Projects Tag: FDNY

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…
On June 17, 2001, three firefighters lost their lives when an explosion occurred while fighting a fire in a mixed-use building. The building housed a hardware store on the first floor, storage for the store in the basement, and apartments…
While there is much great fire knowledge generated from firefighter experience and research, finding a means to best disseminate this information to firefighters is a challenge. Challenges to traditional training include shift schedules and responses for on-duty firefighters, time outside…
Research is being performed in the fire sciences that can improve firefighter safety and advance fire operations. While much of this research has a positive effect on firefighting, other invaluable information does not reach the fire service. The NYU-Poly Fire…
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute teamed with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to perform a series of full-scale fire behavior experiments with the Fire Department of New York. The goal of the experiments was to…
The presence of wind during a fire can create significant and rapid increases in the heat production and force fire gases through the room of origin into corridors and stairwells, increasing the difficulty in fighting the fire. NIST conducted experiments…