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? Remodeled Motel Fire

September 16, 2014

Skip Coleman offers a firefighter training simulation in which he asks how you would respond to this fire at a remodeled hotel in your area.

Roof Crickets: What's Your Operation?

September 10, 2014

Colin Kelley discusses the hazards of responding to roofs with "crickets"—wooden, framed-out, triangular structures installed over top of already existing flat or pitched roofs.  

Endorsements from National Fire Protection Association Forum

September 8, 2014

Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) in Quincy, Mass. September 4-7, 2014.

Firefighters Rescue Woman from Roof During Passaic (NJ) Fire

September 8, 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman from a three-alarm house fire early Sunday in Passaic, New Jersey.

What Would You Do? Lightweight Wood Building

September 2, 2014

Check out a new firefighting simulation from John "Skip" Coleman on a fire in a lightweight constructed building.

Oregon Firefighters Knocked Back at Strip Mall Fire

August 28, 2014

Firefighters knocked backward by explosive flames while fighting a three-alarm fire at a Oregon City strip mall early Wednesday sustained just minor injuries thanks to their protective suits.

Ottawa Training Program Focuses on Modern Fire Dynamics

August 28, 2014

Ottawa Fire Services is involved with other international players in the realm of firefighting in devloping a new curriculum based on an understanding of modern fire behavior and fire dynamics.

An Introduction to the Chemistry of Fire: Going Beyond the Basics

August 27, 2014

Joshua Scalf offers some basic knowledge on the chemical causes of fire in this first in his series of articles on a subject with which all firefighters should be familiar.

At Least Two Firefighters Injured in New Haven (CT) Fire

August 26, 2014

Fire tore through a restaurant Monday night in New Haven, Connecticut, causing a partial collapse and injuring at least two firefighters.

Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

August 23, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.