Fire Research

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) partnered with UL, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Governor’s Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) to conduct research in July 2012. The project burned row homes to evaluate the evolution of residential fires and assess the best firefighting methods in modern residential conditions.
New York firemen tested the efficacy of immediately applying water directly to the source of the fire in an experiment this week. The New York Fire Department is experimenting with new techniques better-suited to fighting the fires of modern households.

Hotter and Faster: How to Fight a Modern Fire

New York firemen tested the efficacy of immediately applying water directly to the source of the fire in an experiment this week. The New York Fire Department is experimenting with new techniques better-suited to fighting the fires of modern households.

Buildings in Brick Village, which include 20 wood-frame townhouses with brick exteriors built in the 1980s, will be used for the research.

Buildings in Brick Village, which include 20 wood-frame townhouses with brick exteriors built in the 1980s, will be used for the research.

Firefighters battle a cellar fire on Governors Island, to help the FDNY, NIST and UL learn more about the science behind today's fires

Firefighters battle a cellar fire on Governors Island, to help the FDNY, NIST and UL learn more about the science behind today's fires

FDNY safely extinguishes one of the fire tests during a research project with UL. www.ul.com

FDNY safely extinguishes one of the fire tests during a research project with UL. www.ul.com

Flames billowing from one of the row homes burned during fire research conducted in partnership with FDNY, NIST, and UL. www.ul.com

Flames billowing from one of the row homes burned during fire research conducted in partnership with FDNY, NIST, and UL. www.ul.com

Firefighter ready to enter one of the premises during a fire test on Governor's Island. www.ul.com

Firefighter ready to enter one of the premises during a fire test on Governor's Island. www.ul.com

FDNY, UL and NIST representatives gathering for a burn during our partner research on Governor's Island. www.ul.com

FDNY, UL and NIST representatives gathering for a burn during our partner research on Governor's Island. www.ul.com

UL researcher setting up test monitoring equipment to observe fire tests from a safe location while conducting fire research with the FDNY. www.ul.com

UL researcher setting up test monitoring equipment to observe fire tests from a safe location while conducting fire research with the FDNY. www.ul.com

Some of the protective gear worn by firefighters when battling structural fires. UL evaluates the protective clothing used by firefighters for safety. www.ul.com

Some of the protective gear worn by firefighters when battling structural fires. UL evaluates the protective clothing used by firefighters for safety. www.ul.com

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