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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.

Four-Alarm Fire Destroys San José (CA) Market

October 6, 2015

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 0240 hours, units of the San José (CA) Fire Department responded to 2889 Senter Road for a working structure fire in a multi-unit strip mall. See photos by Craig Allyn Rose.

What Would You Do? Single-Family Dwelling Fire

October 5, 2015

This fire occurs in a single-family dwelling at daybreak. Check out a new training simulation from John "Skip" Coleman.

Video: Heavy Fire at New Jersey House Fire

September 30, 2015

The video shows firefighters encountering heavy fire at a Ewing (NJ) home as they worked to get water on the flames despite water supply challenges.

Firefighting Tactics: Change Breeds Debate

September 29, 2015

The continuing debate over fire science research and firefighting tactics is important, writes Brian P. Kazmierzak. Disstenting factions may never fully agree, but both sides should proceed with civility and in good faith.

Firefighter cancer and cross-contamination

September 25, 2015

Firefighter cancer is a great concern of the fire service community. Among the contributing factors to firefighter cancer are the continual exposure to fire apparatus exhaust and the numerous carcinogens present at fire scenes.

Fire in a Detroit Vacant Building

September 25, 2015

A fire is reported in a vacant structure; unfortunately, this happens frequently in the city of Detroit.

Vertical Ventilation: Should it Still be a Primary Tactical Assignment?

September 22, 2015

P.J. Norwood returns to discuss when and when not to use this vital fireground tactic.

Firefighters Injured in Meriden (CT) Multi-Family Dwelling Fire

September 22, 2015

Three firefighters were injured early today while operating at a Meriden (CT) multi-family dwelling fire at which a flashover occurred.

Olympia (WA) Firefighters Share Video of Truck Company Work

September 22, 2015

Olympia (WA) Fire Fighters IAFF Local 468 recently shared a video clip showing truck company members performing vertical ventilation at the scene of a recent house fire.

Butte Fire Containment Grows to 67 Percent

September 20, 2015

Cal Fire says containment of the Butte Fire has inched forward to 67 percent as of Saturday night. The burn area is holding steady at 70,760 acres.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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