UL FSRI is pleased to release the scientific report for Part III of the 2013 DHS FEMA Grant, Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Occupant Survival: Full Scale Experiments.
“For the first time we’ve specifically implemented and measured conditions during several versions of an interior fire attack. This new data, combined with additional experiments measuring conditions during transitional fire attacks allows us to better understand how our tactics may effect trapped occupants. Implementing the Tactical Considerations we’ve developed with assistance from our technical panel can allow firefighters to be more effective on today’s complex fireground.”
-Stephen Kerber, Director UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
This report details the results and analysis from 26 full-scale structure fire experiments looking to quantify the differences in interior and transitional fire attack. The experiments were analyzed to look at both victim survivability and tactic effectiveness. The following tactical considerations were developed with assistance from the project technical panel, blending their experience with the research results to aid in application on today’s complex fire grounds.
Part I and Part II of this project looked at Water Mapping and Air Entrainment.