Projects Tag: Tactics

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…
Over the past two decades The Netherlands have experienced a number of line-of-duty deaths. One such incident in 2008 claimed the lives of three firefighters when they were caught by a sudden fire spread in a hangar. Investigations determined that…
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…
Firefighting crew staffing size, alarm response size, and alarm response time are affected by many factors including funding and resource availability, and in turn effect the tactics and outcome at a fire. These companion projects from NIST used field experiments…
3D Firefighting is an approach that accounts for the entire compartment environment while fighting a fire. In particular, 3D firefighting depends upon a knowledge and recognition of fire behavior and addresses the dangers present in the heated gases in a…
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…
This paper examines the effects of various fire suppression attack techniques on a fully developed compartment fire. In particular, the study tests the thermal and environmental conditions to which firefighters are exposed while extinguishing a fire with short, medium, or…
While much research has been done regarding fire safety in tunnels, little attention has been paid specifically to firefighting operations in tunnels. This project from SP Fire Research seeks to gain information on tunnel fires in order to better understand…
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