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.

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

October 29, 2014

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Buffalo Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Warehouse Fire

October 29, 2014

Buffalo (NY) firefighters were kept busy October 28, 2014, battling a fast-moving four-alarm fire at 463 Howard.

Winds Help Spread Buffalo (NY) Structure Fire

October 28, 2014

Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded in the late afternoon of October 25, 2014, after several calls reporting a structure fire.

Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation?

October 23, 2014

Sean Gray-Underwriters Laboratories ventilation research changes the way a Georgia department approaches its roof ventilation operations.

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.