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.

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.

Rapid Fire Spread at Private Dwelling Fires

June 17, 2014

Learn why firefighters take house fires for granted and discover the principles of residential fire envelopment. Students will review the construction principles of modular construction and learn the tactical actions to employ in fast-moving house fires.

Fatal Newark House Fire Spread Quickly Due to Fake Flower

June 16, 2014

It was pride of ownership that led a New Jersey family to decorate the front of their home with bright plastic flowers, and it was those same decorations that acted as a fatal accelerant in a fast moving blaze that killed everyone inside, prosecutors said Monday.