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  1. Firefighter Training Officer's Toolbox: Fire Behavior

    Online Articles

    Fri, 14 Aug 2015

    By Brian Ward Understanding fire behavior/ fire dynamics is a very important aspect of a firefighter 's job, and some things do not always appear as they seem

  2. Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    challenges. Building knowledge is critical, and understanding fire behavior is just as important to first-due officers ..... Positioning the line, stream selection, and understanding fire behavior are critical to the extinguishment. Limiting

  1. Fireground Management: Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    construction materials, and synthetic fuel loads, which present greater challenges. Building knowledge is critical, and understanding fire behavior is just as important to first-due officers. The fire growth is faster, and there is a greater presence

  2. Firefighter Training: Q & A: Raul Angulo on Drills You Won't Find in the Books

    Online Articles

    Mon, 18 May 2015

    getting trapped in basements, a failure to recognize warning signs in relation to smoke and fire conditions, not understanding fire behavior, not understanding building construction, etc. You can train on so many of these areas without even

  3. P2 ~ Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    extinguishment, the flow has to exceed the British thermal units generated. Positioning the line, stream selection, and understanding fire behavior are critical to the extinguishment. Limiting ventilation affects fire propagation and can also aid with

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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