UL FSRI is pleased to release the scientific report and on-line training program from Part I of the 2013 DHS FEMA Grant, Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Occupant Survival: Water Mapping.
This report and associated online training detail the results and analysis from a series of experiments, using fire service hose streams, conducted without the presence of fire, to gain a fundamental understanding of water distribution within a compartment.
“These results will aid firefighters in understanding where water is going during various application methods along with allowing them to better understand how tactical choices such as hose stream type, nozzle movement patterns, pressures/flow rates, stream locations and elevation angles effect water distribution.”
-Stephen Kerber, Director UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
Part II and Part III of this project looked at Air Entrainment and Full Scale Fire testing.