COLUMBIA, Md. — UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) announced the release of the new “Firefighter Safety and Flammable Refrigerants” online training course. This course explores the results of research experiments conducted as part of a collaborative effort between UL FSRI, UL’s Fire Research and Development team, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), and National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).
“This project is the first of its kind both nationally and internationally to develop training for next generation refrigerants for the fire service,” said Helen Walter-Terrinoni, AHRI vice president of Regulatory Affairs. “AHRI appreciates the members of the fire service and UL’s employees that have committed significant time to the development of this online training to ensure that the delivery is both accurate and helpful to firefighters. This effort reinforced the value of partnerships between industry, independent testing, and the fire service to research these changes and create educational programs for the fire service.”
“These efforts will continue to improve firefighter health and safety,” said Sean DeCrane, UL’s Built Environment manager of industry relations.
Now available through the UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy, users can access this complementary course anytime to learn more about the hazards posed by refrigerants as well as appropriate mitigation strategies. Click here to access the course via the UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy. The course’s live presentation will take place on May 12, at 4:00 PM EST.