UL FSRI Launches Dutch version of Governors Island Online Training Program
October 26, 2016

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is pleased to announce the Dutch release of “Scientific Research for the Development of More Effective Tactics (Governors Island Experiments)”.


The English version of this online course was released two years ago in April 2014, serving as a culmination of the full-scale field experiments performed on Governors Island by the Fire Department of New York, NIST and UL in 2012. This course brings science to the streets by examining two main groups of tactical considerations. The first group looks at the impact of controlling ventilation and flow paths. The second explores the use of exterior fire attack as a means to rapidly reduce the fire hazard inside the structure in order to facilitate interior fire operations. Fires were conducted within numerous 3 story residential row houses with ignition occurring in the basement, in the first floor living room, and in a second floor bedroom.

The Fire Service Academy (part of the Institute for Safety) translated the course text and audio from the original English version to Dutch.


UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber adds, “Thank you to the team at the Fire Service Academy for helping FSRI complete its third international release. Having members of the fire service translate the materials was invaluable. Their efforts make it possible for us to share one of our most widely viewed online courses with an ever increasing global audience.”

The Governors Island course is now available in English, Dutch, Spanish, and German.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COURSE (Dutch). For mobile users, the course is compatible with tablet devices and iPad via the Articulate Media Player application in the App Store.


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.