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Fire Dynamics Videos


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.



Bull Products' Customized Fire Points Launched

The company has introduced a full customising service for fire points, enabling companies to select precisely what they require on a compact stand or mobile trolley.

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.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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Live from the UL Attic Burns


Four-Alarm Fire Guts Brooklyn Row Houses

The FDNY battled a four-alarm fire at a multi-family home in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.

Dynamic Fire Event Burns Phoenix Firefighters

Two Phoenix (AZ) firefighters were burned, one badly, while conducting interior operations at a house fire Glendale Wednesday evening, according to a news report.

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair garage.

Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research

In today's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Steve Kerber of UL and Dan Madrzykowski of NIST about fire research and fire dynamics.

Four Injured in Oak Park (IL) Explosions, Fire

Four people were injured yesterday in explosions and a fire that went to three alarms in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, which is located on the western edge of Chicago.

West Chicago (IL) Fire Crews Deal with Fire Spread at Dwelling Fire

John Tulipano has a report on West Chicago (IL) Fire Protection District firefighters responding to a dwelling fire and photos from the scene.

Fire Blog Roundup: Door Control, Balloon Frame Construction, and More

Among other subjects, our bloggers tackled door control and fire spread in balloon frame construction.

What Would You Do? Frat House Fire

This fire occurs in a building originally built as a side-by-side duplex but has undergone numerous alterations over the years.

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.