UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute launches free online courses
The new FSRI Fire Safety Academy offers science-based courses to firefighters at no cost
By Laura French
COLUMBIA, Md. — The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) recently launched its online Fire Safety Academy, which offers free science-based courses for fire service personnel.
According to a UL FRSI press release, the courses will be available on-demand at no cost to firefighters and offers lessons tied to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Professional Qualification Standards in topics including fire dynamics, firefighting tactics and firefighter health.
“Everything about firefighting is science. It is so much more than just applying water, breaking windows, and rescuing people,” UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber said. “The more that the fire service can learn about fire dynamics and how their tactics impact the fire, the more effective their tactical decisions will become. This can enable them to solve the fire problem safer and more efficiently, which in the end can save more lives.”
Officers and individuals can create profiles to track training progress and access completion certificates and transcripts online. The learning management system also includes built-in assessments to reinforce the lessons in each course.