Communications & Technology

Giving back: 15 first responder charities and organizations

It’s the season for giving. Support first responders injured in the line of duty, new recruit education, families of fallen firefighters and other charities. Here’s a list of 15 first responder-specific charities.

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Updated Fire Death Rate and Risk by State

The overall 10-year fire death rate trend increased 3% from 2010 to 2019. This research presents a snapshot of fire losses by state reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2019. Also included is information about fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2021.

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Research Corner: Outdoor Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems

UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute conducted three experiments on an intermodal container that was configured to represent an outdoor modular walk-in energy storage system, such as the one where an explosion occurred in April 2019. The experiments were designed to demonstrate the fundamental fire and explosion hazards that develop when cascading thermal runaway occurs inside

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Wildland Fire Respirator Research & Development

Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters: the myriad byproducts of wood pyrolysis and combustion. TDA Research is in Golden, CO. If you are a wildland firefighter based in Colorado and would like to review the Wildland Respirator, please email Girish Srinivas at GSrinivas@TDA.com.

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