Training Officer’s Toolbox: Fire Behavior

Fire vents from the rear windows of a home.

By Brian Ward

Understanding fire behavior/fire dynamics is a very important aspect of a firefighter‘s job, and some things do not always appear as they seem. This week’s single-page lesson plan is great for delivering training on this very scenario.

Download this drill as a PDF HERE (444 KB).

Brian WardBRIAN WARD is chief of emergency operations for Georgia Pacific–Madison, Georgia. He serves on the ISFSI board of directors and is a lead live fire credentialing instructor. He was the past Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Training Officers Association and is currently the Everyone Goes Home State of Georgia Advocate. He has a bachelor’s degree in safety and technology engineering, is a member of Georgia Smoke Diver #741, and is the founder of



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