In Case You Missed It: November 2014 Fire Engineering Features

With no sign of the conversation on fire dynamics research abating anytime soon, this month’s lineup of Fire Engineering Web features naturally had a few pieces on fire research. Ray McCormack gave his take on a hose stream comparison test video from NIST, while P.J. Norwood discussed ventilation-limited fires in residential buildings. We also had Dan Madrzykowski of NIST and Steve Kerber of UL on for a discussion of fire science in an earlier Humpday Hangout.

Below you’ll find a complete rundown of November’s Web-only feature articles.

 

     

Improving by Evaluating

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the door to improvement, personally and for the organization as a whole, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Read More >>

Humpday Hangout      

Training, Tactics, and FDIC

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk training and firefighting tactics with a number of well-known fire service instructors.

Read More >>

Billy Goldfeder      

Fire Department Capability: How Do You Really Know?

You don’t have to go very far to find discussions related to fireground operations, tactics, command, and control. But where can you find actual facts on these subjects? Billy Goldfeder has more.

Read More >>

Like a Flying Brick      

Like a Flying Brick


Tankers are big, they are bulky, top heavy, and were never intended to be driving at a high rate of speed. See a new cartoon from Paul Combs.
View Full Size >>
     

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufactured lumber.

Read More >>

Hoseline Hangout      

Hoseline Hangout

Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine work. Sponsored by Key Hose.

Read More >>

     

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep our members motivated to continue attending training sessions, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

Read More >>

     

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker about the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.

Read More >>

Witchcraft Science      

Witchcraft Science


Paul Combs has a cartoon on fire science, research, and applied tactical aspects of flow path study.
View Full Size >>
     

Tailboard Talk: Connecting the Dots

Always remember, every one of us is a student and a teacher. As teachers, we must teach all those around us the why, writes Dane Carley and Craig Nelson.

Read More >>

     

One-Person Forcible Entry with an Aluminum Forcible Entry Wedge

District of Columbia Fire Department Captain Danny Troxell offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on a tool that allows one firefighter easier entry through doors.

Read More >>

     

The Residential Building: Our Enemy

Each and every fire to which we respond will not fit the ventilation limited fire behavior model, writes P.J. Norwood.

Read More >>

What Would You Do? Old Auto Repair Fire      

What Would You Do? Old Auto Repair Fire

This fire occurs in an older ordinary constructed auto repair garage. Skip Coleman presents a new fire simulation for you to train on.

Read More >>

     

Gas and Carbon Monoxide Awareness

It is extremely important that first responders—especially emergency medical services (EMS) crews—have in their possession CO meters when responding to any type of emergency, writes Daniel P. Sheridan.

Read More >>

 Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research      

Humpday Hangout: NIST and UL

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Steve Kerber of UL and Dan Madrzykowski of NIST.

Watch Now >>

Tactical Safety: Interpretive Dance      

Tactical Safety: Interpretive Dance


Ray McCormack weighs in on a recent hose stream comparison test video.

Read More >>

     

Creating a Cancer-Resistant Fire Department

Many of us wonder what we can do within our own departments to decrease our odds of receiving a cancer diagnosis, writes Jim Burneka Jr.

Read More >>

Decision Making and the IC      

Decision Making and the IC

FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden (center) talks to Ron Kanterman (left) and Tom Aurnhammer (right), the hosts of the “Backstep Boys” radio program.

Watch Now >>

Roof Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast      

Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast

This training program addresses the differences in regional ventilation techniques and provides some “tricks of the trade” for more efficient and effective application of techniques.

Read More >>

Frat House Fire      

What Would You Do? Frat House Fire

This fire occurs in a building originally built as a side-by-side duplex but has undergone numerous alterations over the years. Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.

 

Read More >>

No posts to display