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  1. FLASHOVER AND BACKDRAFT : A Primer

    Online Articles

    Tue, 1 Mar 2005

    BY CHRISTOPHER FLATLEY F lashover and backdraft have been confused for years. Part of ..... four minutes of first flame and that a backdraft will occur only in tightly sealed buildings ..... is NO time frame for flashover, and a backdraft can occur in almost any enclosed space given

  2. FLASHOVER AND BACKDRAFT : A Primer

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Mar 2005

    BY CHRISTOPHER FLATLEY F lashover and backdraft have been confused for years. Part of ..... four minutes of first flame and that a backdraft will occur only in tightly sealed buildings ..... is NO time frame for flashover, and a backdraft can occur in almost any enclosed space given

  1. National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Backdraft

    Online Articles

    Thu, 2 Sep 2010

    The backdraft is a well known phenomenon in the fire ..... wondering exactly what happened. The backdraft occurs in an oxygen starved atmosphere ..... either flashed over, flamed over or a backdraft occurred, and firefighters outside reported

  2. Fire Dynamics: NJ Firefighters Injured in Backdraft

    Online Articles

    Mon, 11 Mar 2013

    Additional mutual aid brought in units from Jersey City, North Arlington, Lyndhurst and Secaucus. About one hour into the fire a backdraft occurred, venting smoke and flames, and knocked several firefighters to the ground. Five Jersey City firefighters, including

  3. Fire Incident: Chicago Firefighters Burned in Backdraft

    Online Articles

    Fri, 19 Feb 2010

    firefighters suffered burns in a February 18 incident that involved a backdraft , a dynamic fire event that occurs when flames have been deprived ..... article HERE . For more information on fire events such as backdraft and flashover, consult our Fire Dynamics section.

  4. Chicago Backdraft Caught on Video

    Online Articles

    Wed, 10 Mar 2010

    A neighbor captured video footage of a backdraft that injured four Chicago (IL) FIre Department firefighters operating at a house fire in the city last month. Four firefighters

  5. DELAYED BACKDRAFT

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Dec 2002

    inaccessible cellar fire and eventual backdraft in just such an occupancy that would ..... in the front of the building after the backdraft occurred. Click here to enlarge image ..... hours there was a smoke explosion, or backdraft , which drove out heavy black smoke under

  6. FIREFIGHTING AND THE "HIGH-PRESSURE BACKDRAFT "

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    is what I call the high-pressure backdraft . Although the initiation of the event does not follow the traditional backdraft scenario, it is the result that is ..... static-pressure or high-pressure backdraft may have been encountered many times

  7. Letters to the Editor

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jul 2005

    Flatley’s article “Flashover and Backdraft : A Primer” (March 2005) further ..... later in the article when discussing backdraft : “... when oxygen is introduced and the ..... article. 1-7 The discussion regarding backdraft states that carbon monoxide is a major

  8. Letters

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Apr 2000

    Emmitsburg, Maryland High-pressure backdraft Reference is made to "Firefighting and the High Pressure Backdraft ," by Brian M. White ( Fire Engineering ..... postulate that rather than a high-pressure backdraft , we actually have an accelerated flashover