8/24/2013 · Steve Kerber, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Director Fire fighting is hazardous. In 2010, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 480,000 structure fires.
5/1/2011 · UL’s 3-minute video shows a modern room where a lit candle is placed on the sofa. These photos show the room at 3 minutes after ignition. (Photos Courtesy Steve Kerber/Underwriters Laboratories) A Closer Look at the UL Ventilation Study . 05/01/2011. By Jane Jerrard.
This 5 minute video was created as an internal project for UL's Mission Month. Each November, UL employees celebrate the work done in the past year to support and improve safety around the globe.
8/1/2005 · UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve.
The UL FSRI Fire Investigation Data Portal is now available online! Clink on the links below to review the results from our NIJ (Award No. 2015-DN-BX-K052) funded “Full-Scale Experiments to Study the Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns” project.
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Fire.gov is a collection of resources from the Engineering Laboratory's Fire Research Division at NIST. These Web pages provide links to fire related software, experimental fire data and mpeg/quick time movies of fire tests that can be downloaded and/or viewed with a Web browser.
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The “Study of the Effectiveness of Positive Pressure Ventilation During Fire Attack in Single Family Homes Incorporating Modern Construction Practices” is the third DHS grant awarded to UL under the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program to study fire service ventilation. In 2010, UL published a report on the “Impact of Ventilation
As with UL’s horizontal ventilation experiments, the vertical ventilation experiments further demonstrated that closed doors increase victim survivability. In the bedrooms with open doors, potential victims would be unconscious if not deceased prior to fire department arrival or as a result of fire ventilation actions.
UL Vertical Ventilation. Underwriters Laboratories Fire Service Research Institute ... In conjunction with with the previous study on horizontal ventilation, this report provides a solid look at the capabilities and limitations of tactical ventilation in a residential context. ... This video is a tremendous tool to illustrate changes in the ...
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Impact of Horizontal Ventilation Course : Description. Under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program, UL examined fire service ventilation practices as well as the impact of changes in modern house geometries.
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Vertical ventilation has proven invaluable to interior firefighting; however with today's building materials and the materials found inside today's homes, the timing of vent ops is more important ...
Positive Pressure Ventilation. The objective of this research is to improve firefighter safety by enabling a better understanding of structural ventilation techniques, including positive pressure ventilation (PPV) and natural ventilation, and to provide a technical basis for improved training in the effects of ventilation on fire behavior by examining structural fire ventilation using full ...
In this first video, the legacy fire on the left was created by burning more natural based (wood, cotton, wool etc.) home furnishings. ... Ventilation limited fires. ... This video was made during a study performed by Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute.
Video series: NIST and UL research on fire dynamics. ... More than a hundred experiments have examined the changes in the fire environment over time, impact of ventilation, flow control and ...
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10/17/2018 · UL FSRI - As part of the DHS/AFG grant titled “Study of the Fire Service Training Environment: Safety, Fidelity, and Exposure”, UL FSRI conducted 37 experiments to evaluate ventilation-controlled fires in L-shaped training props with the following wall constructions: lightweight gypsum board over insulation, a single layer of corrugated steel, and rolled steel sheeting over mineral wool ...