Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Fire Dynamics Videos

FIRE SCIENCE

UL Fire Safety Journal 3

Describes the live-fire experiments UL conducted to better understand fire behavior and to test innovative fire attack tactics that can help firefighters more safely and effectively fight modern structure fires.

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CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS

Construction Concerns: Roofing Materials Tests

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the ins and outs of roofing materials that firefighters may encounter.  

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Testing

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the use of portable fire extinguishers as well as the results from an Underwriters Laboratories ratings test.

Cintas and Sqwincher Reward Hottest Job with Prizes to Beat the Heat

Building Construction: Lightweight Steel Framing

Being able to distinguish between wood frame and steel construction is crucial to any size-up. Here's how to recognize steel frame so you can adjust tactics accordingly.

Construction Concerns: Contractor Hazards

Gregory Havel discusses some construction site hazards that responders could encounter as a result of contractor negligence.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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FIRE DYNAMICS ARTICLES

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Buffalo Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters were kept busy October 28, 2014, battling a fast-moving four-alarm fire at 463 Howard.

Winds Help Spread Buffalo (NY) Structure Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded in the late afternoon of October 25, 2014, after several calls reporting a structure fire.

Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation?

Sean Gray-Underwriters Laboratories ventilation research changes the way a Georgia department approaches its roof ventilation operations.

Fire Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box'

The University of New Haven Fire Science Club partnered with the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition and West Haven Fire Department in an experiment to show the effects of the positive effects a sprinkler system would have in a residential fire application.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Fire Dynamics The A, B, C, D and K's of Fire

What Would You Do? Fire in a New Residential Building

Skip Coleman has a new firefighting simulation on responding to a fire in a new residential building.

Gore Highlighting Expanded Portfolio of Flame Retardant Military Garments at AUSA 2014

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., will be featuring its expanded line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719. 

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefighter and civilian.

Master Stream Applications

With the new focus on science in the fire service, the authors present some starting points of observation in regard to proper stream placement and master stream strategy for structural firefighting.

Small Fire Causes Trouble at UC Medical Center

It wasn't a big fire, but a fire at UC Medical Center made quite a mess.

What Would You Do? Residence, Office, or...?

Check out a new fire simulation from Skip Coleman. This scenario takes place in a residence that is being occupied as an office.

A Typical Example of Smoke Curtain Use

Dr. Michael Reick discusses the use of smoke-blocking devices to control air flow during a compartment fire in Germany.

Firefighters Help Rescue Residents at Columbus (OH) Apartment Fire

Several people were forced to jump from a Columbus (OH) apartment complex fire that sent 10 people to the hospital Tuesday.

ISFSI Gets AFG Grant to Develop Training on Modern Fire Research

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) announces that they are the recipients of a 2014 Department of Homeland Security AFG grant to develop and deliver curriculum using the modern fire behavior research of the last two years.