UL FSRI Launches Spanish version of Governors Island Online Training Program
Stephen Kerber
May 16, 2016

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UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is pleased to announce the Spanish 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.

Led by UL FSRI Technical Panel member Art Arnalich, CERN Fire Brigade (Geneva Switzerland), all course text, audio, and videos were translated from the original English version to Spanish. This translation team consisted of members from the following departments in Spain: Cuerpo de Bomberos Ayuntamiento de Madrid, SPEIS Cáceres,GI Spanish TC Slide eros Ayuntamiento Zaragoza, CEIS Guadalajara, and SPEIS Ayuntamiento de Salamanca.


UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber adds, “Thank you for providing us with a Spanish translation that will resonate with fire service members around the world. Having members of the fire service perform the translating was invaluable. The efforts of this team make it possible for us to share one of our most widely viewed online courses with an increasingly global audience.”

Governors Island is now available in English, Spanish, and German. Polish and Dutch versions of the Governors Island course are also in the works.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COURSE (Spanish). 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.