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Research Projects - fire dynamics
NEW Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Home Furnishings
UL FSRI
September 30, 2020
Updated demonstration highlights the impact of furnishing materials on flashover times.
Study of Firefighter Line of Duty Injuries and Near Misses
UL FSRI
July 28, 2020
Reviewing near miss incidents to effect change across firefighter tactics, codes, and standards.
Study of Fire Service Residential Home Size-up and Search & Rescue Operations
UL FSRI
January 10, 2019
Research endeavor to examine size-up and search & rescue tactics on the residential fire ground.
Close Before You Doze
UL FSRI
October 15, 2018
Sharing a modern public safety education message for the modern fire environment
Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires
UL FSRI
January 1, 2016
Joint effort with ISFSI to research safer ways to fight fires.
Study of the Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival
UL FSRI
August 1, 2014
This ongoing project aims to evaluate various fire attack methods and their effect on firefighter safety and occupant survivability
Governors Island Experiments
UL FSRI
May 21, 2013
Taking ventilation and suppression research from the laboratory to the field with FDNY and NIST
Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction
UL FSRI
August 21, 2009
Examining the fire dynamics of horizontal ventilation
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
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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.
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.