Fire investigation is a complex job that involves science, technology, engineering, and math to understand the story of how a fire originated. How do fire investigators find evidence among this debris that helps them formulate a claim about the way the fire started or where it started? Knowledge of fire science!
The Fire Safety Research Institute, part of UL Research Institutes, conducts research on fire dynamics and offers training to help fire investigators solve their cases. This real-world application of science, technology, engineering, and math is how you’ll solve your own case!
Are you ready to take the role of a fire investigator and learn the knowledge and skills necessary to solve the case?
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Fire protection engineers and scientists conducted a burn in a large-scale fire lab. Your job will be to investigate the origin of this blaze, and build a claim supported with evidence and reasoning. Just like a real investigator!
Welcome to the Investigators Academy! While fire may seem unpredictable, it develops and behaves in ways that we can understand scientifically. Here you’ll learn the basics of fire.
Fire investigators are trained to work backwards to fill in the story. On this page, you’ll obtain information to understand how investigators look for evidence and communicate their claims.
It’s time to put your knowledge and skills to the test! On this page, you will obtain evidence from a kitchen fire conducted in a large-scale fire lab by the Fire Safety Research Institute. Then, communicate your claim about the origin of the fire supported by evidence and reasoning.