Search and Rescue on the Modern Fireground

Over the past 10 years, firefighting research into single-family dwelling fires has focused primarily on ventilation and suppression tactics. Our exploratory look into victim survivability during the first suppression study was eye-opening for both researchers and the fire service alike. But questions have still remained. UL’s FSRI has just completed a full three-year study dedicated to fireground size-up, victim survivability, and search and rescue operations. Upon arrival, what is the structure and fire presentation telling us? Where do we begin our search relative to the location of the fire? Is it best to conduct a door or window initiated search? If we find a victim, what’s next? Is it best to remove them through the structure, isolate and shelter in place, or isolate and find a new means of egress? This presentation will provide an opportunity for UL FSRI to present the highlights and real-world application of the research.

Keith Stakes
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM