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.

Fire Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box'

October 22, 2014

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

October 18, 2014

What Would You Do? Fire in a New Residential Building

October 16, 2014

Skip Coleman has a new firefighting simulation on responding to a fire in a new residential building.

Gore Highlighting Expanded Portfolio of Flame Retardant Military Garments at AUSA 2014

October 13, 2014

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., will be featuring its expanded line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719. 

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

October 13, 2014

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefighter and civilian.

Master Stream Applications

October 6, 2014

With the new focus on science in the fire service, the authors present some starting points of observation in regard to proper stream placement and master stream strategy for structural firefighting.

Small Fire Causes Trouble at UC Medical Center

October 2, 2014

It wasn't a big fire, but a fire at UC Medical Center made quite a mess.

What Would You Do? Residence, Office, or...?

October 1, 2014

Check out a new fire simulation from Skip Coleman. This scenario takes place in a residence that is being occupied as an office.

A Typical Example of Smoke Curtain Use

September 25, 2014

Dr. Michael Reick discusses the use of smoke-blocking devices to control air flow during a compartment fire in Germany.

Firefighters Help Rescue Residents at Columbus (OH) Apartment Fire

September 24, 2014

Several people were forced to jump from a Columbus (OH) apartment complex fire that sent 10 people to the hospital Tuesday.