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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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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.