On May 18, 2017, a Texas firefighter lost their life and another was seriously burned in a commercial structure fire. The first arriving truck company forced entry and began searching along with the suppression attack from the first arriving engine. The first truck company, then searching ahead of the the…

Nonresidential Building Fires

The US Fire Administration has compiled a study of nonresidential building fires in the United States from 2014 to 2016.…

Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies in a Floor Collapse While Working…

On April 12, 2015, a South Dakota firefighter lost their life in a residential structure fire. The first firefighters arrived…

The Fire Attack Study

Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) completed a series of experiments adding to their wealth of information to…

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The Research section is a collection of structural, wildland, and vehicle fire related research from around the world. Topics include fire behavior, tactical considerations such as ventilation and suppression, building construction, personal protective equipment, fire protective systems, and human behavior.

Each project contains a link to the full research documentation, applications, and discussions about the project. The intent is to share information and foster discussion in order to advance and promote more effective and safer fire operations around the world.

The Investigations section is a collection of firefighter injury and fatality investigations from structural, wildland, and training incidents. These investigations, used in conjunction with the research, should be used to learn from tragedy in an effort to avoid similar losses in the future.

The Organizations section is a list of organizations from around the world that have generated the valuable fire related research. Along with a short description of each organization is contact information and a link to the organization’s website.