UL Firefighter Safety
Research Projects - fire dynamics
NEW Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Home Furnishings
September 30, 2020
Updated demonstration highlights the impact of furnishing materials on flashover times.
Study of Firefighter Line of Duty Injuries and Near Misses
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
January 10, 2019
Research endeavor to examine size-up and search & rescue tactics on the residential fire ground.
Close Before You Doze
October 15, 2018
Sharing a modern public safety education message for the modern fire environment
Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires
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
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
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
August 21, 2009
Examining the fire dynamics of horizontal ventilation
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
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