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  1. FDIC 2014: Session: Hazmat: Initial Approach and Actions

    Conference Sessions

    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    intact by removing stress and recognizing when it may fail. Understanding a hazardous material is as important as understanding fire behavior. Hazardous material behavior can be broken down into the topics of what the material will do (consequences

  2. Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 23 Jun 2014

    for firefighters the fire dynamics on the fireground. Experience is very important," he notes, "but without understanding fire dynamics, it is hard to learn from that experience and progress. This is the time to question everything we do

  1. Firefighter Training: Lessons Learned at FDIC 2013

    Online Articles

    Wed, 29 May 2013

    training props. As Dan Madrzykowski (NIST) and Steve Kerber (UL) noted, firefighters don't get much training on understanding fire development. In Rockland County, New York, we have been using a flashover trainer since 1996, which gives our

  2. Redefining the Engine Company

    Online Articles

    Thu, 28 Jun 2012

    A delay in the initial line may occur if water supply is established first. Performing the initial size-up, understanding fire dynamics, and having a clear picture of fire size in comparison to the "box" is vital. Will your booster tank

  3. Succession Planning 101: Are We Doing the Best We Can for Our Personnel?

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    follow-up questions and "deer in the headlight" looks I received. Those reactions only reinforce the need for understanding fire service succession planning. Further discussion revealed that departments of these firefighters were doing nothing

  4. Popular Fire College Class Offers More Seats

    Online Articles

    Thu, 3 May 2012

    for the Saturday-Sunday session of the four day Fire College training event. Interest among fire departments in understanding fire dynamics in the modern firefight has soared. Nearly all major Fire Service publications are covering the subject

  5. Family Fire Escape Plan Call to Action for October National Fire Safety Month

    Online Articles

    Mon, 3 Oct 2011

    that every member of a family knows what do in the event of a fire and, according to the NFPA, children can start understanding fire safety messages as young as 18-24 months of age,” said Tom Harned, a property risk field manager with Liberty

  6. Fire Commentary: The Fire Service Warrior

    Online Articles

    Thu, 9 Jul 2009

    too. The "strategy" of fire is simple: to keep burning as long as the chemical chain reaction can continue. Understanding fire behavior allows us to understand the "tactics" of the fire. We cannot effectively match our tactics to the fire

  7. Company/Association News

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Jul 2009

    provides affordable, easy-to-access online audio seminars designed to assist inspectors and plan reviewers in understanding fire sprinkler system installations how they are designed, how they should follow NFPA standards, and how to ensure

  8. Fire Behavior Education for the Fire Service: Filling the Need

    Online Articles

    Tue, 20 Apr 2010

    plenty of fuel in your basic residential structure to cause extreme fire behavior," Nee said. "I really feel that understanding fire behavior is critical for everyone operating on the fireground," Nee continued. "I believe this workshop helps