Projects Tag: United States

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 US Fire Administration has compiled a study of nonresidential building fires in the United States from 2014 to 2016. The report includes data detailing information such as the causes of fires, time of fires, fire spread, and fatalities. There…
As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the U.S. Fire Administration is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention,…
On April 12, 2015, a South Dakota firefighter lost their life in a residential structure fire. The first firefighters arrived on scene with reports of a person trapped in the bedroom. When they forced the front door, they experienced thick,…
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) completed a series of experiments adding to their wealth of information to evaluate how firefighting tactics effect fire behavior, firefighters, and building occupants. The purpose of the study is to improve fire…
On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were…
Technology, when used together with an understanding of fires and fire behavior, can help the fire service operate more safely and more effectively. Last year, the Fire Service Technology Summit was held by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The…
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their…
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute completed a series of experiments to evaluate positive pressure ventilation (PPV) during fire attack and to provide the fire service with scientific knowledge of the effects of PPV tactics. The series of experiments…
On July 5, 2014, an FDNY fire officer lost his life when he was operating in an apartment fire and was overcome by rapidly changing fire conditions. The fire officer and crew arrived on scene and reported fire visible from…
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