Online Training Program Released on Positive Pressure Ventilation and Positive Pressure Attack
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) released its online training program as part of the Study of the Effectiveness of Fire Service Positive Pressure Ventilation During Fire Attack in Single Family Homes Incorporating Modern Construction Practices.
This online course serves as a culmination of experiments performed by UL FSRI as part of a research study funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The purpose of this study is to increase firefighter safety and effectiveness by providing the fire service with scientific knowledge on the performance characteristics of Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans and the way in which their use affects fire dynamics. The interactive training takes learners through all of the details that went into the experiments, experiment results and tactical considerations derived from the results.
“This training program brings science to the streets by providing tactical considerations to the fire service,” said UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber. “Through the use of video, data and 3D drawings of the structures, firefighters are given information that directly relates to the fireground. For the scientifically-inclined, there are also links to the detailed report as well as the data graphs and full experiment video.”