Fire Safety Research Institute releases video focused on escaping high-rise fires
The video combines research footage with 3D modeling to show fire growth and spread throughout an apartment, the hallway and the stairwell
By FireRescue1 Staff
COLUMBIA, Md. — UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) announced today the release of a video focused on escaping high-rise apartment fires.
The video, “Plan Your Escape: High-Rise Apartment Fire,” combines the institute’s real research footage with 3D modeling to show fire growth and spread throughout an apartment, the hallway and the stairwell, showing what can happen when doors are left open, namely potential exit routes blocked by smoke within minutes.
Watch UL's FSRI Vice President and Executive Director Steve Kerber detail fire behavior in a high-rise apartment building.
A statement from FSRI details the reasoning for the video – and how to use this in fire safety messages with the community: “Following the many high-profile, high-rise fires this year resulting in many injuries and deaths, this is a pivotal time to ensure the public knows what to do whether there is a fire in their home or somewhere else in their building. Utilize this video along with our Fire Escape Plan Guide to help your community create and practice their own fire escape plan A, B, and C (for when they cannot escape). Next in the series, we will highlight a garden-style apartment and a two-story, single-family home.”
The video is part of the institute’s “Fire Prevention Week: Fire Moves Fast. Plan Ahead” video series.
Fire departments are encouraged to share FSRI’s social posts:
- Share the Facebook post
- Share the Tweet
- Share the LinkedIn post
- Share the IG post (*you can share to your story or use the “repost” feature)
Access FSRI's First Responders Toolkit to download additional resources to share with your community.
*For those seeking Spanish-translated materials, send your community to closeyourdoor.org/es for our translated site and visit the toolbox for additional resources.*