Request for Acquired Structures
Robin Zevotek
January 5, 2018

Is your department interested in participating in UL FSRI research? As part of our DHS FEMA 2015 Grant project looking at coordinated fire attack, we are looking for acquired structures to conduct the research burns in.

What we’re looking for?

Single Family Homes (Eight Homes)

Eight (8) two story, wood frame, single family homes at least 1600 sq. ft. with similar floor plans and with limited exposure challenges.

Garden Style Apartments (Three Buildings)

An apartment building of a minimum of three (3) stories in height, with apartments accessed via a common stairway; typically the stairway is enclosed. A minimum of twelve (12) units in at at least three (3) buildings, preferably more.

Strip Mall (Two Buildings)

A single story commercial building with multiple storefronts. Looking for a minimum of two (2) buildings with at least four (4) units per building for a total of eight (8) units.

What’s in it for your department?

Fire Departments both in the U.S. and internationally are looking to this project to answer some important tactical questions about the coordination of ventilation and suppression. The departments that help support the project will gain national and international recognition as a leader in the search for the most effective tactical operations based on science. Members of the department will be able to witness first-hand the research burns, furthering their knowledge in fire behavior at the same time interacting with the researchers one-on-one. This will provide invaluable training/experience to the department’s leaders and members, helping them understand why things happen, and allowing them to make more effective choices on the fire ground. We understand this may come with some financial burden and although we may not be able to reimburse all costs, UL FSRI has included money, in the project budget, to help with these costs.

How to participate?

Fill out the google form below and select submit.

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve.