UL's FSRI releases latest training course from Coordinated Fire Attack study

The third and final training course in the series examines the results and tactical considerations from the single-family residential structure experiments

By FireRescue1 staff

COLUMBIA, Md. — UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released its online training course “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Single-Family Homes," available via the institute's FSRI Fire Safety Academy

The course – the third and final training course to be released from the Coordinated Fire Attack Study – examines the results and tactical considerations from the single-family residential structure experiments.

Access the course here.

“As we release the final course from the Coordinated Fire Attack study, we look forward to hearing from fire departments on how they are integrating these learnings into their SOP/SOGs," said Steve Kerber, vice president and executive director of FSRI. "Our aim is to have this research increase both firefighter safety and occupant survivability through more informed decision-making on the fireground and more efficient and effective firefighting tactics.”

According to a press release from FSRI, through this course, "Firefighters can improve their knowledge of fire dynamics and the impact of your strategies and tactics by better understanding how suppression and ventilation can be coordinated during fires in single-family residential structures." Further, it states that the course will help firefighters be able to understand and apply the basic principles of fire dynamics and the factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior in single-family homes, and better understand the impact of coordinated ventilation and suppression tactics on fire dynamics, firefighter safety and occupant tenability on the single-family residential fireground.

Two dozen individuals served on the technical panel to help develop the training. The experiments were conducted in eight single-family homes across Sidney and Beavercreek, Ohio, and are detailed in FSRI's previously released research report.

The Coordinated Fire Attack study was funded by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. 


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