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Research Projects - building construction
Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires
UL FSRI
January 1, 2016
Joint effort with ISFSI to research safer ways to fight fires.
Residential Attic Fire Mitigation Tactics and Exterior Fire Spread Hazards on Fire Fighter Safety
UL FSRI
September 7, 2012
This research project increased firefighter safety by providing the fire service with scientific knowledge on the dynamics of attic and exterior fires.
Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions
UL FSRI
August 1, 2006
Examining the impact of engineered floor systems on the time to collapse and firefighter safety
Improving Fire Safety by Understanding the Fire Performance of Engineered Floor Systems
UL FSRI
August 1, 2006
The main objective of this project was to improve firefighter safety by increasing the level of knowledge on the fire response to basement fires.
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The body of research to support effective firefighting tactics has increased dramatically over the past decade. UL FSRI has taken the data and worked with firefighters and officers from across the country to develop guidance on how to “take the science to the street.” The presentation will review tactical considerations consolidated from studies involving townhouses, single family, multiple dwelling units, below grade fires, and strip malls. The Fire Safety Academy, https://training.ulfirefightersafety.org/ , a learning management system which is home to UL FSRI’s free online training will be featured. Simple tips for reducing firefighter exposure to potential cancer risks on the fireground will also be provided.
Understanding & Fighting Basement Fires
This webinar will examine dynamics of below-grade fires and the influence of coordinated fire attack from the results of a joint effort from ISFSI and UL FSRI. The speakers will discuss the Fundamentals of Fire Dynamics and how this has effects on Basement Fires. Topics will include: Types of Basements, Flow Paths, Supporting Research, Fireground Experience, and Tactical Considerations.
Insights from UL FSRI Research on Basement Fires
An Online Symposium, spanning Two plus Days Dedicated entirely to Building Construction and Operational Issues for Today’s Demanding Fireground. The Symposium will be hosted and facilitated by fire service veteran Christopher Naum, a highly regarded national and international instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer with a notable faculty cadre of highly respected national fire service commanders, officers, instructors, professional fire protection engineers, educators and industry advocates presenting leading edge insights and perspectives addressing some of the most important functional areas on the Fireground; Understanding the Building, The Fire and Company Engagement.
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