Fire Patterns Project Overview Video Released

September 16, 2017

UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is conducting a study to examine how ventilation impacts fire damage and the resulting fire patterns in structures representing single family homes. Knowledge of fire dynamics is critical for fire investigators to identify a fire’s area of origin and determine a cause; and fire dynamics are dependent upon understanding the role of ventilation during a fire event.

This video provides an introduction to the types of measurements and experiments that were conducted. Reports and the online training program are being developed.

This project was supported by Award No. 2015-DN-BX-K052, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

Impact of Ventilation on Fire Patterns