Firefighters need to exercise the same level of diligence when it comes to overhaul of walls and ceilings as with other forms of ventilation, say Nick Papa and Pete Morotto.
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new research report, “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings.”
If not applied in appropriate flow rate, nozzle pattern and location, suppression streams may not reach the source of the fire and/or result in the generation of excess steam, potentially endangering occupants of the structure and the firefighter themselves.
Ricky Mantey describes a night of terror when his crew and he were trapped in a flashover that claimed the lives of two other firefighters.
Appearances can be deceiving. Nick Papa shares lessons learned from a 2016 structure fire.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) released a training bulletin dealing with recognizing the dynamic fire phenomenon known as backdraft.
Being aggressive means more than being first in, writes Duane Daggers. It also includes an understanding of the fireground and your role as a firefighter.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently released a brief article dealing with the fire behavior phenomenon known as flashover.
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.
Expanding on previous research to understand the impact of coordinated suppression and ventilation during a commercial strip mall fire.