UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Fire Safety Academy

New online learning management system brings fire research to the streets

Columbia, MD, January 14, 2020UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), has launched the UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy, an open access online learning management system that will effectively bring fire research knowledge to the streets in a free, easy, and user-friendly way. Users can now create their own profile and access UL FSRI courses anywhere with an internet connection, at no cost, when it is convenient for them. Training topics include fire dynamics, firefighting tactics, firefighter health, and more.

UL FSRI’s science-based courses are backed by the latest in fire research, developed with the fire service and present best practices and tactical considerations from real-world applications. For the first time ever, each course is now tied to NFPA Professional Qualification Standards for better use as homework assignments or classroom activities of certified courses. Learning is validated and reinforced through built-in assessments throughout each course. These on-demand courses are available on a free and easy-to-use platform that is accessible anywhere — with an internet connection — at any time. Individuals and training officers can track progress, download and print course completion certificates as well as transcripts. The Power User profile for officers makes managing members’ progress and monitoring department training hours simple and efficient. 

“Everything about firefighting is science. It is so much more than just applying water, breaking windows, and rescuing people. The more that the fire service can learn about fire dynamics and how their tactics impact the fire, the more effective their tactical decisions will become. This can enable them to solve the fire problem safer and more efficiently, which in the end can save more lives,” said UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber. “With that in mind, we have developed the UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy, a new online learning management system equipped with numerous training courses designed for real-world application.”

Create a Fire Safety Academy profile today to access:

  • Free, on-demand training, designed for real-world application
  • Science-based courses correlated to NFPA Professional Qualifications Standards
  • Built-in assessment to reinforce and validate learning
  • Certificates and transcripts to document course completion for individuals and departments

Watch this video to learn more about the Fire Safety Academy.

Click here to access the Fire Safety Academy.


UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property. Guided by a global advisory board comprised of fire service personnel, UL FSRI investigates residential, commercial, and industrial fires through full-scale testing, field-testing, and modeling to replicate actual fires faced by firefighters. Research results are shared through interactive training courses that have reached hundreds of thousands of firefighters globally. To learn more, visit ULFirefighterSafety.org. Follow UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being. To learn more, visit UL.org.

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