Today’s structure fires are very different from those faced by prior generations of firefighters. In many ways, fires have become far more hazardous. As a result of changes to the modern fire environment, traditional firefighting methods may no longer always be the safest and most effective. This is why we constantly analyze fire data, examine existing firefighting tactics, develop new alternatives and test them — even those that are counterintuitive or that run contrary to custom. Our goal is to help firefighters better understand the hazards they are likely to face to keep them safer and to improve their ability to protect residents and structures. UL has also established a Firefighter Safety Research Institute to further this goal.
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Fahy, R. F., “U.S. Fire Service Fatalities in Structure Fires, 1977-2009,” National Fire Protection Association, June 2010. Web: 20 July 2013.