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  1. The Fire Attack-Ventilation Connection: Street Considerations

    Blogs

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    the missing link to the ventilation-limited fire. That open door will reduce the time to flashover and subsequent fire travel toward that door (or maybe other areas, depending on the wind direction). In these cases, once the door is forced

  2. The Fire Attack-Ventilation Connection: Street Considerations

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    the missing link to the ventilation-limited fire. That open door will reduce the time to flashover and subsequent fire travel toward that door (or maybe other areas, depending on the wind direction). In these cases, once the door is forced

  1. Structural Firefighting: Fire Burns Historic Stockton (CA) Hotel

    Online Articles

    Thu, 5 Jun 2014

    stairwells had been removed in the building. The removal of partitions, walls, stairwells, and other impediments to fire travel make fires in these buildings extremely dangerous. Also, smoke movement in these buildings is much more difficult

  2. Firefighter Fatalities: Report Examines Boston Fire That Killed Two Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Tue, 27 May 2014

    Lieutenant Joe Walsh and Firefighter Mike Kennedy was the worst he'd ever seen. "In 30 years, I've never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly, and cause such havoc in such a short period of time," said Deputy Chief Joseph

  3. Firefighting Techniques: Not Every House is Created Equal

    Online Articles

    Wed, 12 Mar 2014

    Photo 2). These changes may or may not have been done to code and, at least, create additional void spaces for fire travel . Always be cautious of room additions and conversions such as the garage to the play room or sunroom to the bedroom

  4. Common STAIRSense

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 28 Jan 2014

    that create a void that runs from floor to floor. That being said, the internal staircase is still the main avenue of fire travel from floor to floor (photo 2) and must be located as soon as possible; ascend/descend the stairs quickly and safely

  5. Firefighting News: Two Boston Firefighters Killed in 9-Alarm Fire

    Online Articles

    Wed, 26 Mar 2014

    Their injuries are described as some having broken bones, others having burns. "In 30 years, I've never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly, and create such havoc in such a short period of time," Deputy Fire Chief Joe Finn

  6. Above the Fire Floor: Hazards and Precautions

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    reading on a TIC that is not a reliable sign of fire spread behind the covering. The only true method for detecting fire travel in voids is to perforate the material and examine the void. Caution: Be mindful in the timing and location when ventilating

  7. Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    this "comfort level" is increased. Once In, Close the Door! Once a window is vented, a new avenue of smoke and fire travel is introduced. The VES rescuer must understand that if the bedroom door is open, the "race will be on" for that

  8. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    into question the myth of pushing fire with a straight stream nozzle pattern. The research shows that the direction of fire travel has more to do with flow paths and the fire's producing high pressure seeking to exit to a low-pressure area than