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On the Road with Bobby Halton: Dave Dodson Interview

Mon, 14 Jun 2010|

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Dave Dodson about some training burns being conducted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to evaluate CAFS technology.



Here's a here's a stupid line and I've always want to use. A man who needs no introduction my friend David -- there's out here as the incident commander. No no no no no no don't. Give me the okay let's -- I am liaison liaison and would with the -- that are happening today in particular the high pressure ultra high pressure. So we're gonna run a conventional attack with it's smooth or we're gonna run a cavs and we're gonna run -- try to pressure this morning -- extra extra now what's your goal -- Goal is to just kind of evaluate some of the emerging technologies. That's not that caps is really emergency we know it's been around in a big waste and ninety's even before that time. But what we're trying to do is show some of the hellfire attack options. That are out there it's nothing more than a showcase if you will. But it's part of the showcase what we'd like to do is collect some data so thanks -- good people US air force research lab -- -- Tyndall air force base in Florida. They brought some telemetry up -- we can actually capture some data from inside I know a lot of us we like to -- the you live fire training it. And we like to make it as real as possible and unfortunately. Got involved in it really limited -- kinds of things that we can do. Thank you. He. But that's kind of the kinds of attack us. Fourteen units so they're gonna put 03 -- what we want to do with this one is he has made at least three of tourists -- day. Not 1403 training fighters. These are like research projects. So to do that each gets a little bit of clearance to do that we chose a regular food fuel package. So we do have a bedroom set up with furniture and and easy chair and Dresser and -- that kind of stuff. And that -- we can capture a little bit closer to real life data in terms of the release rates and temperatures -- Clearly out clearly we're not training anybody -- -- training uses just the system we're just testing some technology in absolute. I listen to the briefing earlier in his five sets of redundancies for safety which is. Right you know you know fortunately is a wonderful -- and -- following up on the closest we can get something. You'll package children but we're not training here we're not exactly there's no one here who isn't. Extremely experienced and capable right now right. We have some seriously. But I mean just awesome firefighters involved in this -- -- -- beyond takes out here from. Green then you've got Brian Arnold yourself receiver. Mike Walker there's some there's some help lot of towns there's -- -- there's some time on the field today -- Tom Collette he's out there and right. Some so that's our basic premise. Is we want to showcase. These things in Israel of environment as you can -- -- safe environment we can and show what they're capable law. We don't know what the -- gonna turn out some of the especially the -- -- precious stuff. He's unproven in a street format for your US municipal -- -- so what things we wanna start to do we see is this a viable fire attack option. Four people out so that's our basic books. You'll be writing about it fire engineering and speaking about an FBI say cells to keep that common variety movies that have -- -- look at them later on after it's over it's on the spots wrap it up and seen a little bit.

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