Research Projects - building construction
Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires
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
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
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
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 Science of UL Xplorlabs: Fire Forensics
Join UL FSRI Research Director Dan Madrzykowski for a deeper look at fire investigation through the science of fire dynamics and ventilation. Learn how investigators build their claims supported by evidence to explain how and where a fire starts. Then, learn how students mirror this process through the Fire Forensics module. Eigth-grade teacher Travis Koupal will also discuss how he implemented Xplorlabs Fire Forensics through distance-learning with his middle school students.
Inhalation Risks Related To Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risks on Today’s Fireground
The three primary routes of exposure on the fireground include inhalation, ingestion, and dermal absorption. As products of combustion are emitted into the air from the fire source, one of the most direct routes for exposure of the firefighter is to breathe them in, which will allow absorption into the body through the respiratory system. This presentation will review recent data produced by the UL FSRI-IFSI-NIOSH “Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risks in Today’s Fire Service” related to inhalation exposures that may be encountered during and after a firefight.
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.