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Columbia, MD 21045


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Columbia, MD 21045

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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.

Products and Press Releases

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FSRI Releases Reports on Search & Rescue Tactics

Research-based considerations aim to increase firefighter efficiency and effectiveness during pre/during/post-suppression rescue tactics
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Safety & Health

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Rebrands to Fire Safety Research Institute

The organization is expanding its collaborative model to engage key stakeholder groups, in addition to the fire service, to better address new and emerging fire risks.
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New UL FSRI Online Training Addresses Impact of Ventilation on Strip Mall Fires

Research-based considerations aim to increase firefighter knowledge on the importance of coordination on the fireground.
Community Risk

UL FSRI Launches Fire Pattern Course for Fire Investigators

The new interactive training module from the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute focuses on fire behavior and the impact of ventilation on residential fire damage patterns...
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Operations & Training

UL FSRI Online Course Provides Tactical Considerations for Basement Fires

Years of research and fireground experience have been incorporated into a new UL FSRI interactive training module that aims to improve firefighter safety during basement fire ...
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UL FSRI Releases Report on Ventilation During Strip Mall Fires

April 17, 2020
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new research report, “Exploratory Analysis of the Impact of Ventilation on Strip Mall Fires.”
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Safety & Health

UL FSRI's New Online Course Covers Training Health Risks

April 9, 2020
UL FSRI's new online course "Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risk Considerations During Training" is designed to increase your knowledge so you can stay better protected ...
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New UL Laboratories Help Safeguard Responders Against Cancer Risks

April 2, 2020
UL offers expanded PPE testing capabilities to help support the health and safety of firefighters through testing of chemical and biological hazards to mitigate the increased ...
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Operations & Training

UL FSRI Releases Report on Coordinated Fire Attack in Single-Family Homes

March 19, 2020
The new report expands on previous research to understand the impact of coordinated suppression and ventilation during a single-family residential fire.
Community Risk Reduction

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Close Before You Doze Video Contest

July 29, 2019
Creative minds are encouraged to submit for a chance to win $25,000 for their favorite fire department’s public fire safety education efforts.

Articles & News

Community Risk

First Due: Take Charge of Battery Safety

Nov. 10, 2023
Adam Barowy and Becki Rowan-White provide perhaps the most specific instruction and hands-on-useful educational materials so that fire departments can protect themselves and their...
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Suburban and rural departments should join urban departments in the adoption of targeted searches that emerge from the application of the data from the Firefighter Rescue Survey.
Operations & Training

Command & Control Success: Below 2,000: Saving Lives, Civilian Lives

April 18, 2022
Curt Isakson believes that it's time for all departments to make rapid location, removal and treatment of victims through aggressive search tactics top priority at fires.
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Chief David Dodson informed that the four attributes of reading smoke are volume, velocity, density and color.
Incident Command

Firefighter Safety: Cultural Change in a Traditional World

Jan. 17, 2022
Paul Wilders explains why the understanding of fire dynamics and how that relates to flow path is critical to successful fireground tactics.
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New recruit fire training that’s part of a firefighter’s initial professional development training.
Operations & Training

The Yearly Training Calendar: A Framework for Success

Dec. 13, 2021
Justin Bailey explains why breaking a volunteer department training calendar into three parts eases the process for developing the program.
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Incident Command

Command & Control Success: Tactics Put Out Fires

May 1, 2020
Curt Isakson reminds chief officers of limited-staff first-arriving companies that water of any method on the fire is well worthwhile.
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Advisement of what units/departments are assigned, particularly if routes of travel potentially conflict, makes for a good standard operating procedure. Identify steps to take if no response is received after a specified time is critical. This can include re-alerting, using alternate means of contact, dispatching the next due rig and mutual aid.
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The First Golden Minutes

Feb. 1, 2020
Barry Furey explains in great detail why the first series of communications between dispatch and responders is critical to incident success.
Robin Zevotek is a research engineer with the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He specializes in the use of fire research for the development of fire service tactical considerations. He has 16 years in the fire service, and is currently serving as a firefighter with the Ellicott City, MD, Volunteer Fire Department.

Research Corner: Survivability Profiling

Aug. 1, 2019
Research can help firefighters understand risk during search and rescue operations
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A rural agency responding to an incident may use the same strategies as a suburban agency, but the tactics could vary widely.
Operations & Training

Do it the Same Way, Differently

June 1, 2019
Devon Wells explains how rural volunteer fire agencies operate similarly, but differently, from their suburban and urban counterparts.

Videos & Resources

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Community Risk

Watch UL FSRI's Home Furnishings Comparison Video

Oct. 4, 2020
This important and eye-opening video from the UL FSRI team captures a new side-by-side burn comparison of natural vs. synthetic furnished rooms.
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Community Risk Reduction

Close Before You Doze Video Contest

July 29, 2019
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) nationwide contest needs your help to spread the "Close Before You Doze" fire safety message.

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Community Risk

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Close Before You Doze Video Contest

July 16, 2019
Creative minds encouraged to submit for a chance to win $25,000 for their favorite fire department’s public fire safety education efforts.
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Educational Materials

The UL's FSRI Release Heat Transfer Online Training Course

May 6, 2019
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new online training course, “Introduction to Heat Transfer and Fire Measurement."
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Training Drills

UL FSRI to Release Research Report on Live Fire Training

April 1, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate current training methods and fuel packages in several different structures commonly utilized across the fire service.
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Community Risk Reduction

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Opens Registration for Visitor Day

Nov. 20, 2018
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) is partnering with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department to conduct a series of experiments involving live fire.
Safety & Health

IFSI and UL FSRI Offer Course on Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks

Oct. 5, 2018
The course is based on a comprehensive study designed to help students better understand the health issues associated with fireground activities.
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Community Risk

Fire Safety Campaign Encourages Closing Doors to Slow Fire

Oct. 5, 2018
UL FSRI enlists all members of the fire service in “Close Before You Doze” campaign.
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Professional Associations & Services

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Safety Campaign

Sept. 22, 2017
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) this week launched a national program aimed at enlisting fire service professionals in its “Close Before You Doze” campaign,...