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Research Projects - health
Protection from Chemical, Thermal, and Cardiovascular Risks: Impact of PPE Laundering and Hood Design
UL FSRI
January 1, 2017
Research project led by the Illinois Fire Service Institute in partnership with UL FSRI and NIOSH to research ppe laundering.
Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks on Today’s Training Ground
UL FSRI
July 30, 2016
Examining cardiovascular and chemical exposure risks during fire training scenarios.
Assessing the Cardiovascular and Chemical Risks Faced by Firefighters
UL FSRI
September 24, 2015
Examining critical fire service health concerns led by IFSI in partnership with UL FSRI and NIOSH
Study of the Fire Service Training Environment: Safety, Fidelity, and Exposure
UL FSRI
August 6, 2015
Bridging the gap between the training ground and the fireground.
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
Firefighter Exposure to Smoke Particulates
UL FSRI
August 1, 2007
Measuring what is in smoke from materials, to rooms, to the fireground in partnership with Chicago Fire Department and University of Cincinnati
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Fire Service Considerations with Lithium-Ion Battery ESS – An Investigation
On April 19, 2019 an incident that resulted in severe line-of-duty injuries to four firefighters occurred in a lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Surprise, AZ. UL FSRI conducted an investigation into the incident, which identified several factors the contributed to the severity of the incident. They will present an overview of the incident, the contributing factors determined through the investigation, and recommendations for the fire service, code officials, utility companies, and manufacturers to prevent similar incidents.
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