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.

Polyethylene Wall: "Gasoline Construction" for Houses

July 22, 2014

The lightweight construction and low density of the material allow for high air flow into the product and expose more surface area to a fire, drastically reducing the time to flashover.

Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

July 22, 2014

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

July 21, 2014

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

Bully Fire (CA) Grows to 11,700 Acres

July 19, 2014

The Bully Fire grew by 500 acres overnight, to a total of 11,700 acres as of Friday morning.  Containment remained unchanged at 51 percent.

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

July 17, 2014

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Implementing PPA." Here are his responses to some questions asked during the presentation.

Monticello Fire Burns 6,400 Acres

July 8, 2014

Boston Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Apartment Fire

July 1, 2014

No one was injured in a two-alarm fire Monday night that started on the roof of an apartment building in Boston's Mission Hill section.

Wildland Firefighting 101

June 26, 2014

The wildland fire environment has proven to be a dangerous one. We must always pay close attention to basic fundamentals that control the outcome of these fires, writes Demetrius Kastro.

Montana Firefighters Battle Garage Fire with Extension

June 23, 2014

On June 16, 2014, Miles City (MT) Fire Rescue crews and mutual aid companies responded to a garage fire with extension to other structures and vehicles.

The Dangers of Gas Leaks

June 18, 2014

As the amount of gas use increases, the call volume and emergencies will increase accordingly, writes Daniel P. Sheridan.