fire, your effectiveness as a firefighter hinges on your ability to take action
based on your training, experience, and knowledge. The more you know about fire dynamics and the effectiveness of
different firefighting tactics in the modern fire environment, the better prepared you are to safely and effectively
do your job. UL FSRI gives you and your department free access to over a decade’s
worth of firefighting research through our catalog of eLearning courses.
Explore research reports, videos, training programs, presentations and other key resources centered
around the science of firefighting — from keeping firefighters safer to more effectively protecting lives and property.