UL introduces Firefighter Safety Research Institute
Published: 20 June, 2013
A team of experts with access to UL’s leading infrastructure, equipment and vast knowledge will collaborate with fire departments and agencies around the world.
Research and training programs will focus on the changing dynamics of residential, commercial and industrial fires, and the impact they have on fire service tactics and strategies.
Current projects include:
- Study of Residential Attic Fire Mitigation Tactics and Exterior Fire Spread Hazards on Firefighter Safety. This two-year study is to examine fire service attic fire mitigation tactics and the hazards posed to firefighter safety by the changing modern residential fire environment and construction practices.
- Governors Island Experiments: UL partners with FDNY and NIST to advance firefighter safety.
- Effectiveness of Fire Service Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Tactics. This two-year study is to examine the impact of vertical ventilation and suppression tactics on fire growth behavior in residential structures.
To find out more, visit http://ulfirefightersafety.com/