UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) News

National Fire Protection Association Announces Release Of NFPA 1700, Guide For Structural Fire Fighting Document

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, the first NFPA document connecting fire dynamics research to response strategy, tactics, and best practices for firefighters controlling fires within a structure. The 2021 guide was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Control Within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics. The document was then voted on by NFPA membership, issued by the NFPA Standards Council, and has been...

Fire Chiefs Endorse Position Papers On Pertaining Topics In NFPA’S Urban Fire Forum

Fire chiefs endorse position papers on hot work safety, the economic impact of firefighter injuries, suicide prevention, the National Firefighter Registry, data analyst/chief information officer, and the Centre for Homeland Defence and Security Fire chiefs from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed...

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Spreads Safety Message ‘Close Before You Doze’ Through Nationwide Contest

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) launched a nationwide contest aimed at spreading the Close Before You Doze fire safety message. This public safety campaign encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes each night before bed as research conducted by UL FSRI shows that in a home fire, a closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxide, smoke and flames. Now, UL FSRI is looking for the public's help to share this message via videos that e...

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Partner With UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute For Local Live Fire Experiments

From July 18- 25, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) will partner with the Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services to conduct a series of experiments involving live fire. The experiments will be conducted in four apartment complexes located at Arlington Park Apartments, 1972 Kimberly Village Ln, Marietta GA 30067.  Members from Cobb County and surrounding fire departments will be participating in the experiments. The results and conclusions of this project will be used t...

NFPA Announces 2019 Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association Awards And Elected Members

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2019 annual conference in Edmonton, Alberta June 8-14. More than 110 Metro chiefs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Association’s 2019-2020 officers and board members. The officers are: Chi...

Metro Chiefs At NFPA’s Urban Fire Forum Adopted Position Papers To Ensure Safe Communities

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed the chiefs and provided an overview of the association’s Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem, reinforcing the critical role urban fire chiefs play in ensuring safe communities. Special guests at the Forum included the President of the Canadian Associ...

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