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Research Projects - suppression
Study of Coordinated Fire Attack utilizing Acquired Structures
UL FSRI
August 5, 2016
Expanding previous research into new single family homes, multi-family dwellings, and strip malls.
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
Effectiveness of Fire Service Positive Pressure Ventilation
UL FSRI
July 26, 2013
This project enhanced the understanding of how positive pressure attack and positive pressure ventilation effect fire dynamics in residential structures.
Governors Island Experiments
UL FSRI
May 21, 2013
Taking ventilation and suppression research from the laboratory to the field with FDNY and NIST
Residential Attic Fire Mitigation Tactics and Exterior Fire Spread Hazards on Fire Fighter Safety
UL FSRI
September 7, 2012
This research project increased firefighter safety by providing the fire service with scientific knowledge on the dynamics of attic and exterior fires.
Effectiveness of Fire Service Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Tactics
UL FSRI
June 12, 2011
This fire research project developed the experimental data that was needed to quantify the fire behavior associated with vertical ventilation.
Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction
UL FSRI
August 21, 2009
Examining the fire dynamics of horizontal ventilation
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