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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.

What Would You Do? Residential High-Rise Fire

September 4, 2015

Skip Coleman shares a new training simulation, this one involving a fire in a residential high-rise.

Main Street Roof Operations

September 1, 2015

Roof work may make or break firefighting operations in a “Main Street” building such as an attached taxpayer structure. Joe Pronesti has a review of some considerations for these type of fires.

ISFSI Unveils Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video Series

September 1, 2015

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) has unveiled a new online video training series on the SLICE-RS concept for structural firefighting.

Throw Back to Basics: The Three Cs of Ventilation

August 20, 2015

Ventilation is a task that must be performed on nearly every fire, and it must be coordinated, communicated, and correct--the three Cs of ventilation.

What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

August 17, 2015

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the tractor. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.

Training Officer's Toolbox: Fire Behavior

August 14, 2015

Understanding fire behavior/fire dynamics is a very important aspect of a firefighter's job, and some things do not always appear as they seem.

UL FSRI to Study Firefighters' Training Environment

August 14, 2015

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute will undertake a new study of firefighters' training environments, according to a release.

Video: Oregon Bowling Alley Roof Collapsed During Fire

August 10, 2015

Detroit Fire Spreads from Vacant to Occupied Exposure

August 10, 2015

Detroit firefighters responded to this recent fire, which started in a vacant dwelling and spread to an occupied exposure. See photos from the scene by Dave Traiforos.

Veteran Firefighter Describes 'Extreme' Rocky Fire

August 9, 2015

On the northern flank of the Rocky Fire, the blackened forest floor is smoldering. The fire, which ignited more than a week ago in Northern California, quickly engulfed miles of dry brush and oak forests, at one point consuming 20,000 acres in just a few hours. The land it's left behind is eerie, hot and powdery underfoot.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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