Projects Tag: FSRI

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…
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…
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute has worked with Firehouse Magazine and BullEx to produce a free, interactive training program on tactical fireground considerations based on nearly a decade of research. UL has been researching topics such as building…
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute recently completed a series of experiments to evaluate tactics for fighting exterior and attic fires, and to provide the fire service with scientific knowledge of the dynamics of these fires and the effects…
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…
An increase in firefighter injuries and deaths in residential structure fires is partly attributed to improper ventilation tactics due to a lack of understanding of fire behavior. These ventilation and suppression tactics have remained substantially unchanged in the United States…
The objective of this study by the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute was to improve firefighter safety by increasing the level of knowledge on the response of residential flooring systems to fire. The results of the research are intended…
UL examined concerns of photovoltaic systems and potential impacts on firefighting operations. The project includes a basic background on photovoltaic systems and their dangers as well as tactical and personal protective equipment considerations. Key concerns included firefighter vulnerability to electrical…
For many decades, firefighters in the United States have been fighting fires without any major changes to tactics. The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute gathered data from full-scale residential structure fire experiments to examine horizontal ventilation practices and the impact …
UL partnered with the Chicago Fire Department and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to investigate the causal relationship between sub-micron smoke particles and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Data was collected on firefighters’ exposure to smoke and gas…
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