Video series: NIST and UL research on fire dynamics

Check out the videos below to learn more about fire dynamics and firefighting tactics from experts in the fire service


The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been working together with the fire service to examine fire dynamics and firefighting tactics.

More than a hundred experiments have examined the changes in the fire environment over time, impact of ventilation, flow control and suppression tactics. The NIST and UL studies have produced tactical considerations that have become common themes over several studies which may change the way you view your standard operating guidelines.

NIST and UL research fire behavior and fireground tactics

LAFD Batt. Chief Derek Alkonis introduces the first of seven NIST and UL Fire Behavior Research videos. 

 

   

NIST and UL research on fire environment: Part 2

Stephen Kerber, P.E. from UL on NIST and UL Fire Behavior Research, discusses the modern fire environment.

   

NIST and UL research on fire dynamics: Part 3

Daniel Madrzykowski, P.E. from NIST, discusses fire dynamics.

   

NIST and UL research on fire dynamic case studies: Part 4

Daniel Madrzykowski, P.E. from NIST, discusses case studies on fire dynamics.

   

NIST and UL research on fire behavior training: Part 5

Stephen Kerber, P.E. from UL, discusses fire behavior training. 

   

NIST and UL research on live fir experiments: Part 6

Daniel Madrzykowski, P.E. from NIST, discusses live fire experiments.

   

NIST and UL research on organizational behavior: Part 7

LACoFD Batt. Chief Derek Alkonis discusses organizational change. 

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