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.

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

December 18, 2014

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

Paterson (NJ) Firefighters Battle Two Major Fires

December 18, 2014

More than 100 firefighters battle two significant overnight fires in the city of Paterson, New Jersey.

Closed Door Helps Limit Fire Spread in Pittsburgh Fire

December 16, 2014

One firefighter was injured in an overnight fire in a duplex in the South Side Slopes section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lexington (KY) Firefighters Injured in Dynamic Fire Event

December 4, 2014

Three Lexington (KY) firefighters were reportedly injured in a dynamic fire event this afternoon on the fireground.

Humpday Hangout: Smoke Curtains, Ventilation, and High-Rise Firefighting

December 3, 2014

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood, and Justin McCarthy.

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

December 2, 2014

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

What Would You Do? Nursing Home Fire

December 1, 2014

Skip Coleman presents a new firefighter training scenario for a fire in in an older nursing home.

In Case You Missed It: November 2014 Fire Engineering Features

November 30, 2014

With no sign of the conversation on fire dynamics research abating anytime soon, this month's lineup of Fire Engineering Web features naturally had a few pieces on fire research.

Four-Alarm Fire Guts Brooklyn Row Houses

November 23, 2014

The FDNY battled a four-alarm fire at a multi-family home in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.

Dynamic Fire Event Burns Phoenix Firefighters

November 13, 2014

Two Phoenix (AZ) firefighters were burned, one badly, while conducting interior operations at a house fire Glendale Wednesday evening, according to a news report.