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74   ITC

International Training Conference & Expo



North Carolina

April 23-28 2023


Fire Safety Research - Institute Research Studies

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (10:30am - 12:00pm) (Ballroom 1)

The Fire Safety Research Institute has developed a research program to support the practice of fire investigation by improving the foundational science of post-fire analysis.  This presentation will provide an overview of research results from the program as well as a look at ongoing research efforts.  Featured results will include the recently released materials and products database and full-scale data repositories which are publicly available for use at no cost.  Additionally, results from the post-fire exposure risks to fire investigators study, E-scooter experiments, and an example of an application of the materials and products database in a near miss incident will be shared.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn how to access and utilize the FSRI Materials and Products Database 

  2. Learn how to access and utilize the FSRI Fire Investigation Portal 

  3. Understand the impact of ventilation limited fires on fire growth, damage, and post fire hazards.  

  4. Examine the impact of E-scooter initiated fires on fire scenes  

  5. Experience the use of the research data in examining near miss fire incidents.

Daniel Madrzykowski

Dan Madrzykowski

Dan is director of research with UL FSRI.  Throughout his career, he has conducted fire investigation related studies in a wide range of areas including firefighter line of duty deaths, the post-earthquake fires in Kobe, Japan, oil field fires in Kuwait, the Station Night Club fire, and the Cook County Administration Building fire in Chicago.  He has a PhD in Fire Engineering from the University of Canterbury.  Dan is a member of the NFPA, the IAAI and a Fellow of the SFPE.  He has assisted with the review and development of several NFA and CFITrainer.Net courses involving fire dynamics.

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