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Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Thu, Aug 14, 2008 Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.

Dunn's Dispatch: Conflagrations

Thu, Apr 24, 2008 Do you really know what the word "conflagration" means? Vince Dunn examines terms to classify large-scale fire incidents in various environments.

Dunn's Dispatch: High-rise Fire Secret

Thu, Mar 20, 2008 How easy is it for firefighters to extinguish a fully involved high-rise office floor? Vince Dunn debunks one of the fire service's long-standing myths.

Dunn's Dispatch: Stopping Fire Spread

Mon, Feb 18, 2008 Fire officers must know the basic construction types and understand the various ways flames can spread throughout each type of burning building.

Dunn's Dispatch: Getting Burned

Fri, Jan 11, 2008 Firefighters who advance the initial attack hoseline are some of the toughest members of a department. Vince Dunn talks about these unsung heroes and the burn dangers they face.

Dunn's Dispatch: Deadly Elevators

Mon, Dec 3, 2007 Fire experience and testing reveals flame, heat, and water cause elevators to malfunction. Vincent Dunn writes about a close call at a high-rise.

Dunn's Dispatch: Locating the Fire

Tue, Nov 6, 2007 Do you know how to search for fire? Vincent Dunn stresses the importance of this critical action in winning the firefight.

Dunn's Dispatch: Communications Strategies

Fri, Jun 1, 2007 Do you know how to communicate a life-and-death situation at a fire? Vincent Dunn examines who's responsible for communicating this vital information on the fireground.

Dunn's Dispatch: Caught and Trapped

Mon, Apr 9, 2007 A study by the National Fire Protection Association shows more firefighters are dying from being caught and trapped on the fireground. Vincent Dunn examines some of these incidents and wonders about this unnerving trend.

Dunn's Dispatch: Flashover Defined

Thu, Mar 15, 2007 Find out more about this critical fire event and its implications, as well as strategies for delaying it, provided by Fire Engineering author Vincent Dunn, deputy chief (ret.), Fire Department of New York.

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