New Science shapes the future of Fire Safety

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For more than a century, UL has advanced Fire Safety with the goals of helping prevent fires, injury and loss of life and to minimize property damage. Advances in materials, design and construction techniques offer new benefits but also present new challenges and risks, making fire more dangerous today than in the past. UL continues to progress safety science across the increasingly complex Fire Safety ecosystem. We analyze field data and conduct live burn experiments to expand our understanding of fire behavior. We develop new firefighter tactics to help make firefighters safer and better prepared. We innovate computational modeling techniques to more extensively examine potential fire risks. And we study electrical fires to gain new insights about this growing hazard.