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Research Projects - public safety
NEW Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Home Furnishings
UL FSRI
September 30, 2020
Updated demonstration highlights the impact of furnishing materials on flashover times.
Residential Flashover Prevention Research
UL FSRI
April 30, 2020
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.
New Smoke Alarm Technology and the Impact on Public Safety
UL FSRI
October 16, 2019
UL FSRI Launches Smoke Alarm Public Safety Campaign
Close Before You Doze
UL FSRI
October 15, 2018
Sharing a modern public safety education message for the modern fire environment
FireCARES: Community Assessment/Response Evaluation System
UL FSRI
October 31, 2016
On-going 'Big Data' project to assess community risk and fire department performance.
Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic Systems
UL FSRI
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.
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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.