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  1. Q & A

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 25 Apr 2014

    lines of the apparatus and caused the mechanism to fail. Also, operating above burning floors can expose you to a smoke explosion or an uncontrolled fire. Keep your tower ladder a safe distance from the building to penetrate the fire with your

  2. Firefighter Training Bulletin: Flashover

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    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    the ignition occurs at the ideal mixture, the result can be a violent smoke gas explosion. This is referred to as smoke explosion or fire gas ignition depending on the severity of the combustion process. A hot rich flashover occurs when the hot

  1. Tulsa School Fire Determined Accidental

    Online Articles

    Sat, 15 Sep 2012

    hallway floor into the classroom and the crawl space below where it vented from the classroom window. The resulting smoke explosion or "backdraft" occurred when oxygen was introduced into the area by the firefighters entering the room to extinguish

  2. Tulsa School Fire: ATF Engineer on Fire Behavior

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    Thu, 13 Sep 2012

    a week what had happened that we thought with the flash what's this thing burning we thought you know could you smoke explosion . Well infringing easier when the woman on the part dynamics of what happened that day talk a little bit about. What

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  3. Monday Morning Quarterback

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Apr 2012

    windows ensures complete ventilation, allowing fresh air to draw back toward the roof ventilation opening. Then if a smoke explosion occurs, the fire will possibly blow out of the windows and not down on the members. 2Even though there is zero visibility

  4. Grab the Dresser

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Oct 2010

    holes and back to the vent hole. Hopefully this would prevent the fire from being blown back down on us in case of a smoke explosion in the attic space. When the line was charged and the nozzle was bled of air, the chief was notified that we were

  5. The Protocol of the Mayday Call

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jan 2012

    call a Mayday if they were caught in a significant fire event, which was defined as a flashover, backdraft, or " smoke explosion ," only 54 percent of firefighters said yes. Additionally, research into the theory of recognition primed decision

  6. Letters to the Editor

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jul 2005

    The author also states that a smoke explosion and a backdraft are synonymous ..... fuel drives each phenomenon. A smoke explosion relies on the actual gases produced ..... the article better describes a smoke explosion phenomenon than a backdraft

  7. Primary Ventilation: A Review

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jun 2007

    flammable, toxic gases and smoke-to decrease the flame spread to reduce the possibility of a flashover, backdraft, or smoke explosion . We vent for life, meaning that during an aggressive search effort, we vent to improve conditions for a known

  8. Staffing and Tactics for Firefighter Survival

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    Thu, 1 Apr 2010

    our need to check void spaces such as those above false ceilings, we need to be prepared for the possibility of a smoke explosion , a backdraft, or flashovers. In cases where spaces rich in heated combustion by-products exist, venting needs