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.
Fire Dynamics

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.
Fire Dynamics

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.
Fire Dynamics

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.
Fire Dynamics

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.