Jerry Knapp reviews how using a 10-sided figure can help fire instructors convey some of the complexities of modern structure fire dynamics.
Bill Carey of FirefighterNation/FireRescue reviews some line of duty death data and research informing the firefighting profession. In this broadcast, Bill presents definitions and how lump sum data from yearly reports must be broken down.
In this episode of the "First-Due Battalion Chief" podcast, Danny Sheridan discusses closing the door for fire safety and door control on the fireground.
Stories about "pushing fire" have long been part of the fire service. Should we discount these claims even though research has proved that it’s not possible to push fire? Sean Gray answers in the negative and talks about why.
Micah Kiger's lessons learned and reinforced from fire incidents.
Steven Zeliff says the best way to control a shipboard emergency is to preplan with all the potential agencies available.
Successful ventilation tactics begin with knowing fire dynamics and the impact of ventilation on fire behavior. Several key fire dynamic concepts regarding fire development and ventilation control are highlighted along with FDNY’s tactics specific to fire-resistive and non fire-resistive multiple dwellings. Today, every firefighter and fire officer should know and understand the following: heat release rate, flow path, ventilation profile, and ventilation-limited fire. Armed with this knowledge, the firefighter and the fire officer will be able to implement tactics that coordinate ventilation with suppression and allow victims the best chance of survival.
P.J. Norwood and Nick J. Salameh describe how fire attack tactics have become more complex and must be uniquely matched to the prevailing fire conditions at each incident.
James Pellitteri describes the factors that combined to change conditions at a structural fire that resulted in two Maydays and minor injuries to six firefighters.
Todd Soong emphasizes that firefighters should be mindful of evidence while overhauling a fire scene so as not to interfere with the fire investigator’s responsibility to prepare an accurate and complete report on the fire’s cause and source of origin.