Inside Journal 3
For more than a century, UL has advanced Fire Safety with the goals of helping prevent fires, injury and loss of life and to minimize property damage. Advances in materials, design and construction techniques offer new benefits but also present new challenges and risks, making fire more dangerous today than in the past. UL continues to progress safety science across the increasingly complex Fire Safety ecosystem. We target prevention and detection by helping develop new technologies, processes and training. We also address reaction, containment and suppression by conducting large-scale live burn experiments and working with industry partners to maximize safety. In addition, we work closely with the firefighting community to monitor and analyze personal protective equipment with the goal of helping make firefighters safer, better equipped and more informed.
Innovative Fire Attack Tactics
Describes the live-fire experiments UL conducted to better understand fire behavior and to test innovative fire attack tactics that can help firefighters more safely and effectively fight modern structure fires.
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