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Research Projects - fire dynamics
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
Comparison of Modern and Legacy Home Furnishings
UL FSRI
August 1, 2005
This demonstration highlights the changes furnishings have had on flashover times.
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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.