Firefighter Training

Street-Proven Research

Issue 6 and Volume 171.

Unbeknownst to me, once again our company would be conducting a research project that was in an uncontrollable environment, unlike much of what we’ve been seeing coming out of the recent studies, which were experiments (procedures carried out under controlled conditions to discover an unknown effect or law, to test or establish a hypothesis, or to illustrate a known law). Sure, experiments can help us understand and shed light on what is happening scientifically, but we have to remember our buildings may react differently when on fire. I’m not saying that research isn’t helping; the wind-driven studies and stream studies have given us copious amounts of material to be concerned with and helped shape new or improve our overall tactics and procedures. But we need to do more before we just change what has worked for numerous years.   Some examples are forcing the front door and having firefighters immediately…

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