Research Projects - new technology
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.
Residential Flashover Prevention Research
April 30, 2020
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.
Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic Systems
April 19, 2010
Firefighter concerns, including vulnerability to electrical and casualty hazards when mitigating a fire involving photovoltaic (PV) modules systems, were examined during this project.
Fire Safety & Skills
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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.